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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 the Rockets lose. They had their best games of the season, carrying the Rockets past the Portland Trail Blazers, 116-101, to finish a grueling four games in five nights stretch by closing out Portland each time it made a run.
“It was key as a team to play well, especially coming off the loss we had last night,” Harden said. “We responded. Our defense was amazing, especially in that second half. That led to our transition and easy baskets. That shows the maturity our team has since last year, coming on the road after a tough loss. We could have made excuses. We stuck with it.”
As for his own turnaround, ...
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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...
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
Dwight Howard is an interesting character. And if you read between the lines in these statements, he seems to be basically admitting that the spotlight in Los Angeles was just a little too bright for him. D.Howard on life after the Lakers: "Fans are very passionate about their team & unfortunately the Lakers have the […]
Dwight Howard has been through this before.
Last season, his one and only in Los Angeles, he faced the hype and emotion of facing the team that employed him for the first eight years of his career. This time, when Howard suits up for the Rockets against the Lakers on Thursday night in his new home, there is considerable hype but not much emotion associated with Howard's latest...
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...
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...
It’s only early November, but no doubt Los Angeles Lakers fans were feeling a lot of satisfaction after the team beat Dwight Howard’s Houston Rockets 99-98 on the road Thursday night. And who needs Kobe Bryant in the lineup when you have Steve Blake? Blake drilled a game-winning 3-pointer over Dwight to give the Lakers […]
Earlier this month Houston Rockets big man Dwight Howard attended a UFC event in Houston and told UFC president Dana White that for the right price he would fight in the cage.
Howard’s price is $10 million.
“I would get up there and fight. If I get knocked out, I get knocked out,” Howard said. “I’ll get back up one day.”
White immediately interjected. “I want to do...
Here's a humorous moment from last night's Clippers-Rockets game that actually doesn't involve Dwight Howard missing a dunk. Clippers analyst Michael Smith shares his frustration with Doc Rivers over a call going against Los Angeles by mouthing "no f*%#ing way" to the new coach. While that homerism will probably endear him to Clippers fans across the nation...
The Magic, supposedly planned to be a bottom feeding team, has now a record of 3-2! Yes, thats right. They beat the Clippers 98 to 90, and they couldn’t have done it without rising all-star Nik Vucevic. Nik Vucevic was just suppose to be a throw-in for the Dwight Howard deal, and now he’s proving ...The post Nik Vucevic: “The Clipper Killer” appeared first on The League News.
By Kevin R. Linares
The Los Angeles Lakers played Dwight Howard and his new team for the first time since he left the team in free agency and it ended in Hollywood fashion. The Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 99-98 off a big shot by Steve Blake with one second remaining.
The Lakers had a great first half leading by 14 points and shot 11 of 14 from the three but they could not keep...
Kevin McHale’s low-post lessons for Dwight Howard have only just begun, but the coach started close to home — his home. The dedicated Minnesota Vikings fan cited the play of All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.
“Just staying low,” Howard said of McHale’s direction. “He always refers to Adrian Peterson and how he runs through different holes in the game. He runs real...
LOS ANGELES -- DeAndre Jordan was all alone Monday night -- at least in the sense that guarding Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was going to be a one-man job.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers told Jordan that he would have to defend Howard on his own, without the help of a double-team, and Jordan accepted the challenge.
Howard was limited to fewer than 26 minutes because of foul...
The Los Angeles Lakers practiced in "The House that Dwight Chose" on Wednesday, preparing for their upcoming game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center that now features a giant poster of Dwight Howard on the front of it, complete with the tag line, "A new age."
A little more than four months ago, it was Staples Center that had Howard's photograph...
Final Score: Houston Rockets 118, L.A. Clippers 137 Pre-game The bright lights of Los Angeles shined on Dwight Howard once again as the undefeated Houston Rockets took their Hollywood Walk of Fame during a six-day stretch in which they face the Clippers twice and the Lakers once. In a match-up of rising western conference powerhouses, ...The post Chris Paul Shines As Clippers Deliver...