Houston Rockets

  • Field Goal %
    45.2 FG%
  • 3-point %
    34.7 3P%
  • Points Scored
    107 PPG
  • Total Rebounds
    43.1 RPG
  • Peyton Manning sees NFL games in China
    The Salt Lake Tribune

    Peyton Manning sees NFL games in China

    "It is just a no-brainer," he said. "The fact that Beijing has hosted the Olympics. It's a great place to host a major sporting event." China has become a major destination for global sports franchises, thanks to an economy that is still growing faster than 6 percent and a push by the government to make domestic consumption a bigger part of growth. Soccer is the most popular sport in the mainland and will likely continue to be so as President Xi Jinping encourages investment in the sport. The National Basketball Association has seen a boom in the past decade, fueled by China-born athletes such as Yao Ming, the former player for the Houston Rockets whose star power helped popularize the sport