Best dunks and throwdowns from Game 1 of Mavericks-Rockets

There were a lot of dunks that went in on the Mavericks/Rockets game. Dwight Howard had a nice alley-oop jam early in the game. Well, here are the rest of the throwdowns in this game: Nice jams from James Harden, Terrence Jones, Josh Smith, Howard, Chandler Parsons, and Tyson Chandler. *** James Harden pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
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Dwight Howard puts down two-handed alley-oop against Mavericks

Hey, remember this guy? Dwight Howard is back in time for the playoffs and he’s doing things. Watch this oop from James Harden: People are waiting for “Playoff Rajon Rondo” in this series. But what about “Playoff Dwight”? *** Dwight Howard pic from Getty Images. Vine from FanSided.
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Chris Russo went on a crazed rant about James Harden and Dwight Howard for some reason

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo is known to blow a gasket every now and again, and quite honestly, it’s been far too long since we heard a classic Dog rant.  We got it this week as he got insanely worked up over James Harden’s MVP candidacy and comparing him to Jerry West for some reason.  Then he got into dissing Dwight Howard.  Something tells me Russo isn’t a fan of today...
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2014-15: The year of the injured NBA superstar

The National Basketball Association’s 2014-15 regular season has come and gone. It featured a number of great stories as the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors turned out to surprisingly claim 1-seeds, LeBron James returned to Cleveland, the Hornets were Charlotte’s once again, Klay Thompson scored a record 37 points in one quarter, the Houston Rockets set a new record...
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The 10 Best NBA Vines Of The 2014-15 Season

10. Lance Stephenson cramping while still trying to run: 9. Andrew Wiggins Posterizes: 8. Corey Brewer over Blake Griffin: 7. Joakim Noah calls LeBron James a ‘p****’ 6. Kobe calling Dwight Howard a ‘B*tch A**’  Click here to see the top 5 The post The 10 Best NBA Vines Of The 2014-15 Season appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Reports: Rockets' Howard will not be charged with child abuse

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be charged with abusing one of his children following accusations by the child's mother, according to multiple reports. "I can confirm we are not moving forward with charges in this case," said Sgt. Gregory Lyon of the Atlanta (Ga.) Police Department, in an email to FOX 26 Sports in Houston. Howard's attorney, David Oscar Markus, released...
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Ranking The Four Possible Playoff Matchups For The Portland Trail Blazers

Every year, as the calendar flips to April and the playoffs emerge on the horizon, fans and media alike start eyeballing the standings with a little extra fervor. Whether it’s battling for home court advantage or daydreaming about potential first round matchups, following the standings can be just as entertaining as the games itself this time of year. With margins razor thin between...
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Dwight Howard: My goal is to play 20 NBA seasons

In the midst of his 11th NBA season, Dwight Howard says it is his hope that he can hang around long enough — and remain healthy enough — to achieve what few NBA players have accomplished: Play 20 seasons. The Houston Rockets center stated his career longevity goal on Wednesday, a day when he played...Read More The post Dwight Howard says it’s always been his goal is to play...
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James Harden on MVP: ‘I don’t want to hear it’

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Houston Rockets star James Harden is considered the front runner to win the 2015 NBA MVP award, but don’t tell him that. “I don’t want to hear it, don’t want the hear it,” Harden said Thursday, via ESPN.com. “The most important thing right now is winning. I’ve said it plenty of times; it’s winning and getting a rhythm going into the...
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Houston Rockets: Perks of Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard Dwight Howard coming back is a big win for the Houston Rockets. In addition to his return, Terrence Jones has come back from injury and the Houston Rockets are starting to look good as new. Back to Dwight Howard. In the five games he has played, he is averaging 12.6 points and 7.2 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game. His workload is being held to a minimum so there...
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Watch: Dwight Howard does Shaq impression

During an episode of  the Houston Rockets “Red Nation,” Dwight Howard was asked to give an impression of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, and what he would say about the Rockets center.   “He’s 7-foot-5, he should be dunking on everybody.” Howard said in his Shaq voice. “I am the real Superman and I think that’s the issue, he wants my job, he wants to be me...
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Rockets-Thunder Preview

The Houston Rockets have been among the NBA's best teams despite not having Dwight Howard for much of the season. They'll likely need him to be in top form to truly compete for a title, however. Howard will continue to try to find his groove Sunday when Houston visits the Oklahoma City Thunder, who may be wearing out Russell Westbrook as they try to hold on to a playoff spot. Though...
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Houston Rockets: Prospective Playoff Opponents

With 6 games remaining, the Houston Rockets’ regular season is winding down, and the Rockets are peaking at just the right time. With an 8-2 record in their last ten games, and the return of All-Star center Dwight Howard, Houston is going to be a load for whoever they play in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. However, their opponent in the opening playoff games...
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Dwight Howard Hopes To Increase Minutes

Dwight Howard has been on a minutes restriction since returning from resting his knee. “It’s tough playing three, four-minute stretches and then coming out of the game,” Howard said. “There are points where I feel like I am just about to get going, then coach says ‘you’re on a minutes restriction and have to come out,’ so it is tough.” Howard has been comfortable...
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Rockets have a worse free throw shooter than Dwight Howard —€” maybe the worst ever

Dwight Howard is infamous for being a bad free throw shooter, but the Houston Rockets have another big man who makes Howard look like Steve Nash. Joey Dorsey, a 6-foot-8 forward who's back in the NBA for the first time since 2011, is 18 for 67 (26.9 percent) from the line. Howard is twice as good at 53.4 percent, and even DeAndre Jordan, another notorious brick layer, is better at...
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Dwight Howard Has the Half-Court Hook Shot Down

We all know Dwight Howard isn’t the best free throw shooter out there. He’s shooting 53 percent from the stripe this season, so there’s really no use in working on that part of his game too much, right? He is pretty much what he is at this point in his career. However, he did work on something new before his game against the Mavericks tonight — his half-court hook shot. As...
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Rockets' Howard out against Kings

HOUSTON (AP) Houston center Dwight Howard is out on Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings. Howard is healthy, but when he came back from a two-month absence because of swelling in his knee, the team said he wouldn't play both games of back-to-backs. He will return on Thursday night when the Rockets play at Dallas. Joey Dorsey will start in his place on Wednesday night.
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Time for Dwight Howard to Really Earn His Ridiculous Paycheck

Dwight Howard was brought to Houston to complete the championship puzzle for the Rockets. If he can play up to the hype that could actually happen. via TwitterRead more »
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Front-runners for competitive NBA MVP race

Only two-plus weeks remain in the 2014-2015 NBA season, and the race for the league’s MVP award is coming down to the wire. The player crowned MVP will have the individual numbers combined with an undeniable impact on a playoff team. At least five players have that formula, let’s take a look at who they’re.             ...
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Report: Orlando Magic to Extend Contract of GM Rob Hennigan

Despite a turbulent season that culminated in the firing of head coach Jacque Vaughn, the Orlando Magic are looking to extend the contract of general manager Rob Hennigan, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. On the surface, it would seem such a decision is premature. The Magic are in the third year of a rebuilding effort and remain a long way from contention in the...
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What to Make of Dwight Howard’s Comments on Kobe Bryant and James Harden

Even though Dwight Howard has been one of the most dominant centers of his era, at 29 years old, what most NBA fans and analysts will talk about years after he’s retired is what surrounded Howard off the floor; the “Dwightmare” saga in Orlando, the “This Is Going To Be Fun” team in Los Angeles Lakers, his partnership-turned-rivalry with Kobe Bryant and now his new role...
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What to Make of Dwight Howard’s Comments on Kobe Bryant and James Harden

Even though Dwight Howard has been one of the most dominant centers of his era, at 29 years old, what most NBA fans and analysts will talk about years after he’s retired is what surrounded Howard off the floor; the “Dwightmare” saga in Orlando, the “This Is Going To Be Fun” team in Los Angeles Lakers, his partnership-turned-rivalry with Kobe Bryant and now his new role...
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Dwight: Harden And I Aren't Super Close But We Talk

Dwight Howard disputes comments from Kobe Bryant that he was uncomfortable with Bryant's "combative" approach during their one season together. “It wasn’t that I was uncomfortable with who [Bryant] was as a player or a person, that was never the issue to me,” Howard said. “I think that kind of gets twisted because of how things ended up. Everybody on that team got injured...
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Fantasy Basketball Infirmary: Week 22 Injury Analysis

Playoffs? Unlike Jim Mora, there’s no question it’s playoff time. With the season almost over, tough decisions and moves need to be made. A guy that helped you during the regular season may not be helpful now. You’re trying to win a championship and there are only so many weeks left in the season to accomplish that. Hopefully your team is healthy, but if not, here’s an update...
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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...
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