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Kevin McHale: James Harden being out of shape hurt Rockets early

Kevin McHale was dumped by the Houston Rockets 11 games into the season following a slow 4-7 start, that despite reaching the Western Conference finals the previous season. On Tuesday, the former Rockets coach appeared on TNT and said that James Harden being out of shape and Dwight Howard being unable to play and practice on back-to-back days contributed to the team’s poor start...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry best highlights from 35 points against Rockets

There have been many great basketball teams in the history of the sport but right now, the Golden State Warriors might be considered one of the best of all-time. Last night, the Warriors hosted the Houston Rockets and Stephen Curry put together another incredible performance with thirty-five points and nine assists. Check out some of his best highlights in the below compilation:...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

McHale calls out Harden, Rockets in first TV appearance since firing

The Houston Rockets fired Kevin McHale 11 games into the 2015-16 NBA season, a move that shocked just about everyone. They were 4-7, but had made noticeable strides in each of his four previous years as the team's head coach, culminating in an unlikely Western Conference cameo against the Golden State Warriors last spring.Houston overachieved with McHale, but for quite a few reasons...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry Outduels James Harden In Warriors Win

Stephen Curry had 35 points, nine assists and five rebounds to outlast MVP runner-up James Harden and the Rockets.Pushing the Warriors regular season record to an incredible 47 wins and their home streak of wins to an astounding 42 in a row. “We can definitely play better and just sustain our level of play and be more consistent over 48 minutes. It’s hard,” Curry said. ...
Via Hooped Up
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ top five teams in franchise history: number one

To be completely honest, the Houston Rockets this year have been subpar. Just when they seem to have gotten things under control, everything goes haywire and they crash. To cope with this season, I will be releasing an article daily counting down the top five Rockets teams in franchise history. There are many great eras, from Moses Malone’s to Hakeem Olajuwon’s, Tracy McGrady’s...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston, all our problems are solved? Harden to 'go all out' for KD

The Houston Rockets are having a terrible season, but their fortunes can change overnight if James Harden convinces Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant to join forces with him in Texas next year. The Rockets will have the cap space to make something happen, and their general manager, Daryl Morey, has a history of luring star talent in free agency. So...maybe this will actually go...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets make plays late to hand Suns 6th straight loss

PHOENIX -- Corey Brewer scored 24 points and Trevor Ariza 22 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.The Rockets won despite a 4-for-19 shooting night by James Harden, who finished with 17 points, more than 10 under his average. Dwight Howard grabbed 16 rebounds in the 200th meeting between the teams.Archie Goodwin led the Suns with...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard talks latest trade rumors

Houston Rockers center Dwight Howard isn’t a stranger to the sometimes vicious cycle that is NBA trade rumors. It’s a swirl of information akin to a tornado this time of year with the NBA trade deadline on approach and Howard’s name is the biggest to come up as of late. Wednesday, rumblings came out about the Boston Celtics giving the Rockets a ring about Howard. Not far behind...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Battle of the Beards—James Harden Calls Post-Game Reporter 'Little Beard'

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is known for his long Euro-step, his cooking celebration after he drills a long 3,  and of course his humongous beard—but mostly his beard. So what happens when a post-game reporter sports a beard as strong as Harden's? After having a great night and leading the Rockets to a win after three losses in a row, Harden brought up swag in his post...
Via Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden's new endorsement bills itself just like him: 'Weirdly Awesome'

Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden ranked fifth in Forbes’ list of the NBA's highest-paid players on and off the court with $32.8 million, including $17 million from endorsements. The endorsement part just got a little bigger and this one fits The Beard to a T.Harden is joining up with Ferrara Candy’s Trolli brand, according to Forbes. The company bills itself as ...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Get Josh Smith Back From Clippers Basically For Free

When Josh Smith joined the Houston Rockets last season he ended up providing the team with some pretty valuable minutes off the bench. He wanted to play more so he signed with the Clippers in the off-season. Well--that didn't quite work out as he expected.So now he is back in Houston after the Clippers traded him back to the Rockets, but it wasn't your traditional trade. What they...
Via FatManWriting
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets expected to keep Ty Lawson past trade deadline

Just when it seemed like the Houston Rockets might be shopping point guard Ty Lawson, now they aren’t. Lawson has struggled on the court with Houston since coming over in a trade from the Denver Nuggets last summer, and he was suspended twice this season for two DWI arrests occurring last year. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported last month the Rockets were trying to...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston, We Have a Problem: Josh Smith Traded to Rockets

Doc Rivers, top 11 GM in NBA History, has struck again. After signing Josh Smith in the off-season, largely because of how well he played against the Clippers, Doc Rivers has already decided he has had enough. Josh Smith has been traded to the Houston Rockets for the rights to foreign player(s) and cash considerations, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Smith was averaging...
Via Hoops-Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy blasts NBA over ‘Hack-a-Drummond’ strategy

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy took the NBA to task for its role in how Andre Drummond was intentionally fouled so many times he took an astounding 36 free throws in Wednesday’s 123-114 victory over the Houston Rockets. And Van Gundy isn’t happy about it and holds the NBA directly responsible for it. “That's the game the league wants, so that’s what fans get...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving gets through Rockets defense with insane handles

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving embarrassed the Houston Rockets defense on Friday night by going one-on-four to the hole for a layup. Of course, with the dribbling Irving showed off on the play, it would’ve been pretty damn difficult for anyone to stop him. Watch these nasty handles from “Uncle Drew”: Irving finished with a game-high 23 points in the Cavs’...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't Sleep On The Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have been playing their whole season on the verge. They have avoided falling into the abyss of mediocrity, but have also failed to match the brilliance they showed last season.It’s hard to believe the Rockets were below .500 only a few days ago. Any lineup strutting out James Harden, Dwight Howard, and Trevor Ariza should be in good shape. But alas, it is the...
Via The Sports Quotient
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson suspended three games for July DUI arrest

Ty Lawson’s forgettable tenure with the Houston Rockets thus far has just gotten a little bit more so. The 28-year-old point guard has been suspended three games for driving under the influence of alcohol, the NBA announced in an official press release on Thursday. The suspension stems from a July arrest, his second such offense in the span of just half a year. Lawson served...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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