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Howard out for Rockets again

Howard out for Rockets again

nba.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 22 (yesterday)
Houston center Dwight Howard will miss his second straight game on Saturday night against Dallas with a strained right knee.
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    dimemag.com Nov 20 (4 days ago)
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    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 20 (4 days ago)
    Dwight Howard sat out Wednesday's loss to the Lakers with a sprained right knee, but the Rockets center was still a hot topic of discussion for former teammate Kobe Bryant.
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  • Reports: Police re-open Howard abuse case

    Reports: Police re-open Howard abuse case

    ESPN.com Nov 18 (6 days ago)
    Police have re-opened a child abuse investigation concerning Houston Rockets forward Dwight Howard, according to multiple media reports.
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  • Justin Timberlake To Man Calling Him Bandwagon Grizzlies Fan: “…

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    dimemag.com Nov 18 (6 days ago)
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  • Gary Payton Thinks Dwight Howard “Is Disliked By A Lot Of Playe…

    Gary Payton Thinks Dwight Howard “Is Disliked By A Lot Of Players”

    dimemag.com Nov 18 (6 days ago)
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  • Chris Bosh Was Weary Of “Pressure” That Came With Joining Houst…

    Chris Bosh Was Weary Of “Pressure” That Came With Joining Houston Rockets

    dimemag.com Nov 18 (6 days ago)
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  • Where Every NBA Team Takes (And Gives Up) Shots

    Where Every NBA Team Takes (And Gives Up) Shots

    deadspin.com Nov 18 (6 days ago)
    Here's a chart by our friend Ed Kupfer, who does analytics for the Houston Rockets, showing the distribution by percent of every NBA team's offensive and defensive field goals. If you take a second blink through the information overload, it's a shorthan…
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  • Griz rout Rockets in matchup of top teams

    Griz rout Rockets in matchup of top teams

    ESPN.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)
    Mike Conley scored 19 points and the Memphis Grizzlies easily defeated the Houston Rockets 119-93 on Monday night in a matchup of the teams with the NBA's best records.
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  • GIF: Tony Allen Blocks Dwight Howard’s Shot, Wags Finger To Mem…

    GIF: Tony Allen Blocks Dwight Howard’s Shot, Wags Finger To Memphis Crowd

    dimemag.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)
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  • James Harden Says Reggie Jackson “Has To Get The Money That He’…

    James Harden Says Reggie Jackson “Has To Get The Money That He’s Earned”

    dimemag.com Nov 17 (7 days ago)
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  • Watch Donatas Motiejunas School Serge Ibaka With Shot-Fake, Spi…

    Watch Donatas Motiejunas School Serge Ibaka With Shot-Fake, Spinning Layup

    dimemag.com Nov 17 (7 days ago)
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  • Russell Westbrook Denies Recruiting Efforts Of Lakers Fan: “Go …

    Russell Westbrook Denies Recruiting Efforts Of Lakers Fan: “Go Back To LA”

    dimemag.com Nov 17 (7 days ago)
    If only a Washington Wizards follower would test Kevin Durant the same way. During his team’s home game against the Houston Rockets last night, injured Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook staunchly denied the recruiting efforts of a Los An…
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  • Kevin Durant Repeatedly Tells Dwight Howard, “You’re A Pu**y”

    Kevin Durant Repeatedly Tells Dwight Howard, “You’re A Pu**y”

    dimemag.com Nov 17 (7 days ago)
    Last night’s Thunder-Rockets game was ugly. Houston scored 24 points in the first quarter, and it was the only time either time exceeded 20 points in a quarter; Houston then scored only nine in the third session. The Rockets did, however, get the win wh…
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  • Rockets weather struggles to get by Thunder

    Rockets weather struggles to get by Thunder

    ESPN.com Nov 16
    James Harden scored 19 points, and the Rockets beat the Thunder 69-65 on Sunday night for their third consecutive victory.
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves shopping veteran Corey Brewer

    Minnesota Timberwolves shopping veteran Corey Brewer

    ESPN.com Nov 16
    The Timberwolves, fresh off heavy back-to-back losses and in the latest indication of their growing focus on the future, are in active trade discussions with multiple contending teams pursuing veteran swingman Corey Brewer, according to sources.
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  • Harden's late shot lifts Rockets past 76ers

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    ESPN.com Nov 14
    James Harden scored 35 points, including an off-balance layup with 9 seconds left, to lead the Houston Rockets to an 88-87 victory over the winless Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.
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  • GIF: Dwight Howard Does Dikembe Mutombo’s Classic Finger-Wag

    GIF: Dwight Howard Does Dikembe Mutombo’s Classic Finger-Wag

    dimemag.com Nov 13
    Dikembe Mutombo is somewhere shaking his head in disgust. After Trevor Ariza was called for a blocking foul last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dwight Howard channeled his Houston Rockets paint-protecting predecessor by playfully waving his f…
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  • Watch Andrew Wiggins Block James Harden’s Layup, Blow By Him Fo…

    Watch Andrew Wiggins Block James Harden’s Layup, Blow By Him For Dunk

    dimemag.com Nov 12
    Andrew Wiggins is going toe-to-toe with Houston Rockets All-NBA guard James Harden in Mexico City. Watch the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie show off his crazy explosion by blocking Harden’s layup, then quickly beating him off the dribble for a baseline s…
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  • Wolves, Rockets set for Mexico game again

    Wolves, Rockets set for Mexico game again

    ESPN.com Nov 11
    The Minnesota Timberwolves will make their second attempt to play a regular-season game in Mexico City, after last year's game with the San Antonio Spurs was canceled because of smoke inside Mexico City Arena.
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  • Curry-led Warriors (5-0) 1st to down Rockets

    Curry-led Warriors (5-0) 1st to down Rockets

    ESPN.com Nov 8
    Curry has 34, Warriors beat depleted Rockets 98-87
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  • Rockets' Howard out for battle of unbeatens

    Rockets' Howard out for battle of unbeatens

    ESPN.com Nov 8
    Rockets center Dwight Howard will not play in Saturday night's game against the Warriors, the team announced shortly before tip-off.
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  • James Harden Toasts Cory Joseph With Sick Eurostep

    James Harden Toasts Cory Joseph With Sick Eurostep

    dimemag.com Nov 7
    There are a lot of negatives fans now ascribe to James Harden‘s game these days. Some feel it’s somehow ugly, since he’s always flailing off a defender and going to the line, or he’s too ball dominant to get others involved. The most pernicious comments…
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  • Video - Dwight Howard Out Indefinitely 00:43

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    Nov 22
    ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon discusses the Rockets' loss of Dwight Howard (knee) and breaks down the therapy the center will receive.
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