Why The Houston Rockets’ Season Has Been ‘An Absolute Success’
By Alex KennedyLooking at the Houston Rockets’ 15-43 record, one might think that this season hasn’t gone quite as planned. However, the Rockets entered this season with the sixth-youngest roster in the NBA. The Rockets’ decision to prioritize their youth is also why John Wall hasn’t played this season. Interestingly, these young Rockets have pulled off some shocking wins throughout this season, beating the Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets among others. “I think this season has been an absolute success thus far because the whole goal has been for the young guys to get minutes and grow and take their lumps and get better,” Hollins told BasketballNews.com.thewestsidegazette.com
No. 25 Arizona State holds off Cal 70-62 in Pac-12 opener
25 Arizona State beat the Golden Bears 70-62 on Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both schools. “These guys, a number of our guys, have been in some big games the last couple years,” coach Bobby Hurley said. He was coming off a 26-point performance Monday in the team's home opener, a 60-49 victory against Nicholls State. Arizona State returned from a split of two games at the Empire Classic in Connecticut, losing 83-74 to No. The Bears are 13-6 on their home court under second-year coach Fox — six of those victories vs. Pac-12 opponents.