Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers game preview

The Portland Trail Blazers need this game. The Houston Rockets don’t need this game. That should give you an idea about how this game will go. With James Harden ailing and refusing to sit, the Rockets are in a tough spot. Harden wants the MVP. That much is clear. And Russell Westbrook is on a tear. So he won’t sit. And Mike D’Antoni won’t force him to do so. The Blazers...
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7 hours ago

Defending the Houston Rockets – Part 3

As you know, what has made the Warriors so great these past few years is that they combine the league’s best offense with probably its best defense.  They’re the one team in the league that can confidently score with the Rockets, but also present serious challenges at the other end.  Yesterday’s loss started out poorly, largely in part due to a slew of turnovers committed...
Via Red94
11 hours ago

James Michael McAdoo shares photo of stitched-up face after collision with Trevor Ariza

James Michael McAdoo took one heck of a shot on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets, and the aftermath wasn’t much prettier either.The Golden State Warriors forward was injured late in the first quarter of the 113-106 win over Houston when Rockets forward Trevor Ariza fell on his head in a fight for a loose ball. He was forced to leave the game and did not return. On Wednesday...
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Steve Kerr backs Mike D’Antoni for Coach of the Year Award

He may have the best record in the NBA for the third consecutive season, but Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is lobbying for somebody else as the 2016-17 Coach of the Year.After the Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, Kerr proclaimed Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni as his Coach of the Year pick.“I think the fit with the roster and Mike’s philosophy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: The Evolution of James Harden

No team has surpassed expectations like the Houston Rockets have this season. After barely snatching the eighth seed in the Western conference last season, very few expected the Rockets to be playing at the level they are right now. The Rockets currently boast a 51-23 record, despite finishing 41-41 last season. With eight games left, the Rockets are projected to win 56 games, an...
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Comeback attempt falls short, Rockets lose to Dubs 113-106

The Rockets dug deep but couldn’t quite pull it out against the Warriors. The Houston Rockets came out ice cold against the Golden State Warriors and stayed that way shooting the ball all night, and despite clawing their way back into the game, they couldn’t quite get over the hump in falling to the Dubs 113-106. James Harden finished with another triple double, putting up 24...
Via The Dream Shake
1 day ago

Harden: Playing every game should count in MVP discussion

James Harden has played in all 73 games for the Houston Rockets so far this season, and he thinks that should matter in the race for Most Valuable Player.Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Harden was asked if he believes the fact he has yet to miss a game should factor into the decision of the MVP voters.“Yeah, because you’re not leaving your teammates out there to dry,” said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Ideal First-Round Playoff Matchups

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1 day ago

WATCH: Ryan Anderson on ankle injury status Ryan Anderson talks in the locker room after the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 137-125 on 3/26/2017. Anderson did not play in the game, suffering an ankle sprain in the previous game, and discussed the status of that injury.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden sets a new NBA record

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been putting up remarkable stats all year long, so it’s not surprising he set a new NBA record Sunday. While not as complete a player as say, Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs, who actually plays hard on both ends of the floor, Harden is a marvel on offense.The dynamic scoring guard went into Sunday’s game against the Oklahoma City...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trevor Ariza after Rockets win over Pelicans

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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets to sign Troy Williams for the rest of the season

Without even playing a game for Houston , Troy Williams seems to have locked up a deal with the team for the remainder of the season. According to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle, the Houston Rockets plan to sign former Hoosier Troy Williams for the remainder of the season. Williams recently signed a 10-day contract with the team on March 10th, but has yet to play a game...
Via Crimson Quarry
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans C DeMarcus Cousins out with a knee injury

For the second time since he joined the team in a trade from the Sacramento Kings last month, New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins will be out of action Friday night.No, it’s not because he received yet another suspension due to crossing the technical foul threshold. This time, Cousins will be sitting due to an injury.The team announced that he will be sidelined Friday...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden breaks single-season turnover record held by … himself

James Harden, with six turnovers in the Houston Rockets’ 115-108 loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, broke the NBA’s single-season turnover record, one held by … himself. With those turnovers in Wednesday’s loss, Harden, who otherwise is enjoying an MVP-caliber campaign, has 376 turnovers on the season with 17 games remaining. Last season when he broke the record, Harden...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard randomly drug-tested after MVP performance against Rockets

Kawhi Leonard’s incredible game against the Houston Rockets didn’t go unnoticed. After putting himself firmly in the MVP discussion with 39 points, six rebounds, five assists and a game-sealing block in the final seconds of Monday night’s 112-110 victory, the San Antonio Spurs star was selected for a random drug test. Leonard took a while to provide a sample because he was...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Let's pay homage to the college years of Steve Francis

I had heard of the legendary Len Bias. Joe Smith somehow went No. 1 in the NBA Draft. But the first person I’d ever cared about in college basketball from the Maryland Terrapins was Steven D’Shawn Francis.The Life and Times of Steve Francis is a roller coaster ride filled with incredible highs and scary lows, and on his 40th birthday it feels necessary to remind myself how I...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

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