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James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Star
dimemag.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in HoustoUpvote Share Tweet
Winning turnover battle vital if Texans to beat Patriotsï»¿Ask Gary Kubiak what the Texans absolutely must do to beat the New England Patriots on Sunday, and he’s answering almost before the question is finished. “The most important thing,” Kubiak said, “is to win the turnover battle.” There you haveUpvote Share Tweet
A focus on Texans red zone efficiency and brain matterMany things looked right about about the Bengals-Texans game that did not look right in previous games: Fat time of possession at 38:49. Dominant defense. 420 net yards of offense. 13 passing first downs, 8 rushing first downs. No missed field goals. M.…Upvote Share TweetSteve Nash became just the fifth player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career assists Tuesday, reaching the milestone late in the first half against the Houston Rockets.Upvote Share TweetArian Foster’s place is secure as a fan favorite in Houston. But when it comes to basketball, the three-time Pro Bowl selection pledged his loyalty to his West-Coast roots. The Texans’ running back is often spotted courtside for Rockets games at the TUpvote Share Tweet
Astros’ Porter, Altuve, Lowrie to take part in CAREavanThe Astros' CAREavan will hit the road January 21 and include more than 30 stops, visiting south Texas, Oklahoma City and different parts of Houston.Upvote Share Tweet
Texans' Brown didn't find column funnyArian Foster put up the lead of Dan Shaughnessy’s recent Boston Globe column as his Twitter avatar. When a follower asked if he felt disrespected by the piece that called the Texans a layup and tomato cans for Patriots on Sunday, Foster replied: “NotUpvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Jan 8, 2013I hope everyone is ready for Roger Clemens to make the long, painful transition from controversy-dogged outcast to wizened baseball mentor, because it's going to happen. With two bizarre perjury trials and a flirtation with an MLB cameo in the rearview …Upvote Share Tweet
Key matchups: Vince Wilfork vs. Ben JonesAs we get ready for Texans-Patriots Part 2 on Sunday in Foxborough, the Chronicle will take a daily look at some of the key matchups: Vince Wilfork vs. Ben Jones Only Tom Brady has been with the Patriots longer than Vince Wilfork, that big mass in the m…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros owner Crane holding on to financial ‘powder’ for future use"All of the formula is coming together and we’re saving our powder for when it’ll have the most impact," Crane said. "If you talk to any baseball experts, we could’ve spent quite a bit more money and it may not have gotten us anywhere — it may eveUpvote Share Tweet
Texans need to throw into the end zoneThe first two questions Gary Kubiak fielded at his Monday news conference were about the team’s red zone offense. In each answer, he mentioned checking the ball down. First: "We had a lot of second-and-nines down there from that standpoint, but we got tUpvote Share TweetReading the coverage... Houston Texans “The Texans' red zone offense has plummeted from prolific to pathetic over the last four games,” says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. I’ve got some thoughts on this topic coming in a bit. Houston playersUpvote Share Tweet
Patriots heavily favored in divisional playoff matchupThe Texans lost 42-14 at New England on Dec. 10. No wonder they’re 9½-point underdogs Sunday against the Patriots. “There’s no excuses for what took place,” coach Gary Kubiak said Monday. “You have to give them all the credit. We battled the paUpvote Share Tweet
Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112Jan 8Rockets win fifth straight.
The Lakers OperaJan 8Henry Abbott on the Lakers and their ever-decreasing chances of making the playoffs.
Key to Houston Texans pulling off upset of New England PatriotsJan 8Solomon Wilcots and Charley Casserly weigh in on how the Houston Texans can pull off the upset of the New England Patriots in their divisional round matchup.
Blogger Blitz: Can Schaub Handle The Road?Jan 8AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky talks about the Texans' chances of beating the Patriots in New England
Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…Jan 8I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictionsJan 8When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issuesJan 8We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.