Why Houston’s James Harden Isolations Can Be A Problem In The Playoffs
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Since the start of the New Year, the Houston Rockets have posted the best record in the NBA. Their offense has been on fire, thanks in large part to the resurgence of Dwight Howard, as well as James Harden, who, after a slow, injury-ridden start, seems …Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Chandler Parsons On His Stance Socks, All-Star Goals & Moredimemag.com Updated 14 hours agoHouston Rockets swingman Chandler Parsons has come a long way since he was drafted No. 8 in the second round in 2011 (No. 38 overall) for an non-guaranteed slot with the Rockets. Since then he’s become a huge part of what the Rockets do. He’s currently …Upvote Share TweetOrlando will be without guards Jameer Nelson and Victor Oladipo when the Magic host the Rockets.Upvote Share TweetIs Houston a Finals contender? The Rockets sure looked like it in a 106-103 win against the Heat.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Mar 4 (2 days ago)? The Lakers can match their longest winning streak of the season at three games when they host the struggling Pelicans tonight at Staples Center. L.A. won three straight from Nov. 17-24 but hasn't won more than two in a row since. The Pelicans haven't …Upvote Share TweetFor much of the season thus far, the media and fans alike spent time salivating over the numbers of superstars Kevin Durant and LeBron James–and rightfully so. The small forwards are widely-regarded as the league’s top two players, and formed a friendly…Upvote Share Tweet
Spoelstra, McHale named Coaches of the Monthnba.com Updated Mar 3 (3 days ago)The Miami Heat's Erik Spoelstra and the Houston Rockets' Kevin McHale on Monday were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in February.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockets F Parsons (illness) out against Pistonsnba.com Updated Mar 1 (5 days ago)Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons will miss Saturday's game against Detroit with an illness.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Updated Mar 1 (6 days ago)The Pellies were in Phoenix Friday night, and that meant taking on the Dragon, Goran Dragic. Earlier this week, Dragic scored a career high 35 points in a tough loss to a visiting Rockets team. He wasn’t about to let that happen again with the Pelicans …Upvote Share Tweet
Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Fridaynba.com Updated Feb 28 (6 days ago)? The Suns are suddenly struggling, taking a three-game losing streak into tonight's game against the visiting Pelicans and leading the Grizzlies by just one-half game for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. A number of players, notably starting f…Upvote Share Tweet
Rockets GM Morey wants draft order overhaulESPN.com Updated Feb 28 (7 days ago)Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said the NBA's method for assigning draft picks needs an overhaul.Upvote Share Tweet
How The New CBA Destroyed The NBA Trade Deadlinedimemag.com Updated Feb 28 (7 days ago)In the weeks leading up to the 2014 NBA Trade Deadline, reports were out that NBA insiders expected this to be one of the busiest trade deadlines in recent memory, or more specifically, since the 2011 lockout and the new Collective Bargaining Agreement …Upvote Share Tweet
The Top 5 Candidates For NBA Executive of the Yeardimemag.com Updated Feb 27While the players receive all of the attention on the court, it is the general managers who construct the teams off the court, in hopes of leading their organizations to great success. Without these executives, it is difficult to fathom how professional…Upvote Share TweetThe Los Angeles Clippers met with the representatives of swingman Danny Granger during Wednesday night's game against the Houston Rockets and have nudged ahead of the San Antonio Spurs in the race for Granger's services, sources say.Upvote Share Tweet
Clippers pop Rockets with Griffin in controlBlake Griffin had 23 points and 16 rebounds, reserve Darren Collison scored seven of his 19 points in the final 2:09 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Houston Rockets 101-93 Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetClippers guard Jamal Crawford suffered a strained left calf in Wednesday's game against the Houston Rockets and did not play in the second half.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Feb 26? Rockets center Dwight Howard briefly left Tuesday's game against the Kings after a knee-to-knee collision, but he's set to play tonight when the Clippers host Houston at Staples Center in a potential first-round playoff preview. Howard could find hims…Upvote Share Tweet
Daily Dime: Clippers-Rockets gets defensiveESPN.com Updated Feb 26The Clippers put the clamps on high-scoring Houston, hinting at the kind of game needed for playoff wins.Upvote Share Tweet
Who Was Better: Tracy McGrady Or Clyde Drexler?dimemag.com Updated Feb 26Tracy McGrady apologists love to point to 2002-03, and in a way, they should. T-Mac was arguably the best player in the world, leading a rag-tag group of misfits to a near upset in the first round against Detroit while putting together one of the greate…Upvote Share Tweet
DeMarcus Cousins ejected during Rockets’ blowout of Kings, tweets apology to teammates, fans (Video)yahoo.com Updated Feb 26You could see it coming from a mile away. The Houston Rockets were destroying the Sacramento Kings behind all-points-everything dominance from James Harden, who outscored Sacramento by himself in the first quarter, 22-17, with a deluge of ill-defended d…Upvote Share Tweet
Every NBA Team's Season, In One Chartdeadspin.com Updated Feb 26Here's a chart by Houston Rockets analyst Ed Kupfer (you might remember him from that NBA strength of schedule chart a while back) that does the simple, useful job of lining up how each NBA team's offense and defense have stacked up to the rest of the l…Upvote Share Tweet
Harden soars with 43 in rout of SacramentoESPN.com Updated Feb 26James Harden scored a season-high 43 points before resting for all of the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets routed the Sacramento Kings 129-103 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Breaking Down Why Houston Will Make The NBA Finalsdimemag.com Updated Feb 25Forgive me if I sound like a typical prisoner of the moment, but I’m not sure I’ve ever been as amazed with an NBA conference as I am with the 2013-14 Western Conference. Right now, nine teams–yes, nine teams–in the West are at least seven games better …Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: James Harden On His Eurostep, Kobe & KD’s “Slim Reaper” Monikerdimemag.com Updated Feb 25James Harden never dreamed he’d be an NBA All-Star and one of the top players on a championship-contending Rockets team that’s in the thick of a tight Western Conference playoff race for the top seed. Since being traded from Oklahoma City to Houston in …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Feb 25NEW YORK (AP) -- Even Mark Cuban thinks NBA officiating is moving in the right direction.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockets Win Despite Dragic’s Career High & Uncalled Lane Violationdimemag.com Updated Feb 24The Houston Rockets came back in the second half Sunday night in Phoenix to beat a Suns team they’re battling for playoff position with in the Western Conference. The win came despite a career high 35 points from Goran Dragic (from here on out, known si…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Feb 24Patrick Beverley sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 34.3 seconds to play and the Houston Rockets escaped with 115-112 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.Upvote Share Tweet
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NBA asks LeBron James of Miami Heat to wear clear mask to protect broken n…Feb 28The NBA has requested LeBron James change to a more traditional clear mask to protect his broken nose when the Miami Heat host the Orlando Magic on Saturday.
Center Joakim Noah is healthy, confident and leading the Chicago Bulls to …Feb 28Emotional and skillful center Joakim Noah is healthy, confident and leading the Chicago Bulls to unexpected heights
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