Who hasn’t heard of the Houston Rockets in basketball convo? These guys are legends. This is an American professional basketball team based out of Houston, Texas, and we know that the Texas teams go big or go home. The Rockets compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league’s Western Conference Southwest Division along with the Grizzlies, Mavs, Pelicans and Spurs. The Rockets plays their home games at the Toyota Center, located in downtown Houston, Texas. The Rockets have won two NBA championships and four Western Conference titles all in all. The team was established as the San Diego Rockets initially, a powerhouse expansion team originally based in San Diego, in the year of 1967. In 1971, the Rockets moved to Houston and changed their name.
The Rockets won only 15 games in their debut season as a franchise in 1967 giving them a slow start. But in the 1969 NBA draft some changes were made and the Rockets selected power forward Elvin Hayes first overall and above all, who would lead the team to its first playoff appearance in his initial rookie season! The Rockets did not finish a season with a winning record until the 1976–77 season though, when they traded for memorable center Moses Malone. Malone went on to win the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award twice and lead Houston to the conference finals in his first year with the team too. He also even led the Rockets to the NBA Finals in 1981 where they were defeated in six games by the Boston Celtics. This team is a tough one to say the least, and they’ve been getting ever better as the years have gone by.
Stream The Rockets via the Official Website and Determine the Correct Channel
Want to get in on all of the Houston Rockets action? The internet gives us options and options and options for watching the Rockets triumph. A place to start is the NBA home page. This website is the starting point for all things Rockets and has the scoop on the team, players, stats, scores, schedules, and streaming options. In fact, the NBA page even has an additional segment for streaming only. Here you’ll find a list of channels for each game that should help you figure out which official app to use. They’re usually on ABC, ESPN or TNT, which are all on Sling below.
Watch the Rockets Live Using Sling
One of our favorite ways to watch the NBA teams throw down is with Sling. Sling brings options galore to the table. This site allows you to subscribe to several channels for just twenty bucks, including NBA games and then some If your favorite teams stream on ABC, TNT, TBS or ESPN then you can watch them online with Sling, recorded or LIVE even! For the cherry on top, these guys offer a seven-day free trial, so you can use their site to your heart’s content for seven days nonstop and if you aren’t one-hundred percent satisfied you can opt out without having to pay a cent.
Watch the Rockets Play Live via DIRECTV NOW
Fans of the Rockets who don’t want to deal with the hassle associated with regular cable can get DIRECTV NOW. The service works just like regular cable in the sense that you get all the channels which are part of the package to but instead of a television the channels are streamed to your computer or mobile device. So, whether you’re at home or not its still possible to stream the Rockets live on ESPN, or NBA TV depending on what you subscribe to. Plus at $35 a month and free data for streaming its worth giving it a shot.
Get the Rockets Game Online with Game Pass
Another approach for catching the Rockets, (if you can catch a rocket), is with the NBA Game Pass. This pass varies in price based off of which teams you want to follow and how many teams total that you pick.
Don’t Take a Risk with Illegal Streaming — Be a real Rockets fan!
Let’s not trick ourselves into thinking that illegal streaming sites are any kind of positive option. We know the real deal here. More often than not these sites require that you download some kind of, “software”, that’s supposed to help you view the game. Usually, it’s just a virus, and if it is we can GUARANTEE that you’ll regret not watching your favorite NBA game on a legal site instead. The illegal sites are illegal for a reason. We know that. They are built to accomplish illegal things like stealing your identity for one. With a couple bucks to support your beloved team, you can watch stellar quality HD versions of these games and be totally safe from such risks too.
If you know of a legal way to watch your favorite team that we’ve missed them drop us a line and let us know! We’d love to hear about it and we’ll update our page accordingly too.