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Harden leads Rockets past Kings 102-89

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 26 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 102-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Harden was 10 for 31 in one of his worst shooting performances of the season, but also had eight assists and seven rebounds to help Houston to its third straight win. The Rockets (12-3) also got a big lift from Donatas Motiejunas and Isaiah Canaan...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Continues to Show Improved D With Steal & Dunk (Video)

There is still times Harden plays defense like he is at the rec league, but overall he has shown more awareness on the court, doesn’t reach as much and just in general has shown a commitment to try harder on the defensive end. It wasn’t that people didn’t think he could play defense, they were questioning his effort on defense. He was lazy before and still have times where...
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Melo: Dwight Howard tried 'extremely hard' to recruit me

Before Carmelo Anthony decided to remain with the New York Knicks, Dwight Howard had him thinking about donning a Houston Rockets uniform. Anthony met with the Rockets in July. On Tuesday, Carmelo told reporters that Howard was a big part of the recruiting pitch when he visited Houston. “We had some great dialogue back and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony says Dwight Howard tried hard to get him to come to Houston

You know that it is a sad state of affairs when the only thing you can talk about in regards to the New York Knicks is Carmelo Anthony’s decision to stay with the team. Anthony chose the money and the belief that team president Phil Jackson can build a championship team around him. Before the Knicks lost to the Houston Rockets last night, Anthony was asked how close was he to signing...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden just stands on defense while Knicks execute fastbreak

While we know that James Harden of the Houston Rockets is excellent offensively, his reputation as a defensive player is quite different. He even poked fun about his own defense in a recent Foot Locker ad. Well, it’s as bad as ever. Look at him play some matador defense during this Knicks fastbreak: HE JUST STOOD THERE as the Knicks ran their fastbreak. It’s like his feet got...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: James Harden forgot to play defense

            Houston Rockets star James Harden is known to play lackluster defense, but on Monday night against the New York Knicks, he decided to try something new: give zero effort on a fast break.   Harden let the Knicks blow past him and then slowly walked to the other side of the court. Carmelo Anthony scored on the play while drawing a foul....
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Amar’e Says Harden Received Help From The Heavens to Get Foul Calls

One of James Harden’s biggest strengths is his ability to get to the foul line. Some call it overacting, flopping or whatever, but it is effective and late in games it becomes crucial because he is such a good foul shooter. The Knicks lost to the Rockets last night, mainly because Harden was clutch down the stretch, but Amar’e Stoudemire says he had help. In a clear slap at...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden had another lapse on defense

Houston Rockets star James Harden is everyone’s favorite punching bag when it comes to mocking poor defensive play. While Harden is hardly as incompetent defensively as the internet makes him seem, he is certainly not a great defender. He had another one of his “moments” on Monday night. At one point during Houston’s 91-86 win...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rocket James Harden stood at mid-court and watched a Knicks fast break

In the first quarter of last night's game against the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets star James Harden turned into a gargoyle. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Redefines Matador Defense…Again

The hottest NBA compilation of last season was an eleven-minute tribute to James Harden, in which the Houston Rockets guard was seen acting rather lackadaisical on the defensive side of the ball. You’re not going to believe this, but Harden is actually playing quite a bit better on that end this season. Unfortunately, the above Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Carmelo Anthony exits with back spasm in Knicks' loss to Rockets

  James Harden had 36 points to lead the depleted Houston Rockets to a 91-86 victory over the slumping New York Knicks on Monday night. Houston (11-3) played without center Dwight Howard (knee) and point guard Patrick Beverley (hamstring), but Harden had half of the Rockets' 14 3-pointers to overwhelm the Knicks, who played the second half without star forward Carmelo Anthony...
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Harden leads depleted Rockets over Knicks

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden had 36 points to lead the depleted Houston Rockets to a 91-86 victory over the slumping New York Knicks on Monday night. Houston (11-3) played without center Dwight Howard (knee) and point guard Patrick Beverley (hamstring), but Harden had half of the Rockets' 14 3-pointers to overwhelm the Knicks, who played the second half without star forward Carmelo...
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Harden leads depleted Rockets over Knicks 91-86

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 36 points to lead the depleted Houston Rockets to a 91-86 victory over the slumping New York Knicks on Monday night. Houston (11-3) played without center Dwight Howard (knee) and point guard Patrick Beverley (hamstring), but Harden had half of the Rockets' 14 3-pointers to overwhelm the Knicks, who played the second half without star forward Carmelo...
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Dwight Howard out Indefinitely

Tweet Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will miss his third straight game, sitting out Monday against the New York Knicks due to his strained right knee. Point guard Patrick Beverley, who has a strained left hamstring, also will miss the game, the team announced. Dwight Howard (strained right knee) & Patrick Beverley (strained left hamstring) are both out tonight vs New...
Via Los That Sports Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo on Dwight’s pursuit: “He tried. He tried extremely hard”

Carmelo Anthony experienced being an unrestricted free agent this past summer for the first time in his 11 year-career. And while being “wooed” feels good for some players, Anthony stated that he never wants to go through the free agency process again. Seeing that Melo is 30 years-old and on a five-year deal, I don’t think he’ll be as coveted next time around. Anyway, Anthony...
Via Pass The Pill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard out Indefinitely

Looks as if the Houston Rockets will be without the services of Dwight Howard for awhile. Howard reportedly underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat his strained right knee. There’s no timetable for Dwight’s return. “It feels a lot better,” Howard said Friday, according to the Houston Chronicle. “I had to get a shot in it to clear some of the stuff out...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard’s Baby Mama Being Investigated For Child Abuse

Dwight Howard was just tangled up in his own allegations of child abuse, now the child’s mother reality star Royce Reed is now finding herself faced with the same allegations. Reed’s case has been closed, but here’s the details: The Florida Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) got a call in February from 6-year-old Braylon’s school, informing authorities the boy had been...
Via Geeks and Cleats
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden actually does get defensive

James Harden defense memes are all over the place. It has become the running joke in the NBA. Harden even took time this week to make fun of his own defensive shortcoming. The worst part is that there is still a sense Harden can play defense. On the ball, Harden is not a horrible defender. He just loses his attention off the ball. Thus the memes, videos and perception. Harden is...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden actually does get defensive

James Harden defense memes are all over the place. It has become the running joke in the NBA. Harden even took time this week to make fun of his own defensive shortcoming. The worst part is that there is still a sense Harden can play defense. On the ball, Harden is not a horrible defender. He just loses his attention off the ball. Thus the memes, videos and perception. Harden is...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden scores 32 as Howard-less Rockets snap Mavs' streak

HOUSTON — James Harden has starred on offense since joining the Houston Rockets. After some intense criticism in the offseason, he's now stepped things up on defense, too. Harden scored 32 points, including five down the stretch, to help the Rockets rally for a 95-92 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. And, more importantly to Harden, he had a key steal late to help...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets C Howard misses second straight game with knee injury

HOUSTON -- Houston center Dwight Howard will miss his second straight game on Saturday night against Dallas with a strained right knee. Howard also missed Wednesday's game against the Lakers and there is no timetable for his return. The Rockets have lost two in a row after opening the season 9-1. Howard is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his second...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard out for Rockets again

HOUSTON (AP) Houston center Dwight Howard will miss his second straight game on Saturday night against Dallas with a strained right knee. Howard also missed Wednesday's game against the Lakers and there is no timetable for his return. The Rockets have lost two in a row after opening the season 9-1. Howard is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his second...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard out indefinitely after having PRP on knee

Dwight Howard underwent a platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment on his right knee on Thursday. Houston Rockets athletic trainer Keith Jones confirmed Howard underwent “platelet rich protein therapy,” another term for Howard’s PRP treatment. “It feels a lot better,” Howard said. “I had to get a shot in it to clear some of the stuff out it. I’m trying to do whatever...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cobb County Re-opens Dwight Howard Child Abuse Case

Previously, it was announced that the Dwight Howard child abuse case was closed due ot lack of evidence. NBC News reports, based on new information the child abuse case against the Houston Rockets center has been re-opened in Georgia. The charges against the  NBA All-Star stems from a child abuse report made by The Howard’s Phillips Center for Children and Families in Florida...
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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