The Rockets hit the halfway point of their eight-game preseason schedule with a big thud. Playing on the second night of a back-to-back, Houston was clobbered by the Pelicans, 117-98.
The Rockets had a very nice 3-0 start to the preseason, including strong execution down the stretch in their wins over Dallas and Phoenix.
Dwight Howard came to last year's George Ranch-Foster football matchup. So it made sense that he would come again this year.
The Rockets spent only about eight hours in Dallas for their preseason opener, a 111-108 win, but it was just enough time to see the the NBA debuts of three new Rockets players.