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Marc Gasol Game-Winner Leads Grizzlies Over Rockets

Marc Gasol leads Memphis to a big win over Houston. The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Houston Rockets 102-100 on Wednesday night thanks to a Marc Gasol game-winner with 0.1 seconds left. Gasol had an excellent game with 21 points on 10 of 14 shooting, along with 7 rebounds and 6 assists but the game winning jumper was the biggest shot of the night. Houston had rallied late in the...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Real MVP: James Harden, The New King

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets waits on the court during their game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Toyota Center on February 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) With less than two months remaining in the NBA season, the talk around the league centers around who will be awarded MVP award  at season’s end. It appears to be a clear consensus...
Via The Sports Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gasol's last-second shot lifts Memphis over Rockets

HOUSTON -- Marc Gasol made a jumper with 0.1 seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 102-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. With the game tied, Gasol blocked James Harden's layup with 6.4 seconds left to give the Grizzlies the ball back for his winner. Gasol finished with 21 points. Courtney Lee made a pair of free throws with about a minute remaining to...
Via AP on Fox
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Gasol's last-second shot lifts Memphis over Rockets 102-100

HOUSTON (AP) Marc Gasol made a jumper with 0.1 seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 102-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. With the game tied, Gasol blocked James Harden's layup with 6.4 seconds left to give the Grizzlies the ball back for his winner. Gasol finished with 21 points. Courtney Lee made a pair of free throws with about a minute remaining...
Via AP on Fox
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Marc Gasol makes game-winning runner with 0.1 seconds left against Rockets

The Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets are jockeying for position at the top of the Western Conference. The Rockets had a big run to tie the game at 100. But Marc Gasol halts the run and the game with this sweet shot. Marc Gasol makes a runner with 0.1 seconds left: What a great shot by Marc. All hail Big Spain. *** Marc Gasol pic from Getty Images. Vine by Rob Perez.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Dwight Howard Progressing 'On Schedule', Hasn't Begun On-Court Rehab

Dwight Howard is progressing "on schedule" four weeks after undergoing a bone marrow aspirate injection. Howard has been out since Jan. 30 with the edema. “He’s coming along,” Kevin McHale said. “I saw him on the treadmill which is a good sign, but I haven’t seen him on the floor. Until you see him on the floor, who knows.” In addition to the weight room and pool workouts...
Via RealGM
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Houston Rockets Legends Lockers

Designed by Eduardo Diazmuñoz from Champaign, IL. The Houston Rockets, Legends Lockers were unveiled March 1, honouring ten players and owner Leslie Alexander. Using a system of icons and typography along with valuable memorabilia. Each locker displays the accolades all players achieved during their career. Calvin Murphy, Rudy Tomjanovich, Elvin Hayes, Moses Malone, Ralph Sampson...
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Why haven't brands shown love to James Harden?

Fearing The Beard: Why haven't brands shown endorsement love to James Harden? The post The Missed Branding Opportunity During James Harden’s MVP Campaign appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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James Harden Suspended One Game For Kick to the Groin

  James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets goes for the rebound against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game on March 1, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN\Getty Images) HOUSTON – On Monday night, the NBA announced that it had suspended Houston Rockets guard James Harden for one game without pay for a Sunday night kick to the groin of...
Via The Sports Journal
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeMarre Carroll: Josh Smith's taunting woke up Hawks

Even without James Harden, the Houston Rockets were on their way to a nice victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night -- until former Hawk Josh Smith taunted the Atlanta crowd that had booed him all night. Smith's interaction with the crowd got the fans going, sure. But it also woke up the Hawks, according to Atlanta wing DeMarre Carroll. (Read more at AJC.com)
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Josh Smith Care More About Hushing Atlanta Crowd Than Actually Winning Game?

Rockets forward Josh Smith returned to Atlanta for the third time this season on Tuesday night, including the preseason, but for the first time with Houston. Unsurprisingly, the former Hawks player continued to receive unwelcoming boos and was subjected to numerous hecklers for most of the evening. Smith’s team would wind up dropping a big Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Josh Smith trolls Hawks fans, calls them ‘very fickle and bandwagoners’ (vid)

Not only did Josh Smith spend his first nine years in the NBA as a member of the Atlanta Hawks, he is also a Georgia native, so it was a homecoming on multiple fronts when the forward returned along with his Houston Rockets teammates to the ATL for a Tuesday night showdown with the Atlanta...Read More The post Josh Smith trolls Hawks fans, calls them ‘very fickle and bandwagoners’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Trolls Fans In Atlanta, Calls Them Fickle

Josh Smith spent nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks before bolting to the Pistons when he became an unrestricted free agent. In his first game back in ATL with the Rockets, who picked him up after being waived by the Pistons. Smith went into an unwarranted trolling free fall, shushing the crowd twice in the third quarter after making two meaningless threes and then suggested the...
Via Hooped Up
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith hushes crowd, then dubs them ‘bandwagoners’

Photo Credit: Marvin Gentry – USA TODAY Sports Josh Smith, the man that was once the face of the Atlanta Hawks, has just disrespected their fans in the worst way possible. Smith is playing for his second NBA club since leaving the Hawks in 2013. He returned to play at Phillips Arena with his new Houston Rocket team mates on Tuesday night, and did all he could to quieten the crowd...
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Grizzlies-Rockets Preview

The Houston Rockets didn't seem to miss James Harden for 40 minutes on Tuesday, but they certainly could have used their MVP candidate as they went cold over the final eight while blowing a sizable lead. He'll be back for Wednesday night's showdown with the visiting Memphis Grizzlies, who should have a well-rested Tony Allen ready to chase around the league's leading scorer. The...
Via AP on Fox
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NBA-leading Hawks rally past Rockets as James Harden sits

  Al Horford knew the Atlanta Hawks would eventually respond to Houston's big lead. He just didn't know when. ''It's a credit to our guys,'' Horford said. ''Guys were relentless, kept fighting. The biggest thing for us was we really locked in on defense. That put us in position to win the game.'' Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith gets so confused by turnover it causes him to not get back on defense

Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith won’t look back on the 2014-15 NBA season with a smile on his face. He’s been posterized, criticized and had the Detroit Pistons pay him to leave. Well, add another blunder to the season for J-Smoove. Josh Smith was attempting an entry pass to Donatas Motiejunas that was stolen by Paul Millsap (who was guarding Smith). Instead of getting back...
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Josh Smith’s three-pointer bounces in and gives it to Hawks home crowd

Josh Smith used to play for the Atlanta Hawks. Now he is a Houston Rocket. The Rockets are trying to win one in Atlanta when Josh Smith shot a three-pointer that’s never well-received by anyone. This time around, Smith’s three bounces in. And then he gives the crowd a little something something: I guess there is no love lost between Josh and his former team. *** Josh Smith...
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Corey Brewer takes place of suspended James Harden

ATLANTA (AP) NBA leading scorer James Harden was not on the floor Tuesday for the Houston Rockets against the Atlanta Hawks as he serves a one-game suspension for kicking LeBron James in the groin. The All-Stars and Olympic teammates became tangled in the third quarter of Houston's 105-103 victory over Cleveland on Sunday. Harden fell back to the court, then kicked his foot up into...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James and Harden Headline the Closest MVP Race in Recent Memory

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets goes for the lay up against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game on March 1, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) With the regular season winding down, the race for MVP is heating up in a big way. Actually it’s boiling over with a handful of superstar players dominating the competition on...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Suspended One Game For Kicking LeBron James

NBA All-Star James Harden will not be playing in Tuesday nights game against the Atlanta Hawks following a one day suspension. As reported by NBA.com, The NBA has suspended Rocket Houston star James Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the groin. The All-Stars and Olympic teammates became tangled in the third quarter of Houston’s...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes blasts NBA over James Harden suspension

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes blasted the NBA for the league’s one-game suspension of James Harden for kicking LeBron James in the groin during Sunday’s Houston Rockets-Cleveland Cavaliers game, arguing the league has a double standard when it comes to doling out punishment. Barnes took to Twitter on Sunday night to articulate his disagreement...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steve Francis Got His Chain Snatched, Hard

Former Houston Rockets guard Steve Francis got more than he expected from his rap life experience while on stage at a show for the hip-hop duo Sauce Twinz. When some dude dragged Francis to the ground trying to snatch his dookie rope chain off his neck. “The 38-year-old, 3-time NBA All-Star was onstage with the Sauce Twinz — a Houston rap duo — when someone crept up on the...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

K.J. McDaniels seeing little playing time in Houston

Check out the original article, from Philly.com, here. -- Highlight-reel dunks and acrobatic blocks will define K.J. McDaniels' short stint with the Sixers. In 54 games with the franchise, the former second-round selection proved to be a surprise standout from the highly-hyped 2014 draft class.  McDaniels bet on himself last summer by turning down Sam Hinkie's preferred four...
Via Around the Arc
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steve Francis Victim of Violent Chain Snatching During Houston Rap Show

What gives with the recent news of former Maryland Terrapins, especially during the on-the-court success of both the men and women’s basketball programs? Now comes the news (and video) of former Terrapin great Steve Francis becoming a victim of a violent chain snatching during a Houston rap show. In the disturbing video courtesy of TMZ.com, the three-time NBA All-Star is seen...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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