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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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Omer Asik wants another chance to slow LaMarcus Aldridge

Omer Asik’s stint on LaMarcus Aldridge lasted just three minutes before he picked up his third foul and returned to the bench. He never was back on the floor with Dwight Howard again, though that could be one of the changes Kevin McHale has planned. “We are going to do some stuff differently,” McHale said. “You watch the game and find out what it is.” Asik, however, said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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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Dwight Howard says he needs to be selfish and demand the ball more often

With the Houston Rockets down 1-0 after dropping Game 1 at home in its Western Conference quarterfinal series with the Portland Trail Blazers, Dwight Howard apparently took a long look at himself and came to the conclusion, “You know what? I need to be more selfish.” The Rockets center said on Tuesday that heading into […] The post Dwight Howard says he needs to be selfish...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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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...
Via Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin's fadeaway doesn't come close in Rockets' loss

James Harden's jumper at the buzzer in overtime bounced off the rim in the Houston Rockets' 122-120 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 on Sunday. But that wasn't the biggest missed shot of the game. Late in the second quarter, Jeremy Lin tossed up a head-scratching fadeaway that sailed over the backboard. That's not exactly a "Linsanity" moment...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets troll Robin Lopez on Twitter with Sideshow Bob reference (photo)

The wisenheimers in charge of the official Twitter account of the Houston Rockets dropped a phenomenal zinger at the expense of Robin Lopez and his interesting hairstyle after the Portland Trail Blazers big man was whistled for a technical foul during the teams’ playoff game on Sunday. The play between Lopez and Rockets center Dwight […] The post Houston Rockets troll Robin Lopez...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin shoots jumper over backboard vs Blazers (Video)

Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin took an embarrassingly bad shot during the second quarter of Sunday night's Western Conference playoff series opener against Portland when his 9-foot jump shot went over the backboard.Lin may have rushed his jumper to beat the shot clock, but the Rockets ended up with a violation anyway after his shot went WAY off target.Despite the miss, Lin...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
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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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlights of James Harden 'playing defense' are amazing

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is one of the most explosive offensive players in the NBA. The 24-year-old, two-time All-Star averaged 25.4 points and 6.1 assists per game during the 2013-14 regular season. Simply put, he’s one of the toughest covers in the NBA and drives opposing defenders nuts with his ability to get to the rim and hit long jumpers. With all of that said,...
Via Rumors and Rants
6 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
Via Bush League Chronicle
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