Trans. Apr 22 5:49 ET (Apr 22 5:49 ET ) Following the Rockets second practice since losing Game One in overtime at Toyota Center on Sunday against the Blazers, the sentiment from Chandler Parsons was Game Two can't get here soon enough. "I wish the game was tonight," Parsons said on Tuesday. Parsons and his teammates knew this series was going to be a battle and if Game One was a sign of things to come, and most people think that it is, this series is going to require a lot of fight and resolve from Houston to get things to go their way.
Some of his Rockets teammates were understandably concerned. After all, things didnt look good on Sunday night when Pat Beverley hobbled to the bench in overtime after fouling out of the teams Game 1 loss. He was able to play for a short time after getting hurt before fouling out but clearly didnt seem OK as the team fell in the series opener. Yeah, last night he was really shaken up and pretty much wasnt walking, was really upset, Rockets forward Chandler Parsons said. I didnt know what to think, but I thought the worst.But Beverley heals fast. Call him Wolverine. ...
Chandler Parsons made 10-of-21 shots including three 3-pointers to score 24 points in Sunday's overtime loss to Portland.
The Scoop:The Rockets were led by Parsons, James Harden (27 points) Dwight Howard (27 points) and an almost manic effort from Patrick Beverley, whose nine points and six rebounds are a poor reflection of his impact on Game 1. The Rockets will look to regroup and even the series in Game 2 on Wednesday.
The Houston Rockets were happy simply to return to the playoffs last season. A year later and with the addition of Dwight Howard, the Rockets are back in the postseason and looking to make some noise. ''Just being here is not good enough,'' said Chandler Parsons, who made his playoff debut last year. ''We want to win and we want to contend for a championship and we want to be the last team standing.'' The Rockets returned to the playoffs last season for the first time since 2009 and battled back from a 3-0 deficit in the first round before being eliminated by Oklahoma City in Game 6.