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Greg Smith scored 15 points, Jeremy Lin had 13, and the Houston Rockets routed the Orlando Magic 108-92 on Friday night in the final exhibition game for both teams.
Chandler Parsons and Donatas Motiejunas added 12 points apiece for the Rockets, who shot 51 percent. Carlos Delfino and Kevin Martin each scored 11 as Houston finished the exhibition season 5-2.
Reserve guard E'Twaun Moore led Orlando with 18 points and backup DeQuan Jones scored 16. The Magic got 12 points from Glen Davis and 14 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic, but struggled to find an offensive rhythm and finished the exhibition season 2-6.
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Not much really you can say about the hilarious video below of Yao Ming needing two hacks to get the ball up on the green from close by, just that it’s not surprising that a guy who stands 7’6″ might struggle playing a game better designed for a person of more average height. The video [...]
The Rockets have completely revamped the roster, and while the year promises to bring excitement, the challenges this young team will face will require patience. The preseason so far has shown the ups and downs each player faces, and what they will need to address as the season progresses.
As Daryl Morey continues his quest for [...]
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade James Harden to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, and several draft picks.
Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news and says the trade comes after the Thunder and Harden were unable to agree on a contract extension. The two sides were days away from the deadline for 2009 draft picks to sign an extension...
SantosJames Harden is now a member of the Houston Rockets.Photo Credit: Creative Commons
Daryl Morey is at it again. Clearly over his Pau Gasol debacle, Morey has countered, and made a blockbuster move to acquire James Harden from the Oklahoma City Thunder, first reported by Darnell Maybury of The Oklahoman.
In return, the Thunder will receiver professional scorer Kevin Martin, promising...
Unable to reach an extension with Sixth Man of the Year James Harden, The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded the guard to the Houston Rockets. In a surprise move Saturday night, Harden’s tenure with the Thunder came to an end. The Thunder sent Harden to the Houston Rockets along with Cole Aldridge, Lazar Hayward and Daequan [...]
The Rockets will send Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and future pick considerations to the Thunder for James Harden.
The business side of the NBA can get pretty crazy, and I’ve been caught off guard by many a trade in the past… but I’m not sure any deal has ever taken me by surprise quite like the one that has just been orchestrated by the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have sent reigning Sixth Man of the Year James Harden (and his beard) to Houston in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb,...
The Houston Rockets have traded Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, and future draft picks for James Harden from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder parted ways with Harden after he declined a reported 4 year $53-54 million dollar contract extension from the Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
The draft picks headed to the Thunder from [...]
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded James Harden, Cole Aldridge, Lazr Hayward and Daquan Cook to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, and "significant" future draft picks.
Reports surfaced to day that Harden had turned down a 4yr/$52 million dollar extension offer from the Thunder. He was asking for 4yrs...
Wondering how Jeremy Lin has been doing with the rockets down in Houston this preseason? The Rockets faced off against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night. Jeremy Lin’s stats for the night, two points on one of eight shooting but he did hold his team down with 5 assists. His lone points of the [...]
Chalk one up for Raymond Felton in the “who’s better debate” that seems to have taken over New York ever since the Knicks let Jeremy Lin walk to the Houston Rockets. The surprise opinion comes from new cross town rival Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets. However, let’s not forget that “Linsanity” sprung after Jeremy Lin outplayed Deron Williams in what became the start...
(4-2) vs. (2-5)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Rockets by 1.5
Tickets: $1-$900 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: March 1 in Orlando; April 1 in Houston
The next time the Magic take the floor at Amway Center, the games will count (actually, it will be for an open practice Monday at 7 p.m.). There won't be time to learn anymore or time to make mistakes. Teaching moments will come with the penalty of losses and deep deficits.
Play time is over. The regular season is just a week away.
The Magic have plenty to work on before...