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Slim Thug and Bun B Drop Special Rockets-Themed Remix of '3 Kings' for Playoffs

It's been awhile since Houston Rockets fans could go in to the playoffs with expectations--this season they can. The Rockets have been playing better and better throughout the season. So fans know there team has a chance to make some noise, and they are ready to come out and cheer James Harden, Dwight Howard, Chandler Parson, and company on.To commemorate what the Rockets hope...
Via FatManWriting
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Dwight Howard drops ball on Robin Lopez, gets technical

Dwight Howard received a technical during the second quarter of Game 1 against Portland Sunday for dropping the ball on Robin Lopez after getting called for a foul on the Blazers center. The post Dwight Howard Gets Technical For Dropping Ball On Robin Lopez (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
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Jeremy Lin shoots ball over backboard during Rockets-Blazers game one

We’ve posted some pretty bad shots over the years here on That NBA Lottery Pick and during tonight’s Blazers-Rockets game one, we had a notable one from Jeremy Lin. With the shot-clock running down in the second quarter, Lin was forced to take a shot and well, the ball doesn’t exactly get anywhere near the rim: It’s okay, Jeremy. There will always be Linsanity! *** Lin shoots...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Shoots Jump Shot Over Backboard (Video)

In the first game of their playoff matchup against the Portland Trailblazers, Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin shot a pull up jumper and let’s just say it was a little bit off. Don’t fret Lin master. It happens to the best of us.
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Preview: Trail Blazers-Rockets Game 1

What a first day, huh? The road teams should feel plenty of confidence after they won three of the four games on the opening day. The NBA Playoffs continue at 9:30 p.m. on TNT as the Rockets host the Trail Blazers in the 4-5 matchup of the Western Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Preview: Trail Blazers-Rockets Game 1

What a first day, huh? The road teams should feel plenty of confidence after they won three of the four games on the opening day. The NBA Playoffs continue at 9:30 p.m. on TNT as the Rockets host the Trail Blazers in the 4-5 matchup of the Western Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch...
Via Bloguin Best
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

(4) Houston Rockets vs (5) Portland Trailblazers Playoffs Preview

Dwight Howard must now prove that he was worth the money in the off-season (via rocketssocial) If the regular season is any indication of this playoffs series, the Houston Rockets and Portland Trailblazers will shoot the lights out of the arena. Houston and Portland met four times during the regular season and neither team failed to score below 100. The Rockets took three of the...
Via Grandstand University
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Dwight Howard trades Chandler Parsons' Ferrari for mohawk?

Dwight Howard hooked Chandler Parsons up with a Ferrari for giving himself a mohawk haircut.
Via Gamedayr
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets looking to make room for Carmelo Anthony?

According to ESPN, the Houston Rockets are confident that they can make the moves necessary in order to sign upcoming free agent Carmelo Anthony. In order to free up enough cap space, the Rockets would have to trade Omer Asik and/or Jeremy Lin. With the NBA’s salary cap projected to rise $5 million, the Rockets have […]The post Rockets Confident About Signing Carmelo Anthony...
Via Hoops-Nation
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

First Round Preview: Rockets(4) Vs Trail Blazers(5)

When both teams have the same record, you need to look at different parameters to decide which team is going to take it home. Houston Rockets: Pros and Cons James Harden: He averaged 25.4 PPG this season(5th on scoring leaders) and managed to record a career high of 6.1 APG. Harden has emerged as a ... The post First Round Preview: Rockets(4) Vs Trail Blazers(5) appeared first on The League News.
Via The League News
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Dwight Howard Buys Chandler Parsons a Ferrari (Video)

Dwight Howard just won the teammate of the year award. Howard told Chandler Parsons that if he got a mohawk that he would buy him a Ferrari. Well of course Parsons did it, because who wouldn’t make that deal?
Via Thacover2
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Dwight Howard Gifts Rockets Teammate Chandler Parsons With A Ferrari

Dwight Howard really likes his Houston Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons. The two recently made a bet that if Chandler got a mohawk, Dwight would give him a Ferrari. Well, Chandler cut his hair and then this happened:   I don’t know if he gets to keep it but it’s fun. Dwight is so much happier in Houston. He’s free to be him. Great mindset to kickoff their first round...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
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Dwight Howard Buys Chandler Parsons a Ferrari (Video)

Dwight Howard is such a giving person. He told Chandler Parsons that if he got a mohawk that he would buy him a Ferrari. Well of course Parsons did it, because who wouldn’t make that deal? Enjoy the video below. Keep this in mind though if Dwight turns up on 30 for 30′s Broke part 2. [Instagram]
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard gets Ferrari for Chandler Parsons after mohawk haircut

As you probably know already, NBA players have some money to throw around these days and apparently, Dwight Howard might have gotten teammate Chandler Parsons, a special gift. Earlier today, Howard posted this Instagram video of Parsons getting a haircut and Howard asking fans if he should get a mohawk: Later, Howard posted another Instagram video of him giving Parsons keys to a...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Vs. Portland NBA Playoffs Odds, Predictions 2014

2014 NBA Playoffs odds and betting predictions for the first round series between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s eleven-and-a-half minutes of James Harden playing atrocious defense (video)

James Harden, while a deadly offensive threat anytime he touches the ball, isn’t the strongest defensive player. In fact, the Houston Rockets scoring machine is a flat-out atrocious, careless and uninterested defender, as evidenced by this wonderfully delightful — or for lovers of fundamental basketball, shameful — video highlighting how Harden freelances, stands still and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NBA playoffs: Previewing Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets

Rip City vs. Clutch City The Portland Trail Blazers are returning to the NBA playoffs, and their first-round matchup will be against James Harden, Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. No. 5 Portland Trail Blazers vs. No. 4 Houston Rockets Portland (54-28), Houston (54-28) Game 1: Sunday, April 20 6:30 PM PT | TNT/KGW Regular Season Series D12 or L.A.? Who will thrive in Round...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: James Harden doesn’t give a damn about defense

Tweet James Harden is easily one of the NBA’s best scorers. He’s capable of hanging 25+ on an opposing defense at any time. But when it comes to his own defense, Harden might be one of the laziest defenders in the league. Check out this lowlight reel assembled by Youtube user How U with a collection of some of Harden’s worst defensive possessions from the 2013-2014 season...
Via Los That Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston’s Harden might want to learn defense before the postseason begins

Rocket’s James Harden is one prolific scorer in the NBA. He can drive to the rim, nail the outside shot and put up huge numbers any given night. And with the postseason about to begin this weekend, the Rockets will need his offensive firepower and hopefully, he will learn to play defense very quick. Check out James and his not-so-great defensive chops throughout the 2013-14 regular...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy Picks Rockets To Win Finals Over Pacers

Jeff Van Gundy is known for making outlandish statements, so this comes as no surprise. The Houston Rockets rank second in points per game at 107.6, but they’re in the bottom ten in giving up points. They give up 103.1 points a game. Despite their defensive woes, Van Gundy believes James Harden and Dwight Howard will bring Houston their first championship in nearly 20 years. ...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlights of James Harden 'playing defense' are amazing

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is one of the most explosive offensive players in the NBA. The 24-year-old, two-time All-Star averaged 25.4 points and 6.1 assists per game during the 2013-14 regular season. Simply put, he’s one of the toughest covers in the NBA and drives opposing defenders nuts with his ability to get to the rim and hit long jumpers. With all of that said,...
Via Rumors and Rants
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden 2013-14 defensive lowlight reel

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is an accomplished offensive player. He is one of the best pure scorers in the league with his ability to get to the free throw line and efficiently shoot the perimeter jumper. Where Harden has been criticized this season has been his play on the defensive end. A video lowlight reel of all his worst defensive decisions for the 2013-14 season has...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy picking Rockets to win NBA title

Anyone who has listened to Jeff Van Gundy call NBA games for ABC/ESPN this season or heard him providing analysis on the radio knows that the former Houston Rockets coach is a big backer of his former team. Van Gundy has long supported Dwight Howard as a defensive stalwart and has believed in the Rockets […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Adelman reportedly won’t be back as Timberwolves coach

Rick Adelman’s tenure as the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves is over after only three underwhelming seasons, according to the venerable and surprisingly still well-connected Star Tribune sportscolumnist Sid Hartman. Hartman writes on Thursday that a source of factors ultimately will contribute to Adelman’s departure, beginning and ending with the health of his wife,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden: Money Was The Reason I Left The Thunder (Video)

I can appreciate James Harden’s honesty about the situation. The Houston Rockets shooting guard admitted he gets asked at least once a day, why he’s no longer a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. In an interview with Hannah Storm of ESPN, Harden opened up about the scenario that ended with him being traded to the Rockets.   Harden said that Thunder GM Sam Presti told him he...
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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