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Houston Rockets: Playoff Check-Up

Despite the debacle that was Game 4, the Houston Rockets are on the brink of advancing to the second round of the NBA Playoffs for just the second time since the halcyon days of Hakeem and Clyde. However, let’s not mince words about that aforementioned debacle. That was brutal to watch. So what, if anything, can we learn from it, and how can Houston make sure that it doesn’t...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

There's no reason to panic in Houston

The Rockets had a chance to sweep the depleted and reeling Mavericks in Dallas last night, but couldn't shut the door. Instead, just about everything went wrong.James Harden and Josh Smith had tremendous games, but Dwight Howard only attempted seven field goals and was abysmal from the free-throw line. Jason Terry scored three points on five shots and Trevor Ariza missed all five...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Carlisle tapes mouth shut so he can't rip refs

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 after his team’s Game 3 loss to the Houston Rockets for criticizing the officials. He wasn’t about to let his mouth lighten his wallet again on Sunday night. After the Mavs beat the Rockets in Game 4 to extend the series and avoid a sweep, a reporter...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Mavericks Confiscated Brooms Prior to Game Four From Houston Rockets Fans

Prior to the start of the opening round playoff series between the Rockets and Mavericks Dallas owner Mark Cuban talked some trash about Houston. So now that the Rockets have a chance to sweep Cuban's team in Dallas some fans were more than happy to give Cuban a taste of his own medicine by bringing a few brooms (the sign for making a sweep) in to the arena.Apparently the folks in...
Via FatManWriting
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets Have Launched Behind Howard’s Play

In the summer of 2013, the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks were among the favorites to land the services of free agent big man Dwight Howard. After rounds of dazzling presentations, Howard decided to join the Rockets to form a super squad with a young James Harden. Yet, until the last few weeks, the Rockets investment in the big man had yet to pay dividends. Last year, they...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fan Tried to Impersonate Cop to Get in to Rockets-Mavericks Game Tuesday Night

I get it. You are a fan of the team and you would like nothing more than to watch a playoff game from one of the seats inside of the home of your Houston Rockets, the Toyota Center. There is just one problem--you don't have a ticket and can't afford to pay for one on the secondary market. So what's a fan to do?You try to pass yourself off as an officer of the law and sneak in to...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dikembe in 2001: Who want to go to LA with me?

The 2001 NBA playoffs provided Sixers fans with a lifetime of memories. Dikembe Mutombo's joyous interview after game 7 against the Bucks was certainly one. The post Dikembe Mutombo In 2001: Who Want To Go To L.A. With Me? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Josh Smith stay with the Rockets?

Josh Smith's tenure in Houston has been incredible, so far. While not the most efficient scorer in the world, Smith's playmaking ability is what makes him most valuable on a Rockets team that only has one other serious ball-handling threat.    But he's a free agent this summer. Will Houston bring him back? Rockets general manager Daryl Morey recent answered that question in a...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Owns A Lot of Guns and Snakes

People pay a hefty sum of money for tickets to a Dwight Howard show, but that amount could double in price for tickets to his gun show. Okay, so that was a bad joke. Still, Howard does possess a weird collection of snakes and guns. Twenty snakes and 50 guns to be specific. Why does he need that amount of ammunition and serpents? According to Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling, it’s...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Following 9-Assist 2nd Half: This Is Why I Came Here

Josh Smith controlled the second half of the Houston Rockets' Game 2 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Smith had 13 points, six rebounds and nine assists in 20 minutes in the second half. Of those nine assists, six were on dunks and five were lobs to Dwight Howard. Toni Kukoc is the only other forward since 1985 to record nine or more assists as a reserve in a playoff game. "This is...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard owns 50 guns and 20 snakes

Dwight Howard was made for Texas. Regardless of how he has fit in with the Houston Rockets, the stuff Howard does in his free time is so Texas it hurts. Like what? Like feeding his den of snakes and firing his massive collection of guns. In a recent chat with Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: J.J. Watt dances to celebrate the Houston Rockets win

J.J. Watt really seems to be having fun this off-season. If he’s not having a killer workout, he’s out enjoying life and he genuinely looks like a guy who’s having the time of his life. Here he is celebrating the Houston Rockets playoff win as he continues to ingratiate himself to the city of Houston…
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks

The first round of playoffs has begun, and the Houston Rockets have already taken a lead against the Dallas Mavericks. The first game of the series was a great game, and we got to see all sorts of enjoyable basketball. As a whole I would say this series is going to be very exciting. Harden is a monster James Harden is looking good early on in this series Though his defense is...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ill-conceived — or clever — headline makes for easy James Harden poop joke (pic)

Either the headline writers at the Houston Chronicle are scatological wisenheimers or simply missed an extremely obvious poop joke in headline about the Houston Rockets’ playoff seeding in the Western Conference. Courtesy of a 56-26 record — and coming up on top over the Los Angeles Clippers in a tiebreaker — the Rockets have earned...Read More The post Ill-conceived — or...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Capela’s Free Throw Nightmare Is Finally Over

Before we get started here, you’re probably wondering who the hell Clint Capela is. Well, he’s a 6’10” Swiss power forward who was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft (25th pick overall). He’s spent most the season racking up Inactives, DNPs and some attractive D-League stat lines, Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden: 'I feel as though I am the MVP'

Shortly after indicating he’d prefer not to discuss such matters, Houston Rockets superstar James Harden laid it all out on the line and declared that he is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. “I feel as though I am the MVP,” Harden said via NBA.com’s Fran Blinebury. “I think the MVP is the most valuable player...Read More The post James Harden puts it out there: ‘I feel...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets Donatas Motiejunas out for season

The Houston Rockets recently lost point guard Patrick Beverley for the remainder of the 2015 season, and Kevin McHale’s team just took another significant hit. According to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports, power forward Donatas Motiejunas will be sidelined due to a back injury. Another huge hit for Houston: I'm told Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with his back injury...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Rockets Guard Patrick Beverley Out for the Season

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs after opting for surgery to repair ligament damage in his left wrist. Rockets guard Pat Beverley has opted for surgery to repair ligaments in left wrist, source said. Will miss the remaining of season, playoffs — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) March 30, 2015 Beverley suffered the injury...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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