Found April 25, 2013 on
James Harden is the Houston Rockets’ franchise player and the player that they will be building around for the next decade. That is without question, but he needs to be playing better, or more specifically, be shooting better. His numbers in the playoffs look flashy, 28 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4 assists per game, but he is only shooting 35% from the field and 15% from three. The final 8 games of the regular season were not much better, as he shot only 39%, including 32.8% from three. His scoring numbers only look so impressive, because gets to the free throw line more than any player in the NBA and is excellent there, shooting 24-27, or 90%, so far in the playoffs. But the Rockets need Harden to shoot better from the floor and from three, as well as improve his playmaking, because the offense revolves around him and if he is not at the top of his game, they have no chance to beat a superior opponent. With all of the attention he receives, he should be able to find wide open shooter...
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Only a season ago, Houston Rockets star James Harden was coming off the bench for the Oklahoma City Thunder. So it probably felt like a little bit of deja vu as his Rockets take on the Thunder in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
In the third quarter of game two, Harden was pitted against Oklahoma City’s Thabo Sefalosha and blew by him for an easy one-handed slam...
Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin has come out of Game 2 of Houston's playoff series against Oklahoma City because of a muscle contusion in his chest.
Lin was wincing as a trainer worked on his right shoulder near half-court during halftime. Lin lined up as though he was going to continue playing, but then pulled himself out of the game just before play was set to resume.
The Houston Rockets are changing their starting lineup for Game 2 of their playoff series against Oklahoma City, inserting backup point guard Patrick Beverley in place of rookie power forward Greg Smith.
The lineup turned in by the Rockets features three guards: Beverley, Jeremy Lin and All-Star James Harden. Chandler Parsons and center Omer Asik fill out the starting five.
Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was unable to play in the second half of the team's Game 2 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder after sustaining a chest injury. Lin underwent an MRI yesterday that produced a diagnosis of a bruised chest, and the Rockets are considering him day-to-day, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle.Lin MRI confirmed diagnosis. He's day...
Enduring a nightmarish postseason that was punctuated by a chest injury, Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin is listed as questionable to compete tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The 6-foot-3, 200 pound Lin, who inked a four-year deal worth approximately $28 million with Houston as a restricted free agent in the summertime, couldn’t...
The Houston Rockets say an MRI confirmed Thursday that Jeremy Lin has a bruised chest, leaving his status is day-to-day leading up to Game 3 against Oklahoma City on Saturday night.
Lin was sidelined for the second half of the Rockets' 105-102 playoff loss in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night because of the injury.
Coach Kevin McHale says Lin ''is a tough kid, so for...
What in the superficial nonsense hell was CBS Houston thinking when they allowed this anonymous craptastic mess to be published? The Houston Rockets are playing the Oklahoma City Thunder in the playoffs right now and the local affiliate in Houston took it upon themselves to single out an OKC cheerleader by asking if she was "too chunky" in a poorly written, humiliating...
Jeremy Lin suffered a chest contusion in the Houston Rockets' Game 2 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.
Lin sat out the entire second half.
Lin's status for Game 3 is uncertain.
During last season's playoffs while with the New York Knicks, Lin said he was 85 percent healthy and yet unable to play. Lin later clarified that he meant he was 15 percent away...
Despite one hell of an effort from the Houston Rockets in Game Two, so far business has been taken care of by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder remain seated atop their No. 1 seed throne maintaining home-court advantage by going up 2-0 in the series with their two initial home games. This is obviously a great sign for OKC. Houston showed promise in Game Two as well, though...
It has been made abundantly clear here and on Twitter, that I think the NBA is the worst product of the four major sports. But that doesn’t stop me from knowing what’s going on in the NBA. A prime example is that I know if you lined up all 360 NBA players, James Harden would be way down the list of players who “look like” an NBA All-Star. I also know that James Harden’s...
Top 5 Players
1. Kevin Durant (Thunder)
2. Russell Westbrook (Thunder)
3. James Harden (Rockets)
4. Segre Ibaka (Thunder)
5. Chandler Parsons (Rockets)
1. Jeremy Lin (Rockets)
2. Kevin Martin (Thunder)
3. Omer Asik (Rockets)
Best scorer : Kevin Durant (Thunder)
Best passer: Russell Westbrook (Rockets)
Best shooter: Kevin Martin (Thunder)
Best low-post scorer: Omer Asik...
Something interesting might be happening in the Rocket vs. Thunder playoff series. These two teams are starting to hate each other and a rivalry is being born. Hard fouls, stare downs, and a couple of technical fouls are helping fuel the hate. A good rivalry needs to have three things to survive: 1) history, 2) bad blood, and 3) two competitive teams.