Report: Rockets' Harden, Ariza visit Lakers' Randle in hospital

The Houston Rockets 108-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on opening night at the Staples Center ended on a somber note as promising rookie Julius Randle broke his tibia. Wednesday, Randle underwent surgery to repair the fracture and is expected to miss the rest of the season. In an unexpected move, Rockets James Harden and Trevor Ariza reportedly stopped by hospital to visit the...
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James Harden x Crusher Skullcandy Commercial

Last night James Harden helped the Houston Rockets crush the LA Lakers 108-90 with a 32 point performance and today Skullcandy dropped this commercial of Harden Dropping in with his Crusher headphones. In life, timing is everything. The post James Harden x Crusher Skullcandy Commercial appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Rockets Harden and Ariza visit Julius Randle in the hospital

This is something that you don’t see too often. Last night Lakers rookie Julius Randle broke his tibia in the game against the Houston Rockets. Randle was expected to have surgery this morning, but before the surgery even happened, the rookie received an unexpected visit from James Harden and Trevor Ariza to show some support. This was actually a pretty cool gesture. Randle is...
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Rockets rout Lakers 108-90 in Kobe's return

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Harden scored 32 points, Dwight Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into a shouting match with Kobe Bryant, and the Houston Rockets spoiled Bryant's return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Bryant's comeback game got even worse when Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle seriously injured his right...
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Post Game Notes: Rockets Top Lakers 108-90

Another year comes around and the hopes and dreams of Red Nation are replenished just as quickly as Damian Lillard took them away last season. The Rockets started off their 2014-2015 campaign tonight in Los Angeles against the recently returned Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. The first half saw the Rockets in complete control, moving the ball around incredibly well. Going into the break...
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Kevin Durant Helps James Harden Dunk Blindfolded

If the future of the NBA involves headsets and offensive coordinators. This is probably what that post-apocalyptic Skynet NBA will look like. In a new commercial from BBVA, Houston Rockets all-star James Harden plays three guys on a roof blindfolded in Madrid, Spain. While his old teammate Kevin Durant guides him past the defenders for an easy slam back in Oklahoma City via headset...
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Torn By Sports Tipoff: Utah Jazz – Week 1

This week’s games: Wednesday, October 29 – Houston Rockets.  Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Thursday, October 30 – Dallas Mavericks.  American Airlines Center.  6:30 PM MT. Saturday, November 1 – Phoenix Suns.  Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT Game of the Week: Utah Jazz @ Dallas Mavericks While many will be quick to focus on the star power of James Harden and...
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NBA GMs love Dwight Howard, James Harden… but not the Rockets

The NBA recently completed its GM survey before the season as it always does and included in it whom the general managers thought were the contenders for the NBA championship and the best player at each position. This is a good gauge of where the movers and shakers in the league believe the season will play out and how they view the moves their peers made. Unsurprisingly, the Spurs...
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NBA GMs love Dwight Howard, James Harden… but not the Rockets

The NBA recently completed its GM survey before the season as it always does and included in it whom the general managers thought were the contenders for the NBA championship and the best player at each position. This is a good gauge of where the movers and shakers in the league believe the season will play out and how they view the moves their peers made. Unsurprisingly, the Spurs...
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Harden helps Rockets beat Spurs 96-87 in preseason

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 25 points, and the Houston Rockets used a big run before halftime to beat the San Antonio Spurs 96-87 in a preseason game on Friday night. Harden struggled in the first half, going 2 for 9 from the field for five points. But he scored 20 in the third on 7-for-10 shooting, and then rested during the final period. Isaiah Canaan added 18 points for...
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NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Will Harden and Howard prove to be winners in Houston?

Editor's note: This is the 23nd of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Dwight Howard; PF Terrence Jones; SF Trevor Ariza; SG James Harden; PG Patrick Beverly. Key Reserves F Jeff Adrien; F Donatas Motiejunas; SF Francisco Garcia; PF-C Joey Dorsey; G Jason Terry; G Troy Daniels; SF Kostas Papanikolaou; PF Josh Powell; PG Ish Smith...
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Rockets Predictions: James Harden won't have a career scoring year

By now, you have scoured through the countless previews about the 30 NBA teams and their offseason moves. This is not that preview column. In fact, this one could make you money, not waste productivity at the office. (You know who you are.) I’m here to delve further into the upcoming NBA season with the for-entertainment-purposes-only team previews with the gambling twist. Actual...
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Rockets GM Daryl Morey is not thrilled with videos making fun of James Harden’s defense

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey name is bbeginningto pop up a lot lately. Whether it is his back and forth with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban or his view on what players he believes gives them the best shot to win a championship. Now Morey is trying to tackle another issue and it involves around his star player James Harden. Someone made a YouTube video of how terrible...
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The Miami Heat Beats Houston Rockets By 5-points 90-85. (Recap)

The Miami Heat defeated the Houston Rockets during Tuesday night’s preseason game 90-85. Dwayne Wade led his team to victory scoring 26 points and Chris Bosh finished with 22 points and six rebounds. Center Dwight Howard finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the Houston Rockets. James Harden also finished with 19 points. Luol Deng kicked things off when he made the first score...
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Howard, Harden return as Rockets beat Warriors

HIDALGO, Texas -- The Houston Rockets welcomed back two stars who had been dealing with injuries most of this preseason. The Golden State Warriors rested their two stars. It was enough for the Rockets to beat the Warriors 90-83 on Sunday night in an exhibition game at State Farm Arena. Dwight Howard had 11 points and eight rebounds in his return from a knee injury. He was 5 of 8...
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2014/15 Houston Rockets: Rising Sideways

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2236" src="http://cdn1.bloguin.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/130/2014/03/James-Harden-celebrates-with-Houston-fans-300x200.jpg" alt=""<strong" /> (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports) It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season...
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James Harden ‘Bearded Threat’ Caricature Art

Houston Rockets all-NBA bearded threat James Harden illustrated by artist Min-suk Kim from South Korea. The post James Harden ‘Bearded Threat’ Caricature Art appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Terrence Jones leads Rockets over Suns as banged-up Howard, Harden sit

  Terrence Jones scored 18 points and Isaiah Canaan put Houston ahead for good with a three-point play with 29 seconds left as the Rockets defeated the Phoenix Suns 95-92 on Monday night. Phoenix had a chance to tie with 12 seconds left, but Archie Goodwin's 3-pointer missed, and Kostas Papanikolaou grabbed the rebound. Houston was playing without Dwight Howard, who sat out...
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WATCH: Houston Rockets Guard James Harden Videobombs Isaiah Canaan With Crazy Dance

The Houston Rockets have been looking forward to the preseason. They've been looking forward to getting started; to seeing how well the team can do in Year Two of the Dwight Howard Era. They've added a couple pieces (i.e Jason Terry. Trevor Ariza) and have high hopes the pieces are present to allow the team to make a deep run in to the post season.For now it's preseason...
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One Question Facing Every Rockets Starter

Patrick Beverley What will he bring to the table? Patrick Beverley has shown he has potential, but he doesn’t really excel in any stat category.  He’s a savvy defender and he brings that to the table, but I’m still wondering what he brings to the table that will help him fulfill his potential.  He can pop the three, but won’t be asked to all that often, he doesn’t excel...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Is James Harden recruiting Kevin Durant to Houston?

Remember how excited everyone was for Greg Oden to enter the NBA? That was it. He was going to be the next big . . . big. He had all the tangibles. He had all the intangibles. Oden was going to enter a guard-dominated league and refresh us with a traditional presence of a true center. And then there was Kevin Durant. The talented, long-limbed Longhorn, who was voted the 2006-07...
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Jeremy Lin on the Difference Between, Melo, Harden and Kobe

Since bursting on the scene a few years ago because of some “Linsanity” thing you might remember. Jeremy Lin has played with scoring champ Carmelo Anthony (Knicks), first team all-NBA guard James Harden (Rockets) and now the legend Kobe Bryant with the Lakers. Bill Oram of the OC Register asked Lin what the difference was between these elite players. Jeremy Lin played with Melo...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Rumors: Houston won't trade Dwight Howard, James Harden

Not much of a shocking statement here, but the Houston Rockets have made it clear that they have no interest in trading First Team All-NBA players James Harden and Dwight Howard. Rockets' GM Daryl Morey has recently received very catty and abhorrent comments from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, most recently claiming that Morey has "no regard for team chemistry."...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden To Recruit Kevin Durant For Rockets

The Houston Rockets have a pretty good team, but I don’t believe they have the depth to be a major player in the Western Conference this season. Rockets brass believe that as well, because they seem content with stockpiling assets and salary cap space to take a run some premium free agents. Mark Stein of ESPN.com is reporting that Houston will likely continue to chase a third star...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Plan On Having Harden Serve As Lead Recruiter For Durant

The Houston Rockets chose to take a step back in 14-15 by letting Chandler Parsons sign with the Dallas Mavericks in order to preserve cap space for 2015 and 2016. Goran Dragic and Rajon Rondo are free agents in 2015, while Kevin Durant will hit the open market in 2016. Sources say the Rockets would like to give James Harden an opportunity to serve as their lead recruiter in pursuing...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss
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