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Joey Crawford trips, falls and slides during Warriors-Rockets Game 4 (Video)

NBA referee Joey Crawford tripped and fell running down the court and slid about 20 feet while following the action in Monday night's Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.Crawford was OK, and he's done this before, so we know we can laugh about this without feeling too bad for him. Seriously, though, look how far he slides...
Via Holdout Sports
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Houston Rockets drawing inspiration from 2004 Red Sox

When the Houston Rockets fell to the Golden State Warriors last Saturday, most gave up hope that the Rockets would make an NBA Finals appearance. The 35-point home loss put the Rockets in an 3-0 hole, one that no NBA team has ever climbed out of. One man who has kept believing, however, is Houston general manager Daryl Morey. Dave Roberts’ historic steal Following Saturdayâ€...
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Houston Rockets fans played a game of layup Tic-Tac-Toe that was an epic fail

Houston Rockets fans played a game of layup Tic-Tac-Toe that was an epic fail.Perhaps just proving it's always a tie was of paramount importance to both.[Dan Carson]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
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NBA Could Suspend Dwight Howard for Game 5 of Western Conference Finals

There aren’t many people out there who watched Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals and didn’t believe Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard didn’t deserve a flagrant 2 for laying a blow to Andrew Bogut’s face. The reality of the situation, no matter your allegiance, is that what Howard did Sunday night was much more serious than the flagrant 2 that got Atlanta Hawks big...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets players got media release about Warriors' sweep

The Houston Rockets defeated the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, perhaps delaying the inevitable in the Western Conference Finals. Still, the Rockets surprised plenty of people by extending the series to a fifth game. That includes the Warriors themselves, who distributed a memo to Rockets players that made reference to Golden State sweeping the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden must take over for Rockets to win Game 5

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Rockets came away with a season saving Game 4 victory over the Golden State Warriors, and are looking ahead to Game 5 on the road at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night. It was a huge win to say the very least, and James Harden played like the superstar that he is with 45 points on 13-22 shooting and 7-11 from behind the arc, nine rebounds...
Via Sports-Glory
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard hangs with fans left stranded by Houston storm

Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets avoided a series sweep at the hands of the Golden State Warriors on Monday, winning Game 4 by a score of 128-115. Both fans and the Rockets center remained inside the Toyota Center for several hours after the game, but not to savor a victory that staved of postseason...Read More The post Dwight Howard hangs with fans stranded at arena due to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Hits Incredible Full-Court Buzzer-Beater Only To Have It Waved Off

James Harden and the Houston Rockets kept their season alive Monday night against the Warriors in Game 4. Harden, who netted 45 points, hit this full-court shot right before the 2nd quarter buzzer. However, it was waved off as it was just a hair too late. The post James Harden Hits Incredible Full-Court Buzzer-Beater Only To Have It Waved Off appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
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NBA Playoffs: Rockets vs. Warriors game five preview

The Houston Rockets are now a perfect 4-0 in elimination games in the 2015 NBA Playoffs. If we’ve learned anything about this squad, it’s that they play their best basketball when their backs are up against the wall. After a dazzling performance, particularly from their star, James Harden, the Rockets were able to avoid the sweep in Game 4 on Monday night. However, in Game 5...
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Hot start helps Rockets stave off elimination against Warriors

The Houston Rockets are not done yet. Facing elimination in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, the home team dominated out of the gate. Houston made 8-of-9 from three-point range and tallied a first quarter NBA Playoff record 45 points in the opening stanza. Aided by this hot start, Houston was able to stave off what was a patented Warriors...
Via Sportsnaut
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Jason Terry To Play Another Season With Rockets Expected To Try Re-Signing Him

Jason Terry said he will not retire and plans to play his 17th NBA season in 2015-16. "One hundred percent," Terry said. The Houston Rockets are expected to try to re-sign Terry, who has been a contributor for the team as the starter with Patrick Beverley out.
Via RealGM
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WATCH: James Harden Hits 85-Footer But it Was After the Buzzer

The Houston rockets needed their superstar, James Harden, to step it up a notch Monday night if the team was going to have a chance to keep from being swept. After leading the team to a NBA postseason record 45-point first quarter and a 69-59 lead at the end of the half. Harden--not being the type to let a scoring opportunity go to waste--decided to launch one from about 85-feet...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets upset with Warriors for handing out T-shirts to fans in Houston

The Houston Rockets are close to being eliminated from the NBA playoffs and now they’re just taking their frustration out on all targets. They’re even complaining about what the Golden State Warriors are doing with T-shirts. Warriors fans are among the best in all sports and showed up strong in Houston for the Western Conference...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Rockets respond to McHale's old-school coaching approach

HOUSTON (AP) Kevin McHale's stride is painful to watch. His limp is so pronounced it induces his 6-foot-10 frame into an odd bobbing motion with every deliberate step. And it tells a powerful story. The awkward gait for the Houston Rockets' coach is the product of 13 punishing NBA seasons, including the 1987 postseason when he played on a broken foot. ''If you watch him walk, you...
Via AP on Fox
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Dwight Howard: 'I saw quit from everybody in the arena'

After Saturday night's Game 3 shellacking at the hands of Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard had some harsh words for his teammates and home crowd.Houston entered Game 3 down 0-2 in the series but were confident after playing the Western Conference's top seed to a near stalemate. Then they laid an egg for the ages, losing by 35 points...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry's mom says he isn't retiring anytime soon

Jason Terry's consistent contribution for the Houston Rockets has been one of the most startling surprises of this entire season. In his 16th overall year, Terry's postseason has been quite remarkable. He's averaging 8.7 points per game, shooting 36.8 percent from behind the three-point line and giving Houston some stellar defense while filling in for injured starter Patrick Beverley...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets get Embarrassed by Golden State Warriors in Game 3

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots as Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, left, defends during the second half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool) Saying that the Houston Rockets were embarrassed Saturday night by the Golden State Warriors honestly might be an understatement...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Brewer: We got our butt kicked, it was embarrassing

The Houston Rockets might be better served to start their offseason early rather than showing up for Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors. Even if Houston forces Game 5, it appears the series is all but over. Rockets guard Corey Brewer’s thoughts after his team backed itself into an 0-3 series hole on Saturday...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors crush Rockets in Houston to take 3-0 series lead

That was the Golden State Warriors team that most Bay Area fans were accustomed to during the regular season. Coming off two less-than-stellar performances in Oakland, the Warriors took a 2-0 series lead against the Rockets into Houston Saturday night. They ended the night with a 3-0 lead after absolutely bullying James Harden and the Rockets by the score of 115-80. You read that...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rockets Fan Tries to Help Defend Steph Curry; Doesn't Work

The Houston Rockets needed some serious help against the Golden State Warriors Saturday night. They knew they were going to be in for another tough game, but at least they were at home. As close as Game Two was maybe the home crowd could provide the missing ingredient to help the Rockets get a much needed win.Late in the game with a blowout well in hand one fan sitting court side...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors’ team concept is Houston’s problem

Stopping the Golden State Warriors is a little like putting a sweater on an octopus. You’re always going to have a couple of tentacles unaccounted for. Last night it was Shaun Livingston who refused to go where the Houston Rockets wanted him to. He scored 16 first-half points, more than he had ever scored in a half in his career, and every single one was desperately needed by...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Capela a Bright Spot in Losing Effort For Houston Rockets

It’s never good when injuries happen, but sometimes underwhelming circumstances can lead to an unexpected positive outcome. We might have had one of those moments in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals that saw the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 110-106 at ORACLE Arena. In the first quarter Dwight Howard hurt his left knee and played hobbled for a good chunk...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers packed for Conference Finals before Game 7

Practically speaking, it probably made a lot of sense for the Los Angeles Clippers to plan ahead for a lengthy road trip ahead of the team’s trip to Texas for a Game 7 showdown against the Houston Rockets. But that doesn’t mean the reports that the team packed as if it would be leaving Houston...Read More The post Clippers reportedly packed for Conference Finals before Game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Personality Stephen A. Smith Apologizes to the Houston Rockets After Game 6 Win

Stephen A. Smith is one of those personalities that you either love or hate. He can be brash, loud, in your face, and unapologetic with his sometimes outlandish opinions. He can also be insightful and intelligent at times (just not on that crappy show he does with Skip Bayless). After the Houston Rockets made an improbable come from behind win over the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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