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Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors game preview

The magic number for the Rockets is now three to secure the third seed/spot in the Western Conference (pending Utah’s game vs. the Pelicans on Monday night). With 18 chances to secure either three wins for Houston or three losses for Utah or a combination of the two, the Rockets are fairly locked into that third spot. The rest of the West is not locked in at all. Seeds four through...
Via The Dream Shake
5 hours ago

Defending the Houston Rockets – Part 2

  I only have a few minutes right now, but I just wanted to highlight this possession that caught my attention during yesterday’s game against the Thunder because it reminded me of a similar possession against the Spurs.  Harden runs a side screen and roll with Capela, and after Roberson fights over the top, rather than switching, the latter is able to pick off the over-the-top...
Via Red94
10 hours ago

Nothing left to play for, Rockets still won’t rest players

“We don’t do that,” D’Antoni reiterated after Sunday’s game. The Houston Rockets are pretty much cemented into the third seed, and with a handful of games left, there is literally nothing left to prove. Maybe pride, but let's be real now, regular season-wise they've accomplished what they wanted to. The Rockets took a roster many wrote off before the year and made themselves...
Via The Dream Shake
18 hours ago

Rockets’ Patrick Beverley thinks resting players is ‘bull****’ and ‘a disgrace to the league’

As more playoff-bound NBA teams begin to rest their best players in games they don’t feel they have to win, the takes about the practice are getting hotter and hotter. On Sunday night, Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverly was asked about opponents resting players, and he pulled no punches. Via ESPN: “I think that’s bulls—,” Beverley said after the Rockets’ 137-125 victory...
Via The Comeback
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Center Nene Hilario's Flawless Euro-Step Made James Harden Proud

In addition to his beard, James Harden is known for his smooth Eurostep. Whenever the 5-time All-Star goes to the hoop and needs to fake someone out, he almost always executes the fancy layup. It appears that Harden has done the move so much that his Houston Rockets teammates are getting into the Eurostep action. RELATED: The Workout That Gave James Harden the Best Euro-Step in...
Via Stack
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets take shot at Westbrook's MVP candidacy

With the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award race looking more and more like a two-man battle between James Harden and Russell Westbrook as the season winds down, the Houston Rockets are pulling out all the stops.After the Rockets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by the final of 137-125 on Sunday, their team Twitter account sent a Drake-themed graphic touting Harden’s MVP candidacy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Anderson on ankle injury status

http://www.clutchfans.net Ryan Anderson talks in the locker room after the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 137-125 on 3/26/2017. Anderson did not play in the game, suffering an ankle sprain in the previous game, and discussed the status of that injury.
Via ClutchFans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets take care of Thunder 137-125, win season series vs. OKC

Houston had a season-high 79 in the first half! The Rockets beat the Thunder in a potential playoff preview Sunday afternoon with a 137-125 win. It was an offensive explosion for the Rockets, who shot 63.3 percent from the floor and were up twenty at halftime thanks to a season-high 79-point first half. Houston started the game on a 9-0 run and never looked back. They had a 20-point...
Via The Dream Shake
1 day ago

James Harden sets a new NBA record

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been putting up remarkable stats all year long, so it’s not surprising he set a new NBA record Sunday. While not as complete a player as say, Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs, who actually plays hard on both ends of the floor, Harden is a marvel on offense.The dynamic scoring guard went into Sunday’s game against the Oklahoma City...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets’ Week Ahead: March 26 through April 1

This is a very important week for the respective MVP and ‘have as pretty of a record’ races, with tough to impossible games littering the schedule, especially without Ryan Anderson.  Don’t feel bad if the Rockets go 1-3 this week, or even 0-4.  I’ll have to miss that Friday game as I’ll be on a plane to New York. Houston has now opened up a seven game lead in the loss...
Via Red94
1 day ago

The Houston Rockets’ Week in Review: March 18 through March 25

Click to enlarge I pushed the parameters back a day to catch last Saturday’s affair vs. the Nuggets.  A perfect week for the good guys as they outlasted Jokic, Brow, and Boogie in going 3-0.  And they got it done in different ways, going just 5-24 on 3’s in the first win against Denver, but then 17-38 in the rematch.  An encouraging sign. Houston is still second in offensive...
Via Red94
2 days ago

WATCH: Trevor Ariza after Rockets win over Pelicans

Via ClutchFans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden has fantastic quote about idea of sitting out games

If James Harden’s beard could talk, it would probably say, “NO DAYS OFF!”On Monday, the Houston Rockets All-NBA guard dropped this great line about the idea of sitting out games down the stretch for rest like many of his fellow star players have been doing lately, per Mark Berman of KRIV. Harden isn’t just blowing hot air either as he’s appeared in all 70 of Houston’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets to sign Troy Williams for the rest of the season

Without even playing a game for Houston , Troy Williams seems to have locked up a deal with the team for the remainder of the season. According to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle, the Houston Rockets plan to sign former Hoosier Troy Williams for the remainder of the season. Williams recently signed a 10-day contract with the team on March 10th, but has yet to play a game...
Via Crimson Quarry
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM throws shade at Russell Westbrook's MVP candidacy

The campaign for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award is well and truly underway.Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a comment Saturday in support of James Harden — a comment that rather obviously doubles as shade at Russell Westbrook. Westbrook could put together a 30-10-10 season, which is driving his MVP candidacy. Morey is pretty clearly trying to pump up...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans C DeMarcus Cousins out with a knee injury

For the second time since he joined the team in a trade from the Sacramento Kings last month, New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins will be out of action Friday night.No, it’s not because he received yet another suspension due to crossing the technical foul threshold. This time, Cousins will be sitting due to an injury.The team announced that he will be sidelined Friday...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Acapella With Capela -- Episode 3

http://www.clutchfans.net Acapella with Capela -- Rockets in-game entertainment where Clint Capela sings the his and his teammates react. This episode was first played during the Houston Rockets game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on 3/12/2017.
Via ClutchFans
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard randomly drug-tested after MVP performance against Rockets

Kawhi Leonard’s incredible game against the Houston Rockets didn’t go unnoticed. After putting himself firmly in the MVP discussion with 39 points, six rebounds, five assists and a game-sealing block in the final seconds of Monday night’s 112-110 victory, the San Antonio Spurs star was selected for a random drug test. Leonard took a while to provide a sample because he was...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Let's pay homage to the college years of Steve Francis

I had heard of the legendary Len Bias. Joe Smith somehow went No. 1 in the NBA Draft. But the first person I’d ever cared about in college basketball from the Maryland Terrapins was Steven D’Shawn Francis.The Life and Times of Steve Francis is a roller coaster ride filled with incredible highs and scary lows, and on his 40th birthday it feels necessary to remind myself how I...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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