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James Harden Was Spectacular In Game 2

The Houston Rockets came up short again in Game 2, but James Harden performed like an MVP with 38 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Carrying his team for much of the game with a spectacular outing that should not be overshadowed by his turnover with just under three seconds left in the game. “Got the ball off the glass, and I’m thinking, just to try to get an easy one,...
Via Hooped Up
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Don’t Count out the Houston Rockets

I know it’s easy to think that the Houston Rockets will be sitting on the banks fishing in the next week or so, but not so fast my friend. Steph Curry is hitting video game like shots and even Andrew Bogut had a dunk that may be on ESPN’s Top 10 Highlights, but it’s not the time to pull the plug on the Rockets. The Houston Rockets are currently sitting 0-2 in the Western Conference...
Via The Front Office News
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin McHale explains not calling timeout on Rockets’ last possession (Video)

The Houston Rockets made a nice run at the end of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday to make it a 1-point game, and they had a chance to win the game on their final possession but they turned the ball over and lost 99-98 to fall behind 2-0 in the series....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors hang on, edge Rockets in Game 2 thriller

The “Splash Brothers” are known for their lethal shooting ability and offensive skills, but in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, they made the biggest play of the game on defense. With seven seconds remaining and James Harden with the ball in his hands with a chance to win the game, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson trapped Harden and forced a turnover as Harden couldn’t...
Via BaySportsNet
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons says he's happy for the Rockets

Chandler Parsons' season ended in the worst possible way, with his new team getting eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by his old team, while he was forced to sit on the sidelines with a surgically repaired knee and watch it all happen right before his eyes.The way Parsons left the Houston Rockets last summer put a bitter taste in most of their fanbase's collective mouth...
Via Fox Sports
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Questionable For Game 2, Rockets Preparing For Him Not To Play

Dwight Howard is questionable for Game 2 with a sprained left knee. Howard sat out the Houston Rockets' practice on Wednesday. Howard and Kevin McHale both said that his availability will depend how he feels Thursday throughout the day and before game time. "I have to listen to my body," Howard said. "The most important thing is that I'm healthy. Nobody can understand an injury but...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Western Conference Finals: Curry and Harden are fun

TSFJ will take a deeper look at each game during the NBA's conference finals starting with great performances by Steph Curry, James Harden and more. The post The Conference Finals Journal: Steph Curry And James Harden Are Fun appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despite uneven play, Warriors take Game 1 of West Finals

The Golden State Warriors fell down by as much as 16 points against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night. They struggled defending the interior, couldn’t find a right mix on offense and turned the ball over at an alarming rate early on. At one point in the first half, the crowd at Oakland’s Oracle Arena was the quietest it has been...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trevor Ariza and Draymond Green Get a Little Tangled Up In Game One

The Houston Rockets knew they had their work cut out for them against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Trevor Ariza found out first hand how challenging the game was going to be when he tried to get up off of the court when he got tangled up with Draymond Green. Apparently part of being the defensive player of the year runner up is knowing how to hold guys...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors: 3 Biggest Keys to Game 1

The No. 2-seeded Houston Rockets will enter the vaunted Oracle Arena looking to spring an upset on the Golden State Warriors, who finished the regular season with the NBA’s best record, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Houston rebounded from a 3-1 deficit to bounce the Los Angeles Clippers from the postseason, so the Rockets must be flying high after that series. But...
Via Sportsnaut
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewer enjoying how confident the Rockets are

Corey Brewer won a title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. He knows how it feels to be on a championship run, and thinks the Houston Rockets may be experiencing one right now. Here's the Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech with more:“When I was in Dallas, everyone got more confident with each round so I feel like we are getting our confidence now. We played bad the whole Clippers...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin McHale becomes only person to mount 3-1 series comeback as both coach and player

Kevin McHale and the Rockets took down Doc Rivers' Clippers yesterday to complete a historic comeback.Celtics legend and current head coach of the Rockets Kevin McHale added to his extensive list of accomplishments yesterday by capping off a 3-1 comeback against the Clippers. According to USA Today, the Rockets' effort marks only the ninth time in NBA history that a team down 3-1...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys to the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors series

The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors will battle for a spot in the 2014-2015 NBA Finals. In the regular season, the Warriors beat the Rockets three games out of four. But the postseason is a different beast. The series promises to be heated, contested, and filled with fast-pace offense. The runner-up in MVP voting, James Harden, will battle to prove himself against the NBA...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers to Clippers at halftime: ‘Stop f—ing flopping’

The Los Angeles Clippers were outplayed from the opening tip in Game 7 of their series against the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Doc Rivers apparently felt that one of the reasons for that was his team’s emphasis on trying to draw fouls. Rivers, who defended his team against flopping accusations last season, had seen enough...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Miracles happen

All I can say after this week’s NBA activity is “What the hell just happened?” The Houston Rockets made a miracle run after being 3-1 in the series against the Clippers, and are now facing the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. If you asked anyone just about a week ago, no one would have seen the Rockets coming back from two straight embarassing losses and forcing a...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: On to the Conference Finals

What a finish. What a series. After one of the most exhilarating playoff series that Houston has been a part of in the last 20 years, the Houston Rockets are moving on to the Western Conference Finals. In the process, Houston showed the kind of fight that many felt the team lacked, coming back on the Los Angeles Clippers to take the series in 7 games after being down 3-1. Credit...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Brewer walked to Toyota Center for game 7, visited with fans on way

The Rockets erased a 3-1 deficit in their series with the Clippers to advance to the Western Conference Finals, thanks to a 113-100 victory in game seven. Long before that happened, Corey Brewer arrived to Toyota Center, perhaps not in a way you might expect. Brewer didn’t drive to the arena. Instead, he headed out...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets beat Clippers, head to Western Conference Finals

The Houston Rockets pulled off one of the most astonishing comebacks in the history of the NBA Playoffs. After falling down 3-1 in the series, Houston won three consecutive games against the Los Angeles Clippers and will now take on the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. After a stunning choke job by the Clippers at home in Game 6, most expected that Doc Rivers...
Via Sportsnaut
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rockets Josh Smith Follows Up Blake Griffin Block With a Dagger From Behind the Arc

When the Houston Rockets acquired Josh Smith there were many that wondered why. There were many that said it was not a good idea; that he wasn't worth the money and would not be a big help to the team. Those folks are loving him just as much as every other basketball in the city of Houston after the performance he had Thursday night. Thanks to his late game heroics the Rockets were...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard keeps Houston Rockets away from elimination

What makes watching sports fun is getting to see something unique. If the expected always happened there would be no reason to waste time viewing. Whether it be a singular miraculous play, an amazing sequence of events, or a contextually historic moment, that’s why you spend so much time endeared to what’s nothing more than a game. Thursday night’s Game 6 between the Los...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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