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Gorgui Dieng explains why he shoved Chris Paul, prompting skirmish

This weekend in the NBA featured a number of heated altercations and tense moments, with a major skirmish erupting in Sunday’s Rockets-Timberwolves game.The incident in question began in the fourth quarter, when Chris Paul moved over to doubleteam Gorgui Dieng, who was working in the post. Paul tried to strip Dieng, but ended up fouling him in the process. CP3 continued to fight...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gerald Green pushes Timberwolves player into stands, skirmish erupts

A skirmish broke out in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Timberwolves-Rockets game, resulting in a player getting ejected from the Western Conference matchup.It happened when Gorgui Dieng was being guarded by Chris Paul in the post, with CP3 picking up a foul for attempting to jar the ball loose from his counterpart. Paul didn’t stop after the whistle, though, and continued to try...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ted Cruz: Unlike the Warriors, his Rockets will visit President Trump at the White House

Not necessarily a native Texan, Senator Ted Cruz has adopted the state as his own. A senator since back in 2013, Cruz has made it known where his sports allegiances stand in the past. And to the surprise of really no one, it’s all about Texas for him.Obviously rooting for the Houston Rockets to win this year’s NBA championship, Cruz firmly believes the team would visit President...
Via SNIPdaily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant out for at least two weeks with rib injury

Yesterday, Golden State’s Kevin Durant wouldn’t play against the Sacramento Kings due to a rib injury. But things look far worse now. In fact, Durant is going to miss at least two weeks due to an incomplete rib cartilage fracture. Meanwhile, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry remain out with hand and ankle injuries, respectively. But losing Durant too? That’s far from ideal, especially...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers rips referees after loss to Rockets

Doc Rivers was critical of the referees after his Los Angeles Clippers lost to the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.The Rockets beat the Clippers 101-96, and one of Rivers’ big gripes had to do with the difference in free throws. Houston attempted 23 free throws, compared to just eight for the Clippers. That’s what he brought up after the game. Rivers also pointed out that the Rockets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: James Harden yells at Austin Rivers, ‘He won’t even step up, I like him’

Tonight was a very tough loss for the LA Clippers. The Rockets narrowly defeated LA in a battle to even the series 2-2. Unfortunately for the Clippers, this loss dropped them from the 7th seed to the 9th seed. What’s most surprising is that the Rockets won this game despite shooting 38% from the field and 29% from three.These teams are no stranger to bad blood, as there’s been some...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets are first Western Conference team to clinch

It didn’t take long for the Houston Rockets to get back to winning ways. But their win over the Mavericks Sunday night would be special for another reason. That makes the Rockets the first team out west to clinch, of course. But it comes at the perfect time, with the Golden State Warriors suddenly losing two in a row. Now they hold a 1.5-game lead over said Warriors.But do they have...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Loss to Raptors not too much to worry about

The Houston Rockets’ winning streak is over. And while it does end an impressive run of results, the loss will not diminish the team’s potential. It was a good game against quality opposition, but the goal for this team has not changed. The Toronto Raptors came to play in this highly anticipated match up between the two conference’s top seeds. With many still doubting the Raptors...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake tells funny story about seeing James Harden at hotel bar

James Harden is apparently something of an international man of mystery.During Friday night’s game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors, rapper (and Raptors global ambassador) Drake told a funny story on the Toronto broadcast about seeing Harden at a hotel bar the night before. Drake said that the Rockets star was “drinking virgin Mai Tais” and “crushing mint tea leaves...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike D'Antoni's continuing revolution using blunt-force offense

During the 2014 NBA Finals, basketball saw perhaps the most beautiful incarnation of offense we’ve ever seen. Under Gregg Popovich, the San Antonio Spurs took Mike D’Antoni’s Seven Seconds or Less revolution, added a European twist, and created a basketball force that carved apart a Miami Heat team anchored by three Hall of Famers in their prime.In a lot of ways, it was a watershed...
Via RealGM - NBA
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan: James Harden a ‘lock’ for MVP

James Harden is widely viewed as the front-runner for the MVP Award and deservedly so. In fact, many believe bestowing the MVP on the Houston Rockets superstar is a virtual no-brainer.Interestingly, however, is how one player who is also considered an MVP candidate believes Harden is a “lock” to win the award. That player would be Toronto Raptors superstar DeMar DeRozan.“He earned...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Capela makes the Rockets nearly unbeatable

As of this writing, the Houston Rockets sit a game above the Golden State Warriors for the best record in the NBA and look like the team with the best shot at unseating the champs from their throne. James Harden is having another MVP-esque season, Chris Paul has been a near perfect complement and the shooting from the entire team has been excellent. Mike D’Antoni is running the NBA...
Via Yardbarker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Southwest Notes: Davis, Cousins, Gasol, Rockets

Anthony Davis isn’t concerned about losing his All-Star partner on the Pelicans‘ front line this offseason, relays William Guillory of The Times-Picayune. Davis believes free agent DeMarcus Cousins will re-sign in New Orleans, although a season-ending Achilles injury may have clouded his future somewhat.“I hope so. That’s a decision he has to make. I’m pretty confident that he’ll...
Via Hoops Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Southwest Notes: Leonard, Johnson, Gasol

Kawhi Leonard‘s health has cast doubt on him returning this season but his future with the Jordan Brand is also unclear, sources tell ESPN’s Michael C. Wright and Ramona Shelburne. Leonard and Nike were reportedly “very close” to a four-year, $20MM extension but his representatives felt the offer was not reflective of his recent success and standing within the league.Leonard, 26...
Via Hoops Rumors
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson wants Warriors to win out in season's final 20 games

The Golden State Warriors have 20 games remaining in the regular season after Wednesday’s 109-101 victory over the Washington Wizards. And Klay Thompson would like nothing more than to close out the season in grand fashion.How grand? The Warriors sharpshooter wants the team to win every game remaining on the schedule. “We’re really trying to win every game going into the playoffs...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry on Rockets’ confidence talk: ‘What are they supposed to say?’

Stephen Curry has thoughts on how the Houston Rockets are not only exuding confidence, but the team is also proclaiming just how good they feel about themselves at this point. The Golden State Warriors superstar, perhaps surprisingly, is not really taking much offense to it, saying, “What are they supposed to say?”Curry in all likelihood was asked to react to comments from James...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Rocket Bobby Brown headed to Greece

Bobby Brown, who was waived by the Rockets last week, has reached an agreement to play for the Greek team Olympiacos, according to Eurohoops (hat tip to Sportando).Brown, who appeared in 20 games this season, had hoped to re-sign with Houston for the rest of the year, but became expendable when the Rockets reached agreements with Joe Johnson and Brandan Wright following buyouts....
Via Hoops Rumors
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets owner: Luxury tax no issue if competing for titles

Tilman Fertitta recently bought the Houston Rockets for $2.2 billion, but the new owner isn’t afraid of investing a whole lot more money in the franchise.USA Today‘s Sam Amick notes Fertitta said he’ll be “one pissed off son of a gun” if he doesn’t have a few championships, so the luxury tax won’t be an obstacle if the roster is constructed properly.“Everybody has to remember, I...
Via Sportsnaut
February 16, 2018  |  Discuss

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