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What to Make of Dwight Howard’s Comments on Kobe Bryant and James Harden

Even though Dwight Howard has been one of the most dominant centers of his era, at 29 years old, what most NBA fans and analysts will talk about years after he’s retired is what surrounded Howard off the floor; the “Dwightmare” saga in Orlando, the “This Is Going To Be Fun” team in Los Angeles Lakers, his partnership-turned-rivalry with Kobe Bryant and now his new role...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

What to Make of Dwight Howard’s Comments on Kobe Bryant and James Harden

Even though Dwight Howard has been one of the most dominant centers of his era, at 29 years old, what most NBA fans and analysts will talk about years after he’s retired is what surrounded Howard off the floor; the “Dwightmare” saga in Orlando, the “This Is Going To Be Fun” team in Los Angeles Lakers, his partnership-turned-rivalry with Kobe Bryant and now his new role...
Via Bloguin Best
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets-Wizards Preview

With MVP candidate James Harden leading the way, the Houston Rockets are officially headed back to the postseason. The Washington Wizards have a chance to lock up a spot as soon as Sunday. Houston tries to keep rolling as it visits the Wizards, who are looking to sweep the season series for the first time since 1989. The Rockets (49-23) clinched their third consecutive postseason...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight: Harden And I Aren't Super Close But We Talk

Dwight Howard disputes comments from Kobe Bryant that he was uncomfortable with Bryant's "combative" approach during their one season together. “It wasn’t that I was uncomfortable with who [Bryant] was as a player or a person, that was never the issue to me,” Howard said. “I think that kind of gets twisted because of how things ended up. Everybody on that team got injured...
Via RealGM
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas Out Minimum Of 1-2 Weeks With Back Injury

Donatas Motiejunas will be removed from basketball activities for one to two weeks and be reevaluated, the Houston Rockets announced Friday. Motiejunas has lower back pain.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets hold off Wolves, 120-110

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden had 33 points and eight assists as the Houston Rockets clinched a playoff spot with a 120-110 victory over the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Harden shot 9 for 19 from the floor, including 6 for 12 on 3-pointers. Josh Smith added 16 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists and Trevor Ariza scored 14 points for the Rockets, who shot 53...
Via AP on Fox
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Harden scores 33 as Rockets beat Wolves, clinch playoff spot

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 33 points and eight assists as the Houston Rockets clinched a playoff spot with a 120-110 victory over the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Harden shot 9 for 19 from the floor, including 6 for 12 on 3-pointers. Josh Smith added 16 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists and Trevor Ariza scored 14 points for the Rockets, who shot 53...
Via AP on Fox
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Fantasy Basketball Infirmary: Week 22 Injury Analysis

Playoffs? Unlike Jim Mora, there’s no question it’s playoff time. With the season almost over, tough decisions and moves need to be made. A guy that helped you during the regular season may not be helpful now. You’re trying to win a championship and there are only so many weeks left in the season to accomplish that. Hopefully your team is healthy, but if not, here’s an update...
Via Razzball Basketball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Howard willing to make 'ultimate sacrifice' for Rockets

Dwight Howard returned to the Houston Rockets lineup Wednesday night for a tilt against the New Orleans Pelicans after missing the team’s previous 26 games due to a troublesome right knee. In his first game back on the court since Jan. 23, Howard logged 16 minutes, scored four points and pulled down seven rebounds as...Read More The post Dwight Howard willing to make ‘ultimate...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

An identity in flux: Harden and the collective consciousness

By Phillip BarnettWho is James Harden, really?I’ve spent the better part of the last fortnight trying to solve this riddle and have come to the conclusion that the answer is perpetually in indeterminate flux. It’s hard to pinpoint what his game is, what this season means, what he represents in the grand scheme of things. How we see Harden today is different than how we saw him...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

An identity in flux: Harden and the collective consciousness

Who is James Harden, really? I’ve spent the better part of the last fortnight trying to solve this riddle and have come to the conclusion that the answer is perpetually..... The post An Identity In Flux: James Harden And The Collective Consciousness appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Preview: Timberwolves vs. Rockets

The Houston Rockets are on the verge of securing a playoff spot, and they've got their long-absent star big man back to complement MVP candidate James Harden. The team focus, however, might be on Harden now getting used to playing without his backcourt mate as Patrick Beverley ponders potential season-ending wrist surgery. The Rockets will play a second straight game without Beverley...
Via AP on Fox
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Timberwolves-Rockets Preview

The Houston Rockets are on the verge of securing a playoff spot, and they've got their long-absent star big man back to complement MVP candidate James Harden. The team focus, however, might be on Harden now getting used to playing without his backcourt mate as Patrick Beverley ponders potential season-ending wrist surgery. The Rockets will play a second straight game without Beverley...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

“Who wants to sex Mutombo?” pickup line was real, says Alonzo Mourning (VIDEO)

Dikembe Mutombo has shot down rumors regarding what he used to say to pick up women at nightclubs in the past. But Alonzo Mourning is now saying otherwise. He claims Mutombo did indeed have a legendary pickup line that he used. Mourning appeared on ESPN’s Highly Questionable on Thursday, and he shined some light on the rumors. So what did the seven-footer say after walking...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden's focus vaults him into NBA MVP conversation

HOUSTON (AP) A couple of months ago, James Harden was told by a reporter that he seemed different this season, a year in which he has gone from a great player to a front-runner for MVP, and was asked what prompted the change. Houston's bearded superstar bristled, his eyes narrowed and he demanded: ''Different how?'' Harden was reminded of that moment recently and posed the question...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Looking Ahead to 2015 NBA Draft

The Houston Rockets are in prime contending position for the postseason, as they currently sit in the 3rd seed of the Western Conference while missing Dwight Howard for the past 26 games before last night’s triumphant return. However, even amidst the playoff chase, it is never too early to check out what sort of reinforcements the Rockets can bring in during the offseason, especially...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Returns With 4 Points, 7 Rebounds In 16 Minutes

Dwight Howard returned to the Houston Rockets for the first time since Jan. 23 in their 95-93 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. “My whole point was to do whatever I can to help this team win and play as hard as I can for as long as I can,” Howard said. “It just felt good being back out on the floor.” Howard played just over 16 minutes after two months of rehab on his knee...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard returns as Rockets down Pelicans

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard made his return to the starting lineup for the first time since Jan. 23 when he played 17 minutes of the Rockets 95-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
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James Harden throws down tomahawk jam on Pelicans (Video)

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden put the New Orleans Pelicans defense to shame, dribbling around one defender and throwing down a tomahawk jam on two others, during Wednesday night's game at the Smoothie King Center.Harden lost Quincy Poindexter on the dribble, then cut to the rim and threw down the slam dunk in between Omer Asik and Anthony Davis. Harden led the Rockets...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard returns for the Rockets

Dwight Howard  returned for the Houston Rockets on Wednesday for their game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Kevin McHale confirmed this before the game started.   McHale confirms: Dwight Howard will return tonight in New Orleans. He will start and be on a minutes restriction. pic.twitter.com/ccwTpDtpNV — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 25, 2015   The Rockets enter...
Via Pass The Pill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Dwight Howard returns from injury after missing 26 games

  Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is returning from a 26-game absence and has been listed as a starter for Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Howard, who is 29 and in his 11th season, has not played since Jan. 23, when he went out with a right knee injury. In 32 games this season, he has averaged 16.3 points and 11 rebounds. He returns against a Pelicans...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Beverley may need season-ending surgery

Patrick Beverley may need season-ending surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left wrist, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale told reporters Wednesday.
Via WholeHogSports
3 days ago

Rockets’ Beverley could need wrist surgery

Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans with torn ligaments in his left wrist.
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard, out past 26 games, back for Rockets

After missing the past 26 games with swelling in his right knee, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will return to the starting lineup Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard to Start Tonight for the Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is ready to return to action Wednesday night, head coach Kevin McHale says. McHale says he is starting Dwight Howard tonight. — Jenny Dial Creech (@jennydialcreech) March 25, 2015 Howard has not played since suffering a knee injury in early February. The eight-time All-Star is averaging 16.3 points, 11 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game in...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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