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Donatas Motiejunas Out Minimum Of 1-2 Weeks With Back Injury

Donatas Motiejunas will be removed from basketball activities for one to two weeks and be reevaluated, the Houston Rockets announced Friday. Motiejunas has lower back pain.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Howard willing to make 'ultimate sacrifice' for Rockets

Dwight Howard returned to the Houston Rockets lineup Wednesday night for a tilt against the New Orleans Pelicans after missing the team’s previous 26 games due to a troublesome right knee. In his first game back on the court since Jan. 23, Howard logged 16 minutes, scored four points and pulled down seven rebounds as...Read More The post Dwight Howard willing to make ‘ultimate...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

An identity in flux: Harden and the collective consciousness

Who is James Harden, really? I’ve spent the better part of the last fortnight trying to solve this riddle and have come to the conclusion that the answer is perpetually..... The post An Identity In Flux: James Harden And The Collective Consciousness appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

“Who wants to sex Mutombo?” pickup line was real, says Alonzo Mourning (VIDEO)

Dikembe Mutombo has shot down rumors regarding what he used to say to pick up women at nightclubs in the past. But Alonzo Mourning is now saying otherwise. He claims Mutombo did indeed have a legendary pickup line that he used. Mourning appeared on ESPN’s Highly Questionable on Thursday, and he shined some light on the rumors. So what did the seven-footer say after walking...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Looking Ahead to 2015 NBA Draft

The Houston Rockets are in prime contending position for the postseason, as they currently sit in the 3rd seed of the Western Conference while missing Dwight Howard for the past 26 games before last night’s triumphant return. However, even amidst the playoff chase, it is never too early to check out what sort of reinforcements the Rockets can bring in during the offseason, especially...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden throws down tomahawk jam on Pelicans (Video)

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden put the New Orleans Pelicans defense to shame, dribbling around one defender and throwing down a tomahawk jam on two others, during Wednesday night's game at the Smoothie King Center.Harden lost Quincy Poindexter on the dribble, then cut to the rim and threw down the slam dunk in between Omer Asik and Anthony Davis. Harden led the Rockets...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard to Start Tonight for the Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is ready to return to action Wednesday night, head coach Kevin McHale says. McHale says he is starting Dwight Howard tonight. — Jenny Dial Creech (@jennydialcreech) March 25, 2015 Howard has not played since suffering a knee injury in early February. The eight-time All-Star is averaging 16.3 points, 11 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game in...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets’ Dwight Howard to start vs. Pelicans

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will play Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. Howard, who has missed the last 26 games with swelling in his right knee, will be on a minutes restriction.  The 29-year-old will most likely play 20 minutes to 25 minutes a game and won’t play in back-to-back games “I am just ready to play, I...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets to be first NBA team to reach 900 3-Pointers

By Anthony Weber In the 1979-80 season, the NBA introduced the three-pointer.  During much of the first 25 seasons with the three-pointer in the NBA, the growth for number of threes made were marginal.  Only in the last ten seasons has the use of the three-pointer by a team skyrocketed. There was a time in the NBA that only a few teams that were the league leaders for three-pointers...
Via Beyond The Spread
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: The best shooting guard in the NBA

Kevin McHale James Harden has made the case all year that he was MVP-worthy. As the season winds down, I would have to argue there is no question about it that he should get the MVP trophy. The Houston Rockets are thriving with Harden running their offense, and although they can become a bit too reliant on his scoring, the Rockets and their fans alikee cannot really complain. Kevin...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ NBA Jam Highlight Video Is Flawless

This Houston Rockets' NBA Jam highlight package is absolutely flawless.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: The Small Moves Could Win Them A Title

(Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… When the season started, I wasn’t a fan of the Houston Rockets team assembled. I thought that were a lesser team because of losing Chandler Parsons and their biggest move being signing Trevor Ariza. Of course, I loved that James Harden-Dwight Howard duo, Ariza is a strong 3rd option...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a closer look at James Harden's 50-point outburst

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden exploded for a career-high 50 points Thursday night in a 118-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets. But the bigger story was how the MVP candidate reached the half-century mark, not that he simply achieved such an impressive number. Harden was his typical self, slashing into the lane and drawing fouls. Yes, he received a few superstar...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden scores career-high 50 points in Rockets win

  James Harden scored a career-high 50 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Harden dazzled the Rockets biggest stars like Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler as the organization celebrated the 20th anniversary of the franchise’s back-to-back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995. “That’s a special group...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Honor Championship Teams

The Houston Rockets honored their championship teams from 93-94 and 94-95 on Thursday night. During halftime the teams were honored. Check out the video of the very special moment in Rockets history.
Via Rockets Social
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Dwight Howard nearing return

One of the more missable stories of the NBA season has been Dwight Howard’s absence from the Houston Rockets’ lineup. The former three-...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden kicks LeBron James in the groin (VIDEO)

Things got heated during Sunday’s Rockets-Cavaliers game when LeBron James and James Harden got into it. Harden fell to the floor after being trapped by LeBron and James Jones, and he then delivered a cheap shot to LBJ’s groin. As the officials blew the whistle, Harden kicked James right in the nuts. And LBJ was clearly phased by it, as he staggered backwards.   It sure...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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