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Anthony Davis puts Harden ahead of himself for MVP

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is one of a handful of NBA players who are having MVP-caliber seasons. By playing the tremendous low-post defense we have grown accustomed to seeing from him and taking a significant leap offensively, Davis has the Pelicans just 2.5 games back of a playoff spot in the Western...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets will not suffer without Beverley

Just recently, Houston Rockets point-guard Patrick Beverley underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist which should keep him out of pretty much all basketball activity going forward. His recovery period is expected to be four months and with his free agency approaching, this injury diminishes his value for teams seeking his service. The Rockets will likely miss Beverley’s...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: James Harden Should Win MVP

Anthony Davis was on the Dan Patrick Show on Monday where the All-Star center discussed why the Houston Rockets’ James Harden should win league MVP. The post Anthony Davis: James Harden Should Win MVP appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan Scores Career-High 42 Points

With his good friend and MVP candidate James Harden in town. DeMar DeRozan went off for a career-high 42 points and 11 rebounds in a Toronto Raptors win over the Rockets. “It’s definitely cool because we’ve been playing against each other since we were kids,” DeRozan said of Harden, who also grew up in the Los Angeles area. “That’s one of my close friends in the league...
Via Hooped Up
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

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.             ...
Via Sports-Glory
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan scores 42 points in Raptors' win over Rockets

  DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade. It's hard to imagine any of their previous encounters was as entertaining as this one. DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied his career high with 11 rebounds as his Raptors beat Harden's Rockets 99-96 on Monday night, Toronto's eighth straight home victory over Houston....
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets James Harden atop the MVP rankings

Over the course of this season, NBA fans have been spoiled by watching one of the toughest competitions for the MVP race that we’ve seen in years.  As the year winds down we’ll take a look at the top five candidates for the Maurice Podoloff trophy. James Harden, Houston Rockets Top MVP candidate James Harden flies in for an easy dunk against the New York Knicks. Amidst a...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy Stirs The Pot Like He’s James Harden

Jeff Van Gundy attempted to stir the pot like he was Houston Rockets point guard James Harden.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets-Wizards Preview

With MVP candidate James Harden leading the way, the Houston Rockets are officially headed back to the postseason. The Washington Wizards have a chance to lock up a spot as soon as Sunday. Houston tries to keep rolling as it visits the Wizards, who are looking to sweep the season series for the first time since 1989. The Rockets (49-23) clinched their third consecutive postseason...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets hold off Wolves, 120-110

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden had 33 points and eight assists as the Houston Rockets clinched a playoff spot with a 120-110 victory over the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Harden shot 9 for 19 from the floor, including 6 for 12 on 3-pointers. Josh Smith added 16 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists and Trevor Ariza scored 14 points for the Rockets, who shot 53...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden scores 33 as Rockets beat Wolves, clinch playoff spot

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 33 points and eight assists as the Houston Rockets clinched a playoff spot with a 120-110 victory over the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Harden shot 9 for 19 from the floor, including 6 for 12 on 3-pointers. Josh Smith added 16 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists and Trevor Ariza scored 14 points for the Rockets, who shot 53...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans browing out gracefully

New Orleans wasn’t supposed to make the playoffs. The West didn’t appear to have any playoff vacancies, and if an outsider did crack the conference’s Top 8 slots, the best odds belonged to the Suns, not the Pelicans, considering that Phoenix missed the postseason with 48 wins a season ago. Yes, the Pelicans have Anthony Davis, coming off the breakout summer with Team USA we...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

An identity in flux: Harden and the collective consciousness

By Phillip BarnettWho 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 in indeterminate flux. It’s hard to pinpoint what his game is, what this season means, what he represents in the grand scheme of things. How we see Harden today is different than how we saw him...
Via Fox Sports
4 days 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Timberwolves vs. Rockets

The Houston Rockets are on the verge of securing a playoff spot, and they've got their long-absent star big man back to complement MVP candidate James Harden. The team focus, however, might be on Harden now getting used to playing without his backcourt mate as Patrick Beverley ponders potential season-ending wrist surgery. The Rockets will play a second straight game without Beverley...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves-Rockets Preview

The Houston Rockets are on the verge of securing a playoff spot, and they've got their long-absent star big man back to complement MVP candidate James Harden. The team focus, however, might be on Harden now getting used to playing without his backcourt mate as Patrick Beverley ponders potential season-ending wrist surgery. The Rockets will play a second straight game without Beverley...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden's focus vaults him into NBA MVP conversation

HOUSTON (AP) A couple of months ago, James Harden was told by a reporter that he seemed different this season, a year in which he has gone from a great player to a front-runner for MVP, and was asked what prompted the change. Houston's bearded superstar bristled, his eyes narrowed and he demanded: ''Different how?'' Harden was reminded of that moment recently and posed the question...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Puts Three Pelicans On a Poster

Houston Rockets swingman and MVP candidate James Harden gets buckets wherever he goes and against New Orleans. The Beard upped the stakes by taking it to three Pelicans for a huge jam. Omer Asik took the brunt of the blow, but Anthony Davis and Quincy Pondexter caught a piece too. The post James Harden Puts Three Pelicans On a Poster appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Posterizes Anthony Davis With Lefty Hammer

James Harden with the huge tomahawk slam over Omer Asik and Anthony Davis during Wednesday’s Rockets-Pelicans game. [Rockets] The post James Harden Posterizes Anthony Davis With Lefty Hammer appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA award season predictions

Most Improved PlayerThe Most Improved Player award has always been the NBA’s strangest, since its birth in 1986. It commends the growth of a...
Via Athlon Sports
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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