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The Houston Rockets begin the regular season tonight, but even the players are unsure as to who head coach Kevin McHale will name as the starting five. As posted on,  McHale was not about to disclose his starting lineup to the media either. “Yes,” McHale said when asked if he had a starting five set for Wednesday night. That was followed by a question asking if he’d tell the media who that is. “No,” McHale answered. One of the Rockets’ players, Chandler Parsons, was asked if the players had been told who the starters would be and he sounded almost surprised that McHale had not shared that with the media. “I don’t know why it’s a big surprise,” Parsons said. “It’s the same as how the preseason ended.” Since the lineup will be the same as how the preseason ended, Patrick Beverley will start at point guard and Jeremy Lin will be on the bench. This will be Beverley’s first opening night start and he’s anxious for the moment. “I haven’t had the fortune to play in

Jeremy Lin responds to his role off the bench

A day after players indicated that Jeremy Lin would not start in the Rockets’ opening night game against Charlotte tonight, the point guard talked about his role off the bench. “I have known for awhile so it is not really a surprise for me,” Lin said. “I think for me, I am just focused on basketball. You know I, I need to control what I do when I am out there like I said...

Jeremy Lin says he's fine with coming off the bench

It leaked on Tuesday that the Rockets would start Patrick Beverley over Jeremy Lin, despite continued public vagueness from Coach Kevin McHale. On Wednesday, Lin said he doesn't have a problem with the decision. “Obviously, I would love to start,” Lin said. “I think every player would love to start but I think given our current situation, being able to being an offensive...

NBA 2013-14 Season Preview: Houston Rockets

The feature image to this article all of a sudden makes me think: is the James Harden-Dwight Howard pick-and-roll going to be physically possible to stop?  Seriously, though.  A lot of hype revolving around H-town with the arrival of Dwight Howard a.k.a “Superman.”  Oh wait, nobody calls him that anymore because he’s no longer portrayed as a “good guy.”  Here is the...

WATCH: Woman's mastery of Pop-A-Shot is crazy impressive

Remember that time Dwight Howard went to China, played Pop-A-Shot against an Asian kid and had to start cheating because he was losing so badly? This girl would’ve made him retire from the NBA. Behold, the master of Pop-A-Shot. She rapid-fires in her shots and makes them all, assumedly winning every prize in the building from the 10 ticket football-shaped mini-eraser to the 80...

‘Yao Ming is Taller than People Who are Shorter than Him,’ Part 4: Pro golfers (pic)

In the Sportress of Blogitude’s continuing series, “Yao Ming is Taller than People Who are Shorter than Him,” which appears to have no end in sight, the former Houston Rockets superstar poses for photos alongside other athletes who are shorter than him. This makes Yao Ming appear even taller than he really is — 7-foot-6 […]The post ‘Yao Ming is Taller than People Who...

Jones returns in good shape; tickets to Rockets’ opener become available

After sitting out the final week of preseason games with a strained shoulder, courtesy of a collision with Dwight Howard, forward Terrence Jones believed he was back just in time. But he dove for a loose ball at Sunday’s scrimmage and was out again. However, this time he recovered more quickly, returning to practice Tuesday in time for the Rockets to begin the season at full strength...

Howard leads Rockets over Bobcats in opener

HOUSTON (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 17 points and a career-high-tying 26 rebounds in his Houston debut, James Harden added 21 points and the Rockets cruised to a 96-83 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. Howard spurned the Lakers to sign an 88 million deal with Houston, joining Harden and a team that made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2009. The...

Harden: We're Ready For Increased Expectations

James Harden believes the Houston Rockets are prepared to deal with the raised expectations and scrutiny that comes with acquiring a player of Dwight Howard's caliber after reaching the playoffs last season. “Good. We’re ready for it,” Harden said. “Each individual guy got better this summer and is ready to take on that pressure.” “We don’t pay attention to all...

Dwight Howard grabs 26 rebounds in Rockets debut (Video)

Dwight Howard dominated the glass during an impressive performance in his debut with the Houston Rockets. Howard tied a career high with 26 rebounds to go along with his 17 points in Wednesday night's 96-83 win over Charlotte. Based on the video highlights, his back must be feeling much better. Video via NBA. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

Bobcats-Rockets Preview

The addition of James Harden helped make the Houston Rockets a playoff team. They hope the arrival of Dwight Howard brings even more success. Wednesday night's opener in Houston against the inferior Charlotte Bobcats should provide a good chance to start in winning fashion. Just over a year ago, the Rockets had Jeremy Lin and not much else in terms of star power or even recognizable...

Dwight Howard shines in Rockets debut in win over Bobcats

HOUSTON– Maybe a change of scenery and fresh bill of health is exactly what Dwight Howard needed. Howard made his Houston Rockets debut as they opened their season at home against the Charlotte Bobcats, and Bobcats or no Bobcats, Howard was ready to play. Dropping 17 points, and tying a career-high with 26 rebounds, Howard […]

Mark Cuban: Howard made mistake

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban lost the recruiting battle for Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets, but Cuban believes that's because the big man made a bad decision. "Obviously, he made a mistake in judgment," Cuban said Thursday, a little more than 24 hours before the Mavericks play Howard's Rockets in Houston. "Do I blame him? No, that's what young kids...

Howard leads Rockets over Bobcats 96-83 in opener

Dwight Howard had 17 points and a career-high-tying 26 rebounds in his Houston debut, James Harden added 21 points and the Rockets cruised to a 96-83 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. Howard spurned the Lakers to sign an $88 million deal with Houston, joining Harden and a team that made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2009. The Rockets led by...

Mike D’Antoni admits he felt pressure to run offense through Dwight Howard, not Pau Gasol

Prior to last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were one of the better offensive teams in the NBA. Then they got Dwight Howard. The Lakers were the preseason favorite to win the Western Conference, but things went south in a hurry. Part of the reason for that was they couldn’t score. During a recent interview […]

Howard Grabs 26 Rebounds As Rockets Declaw Bobcats

Final Score: Charlotte Bobcats 83, Houston Rockets 96 At last, the wait is finally over. A lengthy off-season filled with drama, anticipation, and teams’ retooling themselves in hopes of having a more successful—or in some cases less successful—NBA campaign has reached its conclusion. Contracts have been signed, rotations have been set, and now that the ...The post Howard Grabs...
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