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Can The Houston Rockets Win The West?

After defeating the rival Dallas Mavericks in five games in the first round, the Houston Rockets have their eyes set on a deep playoff run of their own.  James Harden and company will have to play either the Los Angeles Clippers or the defending champion San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals this upcoming... The post Can The Houston Rockets Win The West? appeared...
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Kobe Bryant thinks James Harden is the NBA's MVP

Everyone has their opinion on who should win the NBA's MVP award this season. Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook are all legitimate candidates.  Who does Kobe Bryant think should win? Well, that would be Rockets shooting guard James Harden, who dragged Houston all the way to a two-seed without Dwight Howard for most of the season. Here's...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden is slowly answering all the playoff questions

The Houston Rockets still don't know who they're playing in the second round, but whichever team they face will have to deal with a battle-tested James Harden. After shooting 37.6 percent from the floor in last season's first-round loss against the Portland Trail Blazers, Harden crushed the Dallas Mavericks, making 46.5 percent of his field goal attempts and averaging 28.4 points...
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Houston Rockets Break the Streak With Game 5 Victory

Dwight Howard (12) puts up a shot as Terrance Jones (6), Monta Ellis (11), Tyson Chandler (6) and Dirk Nowitzki (41) look on in Houston’s Game 5 win over Dallas Tuesday night. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) They say that big time players step up in big time games. That is what happened for the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. James Harden and Dwight Howard did not want...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden’s best highlights of his 28 points against Mavericks

The Rockets pulled out a close one against the Mavericks on Tuesday night, 103-94. More importantly for the Rockets, they advanced to the second round. James Harden led Houston with 28 points. Here are Harden’s highlights of that clinching game: Congrats to the Rockets for moving on. *** James Harden’s pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
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James Harden and Rockets Advance

For the first time since 2009, Houston will advance to the second round behind another solid performance by James Harden, who scored 28 points in the Rockets Game 5 win to beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-94. “We have a lot of guys in this locker room that are hungry,” Harden said. “They want to win and want to do whatever it takes to win. When you get a group like that, you...
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Rockets have bigger goals after advancing to second round

HOUSTON (AP) After advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2009, the Houston Rockets shifted their focus to much bigger goals. They're looking to become the first Houston team to win a Western Conference semifinal since 1997. ''Everybody is locked in on what our goal is and that's to win a championship,'' said Dwight Howard, who had 18 points and...
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Mavericks exit playoffs after Game 5 loss to Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden scored 28 points, Terrence Jones had 10 of his 15 in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-94 on Tuesday night for their first playoff series victory since 2009. Houston won the Western Conference series 4-1 to advance to face the winner of the Clippers-Spurs series in the second round. The Rockets bounced back from...
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Harden, Jones help Rockets eliminate Mavs, advance to second round

  James Harden scored 28 points, Terrence Jones had 10 of his 15 in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-94 on Tuesday night for their first playoff series victory since 2009. Houston won the Western Conference series 4-1 to advance to face the winner of the Clippers-Spurs series in the second round. The Rockets bounced back from a lackluster...
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Houston beats Dallas 103-94 to advance to second round

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 28 points, Terrence Jones had 10 of his 15 in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-94 on Tuesday night for their first playoff series victory since 2009. Houston won the Western Conference series 4-1 to advance to face the winner of the Clippers-Spurs series in the second round. The Rockets bounced back from a...
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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...
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The MVP Race Illustrated

The MVP race is still on and it’s down to Houston Rockets swingman James Harden, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry or Oklahoma City Thunder point man Russell Westbrook. Who ya got? Art by Stefano Marra from Eboli, Italy. The post The MVP Race Illustrated appeared first on Hooped Up.
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James Harden Stirs Up a Career-High 42 Points

In an old style Texas shoot’em up. James Harden stirred up a playoff career-high 42 points on 15 shots with nine assists and five rebounds to help the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128. The Rockets now have a 3-0 lead in the series. The post James Harden Stirs Up a Career-High 42 Points appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Dallas Cowboys HC Jason Garrett Had a Ridiculous S*it Eatting Grin on His Face Sitting Next to James Harden

Fans in Dallas were treated to the third highest scoring regulation playoff game in the last 25 years. There was just one problem as far as Dallas Mavericks fans were concerned--their team ended the game on the wrong side of the scoreboard 130-128. There was one person, however, that seemed quite happy or at least he was when he was caught on camera.I'm talking about Dallas Cowboys...
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Friday's best: Harden too much for Mavs' addition by Rondo subtraction

Best stat line: James Harden, G, Houston Rockets: 42 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists vs. Dallas Mavericks. With the way that NBA substitution patterns work, the scoring for a star from quarter to quarter often looks like a backward N-curve: high in the first and third quarters, low in the second and fourth. Such was the nature of The Beard's scoring night, but that was the only thing...
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Harden scores 42 to lead Rockets to win, 3-0 lead on Mavericks

  James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series. The MVP candidate played a dominating role after deferring to Howard and role players in the first two wins, putting the Rockets on the verge of their first...
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Mavs fall to Rockets in Game 3

DALLAS (AP) -- James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series. The MVP candidate played a dominating role after deferring to Howard and role players in the first two wins, putting the Rockets on the verge...
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Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead on Mavs

DALLAS (AP) James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series. The MVP candidate played a dominating role after deferring to Howard and role players in the first two wins, putting the Rockets on the verge of...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets James Harden spun the ball on a FT...hit himself in the face

The Rockets James Harden spun the ball on a free throw last night...hit himself in the face. GIF: James Harden spins ball into his own face pic.twitter.com/1KEe7Q4DTJ— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) April 22, 2015Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry on Dallas trying to stop Houston's offense: 'Good luck with that'

Houston Rockets point guard Jason Terry's days of being the center of attention on an opposing team's scouting report are long over, but he can still do real damage as a supplemental puzzle piece beside James Harden and Dwight Howard, two of the league's most devastating offensive weapons. According to The Dallas Morning News' Brad Townsend, here's what Terry had to say about Dallas...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden adjusts to Mavericks defensive focus

James Harden is one of the most unstoppable singular offensive weapons in basketball. He's also the only player the Houston Rockets have who can create shots for teammates as well as himself. The Dallas Mavericks can't win without removing him from the equation, or, at the very least, slowing him down quite a bit. It's a good thing Harden knows what to expect and is more than ready...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks-Rockets Preview

If James Harden keeps getting the kind of help he received in the Houston Rockets' playoff opener, the Dallas Mavericks could be in trouble. Balanced scoring was the key for the Rockets in winning Game 1, and the Mavericks might also be without one of their top players in Chandler Parsons when the teams meet in Houston on Tuesday night. Harden scored 24 points Saturday but went 4...
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12 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...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden scores 24 points, leads Rockets past Mavericks Game 1

  James Harden had 24 points and Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference series. Brewer made three 3-pointers in about 3 minutes in the fourth to keep the Mavericks at bay. He added another three points when he made a layup and...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden has 24 points, Rockets beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 24 points and Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference series. Brewer made three 3-pointers in about 3 minutes in the fourth to keep the Mavericks at bay. He added another three points when he made a...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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