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Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans game preview

The Rockets finish their Southwest Division slate tonight. So far, they are 9-6 against the toughest division in sports. The Pelicans did open a can on the Rockets just a few days ago. It was a familiar story for the Rockets: James Harden was his incredible self, a couple of other Rockets were productive, but the majority of the Rockets left their games in the locker room. That...
Via The Dream Shake
12 hours ago

5 Dream Targets For Houston Rockets In 2017 NBA Free Agency

Via FOX Sports
23 hours ago

Rockets Team Can Match NBA Record for Playing Without Rest

The Rockets can become the third team in NBA history to lose only a single game on the second night of back-to-backs. The 2016 - 2017 Houston Rockets can become just the third team in NBA history to lose only a single game playing with no rest on the second night of a back-to-back. 13 wins and 1 loss: That’s Houston’s impressive record on the second night of back-to-back games...
Via The Dream Shake
2 days ago

On the Houston Rockets’ pace

  Pace Rank 10/25 – 10/29 99.69 19 10/30 – 11/5 99.98 16 11/6 – 11/12 98.57 15 11/13 – 11/19 99.85 15 11/20 – 11/26 99.17 15 11/27 – 12/3 99.94 9 12/4 – 12/10 101.34 7 12/11 – 12/17 103.97 2 12/18 – 12/24 98.29 16 12/25 – 12/31 106.64 1 1/1 – 1/7 98.27 14 1/8 – 1/14 103.09 7 1/15 – 1/21 104.16 2 1/22 – 1/28 107.06 1 1/29 – 2/4 101.74 11 2/5 – 2/11...
Via Red94
2 days ago

WATCH: Fan View: Final 2.4 seconds as Rockets beat Nuggets

http://www.clutchfans.net James Harden defends Mason Plumlee and Patrick Beverley wisely throws the loose ball downcourt as the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 125-124 on 3/20/2017.
Via ClutchFans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trevor Ariza on Rockets last-second win over Nuggets

http://www.clutchfans.net Trevor Ariza after the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 125-124 on 3/20/2017.
Via ClutchFans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden has fantastic quote about idea of sitting out games

If James Harden’s beard could talk, it would probably say, “NO DAYS OFF!”On Monday, the Houston Rockets All-NBA guard dropped this great line about the idea of sitting out games down the stretch for rest like many of his fellow star players have been doing lately, per Mark Berman of KRIV. Harden isn’t just blowing hot air either as he’s appeared in all 70 of Houston’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM throws shade at Russell Westbrook's MVP candidacy

The campaign for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award is well and truly underway.Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a comment Saturday in support of James Harden — a comment that rather obviously doubles as shade at Russell Westbrook. Westbrook could put together a 30-10-10 season, which is driving his MVP candidacy. Morey is pretty clearly trying to pump up...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eat, Drink, Watch: A weekend of March Madness and more

It's been a long week. You're tired. You're hungry. You're thirsty. You just want to find something to watch and unwind only to find not only do you have too many games to choose from on any given night to watch, there is an entire catalog of shows and movies you can barely keep up on. When did our weekends turn into so much work?Let's make it simple. Here is what you want to eat...
Via Yardbarker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy Harden has Houston Rockets surging toward postseason

HOUSTON (AP) Ask James Harden about how happy he is running coach Mike D'Antoni's offense and a smile spreads across his face before the sentence is done. Harden has shaken off the disappointment of last season to thrive under D'Antoni and become a leading candidate for league MVP. His performance has the Houston Rockets thinking this could be the year they contend for a title...
Via Associated Press
10 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson says the late Dr. Buss had 'a vision' Magic would run the Lakers

When Los Angeles Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss recently cleaned house and installed Magic Johnson as the team's president of basketball operations, many wondered how she could kick her brother Jim Buss to the curb.According to Magic, the answer is kind of simple: Lakers patriarch Dr. Jerry Buss considered him part of the family as well. In a recent feature on the Lakers' front office...
Via FOX Sports
15 days ago

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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets blast off 58 three-point attempts as Wolves lose

HOUSTON -- James Harden had 24 points and 10 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 142-130 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves as both teams set season scoring highs in a Saturday night shootout. Houston won for the sixth time in seven games, handing the Timberwolves their first road loss in more than three weeks. Minnesota committed a season-high 25 turnovers that led to...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets ‘expressed interest’ in trading with Cavs for Shumpert

The Houston Rockets are looking at every possible way to improve their roster before the NBA trade deadline. This includes possibly landing Iman Shumpert in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, per ESPN’s Marc Stein. This isn’t all that surprising. After all, Houston has been trying to upgrade its roster for a few weeks and was one of the teams interested in acquiring Serge...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets bolster bench for playoffs with acquisition of Lou Williams

It took new Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson just a few hours before pulling the trigger on a major trade. It was reported Tuesday evening (by Woj, of course) that the Lakers are sending Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for a first-round pick and Corey Brewer. This move appears to be an attempt by the Rockets to add another scorer to the bench...
Via The Comeback
February 21, 2017  |  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

Ryan Anderson injures himself by taking out the garbage

Occasionally, a pro athlete is in the news for getting injured because they did something so inane that everyone does thousands of times without even thinking they could get hurt. For Rockets power forward Ryan Anderson, he got hurt by taking out the garbage.Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle tweeted that Anderson “lopped off” skin as he pushed down the trash in his trash...
Via The Comeback
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss
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