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Report: Frustrated Harden argues with reporter after Rockets' loss

Nobody saw this coming. The Houston Rockets were 33-8 at home during the regular season but find themselves in an 0-2 hole in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. James Harden's struggles is one of biggest reasons why they've failed to protect their home court against the Portland Trail Blazers. After a 112-105 Game 2 loss on Wednesday, Harden was in no mood to talk about...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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James Harden Calls Reporter ‘Weirdo’ After Argument (Video)

James Harden is one of the most dynamic shooting guards in the NBA during the regular season.  The playoffs are a different story all together. Harden is shooting just 14-for-47 from the field in the Rockets first two playoff games, both losses.  Harden for his part said his offense wasn’t the issue, but the team’s defense is.  That doesn’t help Harden’s case at all, because...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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James Harden Gets Into Argument With Reporter After Playoff Loss

Following the Houston Rockets 112-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, James Harden and an NBA.com reporter had an awkward exchange. Harden, who has struggled offensively this series, was asked by Fran Blinebury about his play on that end of the court.  As The Big Lead points out, Blinebury seemed to irk Harden with his questions starting at the :43 to 1:15 in the video above...
Via Diehardsport
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Dwight Howard Has 19- 1st Quarter Points In Rockets Loss

Dwight Howard went off for 19 points in the first quarter of  Rockets vs. Trailblazers, with most of those points coming from dunks – 12 to be exact. DH seemed fired up after Shaq – once again- went off on him, and it seemed to work. But ultimately, the Blazers had a total team effort with LaMarcus Aldridge having his second back-to-back playoff game scoring 40 points. LMA...
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Why I Really, Really Dislike The Houston Rockets

Tomatoes, warm carrots, cranberry juice; all things I’d prefer never to have in my mouth again.  Why?  Simply put, taste and texture.  Joe Montana, Shaq, any San Francisco Giant, and the over-sized 12-year-old kid who dismantled our offensive line en route to pancaking me in the backfield of a Pop Warner football game more than 25 years ago; all people I’ve disdain for. ...
Via Oregon Sports News
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James Harden gets in argument with reporter, calls him ‘weirdo’

James Harden is struggling, and that is one of the reasons the Houston Rockets have put themselves in an extremely vulnerable position as they head to Portland in an 0-2 series hole against the Trail Blazers. Harden was just 6 of 19 from the field in Game 2, finishing with 18 points and five turnovers. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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LaMarcus Aldridge throws it down over Omer Asik (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge threw down a monster slam dunk over Houston Rockets backup center Omer Asik during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's Game 2 of their NBA Western Conference first round playoff series.Aldridge got the assist from Wesley Matthews as he charged the rim and jammed it home.The play put the exclamation point on a dominating...
Via Holdout Sports
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Flip Saunders on coaching Timberwolves: 'I don’t really see that scenario’

With Rick Adelman announcing his retirement this week, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders will have his first opportunity to hire his own coach. Might he hire himself? Saunders, who was rumored to be a finalist for the head coach job with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, where he once played, before taking the […] The post Wolves president Flip...
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Houston Rockets: Patrick Beverley’s Importance

Houston Rockets: Patrick Beverley’s Importance By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… Earlier this month I wrote a piece on the impact that injuries to Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley could have on the Rockets’ playoff success. Both have since returned to the Rockets’ lineup but after Beverley appeared to reinjure the partially torn meniscus during a run-in with...
Via HoopStuff
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STYLE: Chandler Parsons’ Dolce & Gabbana Floral Shirt 2014 NBA Playoffs Game 1, Rd. 1

The kid is 6’10 with style! Houston Rockets swingman Chandler Parsons made a major fashion statement yesterday with his look for Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. The fashion-forward baller sported a $635 Dolce & Gabbana floral print shirt coordinated with grey tapered jogger pants and a pair of suede grey shoes with a contrast neon toe. Are you a fan of the look??   via...
Via More Than Stats
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA: Dwight Howard shouldn't have fouled out in Game 1 OT

The NBA issued a statement regarding Dwight Howard‘s pivotal sixth foul during the Houston Rockets overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. According to the NBA, Dwight Howard, who was issued his sixth foul with the Rockets down one point, should have not received the foul. Joel Freeland, however, should have received the foul with 10.8 seconds left in overtime, which would...
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Dwight Howard drops ball on Robin Lopez, gets technical

Dwight Howard received a technical during the second quarter of Game 1 against Portland Sunday for dropping the ball on Robin Lopez after getting called for a foul on the Blazers center. The post Dwight Howard Gets Technical For Dropping Ball On Robin Lopez (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard trades Chandler Parsons Ferrari for mohawk?

Dwight Howard hooked Chandler Parsons up with a Ferrari for giving himself a mohawk haircut.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets looking to make room for Carmelo Anthony?

According to ESPN, the Houston Rockets are confident that they can make the moves necessary in order to sign upcoming free agent Carmelo Anthony. In order to free up enough cap space, the Rockets would have to trade Omer Asik and/or Jeremy Lin. With the NBA’s salary cap projected to rise $5 million, the Rockets have […]The post Rockets Confident About Signing Carmelo Anthony...
Via Hoops-Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Patrick Beverley has interesting pre-game routine

Everyone has their own way of warming up before a game. But the routine employed by Patrick Beverley is sort of of mind-boggling.Seen here is the Houston Rockets guard dribbling a basketball between his legs while catching and tossing a tennis ball simultaneously.If the NBA ever implements tennis balls into games, I know who I want on my team.Via For the Win
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