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Lillard scores 21 to help Portland beat Houston 96-79

HOUSTON (AP) Damian Lillard had 21 points and 10 assists to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead early and rolled to an easy 96-79 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday. The Trail Blazers were up by 19 at halftime and scored the first six points of the third quarter to make it 61-36 with about 10 minutes left in the quarter. James...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ top five teams in franchise history: number one

To be completely honest, the Houston Rockets this year have been subpar. Just when they seem to have gotten things under control, everything goes haywire and they crash. To cope with this season, I will be releasing an article daily counting down the top five Rockets teams in franchise history. There are many great eras, from Moses Malone’s to Hakeem Olajuwon’s, Tracy McGrady’s...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers-Rockets Preview

Houston Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff is confident his team won't get caught looking ahead to the All-Star break. While James Harden may ponder next weekend's festivities as the Rockets' lone All-Star, he certainly won't look past a couple of matchups with the Portland Trail Blazers. Harden looks to bounce back from one of his worst offensive showings of the season Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston, all our problems are solved? Harden to 'go all out' for KD

The Houston Rockets are having a terrible season, but their fortunes can change overnight if James Harden convinces Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant to join forces with him in Texas next year. The Rockets will have the cap space to make something happen, and their general manager, Daryl Morey, has a history of luring star talent in free agency. So...maybe this will actually go...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets make plays late to hand Suns 6th straight loss

PHOENIX -- Corey Brewer scored 24 points and Trevor Ariza 22 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.The Rockets won despite a 4-for-19 shooting night by James Harden, who finished with 17 points, more than 10 under his average. Dwight Howard grabbed 16 rebounds in the 200th meeting between the teams.Archie Goodwin led the Suns with...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewer, Ariza lead Rockets past Suns 111-105

PHOENIX (AP) Corey Brewer scored 24 points and Trevor Ariza 22 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. The Rockets won despite a 4-for-19 shooting night by James Harden, who finished with 17 points, more than 10 under his average. Dwight Howard grabbed 16 rebounds in the 200th meeting between the teams. Archie Goodwin led the Suns...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ top five teams in franchise history: number two

To be completely honest, the Houston Rockets this year have been subpar. Just when they seem to have gotten things under control, everything goes haywire and they crash. To cope with this season, I will be releasing an article daily counting down the top five Rockets teams in franchise history. There are many great eras, from Moses Malone’s to Hakeem Olajuwon’s, Tracy McGrady’s...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard talks latest trade rumors

Houston Rockers center Dwight Howard isn’t a stranger to the sometimes vicious cycle that is NBA trade rumors. It’s a swirl of information akin to a tornado this time of year with the NBA trade deadline on approach and Howard’s name is the biggest to come up as of late. Wednesday, rumblings came out about the Boston Celtics giving the Rockets a ring about Howard. Not far behind...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons Looking Forward To Recruiting Dwight Howard

Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard have recently rekindled their friendship. Parsons played a big role in recruiting Howard to the Houston Rockets in 2013 before he signed with the Dallas Mavericks in 2014. Parsons plans on helping the Mavericks with their recruiting efforts for Howard. “For sure,” Parsons said. “I’m talking to him (routinely), obviously, and we share the...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Car accident on way to airport keeps Terrence Jones at home

Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones will not travel with the team for Thursday's game against the Phoenix Suns after being in a car accident on his way to the airport.According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Jones was not injured.Jones is averaging 9.3 and 4.5 points a game.
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Still Planning All-Out Pursuit Of Kevin Durant

The Houston Rockets continue to plan an all-out pursuit in free agency of Kevin Durant. The Rockets have long believed they're in as good of a position as any team to sign Durant away from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant and James Harden remain close friends. Harden was traded by the Thunder to the Rockets in 2012. The Rockets can sign Durant to a max contract while also re-signing...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Not Interested In Trading Away Dwight Howard

The Houston Rockets have no interest in trading away Dwight Howard ahead of the deadline. Howard can become a free agent this offseason and has been linked to the Boston Celtics. “We’re just focused on this season," said Daryl Morey. "So is Dwight. If we as a team and he as a player play(s) like we know he’s capable and has been this year and was last year, all that stuff takes...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets mascot plays it cool after draining backwards halfcourt shot

Maybe the Houston Rockets mascot is taking tips from Dwight Howard, who at a recent practice hit a backwards shot all the way from the opposite free throw line. That one, however, wasn't accomplished with thousands of people watching.This one, of the backwards halfcourt variety on Sunday during a timeout of the Rockets' win against the Miami Heat, was. And it was sensational.Here...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ top five teams in franchise history: number three

To be completely honest, the Houston Rockets this year have been subpar. Just when they seem to have gotten things under control, everything goes haywire and they crash. To cope with this season, I will be releasing an article daily counting down the top five Rockets teams in franchise history. There are many great eras, from Moses Malone’s to Hakeem Olajuwon’s, Tracy McGrady’s...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

adidas Unveils James Harden Crazylight Boost 2.5 PE for the NBA All-Star Game

adidas today unveiled the James Harden Crazylight Boost 2.5 PE, the fourth basketball installment of the Aurora Borealis footwear collection. The special edition will be worn on-court by the Houston Rockets superstar during his fourth consecutive NBA All-Star appearance. The Aurora Borealis collection is inspired by Toronto’s vibrant, cosmopolitan culture and the Northern Lights...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics have talked with Rockets about Dwight Howard trade

The Boston Celtics have talked with the Houston Rockets about a potential Dwight Howard trade, according to a report. The New York Daily News’ Frank Isola reports that the C’s have “engaged” the Rockets in talks about a possible deal, though nothing has materialized yet. Howard, 30, has a $23.2 million player option for next season which he can decline in favor of a larger...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Battle of the Beards—James Harden Calls Post-Game Reporter 'Little Beard'

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is known for his long Euro-step, his cooking celebration after he drills a long 3,  and of course his humongous beard—but mostly his beard. So what happens when a post-game reporter sports a beard as strong as Harden's? After having a great night and leading the Rockets to a win after three losses in a row, Harden brought up swag in his post...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA suspends Rockets' Dwight Howard for Miami game

HOUSTON (AP) The NBA has suspended Rockets center Dwight Howard for Tuesday night's game against Miami for touching an official during a loss over the weekend. The league said the one-game suspension without pay was for ''striking the arm of a game official'' late in Saturday's 123-122 home loss to Washington. Houston coach J.B. Bickerstaff was also fined $10,000 for public criticism...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Howard suspended for Tuesday’s game against Heat

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard reportedly has been suspended for Tuesday’s game against the Miami Heat as a result of pushing aside the arm of a referee during Saturday’s 123-122 loss to the Washington Wizards, reports ESPN’s Calvin Watkins. The incident in question occurred when Howard was ultimately ejected following a physical altercation with Wizards center Nene...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard suspended Tuesday for contact with referee

The Houston Rockets won’t have center Dwight Howard on the hardwood for Tuesday’s game against the Miami Heat after he swiped the arm of an official, prompting the league to come down with a one-game suspension. SportsCenter revealed the news Tuesday afternoon: Rockets C Dwight Howard is suspended for Tuesday’s game vs Heat for swiping arm of a referee. (via media reports...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden's new endorsement bills itself just like him: 'Weirdly Awesome'

Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden ranked fifth in Forbes’ list of the NBA's highest-paid players on and off the court with $32.8 million, including $17 million from endorsements. The endorsement part just got a little bigger and this one fits The Beard to a T.Harden is joining up with Ferrara Candy’s Trolli brand, according to Forbes. The company bills itself as ...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ top five teams in franchise history: number four

To be completely honest, the Houston Rockets this year have been subpar. Just when they seem to have gotten things under control, everything goes haywire and they crash. To cope with this season, I will be releasing an article daily counting down the top five Rockets teams in franchise history. There are many great eras, from Moses Malone’s to Hakeem Olajuwon’s, Tracy McGrady’s...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ top five teams in franchise history: number five

To be completely honest, the Houston Rockets this year have been subpar. Just when they seem to have gotten things under control, everything goes haywire and they crash. This week, in order to cope with the current season, I will be releasing an article daily counting down the top five Rockets teams in franchise history. There are many great eras, from Moses Malone’s to Hakeem...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden, Jeremy Lin and Stephen Curry Chinese New Years Commercial

The NBA celebrates Chinese News Years on Feb. 8 with a new commercial featuring Rockets mascot Clutch, James Harden, Jeremy Lin and Stephen Curry sitting down for a traditional dinner at the table. More from the NBA. “The ad is called “Dining Table” and shows the stars sharing a New Year meal with a Chinese family. It is being broadcast until Feb. 22 across all of NBA China’s...
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard compares NBA to UFC after incredibly dirty play

Over the weekend, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was ejected from a one-point loss against the Washington Wizards. Why? He was frustrated. Really, really frustrated. Towards the end of an extremely physical game that Howard later compared to a UFC match, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year shoved Wizards center Nene after he caught an elbow in the ribs. It was only...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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