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James Harden on MVP: ‘I don’t want to hear it’

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Houston Rockets star James Harden is considered the front runner to win the 2015 NBA MVP award, but don’t tell him that. “I don’t want to hear it, don’t want the hear it,” Harden said Thursday, via ESPN.com. “The most important thing right now is winning. I’ve said it plenty of times; it’s winning and getting a rhythm going into the...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Dwight Howard does Shaq impression

During an episode of  the Houston Rockets “Red Nation,” Dwight Howard was asked to give an impression of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, and what he would say about the Rockets center.   “He’s 7-foot-5, he should be dunking on everybody.” Howard said in his Shaq voice. “I am the real Superman and I think that’s the issue, he wants my job, he wants to be me...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days 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
26 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
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

James Harden scores career-high 50 points in Rockets win

  James Harden scored a career-high 50 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Harden dazzled the Rockets biggest stars like Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler as the organization celebrated the 20th anniversary of the franchise’s back-to-back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995. “That’s a special group...
Via Sports-Glory
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets make 16-year-old fan's dreams come true

The Houston Rockets officially welcomed a new teammate on Tuesday, but 16-year-old Bryson Jones won't be expected to patrol the paint or protect the rim in Dwight Howard's absence. Jones is battling a degenerative muscular disorder, and his wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation was to become a member of the Rockets. Houston was happy to oblige, and after the ink was dry on the...
Via Fox Sports
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard to return in two weeks

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Houston rockets center Dwight Howard hasn’t played since Jan. 30 because of edema in his right knee. But he told ESPN’s Lisa Salters on Wednesday that he expects to return in two weeks.  He told Salters that his knee feels good, he hasn’t had any problems or setbacks. Howard is averaging 16.3 points and 11 rebounds in 32 games this season...
Via Sports-Glory
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

James Harden suspended 1 game for kicking LeBron James in the groin

  Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been suspended one game without pay for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin. The incident occurred in the third quarter of the Rockets’ 105-103 overtime victory against the Cavaliers at Toyota Center on March 1. Harden was assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 for the incident, and it has been upgraded to a Flagrant...
Via Sports-Glory
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Timofey Mozgov And Trevor Ariza Had To Be Seperated

After the mini-scuffle between LeBron James and Patrick Beverley that had happened just earlier, Timofey Mogov had a hard foul across the face of James Harden. Trevor Ariza, who got a technical, came to the defense of the MVP candidate and several words were exchanged. [PDS, Adam McGinnis] The post Timofey Mozgov And Trevor Ariza Had To Be Seperated appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Corey Brewer finds Trevor Ariza with amazing full-court pass

There are times when hustle plays works out well and during tonight’s Rockets-Bulls game, Houston’s Corey Brewer’s hustle lead to an easy basket for the Rockets. Check out the below video which shows Brewer making a fantastic save which leads to a full court pass that ends up being a Trevor Ariza basket: That’s impressive, Corey! *** Brewer full court pass to Ariza [gifdsports...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving Shakes Trevor Ariza And Dwight Howard, Finishes With Up-And-Under

Kyrie Irving is doing it all Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets. Irving has 34 points into the third quarter, two of them coming in the form of this pretty move and finish on Dwight Howard. The post Kyrie Irving Shakes Trevor Ariza And Dwight Howard, Finishes With Up-And-Under appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Corey Brewer does spin move and bounce pass to Trevor Ariza for slam dunk

Look at Corey Brewer making a difference already! He was brought in for defense but he also did a couple of fancy moves on a fastbreak collaboration with high-flyer Trevor Ariza: Nice spin move and bounce pass that led to the thunder. The Rockets, however, fell short to the Wizards, 104-103. Good play by Brewer and Ariza, though. *** Corey Brewer pic courtesy of Getty Images. Video by the NBA.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Ariza Happy With Rockets' Decision, Transition

Trevor Ariza became a key part of the Washington Wizards in his third season with the club and his decision to sign with the Houston Rockets in the offseason was difficult. “It was a tough decision to make, but it was a decision that I’m happy about,” Ariza said. Through 30 games in his second stint with the Rockets — he played in Houston in 2008-09 and averaged a career...
Via RealGM
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Wizards Are Really Good At Shooting Threes And Should Probably Shoot More Of Them

Here with your weekly look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. Trevor Ariza led the Wizards in three-point attempts and makes last season by knocking down 180 of 442. Second in both categories was Martell Webster (146 of 372), followed by Bradley Beal (138 of 343) and John Wall (108 of 308). Wall’s jumper improved dramatically last year, so Wizards fans...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ariza and Beverley lead Rockets over Suns

HOUSTON (AP) -- Trevor Ariza and Pat Beverley scored 19 points each to lead the Houston Rockets to their fourth straight win, 100-95, over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Houston improved to 16-4 by winning for the seventh time in the nine games All-Star center Dwight Howard (knee strain) has been out. The Rockets never trailed and led by as many as 22 points. The Suns used an...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets hold off the Suns

HOUSTON -- Trevor Ariza and Pat Beverley scored 19 points each to lead the Houston Rockets to their fourth straight win, 100-95, over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Houston improved to 16-4 by winning for the seventh time in the nine games All-Star center Dwight Howard (knee strain) has been out. The Rockets never trailed and led by as many as 22 points. The Suns used an 8-2...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ariza, Beverley lead Rockets over Suns, 100-95

HOUSTON (AP) Trevor Ariza and Pat Beverley scored 19 points apiece to lead the Houston Rockets to their fourth straight victory, 100-95 over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Houston improved to 16-4 by winning for the seventh time in the nine games All-Star center Dwight Howard (knee strain) has missed. The Rockets never trailed and led by as many as 22 points. The Suns used...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets hold off the Suns

HOUSTON -- Trevor Ariza and Pat Beverley scored 19 points each to lead the Houston Rockets to their fourth straight win, 100-95, over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Houston improved to 16-4 by winning for the seventh time in the nine games All-Star center Dwight Howard (knee strain) has been out. The Rockets never trailed and led by as many as 22 points. The Suns used an 8-2...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Harden: Rockets Lacked Ariza's Leadership, Defense, Shot-Making Last Season

James Harden discussed the difference that Trevor Ariza has made in the Houston Rockets' lineup this season. “His leadership, his defensive abilities, his shot-making -- all three of those things are something that we were lacking last year,” Harden said. “[Ariza] brings that ability to the table this year.” Harden downplayed the impact of Parsons' departure over the summer...
Via RealGM
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant hits clutch and one jumper over Trevor Ariza

Trevor Ariza has seen this so many times in practice, though he still couldn’t stop it. With less than two minutes left in the game and the Lakers trailing by five, the purple and gold needed to put points on the board – and fast. Wesley Johnson would later clinch the win against the Rockets for the Lakers with a solo 5-0 run, though this clutch and one jumper by Kobe Bryant...
Via Lakerholicz.com
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Howard’s attorney sounds off on child abuse allegations

            Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is being investigated by Cobb County police for allegations that he abused his 7-year-old child. According to USA Today Sports, Cobb County police were asked to investigate the allegations by Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families. “We are aware of the allegations concerning...
Via Sports-Glory
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Rockets have a defense?

While Kevin Durant was yelling obscenities at Dwight Howard, the Thunder and the Rockets were engaged in an intriguing and ugly game of basketball. A 69-65 win for the Rockets does not quite fit the Rockets’ storyline. This is a team with tons of offensive potential and little in the way of defense. The story on Houston is that James Harden cares only about offense and Dwight...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Basketball: Sizzlin’ and Fizzlin’ Week 1

Bow down to ArizaPhoto Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Welcome the first edition of my new weekly column for this NBA season, “Sizzlin’ and Fizzlin’” where each week I will do short player profiles on both a player who has been on fire recently and a player who has been ice cold. I will highlight what they’ve done so well or poorly of late and hit on their season as...
Via The Fantasy Fix
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons: I don’t pay attention to Trevor Ariza

The rivalry between the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets was already intense after Chandler Parsons left the Rockets to sign with the Mavericks. The comments made by James Harden claiming Dwight Howard and himself were the cornerstones of the franchise didn’t go over to well with Parsons either. And who can forget the comments that general manager Daryl Morey made saying...
Via No Guts, No Glory
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New Season, New Sense of Determination

Hope springs eternal for all teams at the beginning of the NBA season, and the Rockets are hoping this season is more fruitful than the last. We all have seen the terrible ending to last season one too many times and know about the failed swing and miss by Morey in the offseason which brought uncertainty heading into the season. Amidst all that there seems to be something different...
Via Rockets Social
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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