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Was James Harden partying hard all weekend?

James Harden has been a huge disappointment for the Houston Rockets in their first two Western Conference playoff games, both of which they lost at home to the Portland Trail Blazers. Harden has gone 14-of-47 (29.7 percent) in the first two games including a 3-for-14 performance from 3-point range in Game 1. Even though Houston […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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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

NBA Playoffs: Trail Blazers Take Game 1 over Rockets in Overtime

  If you had work or school in the morning and made the rational decision to call it a night at a reasonable time, I feel bad for you, because you missed one hell of a game 1 between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trailblazers. After finishing the season with identical 54-28 records, the Blazers went toe-to-toe with the Rockets in Houston as the teams required overtime before...
Via Standing O Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fashion Face Off NBA Playoffs Round 1: Blazers vs. Rockets

The 2014 NBA Playoffs are underway. But the battle doesn’t only take place on the court, it also takes place with head to head fashion face offs. Check out looks from Rockets Chandler Parsons and James Harden. Chandler was on fire early during game 1. He ended the game with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Guess Getting that mohawk and Dwight giving him the keys to the Ferrari was...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Slim Thug and Bun B Drop Special Rockets-Themed Remix of '3 Kings' for Playoffs

It's been awhile since Houston Rockets fans could go in to the playoffs with expectations--this season they can. The Rockets have been playing better and better throughout the season. So fans know there team has a chance to make some noise, and they are ready to come out and cheer James Harden, Dwight Howard, Chandler Parson, and company on.To commemorate what the Rockets hope...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Preview: Trail Blazers-Rockets Game 1

What a first day, huh? The road teams should feel plenty of confidence after they won three of the four games on the opening day. The NBA Playoffs continue at 9:30 p.m. on TNT as the Rockets host the Trail Blazers in the 4-5 matchup of the Western Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Preview: Trail Blazers-Rockets Game 1

What a first day, huh? The road teams should feel plenty of confidence after they won three of the four games on the opening day. The NBA Playoffs continue at 9:30 p.m. on TNT as the Rockets host the Trail Blazers in the 4-5 matchup of the Western Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

First Round Preview: Rockets(4) Vs Trail Blazers(5)

When both teams have the same record, you need to look at different parameters to decide which team is going to take it home. Houston Rockets: Pros and Cons James Harden: He averaged 25.4 PPG this season(5th on scoring leaders) and managed to record a career high of 6.1 APG. Harden has emerged as a ... The post First Round Preview: Rockets(4) Vs Trail Blazers(5) appeared first on The League News.
Via The League News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Hoston Rockets Vs. Portland Trailblazers

The NBA Playoffs are kicking  off Saturday afternoon. While most first round playoff matchups in the NBA are short-lived and generally unexciting due to the current power balance of the league, there is usually one matchup that provides excitement. I’m anticipating the Houston  Rockets and Portland Trailblazers matchup to be that series this year. The Western Conference is...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s eleven-and-a-half minutes of James Harden playing atrocious defense (video)

James Harden, while a deadly offensive threat anytime he touches the ball, isn’t the strongest defensive player. In fact, the Houston Rockets scoring machine is a flat-out atrocious, careless and uninterested defender, as evidenced by this wonderfully delightful — or for lovers of fundamental basketball, shameful — video highlighting how Harden freelances, stands still and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NBA playoffs: Previewing Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets

Rip City vs. Clutch City The Portland Trail Blazers are returning to the NBA playoffs, and their first-round matchup will be against James Harden, Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. No. 5 Portland Trail Blazers vs. No. 4 Houston Rockets Portland (54-28), Houston (54-28) Game 1: Sunday, April 20 6:30 PM PT | TNT/KGW Regular Season Series D12 or L.A.? Who will thrive in Round...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: James Harden doesn’t give a damn about defense

Tweet James Harden is easily one of the NBA’s best scorers. He’s capable of hanging 25+ on an opposing defense at any time. But when it comes to his own defense, Harden might be one of the laziest defenders in the league. Check out this lowlight reel assembled by Youtube user How U with a collection of some of Harden’s worst defensive possessions from the 2013-2014 season...
Via Los That Sports Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston’s Harden might want to learn defense before the postseason begins

Rocket’s James Harden is one prolific scorer in the NBA. He can drive to the rim, nail the outside shot and put up huge numbers any given night. And with the postseason about to begin this weekend, the Rockets will need his offensive firepower and hopefully, he will learn to play defense very quick. Check out James and his not-so-great defensive chops throughout the 2013-14 regular...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston’s Harden might want to learn defense before the postseason begins

Rocket’s James Harden is one prolific scorer in the NBA. He can drive to the rim, nail the outside shot and put up huge numbers any given night. And with the postseason about to begin this weekend, the Rockets will need his offensive firepower and hopefully, he will learn to play defense very quick. Check out James and his not-so-great defensive chops throughout the 2013-14 regular...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 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

James Harden 2013-14 defensive lowlight reel

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is an accomplished offensive player. He is one of the best pure scorers in the league with his ability to get to the free throw line and efficiently shoot the perimeter jumper. Where Harden has been criticized this season has been his play on the defensive end. A video lowlight reel of all his worst defensive decisions for the 2013-14 season has...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden: Money Was The Reason I Left The Thunder (Video)

I can appreciate James Harden’s honesty about the situation. The Houston Rockets shooting guard admitted he gets asked at least once a day, why he’s no longer a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. In an interview with Hannah Storm of ESPN, Harden opened up about the scenario that ended with him being traded to the Rockets.   Harden said that Thunder GM Sam Presti told him he...
Via Thacover2
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden: Money Was The Reason I Left The Thunder (Video)

I can appreciate James Harden’s honesty about the situation. The Houston Rockets shooting guard admitted he gets asked at least once a day, why he’s no longer a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. In an interview with Hannah Storm of ESPN, Harden opened up about the scenario that ended with him being traded to the Rockets.   Harden said that Thunder GM Sam Presti told him he...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Lakers Just Keep Losing

The Lakers lost for the fifth straight game with a 145-130 reversal at home to Houston on Tuesday. Terrence Jones and James Harden each scored 33. The later got 18 of those points in the very productive third quarter for the Rockets, as well as dishing out 12 assists in the game. Omer Asik and off the bench Donatas Motiejunas also contributed to the visitors success with 15 rebounds...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Says He Wouldn’t Shave His Beard For $5 Million (Video)

Houston Rockets star shooting guard James Harden sat down with ESPN’s Hannah Storm to discuss his decision to join the Rockets and the beginning of his affinity with the beard. During the sit down interview, Storm asked Harden how much money he’d have to be paid to shave his famous beard.   Harden, told Storm he’d turn down $5 million to shave his beard right now. Harden told...
Via Thacover2
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Says He Wouldn’t Shave His Beard For $5M (Video)

Houston Rockets star shooting guard James Harden sat down with ESPN’s Hannah Storm to discuss his decision to join the Rockets and the beginning of his affinity with the beard. During the sit down interview, Storm asked Harden how much money he’d have to be paid to shave his famous beard.   Harden, told Storm he’d turn down $5 million to shave his beard right now. Harden told...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden: 'Definitely, No Question' I'd Still Be In Oklahoma City If Money Wasn't Factor

James Harden was adamant that he saw himself spending his entire career with the Oklahoma City Thunder before turning down a contract extension offer and subsequently being traded to the Houston Rockets in 2012. “I thought we were going to be together forever," Harden said in a sit down interview. "Russell Westbrook. James Harden. Kevin Durant. When asked whether he would...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Treating ankle in Houston, Harden to sit out season-finale

With the start of the playoffs just days away, Rockets guard James Harden remained in Houston for treatment on his sore right ankle. He has been dealing with soreness in the ankle throughout much of the season and it is not considered a reason for concern, but Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he had planned to sit out Harden whenever the Rockets clinched homecourt advantage in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden: I wouldn't shave my beard for $1 million

It's hard to imagine what Houston Rockets guard James Harden would look like without his signature beard. He hasn't had a clean-shaven face since in college days at Arizona State. Since 2009, Harden's beard as continued to grow as big as his career in the NBA. But what would it take for him to cut it off? A million dollars? Five million? "No," Harden told ESPN...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers win 'best game of the year in the NBA' vs. Golden State Warriors to lock playoff date with Houston Rockets

Forget, for a moment, about the playoffs. Ignore the looming matchup with the Houston Rockets and stop wondering if the Trail Blazers can slow James Harden, stop Dwight Howard, and end their first-round postseason drought. Instead, take a little bit of time to savor the Blazers’ 119-117 overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, because the always-entertaining...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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