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Today marks 27th anniversary of legendary Bird/Dominique showdown

Whoever chose to watch the Rockets/Warriors game last night were able to experience a thrilling, down-to-the-wire bout between top two MVP candidates James Harden and Stephen Curry. Those who tuned into the Celtics/Hawks game 27 years ago today were witness to a similarly competitive matchup; I am referring to the Game 7 duel between legends Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins. On...
Via Celtics Life
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors head to Houston up 2-0

HOUSTON (AP) Stephen Curry has been playing like the MVP he is to help the Golden State Warriors to 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Now things get tougher as the Warriors head to Houston for two games beginning Saturday night. Curry scored 34 points in Game 1, 33 in Game 2 and has made 11 3-pointers in the series. ''You put a lot of hard work into your craft, and when...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston star Harden's unique game hard to stop - and to like

HOUSTON (AP) Whether he's stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike. The internet abounds with people complaining that his game isn't aesthetically pleasing, but he's even tougher to stop than his game is to like. The Warriors did shut him down on the final play to...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing Golden State’s game two victory over the Rockets

In another game that comes down to the wire, the Golden State Warriors hang on to take a 2-0 lead vs the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals. Although James Harden dropped 38pts bringing his team back from a large lead late in the fourth quarter, reigning MVP Stephen Curry proved to be more than up to the challenged. Harden’s 38pts was countered by Curry’s 33pts...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Game 3 Betting Odds

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Game 3 betting odds, courtesy of BetDSI.
Via Gamedayr
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harden Not Your Hearts: Sometimes, Sports Just Happens

It is easy to be merciless toward millionaire athletes and coaches who preside over a train wreck in a decisive moment of a late-stage playoff game. “THESE GUYS GET PAID SO MUCH! THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HIGHLY-TRAINED! THEY’VE SPENT THEIR LIVES DREAMING ABOUT PLAYING FOR A SPOT IN THE NBA FINALS! HOW COULD THEY LOOK SO AMATEURISH IN THE MOST IMPORTANT MOMENT OF THE SEASON?!...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harden Not Your Hearts: Sometimes, Sports Just Happens

It is easy to be merciless toward millionaire athletes and coaches who preside over a train wreck in a decisive moment of a late-stage playoff game. “THESE GUYS GET PAID SO MUCH! THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HIGHLY-TRAINED! THEY’VE SPENT THEIR LIVES DREAMING ABOUT PLAYING FOR A SPOT IN THE NBA FINALS! HOW COULD THEY LOOK SO AMATEURISH IN THE MOST IMPORTANT MOMENT OF THE SEASON?!...
Via Bloguin Best
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Knocks Down Curtains After Loss, Faces Lil’ B Curse (Videos)

James Harden’s night turned into a nightmare in a matter of two seconds Thursday. Needless to say, he wasn’t happy. The Houston Rockets guard had the ball in his hands in the final seconds of Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors but failed to get a shot off, allowing Golden State to escape with a 99-98 win and take a 2-0 series lead. Harden still was steaming as he walked...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rapper Lil B relishes warning of James Harden over alleged cooking dance theft

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has flashed what the NBA has called James Harden's signature "stir the pot" motion for months but now the alleged proprietor of that move -- California-born rapper Lil B aka "The BasedGod" -- has demanded credit. And there will be consequences! On Thursday afternoon before Game 2 of the Western Conference finals between the Warriors and Rockets...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Best Lil B/James Harden Memes We Could Find

In case you haven’t heard, rapper Lil B is none too pleased with Houston Rockets guard James Harden stealing one of his dance moves. In fact, he’s so irked by Harden that he’s basically “cursed” the bearded one. No really. How could you not believe in the curse after what he’s done to the OKC [&hellip The post The Best Lil B/James Harden Memes We Could Find appeared...
Via No Coast Bias
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here’s Jim Ross Calling James Harden’s Postgame Takedown Of A Curtain

Following the Houston Rockets’ 99-98 loss to the Golden State Warriors Thursday night James Harden took out his frustration for fumbling the game away in the final seconds on a unsuspecting curtain. To be honest it was rather tame, but by adding good ol’ JR to the mix you have something totally different. Jim Ross [&hellip The post Here’s Jim Ross Calling James Harden...
Via No Coast Bias
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Was Spectacular In Game 2

The Houston Rockets came up short again in Game 2, but James Harden performed like an MVP with 38 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Carrying his team for much of the game with a spectacular outing that should not be overshadowed by his turnover with just under three seconds left in the game. “Got the ball off the glass, and I’m thinking, just to try to get an easy one,...
Via Hooped Up
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Don’t Count out the Houston Rockets

I know it’s easy to think that the Houston Rockets will be sitting on the banks fishing in the next week or so, but not so fast my friend. Steph Curry is hitting video game like shots and even Andrew Bogut had a dunk that may be on ESPN’s Top 10 Highlights, but it’s not the time to pull the plug on the Rockets. The Houston Rockets are currently sitting 0-2 in the Western Conference...
Via The Front Office News
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Turns Ball Over At Buzzer In Rockets’ Loss To Warriors (Videos)

OAKLAND, Calif. — James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips – and then he didn’t. Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp. Stephen Curry scored 33 points before Harden lost the ball in the closing seconds to end a spectacular duel between the NBA MVP and runner-up, and the Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night...
Via NESN.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors Survive Late Rockets Surge, Earn 2-0 Lead in Western Conference Finals

Thursday at Oracle Arena, Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden found everything he wanted—except the game-winning shot. Harden torched the Golden State Warriors for 38 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals, but the Dubs squeaked out a 99-98 victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin McHale explains not calling timeout on Rockets’ last possession (Video)

The Houston Rockets made a nice run at the end of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday to make it a 1-point game, and they had a chance to win the game on their final possession but they turned the ball over and lost 99-98 to fall behind 2-0 in the series....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Warriors hang on, edge Rockets in Game 2 thriller

The “Splash Brothers” are known for their lethal shooting ability and offensive skills, but in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, they made the biggest play of the game on defense. With seven seconds remaining and James Harden with the ball in his hands with a chance to win the game, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson trapped Harden and forced a turnover as Harden couldn’t...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden Feeling a Little Salty After Losing Game Two to Golden State

James Harden had a solid game against Golden State in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals Thursday night (38 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists). However, when the team needed him most he was not able to come through failing to even get off a shot on the last possession of the game.Rockets fans everywhere probably felt like breaking something and apparently Harden did too on the...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden Blows Chance at Possible Game Winning Shot in Game Two

The Houston Rockets made a valiant late game comeback to get within one of Golden State in Game Two Thursday night, but with the game on the line James Harden was unable to come through for the Rockets. They return to Houston down 0-2 after losing Game Two 99-98.Whether he mishandled the ball or the defense was that good does not matter. It was pretty clear that he was going to be...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Superfan — Terann Hilow

  Our old friend Terann Hilow, a huge Houston Rockets fan, has been kinda quiet so far during the early stages of the Western Conference Finals. She’s not just blasting out dozens of Rockets selfies on Instagram. This is the time of year when you get serious about your team possibly making the NBA Finals. You sit down and concentrate. Maybe that’s the issue with the Rockets...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andre Iguodala soars for monster slam dunk in Game 2 against Rockets

There have been few teams in basketball history as fun to watch as this year’s Golden State Warriors and during tonight’s Western Conference Finals game two against the Rockets showed Andre Iguodala taking flight. During a fastbreak attempt in the second quarter, Andre took a pass from teammate Andrew Bogut and soared in for a monster dunk over Houston’s Dwight Howard: Nice...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Dwight Howard playing in Game 2 despite sprained knee

  The Houston Rockets say center Dwight Howard will play against the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. The Rockets made the announcement about 30 minutes before Thursday night's game. Howard had been questionable to play with a sprained left knee. He ran sprints to test his knee during pregame warmups at Oracle Arena. During the portion of the morning...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Howard remains game-time decision for Game 2

SAN FRANCISCO -- Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard appears ready to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, although he's not ready to say as much. Howard participated in about half of the Rockets' morning shootaround Thursday in San Francisco with a black brace over his sprained left knee. During the portion of practice open to reporters...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Howard appears ready to play in Game 2 vs Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard appears ready to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, though he's not ready to say as much. Howard participated in half of the Rockets' shootaround Thursday in San Francisco with a black brace over his sprained left knee. During the portion of practice open to reporters, Howard...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Howard's knee injury might place added pressure on Harden

OAKLAND, Calf. -- James Harden and the Houston Rockets spent half the season finding ways to win without Dwight Howard and another chunk of the schedule with the center limited because of an injury. Now they might have to do it again to save their season. Howard is unsure whether he can play against the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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