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Houston Rockets: First Round Preview

It’s finally here. The NBA postseason has arrived, after what feels like one of the most injury-plagued seasons in recent memory (at least where the big names are concerned). The Houston Rockets had plenty of injury troubles of their own, but will still enter the playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Conference, thanks to some fortuitous outcomes on the very last day of the season...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Why They Will Beat the Mavericks

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) Houston Rockets: Why They Will Beat the Mavericks By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… After several days of calculating the various West seeding scenarios and watching the true results unfold, round 1 will feature many interesting games. Among them, the intrastate contest between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks...
Via HoopStuff
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban on Rockets: That’s not a very good team except James Harden

Mark Cuban is already spicing things up before his Dallas Mavericks meet the Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Cuban spoke with Grantland’s Kirk Goldsberry earlier this month and talked about the Rockets, who he said were not very good save their MVP candidate James Harden. The conversation came after Houston...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ill-conceived — or clever — headline makes for easy James Harden poop joke (pic)

Either the headline writers at the Houston Chronicle are scatological wisenheimers or simply missed an extremely obvious poop joke in headline about the Houston Rockets’ playoff seeding in the Western Conference. Courtesy of a 56-26 record — and coming up on top over the Los Angeles Clippers in a tiebreaker — the Rockets have earned...Read More The post Ill-conceived — or...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Russo went on a crazed rant about James Harden and Dwight Howard for some reason

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo is known to blow a gasket every now and again, and quite honestly, it’s been far too long since we heard a classic Dog rant.  We got it this week as he got insanely worked up over James Harden’s MVP candidacy and comparing him to Jerry West for some reason.  Then he got into dissing Dwight Howard.  Something tells me Russo isn’t a fan of today...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Three Horseman for the NBA MVP

HOUSTON, TX – MARCH 27: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets shoots the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 27, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images) With the NBA regular season coming to a close tonight, talks will now officially turn to the playoffs and post-season awards. Both topics have...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

K.J. McDaniels Likely Out For Season With Fractured Wrist

K.J. McDaniels will likely miss the remainder of the season with a fractured wrist. McDaniels was acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Philadelphia 76ers at the deadline and played sparingly. McDaniels was unlikely to play in the playoffs. McDaniels will be a restricted free agent in the summer.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Rockets' Howard will not be charged with child abuse

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be charged with abusing one of his children following accusations by the child's mother, according to multiple reports. "I can confirm we are not moving forward with charges in this case," said Sgt. Gregory Lyon of the Atlanta (Ga.) Police Department, in an email to FOX 26 Sports in Houston. Howard's attorney, David Oscar Markus, released...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Capela’s Free Throw Nightmare Is Finally Over

Before we get started here, you’re probably wondering who the hell Clint Capela is. Well, he’s a 6’10” Swiss power forward who was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft (25th pick overall). He’s spent most the season racking up Inactives, DNPs and some attractive D-League stat lines, Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Duncan Swats James Harden's Final Shot to Secure Win Over Rockets

Houston needed a win over the Spurs Friday night in order to stay within reach of the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. The Spurs needed a win in order to move up to the No. 3 seed in the conference. Only one team could walk away happy of course, and thanks to the Big Fundamental it was not the Houston Rockets.With this block Duncan secured a 104-103 win over the Rockets to slide...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Mascot Lays Spurs Fan Out With Chocolate Sheet Cake

This has to be staged. I can't imagine how the team would think it's a good idea to actually do this to a fan even if they are cheering for the visiting team. That being said, it is still funny as hell to see Clutch lay this dude out with a chocolate sheet cake. However, it is also a darn waste of a perfectly good cake.Cake abuse is no joke. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rockets Mascot Goes After Spurs Fan

This was obviously in a joking manner. But by the looks of it, the Houston Rockets mascot may have taken his antics just a bit too far. With Houston taking on the division-rival San Antonio Spurs in an important late-season matchup, its mascot decided to “attack” the opposing team’s fan with what appears to be a pie/cake to the face. By the reaction of the Spurs fan, he wasn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets F Motiejunas undergoes season-ending back surgery

HOUSTON -- Houston forward Donatas Motiejunas will miss the rest of the season after back surgery. The 7-foot Motiejunas last played on March 25 and had minimally invasive spine surgery called a lumbar microdiscectomy on Thursday. Motiejunas, who is in his third season, averaged career bests in points (12), rebounds (5.9) and assists (1.8) this season. He played a key role for the...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: My goal is to play 20 NBA seasons

In the midst of his 11th NBA season, Dwight Howard says it is his hope that he can hang around long enough — and remain healthy enough — to achieve what few NBA players have accomplished: Play 20 seasons. The Houston Rockets center stated his career longevity goal on Wednesday, a day when he played...Read More The post Dwight Howard says it’s always been his goal is to play...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas to miss rest of season and playoffs

The Houston Rockets have had serious injury problems all year and suffered another blow on Wednesday when it was announced that forward Donatas Motiejunas would sit out the rest of the season including playoffs. Sam Amick of USA Today reported that Motiejunas will miss the rest of the season due to his back injury. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein denied thatMotiejunas had a setback but...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets Donatas Motiejunas out for season

The Houston Rockets recently lost point guard Patrick Beverley for the remainder of the 2015 season, and Kevin McHale’s team just took another significant hit. According to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports, power forward Donatas Motiejunas will be sidelined due to a back injury. Another huge hit for Houston: I'm told Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with his back injury...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden on MVP: ‘I don’t want to hear it’

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Houston Rockets star James Harden is considered the front runner to win the 2015 NBA MVP award, but don’t tell him that. “I don’t want to hear it, don’t want the hear it,” Harden said Thursday, via ESPN.com. “The most important thing right now is winning. I’ve said it plenty of times; it’s winning and getting a rhythm going into the...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Perks of Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard Dwight Howard coming back is a big win for the Houston Rockets. In addition to his return, Terrence Jones has come back from injury and the Houston Rockets are starting to look good as new. Back to Dwight Howard. In the five games he has played, he is averaging 12.6 points and 7.2 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game. His workload is being held to a minimum so there...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Dwight Howard does Shaq impression

During an episode of  the Houston Rockets “Red Nation,” Dwight Howard was asked to give an impression of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, and what he would say about the Rockets center.   “He’s 7-foot-5, he should be dunking on everybody.” Howard said in his Shaq voice. “I am the real Superman and I think that’s the issue, he wants my job, he wants to be me...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets’ Jones welcomes Carl Landry to his block party

Houston’s Terrence Jones recently threw a block party, but only one person was on the invite list and on the V.I.P. list… the Kings’ Carl Landry. But this was the kind of block party Carl probably wish he didn’t attend. In one defensive sequence (let me repeat in one sequence) Jones blocked Landry’s shot attempts three times in a row! http://cdn.streamable.com/video/07af1aa0d8d411e4ae2...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

“Who wants to sex Mutombo?” pickup line was real, says Alonzo Mourning (VIDEO)

Dikembe Mutombo has shot down rumors regarding what he used to say to pick up women at nightclubs in the past. But Alonzo Mourning is now saying otherwise. He claims Mutombo did indeed have a legendary pickup line that he used. Mourning appeared on ESPN’s Highly Questionable on Thursday, and he shined some light on the rumors. So what did the seven-footer say after walking...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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