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Motiejunas scores 26, Rockets top Celtics for 4th win in row

BOSTON (AP) -- Donatas Motiejunas scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Houston Rockets over the Boston Celtics 93-87 Friday night for their fourth straight win. Motiejunas also had 12 rebounds as the Rockets improved to 17-7 on the road, best in the Western Conference. Houston led by 18 at halftime. The Celtics held the Rockets to 4-for-20 shooting in the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics can't get past Rockets, lose 93-87

It was a tale of two halves for the Celtics on Friday night versus the Houston Rockets. The green came out of the locker room looking disinterested in the first two quarters and were outscored 60-42 in the first 24 minutes, eventually falling to the Rockets 92-87.An intense defensive third quarter by the Celts, though, got the C's back in the game. Marcus Smart(4 points, 4 assists...
Via Celtics Life
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA MVP race: Full speed ahead

This is Curry’s race to lose We are just over the halfway point in the NBA season, so it is the perfect time to pinpoint a few players who have the inside track in the MVP race. While reigning MVP Kevin Durant is on pace to play only 58 games, it is possible he could still reclaim the crown as the world’s best. Bill Walton won award after playing only 58 games in the 1977-78...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard could miss extended time

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard underwent an MRI on his right knee and the results were not good. Dwight Howard underwent an MRI on Wednesday. Evaluation revealed edema in right knee. Howard will not travel w/ team to Boston & Detroit. — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 30, 2015 For those that don’t know, an edema is a swelling or enlargement of organs, skin, or other...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Announced As NBA All Star Game Reserve

In the least shocking news of the day, Houston Rockets James Harden has been selected to the 2015 NBA All Star Game (as a reserve not a starter). Harden is having an MVP like season, leading the league in scoring at 27.3 ppg.. Houston's James Harden has been selected to the Western Conference All-Star reserves, league […] The post James Harden Announced As NBA All Star Game Reserve...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki Fouls James Harden With His Face

There are no games that a team is willing to lose, but if there is any that they really want to win it would be the ones against their in-state rivals. So when the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks faced off Wednesday night there was more than just a W on the line. There was some in-state pride.So when James Harden had his mind set on driving the lane he was not going to let anything...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Grading Josh Smith’s Houston Performance

(Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… A student crunching his test into a ball and throwing it away would get the same grade I would give to Josh Smith in Houston, who essentially crunched and threw away his time there: an F. This season, he shot under 40% from the floor and “led” Detroit to a 5-23 record before essentially...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Tweaks Ankle In Practice, May Not Play Wednesday

Dwight Howard tweaked his injured ankle in practice and may miss Houston’s next game vs. Dallas. ESPN reports Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard tweaked his injured right ankle in practice and may miss Wednesday’s game vs. the Dallas Mavericks. Howard injured his ankle on Friday night and left practice after turning it on Tuesday. The Rockets star did not return to practice...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets C Howard tweaks ankle in practice, questionable vs. Mavs

HOUSTON -- Dwight Howard could miss Houston's game against Dallas on Wednesday night after tweaking his injured right ankle in practice. Howard missed Sunday's game after spraining his ankle on Friday night. He started practice on Tuesday, but left after turning his ankle in the workout. ''Hopefully I can play ... we'll see what happens (Wednesday),'' Howard said. Also on Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Unveil Chinese Lunar New Year Uniforms

The Houston Rockets will wear specially designed Lunar New Year uniforms to celebrate the Chinese New Year with its largest international fan base. The team will wear the uniforms on three occasions. “The Lunar New Year uniforms represent a great opportunity to honor our incredibly loyal and passionate fans throughout China,” said Houston Rockets Owner Leslie Alexander. ...
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions For Western Conference NBA All-Star Reserves

With the All Star starters announced, I decided to give my predictions on who the coaches should vote in as the Western conference All Star reserves. James Harden Western conference All Star reserve prediction: James Harden, Houston Rockets   The biggest snub from the starters, James Harden will likely be slotted in the starting lineup due to Kobe Bryant’s injury. The...
Via Basketball Bicker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Iguodala gets technical for kicking Houston’s Corey Brewer’s shoe

What did this poor, innocent, defenseless shoe ever do to the Warriors’ Andre Iguodala? During the recent Warriors-Rockets tussle, Houston’s Corey Brewer lost his shoe and while trying to get it back, Iguodala felt the need to kick it away from him. The result was a technical foul on Iguodala and a shoe battered and bruised. If you know of such violence to shoes, please report...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Iguodala kicks Corey Brewer's shoe across the court (Video)

Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala kicked Corey Brewer's loose shoe across the court during Saturday night's game against Houston.Brewer's shoe came off during play, and he was about to pick it up when Iguodala rushed over and sent the shoe sliding about 20 feet.The Warriors aren't looking to make friends, and since playing keep-away with the loose shoes of opposing players...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM admits gynecologist quip ‘was in bad taste’

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey learned a hard lesson this week regarding the sometimes-damning power of Twitter and how it can have in disseminating a slight social media misstep. Morey came under fire and suffered a modicum of backlash as a result of a joke he cracked during a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday when...Read More The post Rockets GM Daryl Morey acknowledges...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Morey: Being a GM is fun like being a gynecologist

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey is a great Twitter follow for a number of reasons. He shares opinions and insights on the social media service, and best of all, he interacts with fans. From time to time Morey will host Q&As and answer questions from fans. That can lead to some great answers. Take for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pistons are thriving without Josh Smith

The term “addition by subtraction” has rarely seen brighter days.  The Detroit Pistons are playing their best basketball in...
Via Athlon Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Is Josh Smith the x-factor?

The Houston Rockets just beat the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis. Going into “The Grindhouse” and coming out with a win is quite a remarkable feat now-a-days. This win was huge for Kevin McHale’s club for multiple reasons. For starters, they beat the Grizzlies and moved into third in the Western Conference standings. They beat the Grizzlies at home—which is something they may...
Via isportsweb.com
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale Signs Contract Extension

Kevin McHale has one of the best teams in the NBA, a new freakishly gifted forward and now more than $12 million to play around with for the next three years, according to several reports. Merry Christmas to him. The Houston Rockets announced Wednesday that they had signed McHale, now in his fourth season as the team’s head coach, to a contract extension...
Via NESN.com
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets GM Basically Called Kentucky An NBA Team

Kentucky is currently giving UCLA one of the biggest beatdowns college basketball has seen in recent memory. The No. 1-ranked Wildcats (11-0) allowed just seven points through 20 minutes of play and now lead the Bruins (8-3) by nearly 40 points. It’s the type of shellacking you’d see if an NBA team played a college team.  It makes sense. In the eyes of Houston Rockets general...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox Houston uses video game graphic for human NBA player

Did @MyFoxHouston just use a pic from a video game for ex @HoustonRockets player Troy Daniels? Wow! pic.twitter.com/l7LTKmCXnN — J Ceynar (@Jpceynar) December 20, 2014 Troy Daniels was traded from the Rockets to the T’Wolves in exchange for Corey Brewer.  In their report on the trade, Fox Houston used a video game picture of Daniels instead of, you know, a picture of the...
Via Awful Announcing
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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