James Harden Wants Some Help in the Backcourt

I wonder how Patrick Beverley feels about this. Coming off the worst performance of his Houston Rockets career in the team’s Game 5 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, James Harden indicated that he wants the team to upgrade in the backcourt this offseason. James Harden wants the Rockets to get a PG/SG?: Yeah definitely, that’s one of the conversations that me and...
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The Warriors Are Headed to the Finals

The Golden State Warriors are on their way to the NBA Finals after beating the Houston Rockets. The first quarter was very slow, sloppy, and unorganized. Stephen Curry came out with a yellow sleeve to protect his right arm from something happening like in game 4 when he had a scary fall and suffered a head contusion. The sleeve might have slowed Curry down, he was only 2-7 during...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harden desperately wants Morey to add another playmaker

The Houston Rockets are essentially a one-man offense. James Harden scores. He creates. He drives. He gets to the free-throw line. He makes everyone around him better and arguably draws more attention than any other ball-handler in the league.It should surprise nobody, then, to hear the runner-up MVP say he wants his general manager, Daryl Morey, to find some help. What's ironic...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Would Like Rockets To Add Backcourt Piece

With Patrick Beverley out for the playoffs, the lack of depth on the Houston Rockets' roster at point guard and shooting guard became clear. James Harden was responsible for a considerable amount of the Rockets' ballhandling duties. and Jason Terry played a ton of minutes. "Yeah definitely, that’s one of the conversations that me and Daryl (Morey) are going to have," said Harden...
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James Harden 2014-2015 Season Highlights

Despite his bad Game 5 in the Western Conference finals, Houston Rockets guard James Harden had his best season as a pro racking up 27.4 ppg, 7.0 apg, 5.7 rpg over 81 games. He also had four triple-doubles, two 50-point games (a franchise record) and was selected to the All-NBA first team. In addition to all that, The Beard finished second in the MVP voting behind Stephen Curry...
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Wait ‘Til Next Year | Houston Rockets

A nightmarish thirteen turnover performance for MVP runner-up James Harden in an elimination game should not cause fans to overlook a fantastic season for the Houston Rockets. If I told you their two best defensive players (Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley) would miss a combined 67 games in the regular season and their starting power forward (Terrence [&hellip The post Wait...
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Rockets looking forward after elimination

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets reached the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years before being eliminated in five games by the Golden State Warriors. ''We fought,'' star guard James Harden said. ''That's all we could do is fight. We put ourselves in a situation where we made it tough against a really good team, to be down 0-3, so we just look back at it and be...
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A Game to Forget for James Harden

James Harden is double teamed by Andre Iguodala (9) and Draymond Green (23) of the Golden State Warriors (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) When they needed him the most, James Harden could not produce for his team. On the verge of elimination, Harden was miserable from the floor and could not take care of the basketball. It is impossible to overlook the amazing season he had...
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The Warriors advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years

It’s not hard to pin point a big reason for a loss when one of your best players sets the single-game record for playoff turnovers. That was the case for Houston’s James Harden who committed 13 total turnovers as his Rockets fell to the Golden State Warriors 104-90 in Game 5 of the Western Conference […]
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Dwight Howard: ‘I’m still a champion’

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Dwight Howard sat down at the podium following the Houston Rockets 104-90 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday and answered a few questions. One of the questions Howard was asked was how tough it was to overcome injuries and then have the season end in five games in the Western Conference finals. “It’s tough, but I won’t stop fighting...
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Harden loses handle on ball in Rockets' season-ending loss

After carrying Houston to the Western Conference finals, James Harden couldn't even hold onto the ball when the Rockets needed him most. Harden set a playoff record with 13 turnovers and the Rockets were unable to stave off playoff elimination for a fifth time this postseason, losing 104-90 to the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. "I put so much pressure...
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James Harden turnover memes show no mercy

Houston Rockets star James Harden set an NBA record on Wednesday night for most turnovers in a single playoff game. Harden turned the ball over an incredible 13 times in his team’s 104-90 loss to the Golden State Warriors, which ended the Western Conference Finals. The internet treated him accordingly. Y'all gotta stop. Made James...Read More
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lil B lifts curse, zings James Harden after Rockets loss

Lil B’s curse, once again, proved to be too much to overcome. It haunted Kevin Durant in the past, and this time it was James Harden who was done in during the Western Conference finals. Harden’s worst performance of the series came during Wednesday night’s pivotal Game 5, in which the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals with a 104-90 victory. Coincidentally, Lil B was in...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapper Lil B says he'll lift curse after Harden commits playoff-record 13 turnovers

The curse may be over — but it's too late for the 2014-15 Houston Rockets. James Harden played one of the worst games of his career Wednesday night, committing an NBA playoff-record 13 turnovers during the Rockets' 104-90 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. The debacle was especially striking since Harden was coming off a 45-point outing just two nights...
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The Warriors Advance En Masse

Yes,Yes, There WasThe history books will say this was Warriors 4, Rockets 1, with Houston SG James Harden committing an NBA record number of turnovers in the clincher. But what happened here was just one of those reminders that sports is not cinema, and the story does not have to be what you'd expect to be compelling.The first two games of this series was medicinal grade hoop, with...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden has nightmare night in last game of Rockets' season

James Harden heard "M-V-P" chants all season as he led the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference finals, never more deserving than in Game 4 when he scored 45 points to avoid elimination. But in Game 5 at Golden State, with the Rockets' season on the line again, Harden had one of the worst games of his career. He set a playoff record with 13 turnovers, missed 9 of 11 shots and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star Cal Basketball Signee Jaylen Brown Set To Play A Game Of 1-On-1 Against Rapper Lil B

NBA fans have already learned to be weary of rap star Lil B. “The BasedGod” has already put curses on Kevin Durant, who missed 55 games due to injury this year, and James Harden, whose Houston Rockets are one loss away from being eliminated by the Golden State Warriors. However, he seems to be cool with the Cal Golden Bears and five-star signee Jaylen Brown. Brown challenged...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Golden State Warriors be Able to Slow down James Harden?

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots against Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Monday, May 25, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Ronald Martinez, Pool) Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals is going to be exactly the type of game David Silver and the rest of the NBA is dying to see...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets drawing inspiration from 2004 Red Sox

When the Houston Rockets fell to the Golden State Warriors last Saturday, most gave up hope that the Rockets would make an NBA Finals appearance. The 35-point home loss put the Rockets in an 3-0 hole, one that no NBA team has ever climbed out of. One man who has kept believing, however, is Houston general manager Daryl Morey. Dave Roberts’ historic steal Following Saturday...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden ‘Dinner Is Served’ Illustration

When Houston Rockets superstar James Harden has it rolling, “Dinner is Served” and his defender is usually the main course. Illustration by artist Melvin Rodas from Manila, Philippines. The post James Harden ‘Dinner Is Served’ Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
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James Harden best highlights from 45 points in Game 4 against Warriors

As the Houston Rockets looked to survive elimination in the Western Conference Finals, James Harden provided an incredible performance to send the series back to the Bay Area. Harden scored forty-five points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished off five assists in Houston’s convincing game four victory. Check out some of Harden’s best highlights from his new playoff career high...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden explains how he dominated Game 4

The Houston Rockets stiff-armed the Golden State Warriors in Game 4, avoiding elimination with a huge 128-115 win. And James Harden was easily the biggest reason why. The All-NBA first-team guard showed why many think he also should've won MVP, notching 45 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks. What else? He only needed 22 shot attempts.  After the game...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden must take over for Rockets to win Game 5

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Rockets came away with a season saving Game 4 victory over the Golden State Warriors, and are looking ahead to Game 5 on the road at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night. It was a huge win to say the very least, and James Harden played like the superstar that he is with 45 points on 13-22 shooting and 7-11 from behind the arc, nine rebounds...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Professional Voodoo Shaman Lil B is Coming to Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals to Seal James Harden’s Doom

James Harden: put your beard on notice.  Lil B is bringing his terrifying, real-life, serious-as-a-freaking-heart-attack curse to the Oracle Arena for game 5 of the Warriors V.S. Rockets on Wednesday. Does it matter that the Rockets clawed their way back into the fringes of making this a series with a 128-115 win on Monday?  Is [&hellip The post Professional Voodoo Shaman Lil...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Cooks Up 45, Rockets Survive

Making up for his lackluster performance in Game 3, James Harden struck back with a vengeance dropping 45 points, grabbing 9 rebounds and dishing out 5 dimes to save the Rockets season. “When you have a tough game, you’re not very happy with everything,” McHale said. “He was extremely unhappy yesterday and he took it out – but that’s what you’ve got to do. You’ve...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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