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NBA / Dec 11, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Warriors Go Small To Beat Rockets For 14th Consecutive Win

Steve Kerr, Warriors

The Dubs aren’t messing around. So far they’ve played the NBA’s third easiest schedule, but a 14-game winning-streak and a 19-2 start to the season — the NBA’s best — is the greatest start ever by a rookie head coach. Steve Kerr adroitly trotted out a small lineup down the stretch of Golden State’s 105-93 win over a very good Rockets team, and if they can get past Dallas and Memphis on their upcoming road trip, it’s worth calling them the NBA’s best despite how early in the season we still are. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 10, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Injured Dwight Howard Says He Hopes To Play On Saturday

Dwight Howard

So much for Dwight Howard missing a significant chunk of the remaining schedule. Just a few days after Kevin McHale said that Houston’s All-Star center wouldn’t “be back anytime soon,” Howard told reporters that he hopes to play on Saturday against the Denver Nuggets. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 7, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Kevin McHale Says Injured Dwight Howard “Won’t Be Back Anytime Soon”

Dwight Howard

The Houston Rockets are 16-4, but even that sterling record belies just how impressive they’ve been in the early going of 2014-2015. Kevin McHale’s team has performed at an elite level despite three starters missing more than half of the schedule thus far. The Rockets will need to continue leaning on confidence gleaned from that success despite a depleted roster going forward, too. According to McHale, All-Star center Dwight Howard “won’t be back anytime soon.” Read More »

Latest News / Dec 6, 2014 / 1:15 am

Video: James Harden Nets 38, But Rockets Need Nick Johnson Game-Winner In OT

James Harden

Yes, James Harden scored 38 points against the Timberwolves on Friday night. Yes, one of the Western Conference’s best teams was playing a Minney squad who just let the Sixers get their first win of the season. Still, Harden fouled out and the Rockets needed a Nick Johnson layup with 0.8 seconds remaining to clinch the 114-112 win in overtime. Read More »

NBA / Dec 2, 2014 / 5:00 pm

5 Reasons The Rockets Are Championship Contenders

James Harden

The NBA season is still young and teams have yet to reach their full potential, but there are already squads who are showing signs of brilliance. The Raptors in the East, and the Grizzlies in the West, have been scorching hot out of the gate, while we know others — such as the Cavaliers, Bulls, Spurs and Warriors — will be making noise come playoff time. But it is the Rockets who are finally becoming the team many predicted after signing Dwight Howard to play alongside James Harden two summers ago. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIFs: James Harden Actually Plays Defense! Blocks Boogie & Intercepts Pass

DeMarcus Cousins, James Harden

Man, James Harden, perhaps one of the top five or 10 players in the NBA, never hears the end of his various defensive struggles. After barely moving an inch during a Knicks fast-break earlier this week, Harden showed why he could overcome the perception he’s only capable of playing one end of the court. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 25, 2014 / 11:00 am

Watch James Harden Nutmeg Amar’e Stoudemire On Nifty Pass To Motiejunas

James Harden

James Harden (photo. NBA YoutTube)

People dislike watching James Harden play basketball. Frequent defensive breakdowns notwithstanding, we’ve never understood that phenomenon. The Beard is one of the most skilled, crafty, and uniquely athletic players in the league, and captains a go-go offensive attack that subsists on a heavy diet of dunks and three-pointers (and free throws). His most underrated attribute? Passing. Watch Harden show off his awesome blend of court vision and creative flair by finding Donatas Motiejunas via a bounce pass between Amar’e Stoudemire’s legs. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Nov 25, 2014 / 12:30 am

GIF: James Harden Barely Pretends To Play Transition Defense Against Knicks

James Harden

This GIF deserves as little explanation as possible. As the New York Knicks begin a fast break after a Houston Rockets turnover, watch James Harden barely pretend to play transition defense. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 3:15 pm

GIF: Wily Kobe Bryant Forces James Harden To Block-Out Francisco Garcia

Kobe Bryant

Is this what Kobe Bryant meant by saying that he’d play differently but just as effectively this season? Not specifically, but exercising more of the veteran savvy shown here would surely help Bryant help the Los Angeles Lakers. Watch the future Hall-of-Famer force James Harden to box-out Francisco Garcia on a free throw by pushing the Houston Rockets teammates into one another. Read More »

NBA / Nov 19, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Report: Goran Dragic Will Have “Open” Free Agency; Lakers, Rockets Options

Goran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns’ three-headed point guard monster might be a single season experiment. According to a report, reigning Most Improved Player and All-NBA Third Team honoree Goran Dragic will have an “open” free agency this summer. Read More »