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Another example of Rockets chemistry

The Rockets raced back to the locker room after Bucks win to text their sick comrade. One thing that could be said about the Houston Rockets that you couldn't say last year: The team is just having so much fun. The Rockets are better this year for a whole bunch of reasons, but one of the biggest is the chemistry on the team. From offseason workouts in South Florida to James Harden...
Via The Dream Shake
5 hours ago

Montrezl Harrell is consistently contributing for the Rockets

In today's Rocket Fuel: James Harden continues his redemption tour, while Montrezl Harrell is providing consistent contributions in his second season. Ah, last night's game against the Bucks was more like it. Now the Rockets have a day off before preparing for a gruesome back-to-back against the Warriors and Grizzlies. Make sure to start your day off right by catching up on the...
Via The Dream Shake
6 hours ago

WATCH: Harden helps woman celebrate her 100th birthday

Houston Rockets guard James Harden does a little bit of everything. He can score. He can dish the rock. He can rebound. He also sports a tremendously distinct facial hair program that sets him apart from the rest. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Harden can also make a 100-year-old fan in the stands feel like she’s on the top of the world. That’s amazing. Good on Harden...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harden outscores Giannis, Bucks fall in Houston

HOUSTON -- James Harden had 38 points, eight assists and six rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-92 on Wednesday night.Harden drilled a straightaway 3-pointer with six minutes left to give Houston a 13-point lead and shimmied his shoulders down the court in a celebratory dance as the Bucks called timeout.After losing three of four, the Rockets regained...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden after Rockets beat Bucks

http://www.clutchfans.net James Harden talks in the locker room street scoring 38 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-92 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on 1/18/2017.
Via ClutchFans
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harden, Rockets beat Bucks 111-92

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 38 points, eight assists and six rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-92 on Wednesday night. Harden drilled a straightaway 3-pointer with six minutes left to give Houston a 13-point lead and shimmied his shoulders down the court in a celebratory dance as the Bucks called timeout. After losing three of four, the Rockets regained...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM Daryl Morey had no idea James Harden would become so good

There’s a strong argument to be made that James Harden is one of the five best players in the NBA today. Back in 2012, the Houston Rockets took a chance on the 23-year-old guard, who at the time was an immensely talented sixth man for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets were prepared to build their team around him, and have since gained plaudits for playing a fairly modest...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brett Brown: Ben Simmons not making debut on Jan. 27

Sorry to ruin the excitement, but Ben Simmons will not be making his NBA debut on January 27. There was some speculation after the Philadelphia 76ers’ game against the Houston Rockets on Jan. 27 was moved to national TV that Simmons would be making his debut, but that will not be the case. Sixers head coach Brett Brown said on Wednesday that Simmons is not making his debut yet...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets cemented in the NBA’s upper echelon despite recent cold streak

Despite three recent losses, the Rockets remain in the top five halfway through the season. Halfway through the season, the Houston Rockets are 32-12 and third in the Western Conference. As a tough schedule looms for the remainder of January, some critics, like Matt Moore of CBS Sports, believe Houston could regress into the second tier of teams with the Clippers and Raptors. ...
Via The Dream Shake
1 day ago

Durant: Harden could have thrived as Thunder's sixth man

Kevin Durant briefly allowed himself a look back, and he thinks there were a few chapters left to be written about Oklahoma City’s former Big Three. Durant told Anthony Slater of the Mercury News that he believes James Harden could have thrived in a sixth man role with the Thunder had he not been traded to Houston. “I think he’d have stayed in that role. I think so,” Durant...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

On the Houston Rockets’ path to contention – Part 2

At the time of writing, the Houston Rockets are on pace to win 61 games, a sum which would surpass the franchise record set in 1993 when the team finished 58-24 en route to their first NBA championship.  The team’s offense, ranked third overall in the NBA, is every bit as good as was expected, and the defense, now 19th, but sixth since in December, has been better than anyone...
Via Red94
2 days ago

Harden's 12th triple-double helps Rockets end 2-game skid

NEW YORK (AP) James Harden had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 12th triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets easily ended their first losing streak of the season by beating the Brooklyn Nets 137-112 on Sunday night. Held to 105 points in losses to Minnesota and Memphis, the Rockets bounced back with 104 after three quarters and handed the Nets their 10th...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Donatas Motiejunas to sign with Pelicans

Free-agent big man Donatas Motiejunas has finally signed with a new team. The Vertical’s Shams Charania reports that Motiejunas will sign a one-year, $1.5 veteran’s-minimum deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. This after the Houston Rockets renounced the former first-round pick and made him an unrestricted free agent last month. Motiejunas, a restricted free agent at the time...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets reportedly targeting Kosta Koufos

The Houston Rockets are looking for some help at center after Clint Capela suffered a broken fibula earlier this month, and they reportedly have set their sights on a player in the Western Conference. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos has emerged as a prime target for the Rockets. Trade rumble: Houston has made no secret of its desire to add...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Rockets-Mavericks the next big NBA rivalry?

The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks are at opposite ends of the Western Conference standings. The Rockets at 24-9 are third in the West while the Mavs at 9-23 are in the cellar of the West. Despite their opposite places in the standings, the two teams could be barreling toward the next big NBA rivalry. On Tuesday, the Rockets beat the Mavs in Dallas 123-107 to improve to 4...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Houston Rockets For Real? (Hint: Yes)

We’ve entered the Daryl Morey Experience. After a year of disappointment, the Houston Rockets GM just watched his team rattle off 10 straight wins, only succumbing this past Wednesday to the always brilliant Spurs. Analytics gurus must be stoked: 78% of Houston’s shots are either threes, layups, or dunks – by far the highest number in the league. It’s honestly a bit ridiculous...
Via The Sports Quotient
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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