Tag Archives: Shane Battier

December 1, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Out of Body: Battier dominates Kobe, Lakers in final minutes

The first half was playing out like every other Rocket game we’ve seen this season. They keep their head above water in the first and watch helplessly as their opponent starts to pull away in the second. Continue reading

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November 23, 2010 at 9:44 am

Rockets digging deep hole with loss to Suns

If the Rockets are to get healthy and write a comeback story, they’ve set the stage by digging themselves a pretty deep hole. Continue reading

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November 7, 2010 at 2:47 am

Loss to Spurs is one to build on

No matter how you slice it, there’s a new harsh reality in Houston. “0-5, the only winless team left in the NBA.” Continue reading

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October 26, 2010 at 11:04 am

Houston Rockets 2010-11 Season Preview

With early training camp buzz pointing to a shift in focus from run and gun offensive firepower to a more “Van Gundian” recommitment to defensive intensity, it is clear that the Houston Rockets enter the 2010-11 season with a sense of determination. Continue reading

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September 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Battier: There’s no secret to defense

You’ve heard it asked here plenty of times by now — can the Rockets get back to great defense? If they can, they’re a legitimate contender. No question. They have enough offensive firepower to wreak serious havoc. But if they can’t, if the handcuffs on Yao or the anchor of a backcourt that won’t be mistaken for lockdown prove to be too big of burdens, the Rockets could fall to middle-of-the-pack in the West. Continue reading

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