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Dwight Howard knows the best way to stop teams from using the ''Hack-a-Howard'' defense is to make his free throws.
On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged center did just that.
Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111.
''I just kept telling myself go up there and knock them down, make them pay,'' Howard said.
Chandler Parsons added 20 points for Houston and James Harden had 17 for the Rockets, who never trailed and led by as many as 23. It was a welcome change from several of their recent games when they built big leads only to see them evaporate in the second half.
The Nuggets tried to get back in it with about 5 1/2 minutes left by intentionally fouling the center every time Houston had the ball.
The plan backfired and Howard, who entered the game shooting 49 percent from the line, finished 17 of 24 o...
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Dwight Howard took just five shots in 34 minutes and was on the bench late in the fourth quarter due to his liabilities as a free throw shooter in the Houston Rockets' 109-106 victory over the New York Knicks.
"I'm happy here," Howard said. "These guys have been great to me."
Omer Asik has requested a trade from the Rockets, but they are in no hurry to...
Final Score: Denver Nuggets 111, Houston Rockets 122 The Houston Rockets split their two-game road trip after losing in OT to a resilient 76’ers squad but gained a much-needed win in Jeremy Lin’s homecoming to New York against the Knicks. The Rockets’ player of the week has unquestionably been Jeremy Lin, who has revitalized the […]The post Dwight Howard Strokes 17-24 FT’s...
Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets: Lose 122-111
The Denver Nuggets traveled to take on the Houston Rockets on the second half of a back-to-back. Denver won its third straight on Friday night before heading to Texas. Houston is the 2nd highest scoring team in the NBA.
Houston came out of the gates with guns blazing and put Denver in a 12-2 hole early. Chandler Parsons had 8 of those...
Dwight Howard is terrible at free throws. You know it, Dwight knows it, even the league knows it. That’s why the NBA decided to create a rule that would reduce how many times Howard, a career 57.6% shooter, would make it to the charity stripe.
When put that way it seems ludicrous, but it’s actually rather brilliant. It’s filed under the NBA rule-book as an ‘away-from-the...
To most players, fans, and staff of the Houston Rockets, landing Dwight Howard in free agency this past Summer was a win, but to big man, Omer Asik, the acquisition has been a nightmare. Reports of Asik requesting a trade surfaced almost as soon as Howard signed on the dotted line, but in recent weeks, the requests have turned into demands, and the defensive specialist has now reportedly...
The Orlando Magic have taken a hit in popularity since Dwight Howard left, but I didn’t realize that it was this bad.
This one comes courtesy of page five of the NBA Store Christmas catalogue:
Notice anything about the Orlando Magic jersey? That’s right. No player currently on the Magic roster wears 00. I guess wearing a Jameer Nelson’s jersey doesn’t carry the same cred...
Two fans decided to show up to their court side seats at the Thunder-Nuggets game in OKC on Monday night wearing Rockets’ James Harden and Dwight Howard jerseys. They certainly didn’t go unnoticed as both Kevin Durant and Thunder owner Clay Bennett approached the duo. KD questioned them during warmups, “Do ya’ll know where you’re at?,” while Bennett was a bit more forthcoming...
A strong performance from the free-throw line for Dwight Howard his last time out has the Houston Rockets less worried about the ball being in his hands at the end of close games.
The star center will look to continue his recently improved foul shooting and help the Rockets to their fourth win in five games Tuesday night against the visiting Boston Celtics.
Again subjected to being...
Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons understand Omer Asik’s frustrations with his role with the Houston Rockets this season.
Asik has started eight of the 10 games this season. He didn’t play on Thursday in New York amid reports that he was requesting to be traded.
“Totally, I understand where he is coming from – his frustration, sharing the floor,” Howard said. “I...
A year after joining the Houston Rockets via restricted free agency, Omer Asik has reportedly asked the organization to trade him. The 27 year old Turk is seeking the change of scenery due to a drastic cut in playing time which has seen his minutes reduced from 30 per game in 2012-13 to 20.7 per game this season. That decrease is largely attributed to the offseason addition of Dwight...
Forward Chandler Parsons said the back spasms he has been experiencing for a week are like nothing he has felt.
But Parsons said he will continue to play through the pain.
On Saturday night, Parsons didn’t look like someone hurting. He had 20 points, six rebounds and three assists in a 122-111 win over the Nuggets.
He is getting treatment for his back daily but said the problem...
It appears Oklahoma City Thunder owner Clay Bennett is officially fed up with fans trolling his sidelines by wearing uniforms of other teams — both current, and those long gone. The latest incident at Chesapeake Energy Arena happened Monday night, when two young men (both sitting courtside) were spotted prior to OKC’s game against the Denver Nuggets wearing Houston Rockets jerseys...