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Rockets Assign Clint Capela To Rio Grande Valley

The Houston Rockets have assigned assigned center Clint Capela to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner in Rio Grande Valley. Capela (6-10, 245, France), has appeared in four games for the Rockets and recorded six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block in 12 total minutes of playing time.
Via RealGM
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Optimistic On Not Missing More Games Due To Knee Injury

Dwight Howard went through the Houston Rockets' voluntary practice on Monday one day after playing in his first game in nearly a month. “I just think my body has to get used to playing and then recovering,” Howard said. “When you don’t play for a while, the recovery process after the game slows down. Once my body gets used to the wear and tear of playing, getting up and down...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Returns As Houston Rockets Defeat Denver Nuggets

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard returned to the lineup after missing eleven games to help Houston defeat the Denver Nuggets 108-96. Howard was out due to a strained right knee but looked great in his return scoring 26 points on 9 of 11 shooting along with 13 rebounds and 3 blocks. In his return game, Howard also managed to pass 10,000 rebounds in his career. Houston also had...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Johnson Jumped Over Ramon Sessions On Putback Dunk

The Houston Rockets’ Nick Johnson had the highlight of Thursday night after he jumped over Ramon Sessions en-route to a putback dunk. After James Harden missed a layup, a trailing Johnson, who was known for his huge slams at Arizona, showed off his 47-inch vertical. Even Rudy Gay was impressed by the slam on the […] The post Nick Johnson Jumped Over Ramon Sessions On Putback...
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Nick Johnson Dunks All over Ramon Sessions

Houston Rockets rookie Nick Johnson has some serious hops – enough hops to jump over Kings guard Ramon Sessions. During a Rockets/Kings game last night, James Harden missed a fast break layup but Johnson was there on cleanup duty. Unfortunately for Sessions, he was on the wrong side of one of the better dunks of the year. Wow. The post Watch: Nick Johnson Dunks All over Ramon...
Via Standing O Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Leads Houston Rockets To Victory Over Sacramento Kings

James Harden led the Houston Rockets to  a 113-109 victory in overtime over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. The Kings led most of the game before Houston came storming back. Harden hit a three pointer with 20 seconds left that tied the game up in regulation at 95-95 before the extra five minute period. Harden finished the game with 44 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals...
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Drops Ben McLemore On His Ass With A Crossover

The Houston Rockets took on the Sacramento Kings Thursday night in a game that looked a lot more enticing when the schedule was released last summer. Unfortunately, with Dwight Howard out with a knee injury and DeMarcus Cousins still sidelined with a viral infection, it was up to James Harden to assume all superstar duties. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden's Journey From Sixth Man to Franchise Player

James Harden doesn’t seem to like the look of his smoothie. He’s standing in a small, windowless room inside the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, just a brisk walk
Via Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Rumors: Houston aggressively pursuing trade deals for a winger or forward

The Houston Rockets are keen on pursuing trades to use their $8.4 million trade exception before Dec. 19. The Rockets acquired the trade exception from the Los Angeles Lakers as part of the Jeremy Lin trade in the summer. With injuries to Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones, the Rockets are interested in bringing in front court players or wingers to provide roster depth.Image by...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Injury Update: Dwight Howard remains out, will not play tonight

The Houston Rockets have been without their superstar center Dwight Howard for nine games, and tonight they face the Golden State Warriors again without him.A knee injury will keep Dwight Howard sidelined for a while longer: http://t.co/gNdBPYfGIG #Rockets @SportsBlogRT pic.twitter.com/YwcDBS0xSf— Sports Injury Alert (@SprtsInjryAlert) December 9, 2014The two teams met November...
Via NBA Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Injury Update: Terrence Jones remains out indefinitely

The Houston Rockets head into tonight's battle against the Golden State Warriors coming off a 100-95 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. At 16-4, the Rockets sit on top in the Southwest Division, tied with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Rockets continue to play without Terrence Jones, who remains out indefinitely with a nerve condition in his leg.  thepanamerican via Wikimedia CommonsI...
Via NBA Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard isn’t coming back anytime soon

“Strained right knee” is a mysterious term even for medical experts, and certainly so for the average, Houston Rockets-loving person....
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry Passes Jason Kidd On All-Time 3-Point List

Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry hit two three pointers in the first quarter of the Rockets home game vs. the Phoenix Suns to pass Jason Kidd for 3rd place on the all time list. Terry finished the game with three 3 pointers to get to 1990 total career three pointers passing Kidd’s 1988 total. It’s unlikely he will move up the list any more as Ray Allen (2973) and Reggie Miller...
Via Basketball Bicker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets hold off the Suns

HOUSTON -- Trevor Ariza and Pat Beverley scored 19 points each to lead the Houston Rockets to their fourth straight win, 100-95, over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Houston improved to 16-4 by winning for the seventh time in the nine games All-Star center Dwight Howard (knee strain) has been out. The Rockets never trailed and led by as many as 22 points. The Suns used an 8-2...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

After a miserable Nets tenure, Jason Terry has found his way with the Rockets

At 37 years old, Jason Terry is clearly past his prime as a NBA player and just is not the sharpshooter or offensive presence he used to be. That became apparent in his lone season (more like half a season) with the Nets, where he ended up in the trade from the Celtics that also sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. He was then traded at the trade deadline along with Reggie...
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden had another lapse on defense

Houston Rockets star James Harden is everyone’s favorite punching bag when it comes to mocking poor defensive play. While Harden is hardly as incompetent defensively as the internet makes him seem, he is certainly not a great defender. He had another one of his “moments” on Monday night. At one point during Houston’s 91-86 win...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets leading race to get Corey Brewer

The Houston Rockets may be the leader in the race to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Corey Brewer, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Brewer, a rangy, athletic wing defender, has been rumored to be the apple of the Cavaliers’ eye, but Stein says that the Rockets are ready to act now while the Cavs are debating whether to acquire a wing player or a big man. Rockets GM Daryl...
Via Waiting For Next Year
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Doctor determined Dwight Howard abused his son

              Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was investigated for whipping his 6-year-old son with a belt, but he has been cleared of all charges, reports TMZ. As TMZ Sports previously reported … Howard was investigated in Florida for hitting 6-year-old Braylon with a belt. Howard admitted to authorities he...
Via Sports-Glory
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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