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If James Harden keeps getting the kind of help he received in the Houston Rockets' playoff opener, the Dallas Mavericks could be in trouble. Balanced scoring was the key for the Rockets in winning Game 1, and the Mavericks might also be without one of their top players in Chandler Parsons when the teams meet in Houston on Tuesday night. Harden scored 24 points Saturday but went 4...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Corey Brewer: The Mavs 'traded me away for a bag of chips'

Houston Rockets backup swingman Corey Brewer used to play for his first-round opponent, the Dallas Mavericks. Apparently, Brewer is still a bit salty about how the two parted ways. Salty, say, like a bag of chips. Apparently one of those chips landed squarely on his shoulder during the transition. The 29-year-old's played for four teams in his eight-year career but appeared in only...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks

The first round of playoffs has begun, and the Houston Rockets have already taken a lead against the Dallas Mavericks. The first game of the series was a great game, and we got to see all sorts of enjoyable basketball. As a whole I would say this series is going to be very exciting. Harden is a monster James Harden is looking good early on in this series Though his defense is...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Best dunks and throwdowns from Game 1 of Mavericks-Rockets

There were a lot of dunks that went in on the Mavericks/Rockets game. Dwight Howard had a nice alley-oop jam early in the game. Well, here are the rest of the throwdowns in this game: Nice jams from James Harden, Terrence Jones, Josh Smith, Howard, Chandler Parsons, and Tyson Chandler. *** James Harden pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harden scores 24 points, leads Rockets past Mavericks Game 1

  James Harden had 24 points and Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference series. Brewer made three 3-pointers in about 3 minutes in the fourth to keep the Mavericks at bay. He added another three points when he made a layup and...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden has 24 points, Rockets beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 24 points and Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference series. Brewer made three 3-pointers in about 3 minutes in the fourth to keep the Mavericks at bay. He added another three points when he made a...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Nike Signature Shoe Concept

It’s gonna happen at some point in the near future. So designer Patso Dimitrov from Copenhagen, Denmark got a jump on things creating a mock Nike signature shoe for Houston Rockets guard James Harden. The four sample colorways he dreamed up are the MVP, Home, Away and Alternate. So, Nike what’s up? The post James Harden Nike Signature Shoe Concept appeared first on Hooped Up.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard puts down two-handed alley-oop against Mavericks

Hey, remember this guy? Dwight Howard is back in time for the playoffs and he’s doing things. Watch this oop from James Harden: People are waiting for “Playoff Rajon Rondo” in this series. But what about “Playoff Dwight”? *** Dwight Howard pic from Getty Images. Vine from FanSided.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Takes A Shot At The Houston Rockets, Says James Harden Is MVP

In a long piece over at Grantland.com, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban discussed the first-round matchup with James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Here’s what the 56-year-old billionaire was quoted as saying: “[The biggest difference is] practice time. There’s no more predictable team than the Rockets. You know exactly what they’re gonna do,” he says. […] The post...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks Fans Get Their Wish Granted with First Round Match-Up

DALLAS, TX – MARCH 24: Chandler Parsons #25 of the Dallas Mavericks goes in for the lay up against the San Antonio Spurs on March 24, 2015 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images) The basketball gods have delivered for fans of the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. Meeting in the first round of the...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: First Round Preview

It’s finally here. The NBA postseason has arrived, after what feels like one of the most injury-plagued seasons in recent memory (at least where the big names are concerned). The Houston Rockets had plenty of injury troubles of their own, but will still enter the playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Conference, thanks to some fortuitous outcomes on the very last day of the season...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Why They Will Beat the Mavericks

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) Houston Rockets: Why They Will Beat the Mavericks By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… After several days of calculating the various West seeding scenarios and watching the true results unfold, round 1 will feature many interesting games. Among them, the intrastate contest between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden, Rockets prepare to meet Dallas in 1st round

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden helped the Houston Rockets to their first division title since 1994 and the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs starting Saturday against Dallas. But the MVP candidate isn't content with what the Rockets have accomplished this season. Harden is ''very motivated'' to do more this postseason after being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban on Rockets: That’s not a very good team except James Harden

Mark Cuban is already spicing things up before his Dallas Mavericks meet the Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Cuban spoke with Grantland’s Kirk Goldsberry earlier this month and talked about the Rockets, who he said were not very good save their MVP candidate James Harden. The conversation came after Houston...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban: Harden is MVP, Rockets are not very good

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is the latest person to express their opinion on the debate regarding who should win the hotly-contested NBA MVP race. It’s Cuban’s contention that Houston Rockets superstar James harden should win it. Keeping in mind Cuban’s willingness to move the needle as it concerns public debate and his penchant for...Read More The post Mark Cuban: James...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ill-conceived — or clever — headline makes for easy James Harden poop joke (pic)

Either the headline writers at the Houston Chronicle are scatological wisenheimers or simply missed an extremely obvious poop joke in headline about the Houston Rockets’ playoff seeding in the Western Conference. Courtesy of a 56-26 record — and coming up on top over the Los Angeles Clippers in a tiebreaker — the Rockets have earned...Read More The post Ill-conceived — or...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Russo went on a crazed rant about James Harden and Dwight Howard for some reason

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo is known to blow a gasket every now and again, and quite honestly, it’s been far too long since we heard a classic Dog rant.  We got it this week as he got insanely worked up over James Harden’s MVP candidacy and comparing him to Jerry West for some reason.  Then he got into dissing Dwight Howard.  Something tells me Russo isn’t a fan of today...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Three Horseman for the NBA MVP

HOUSTON, TX – MARCH 27: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets shoots the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 27, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images) With the NBA regular season coming to a close tonight, talks will now officially turn to the playoffs and post-season awards. Both topics have...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

K.J. McDaniels Likely Out For Season With Fractured Wrist

K.J. McDaniels will likely miss the remainder of the season with a fractured wrist. McDaniels was acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Philadelphia 76ers at the deadline and played sparingly. McDaniels was unlikely to play in the playoffs. McDaniels will be a restricted free agent in the summer.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden ‘Luchador’ Caricature Art

Houston Rockets Lucha libre legend James Harden channels his inner Rey Mysterio Jr. in this commissioned piece by Muideen Ogunmola aka Blocknation for ESPN’s Grantland. The post James Harden ‘Luchador’ Caricature Art appeared first on Hooped Up.
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James Harden’s best highlights of his triple-double against Jazz

The Most Valuable Player award is going to be really close this season. And James Harden made one final push by putting up a triple-double against the Utah Jazz in a blowout win for the Houston Rockets, 117-91. Harden finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists and he did it in three quarters. Check out his highlights here: The Rockets also ended with the second seed in...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden's triple-double helps Rockets beat Jazz, get No. 2 seed

  James Harden and the Houston Rockets won't take long to celebrate winning their first division title since 1994 and clinching the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. They'll soon be looking ahead after losing in the first round of the playoffs the last two seasons. ''It's a great accomplishment for us,'' Harden said. ''We're very proud of that. We're going to let it kind of...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets, Harden beat Jazz, move to No. 2 seed after Spurs loss

James Harden had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in just three quarters for his fourth triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets never trailed in a 117-91 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night in the regular-season finale. Houston won the Southwest Division and got the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference when San Antonio lost to New Orleans a few minutes...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden has triple-double, Rockets beat Jazz 117-91

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in just three quarters for his fourth triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets never trailed in a 117-91 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night in the regular-season finale. Houston won the Southwest Division and got the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference when San Antonio lost to New Orleans...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz-Rockets Preview

Excuse James Harden for paying no mind to the confusing scenarios regarding the Western Conference's playoff seedings. The MVP candidate simply is focused on helping the Houston Rockets finish the regular season with a victory over the visiting Utah Jazz on Wednesday night while letting the rest play itself out. "I don't even look at it," Harden said. "All of the teams are basically...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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