The Houston Rockets have had quite a fast and furious schedule, getting ready to undertake their fifth game in the past seven days. Even for the mightiest of warriors, that’s a tough schedule to handle. It’s quite amazing that the Rockets have at least competed against their opponents and did not curl up in ball and get beat up. Nope, even one game without James Harden, this team still took it to the hardwood, taking care of business but coming up short down the stretch. It’s the 4th quarter that really has bitten us in the rear over these past two games. They’d play decently for 36 minutes but those last 12 have been a tough pill to swallow. But anyway, the Rockets will take on the 22-39 Denver Nuggets tonight. This was a team that had so much promise but it looks like they’ll be tearing this team down again, poised for another rebuild. Brian Shaw was relieved of his head coaching duties Tuesday (56-85, two seasons) as the team continued to struggle, even Kevin Garnett felt that the team had quit on him after their 100-85 loss to the Nugs this past Wednesday. Stay connected with House of HoustonThe team has gone 2-0 so far under interim head coach Melvin Hunt as the new voice in the locker room — he may be what the doctor ordered, maybe not. These teams last met Dec. 17 in a photo finish that involved the Rockets prevailing 115-111 in overtime. Ty Lawson continues to be the anchor for the franchise, leading in scoring (16.0 PPG), assists (9.8 APG, 3rd in the league) and steals (1.30 SPG).  Kenneth Faried is their top board-getter averaging 8.7 per game and Jusuf Nurkic is their chief shot-blocker (1.30 BPG). But let’s talk about what the Nuggets do well. They love to have the ball in their hands.  The Nuggets are 5th in the league in PACE, averaging 98.3 possessions per game. They take care of the basketball decently.  The Nuggets are 10th in the league in turnover ratio with only 12.6 of their possessions ending in a turnover. They go … – Click Here To Visit Article Source