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On Monday, the Los Angeles Clippers put on an offensive clinic, throttling the Houston Rockets by the score of 137-118 at Staples Center. The Clippers scoring a whopping 78 points in the first half alone, a team record. A pretty impressive showing, indeed. Or, it could be argued that the Rockets put on a clinic […]The post James Harden plays defense about as well as he sings (which is poorly) (video) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

NBA Power Rankings: Week 1

You want big storylines early in the season?  The NBA’s got them…The team that’s supposed to be at the bottom, as projected by Vegas, is sitting up top after three games.  Derrick Rose is back.  Although he hasn’t played up to par, he already made a game-winning floater.  Staples Center features some exciting games (times two) with the L.A. teams providing excitement...

James Harden Receives Flop Warning (GIF)

The NBA announced Thursday that Rockets guard, James Harden, has received a flop warning. Harden’s offense came during the third quarter of Houston’s 116-101 win over Portland Tuesday. As Wesley Matthews went up to contest Harden’s jump shot, the Rockets guard acted as if he’d been struck in the face, though there seems to be no contact between the two, hence the warning...

James Harden and playing defense do not go well together

When the Houston Rockets stole acquired James Harden in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder they knew that they were acquiring one of the best shooting guards in the NBA who would be a building block for the franchises future success. They also knew that they were getting an extremely poor defender. Just how poor? Let’s take a look. That was a lowlight reel comprised of the...

James Harden’s Defense Is Atrocious, Glaring in Rockets’ Blowout Loss to Clippers (Video)

James Harden was recently voted the best shooting guard in the NBA in a poll of all the league’s general managers. If the classification is based solely on his offense, it’s a walk. If defense is taken into account, though, Harden’s case is a bit less strong. In a revealing 75-second video posted by YouTube user How U and brought to our attention by Ball Don’t Lie, Harden...

Video: James Harden and Dwight Howard tag team Portland into defeat

The Houston Rockets are 4-1 and living up to the expectations set forth by their loaded roster. James Harden scored 33 points and Dwight Howard chipped in 29 for the Rockets, who took out the Portland Trail Blazers 116-101 Tuesday. Please click here to watch this video. The post Video: James Harden and Dwight Howard tag team Portland into defeat appeared first on Players View.

James Harden throws down soaring two-handed dunk against Lakers

It wouldn’t be a week here on That NBA Lottery Pick without a notable video moment from Houston Rockets guard James Harden and during tonight’s Rockets/Lakers affair, James had a nice slam dunk. It happened in the first quarter of play and watch as James rises for the two-handed slam dunk: *** Harden image courtesy of Getty Images

James Harden’s Defensive Effort Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

The Los Angeles Clippers put up 137 points on the Houston Rockets Monday night — an astronomical regulation total that was achieved thanks to some epic matador defense on the part of Houston’s perimeter players. The most egregious offender was James Harden, whose defensive non-effort led to wide open shots all night long for the likes of J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley, while padding...

James Harden Receives Flop Warning From NBA

The NBA warned James Harden for flopping on Thursday. The incident occurred in the Houston Rockets' win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

The Houston Rockets Are Championship Contenders

In 2012-2013, the Houston Rockets turned heads. With a run and gun style of offense and a legitimate superstar in James Harden, they had high expectations this year. Then, they signed the best center in the NBA (Dwight Howard) to a 4 year/$87 million contract in the off season. Now poised for a breakout season, ...The post The Houston Rockets Are Championship Contenders appeared...

Rockets finish long week with satisfying 116-101 win over Trail Blazers

The Rockets had lost all of one game in a row, but felt like they were reeling. They were blown out in Los Angeles. They needed a big second half comeback in Utah. They had a still tough schedule ahead to finish the week. The Rockets had reached the sort of occasion that James Harden and Dwight Howard are supposed to do what they did Tuesday in the Moda center. They would not let...

Minnesota Timberwolves player Kevin Martin may have taken a shot at Kevin Durant

The Oklahoma City Thunder brought in Kevin Martin last year to help with some scoring after they dealt James Harden to the Houston Rockets.  Martin averaged 14 points a game […]

Dwight Howard says he would fight in the UFC for $10M

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard told UFC president Dana White and teammate Chandler Parsons before UFC 166 that he’d be willing to step into the cage for $10 million. From FOX Sports: “If I get knocked out, I get knocked out,” said Howard, who signed a four-year, $88 million deal with the Rockets in July. “I’ll get back up one day.” Never one to pass up a huge payday...

Lakers-Rockets Preview

James Harden and Dwight Howard have given the Houston Rockets the prolific combo they were hoping for. The Los Angeles Lakers envisioned a similar situation after acquiring Howard before last season, though things didn't work out that way. Howard will face the Lakers for the first time since leaving via free agency in July when the high-scoring Rockets look to extend their...

Money Matters: Predicting the NBA Playoffs

BLEACHERREPORT.COM  By: Kristi DoshWhat if I told you I could predict at least 10 of the 16 teams that will make it into the NBA playoffs?Here goes: Nets, Knicks, Heat, Bulls, Lakers, Raptors, Clippers, Celtics, Thunder and Pacers. I’m also going to throw in an 11th team, but I’ll get to that later.Why am I so confident? Because history shows us being one of...
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