TAG: Houston Rockets

NBA / Apr 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Time

Luol Deng

Luol Deng (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The All-Star break is just that, it’s a break, a reprieve, after which NBA players are supposed to head back to work rested, refocused, and poised to pounce on the most important stretch of the season. Many players flourish after the All-Star break, coming back rejuvenated and lighting the league on fire. Kevin Durant, for example, took it up yet another notch and has averaged 35 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 51 percent shooting since returning. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 31, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Report: Patrick Beverley Will Likely Play Again This Year For Houston

Patrick Beverley

Patrick Beverley (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)

Finally some good news for Rockets fans, who heard late last week Dwight Howard might miss 10 games after having a cyst removed from his ankle. Following a torn meniscus against the Sixers last week, many observers felt Patrick Beverley‘s season was done. But Beverley met with Dr. James Andrews over the weekend and was told he wouldn’t need surgery on his injured right knee. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 28, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Patrick Beverley Out Indefinitely After Tearing Meniscus

Patrick Beverley, Michael Carter-Williams

Patrick Beverley, Michael Carter-Williams (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

If you’re the schadenfreude sort, you should still hold your tongue. Patrick Beverley, the pest of a point guard for the Rockets — who has annoyed everyone from Russell Westbrook to Blazers stud Damian Lillard – left last night’s game against the Sixers with what was reported at the time as a sprained knee. But Yahoo Sports reports Beverley has torn his meniscus and is listed as out “indefinitely.” Read More »

NBA / Mar 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: James Harden Records Triple-Double In Three Quarters

James Harden

James Harden (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

The Sixers tied the NBA record with 26 straight losses in Houston Thursday night, not something many predicted after Brett Brown‘s tenure in Philly started with an electrifying upset of the Heat to begin the season. But without removing his warmups in the fourth, James Harden recorded his second career triple-double in just a little over 31 minutes of action during another lopsided Sixers loss, 120-98. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Omer Asik Snuffs Mbah A Moute’s Dunk At Rim

Omer Asik, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

Omer Asik, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)

With a Timberwolves team hungry for a playoff berth, but still far enough away to make a No. 8 seed improbable, the Rockets had a tall task on hand, especially when considering Dwight Howard was out after having a fluid-filled cyst removed from his left ankle. That meant long-disgruntled backup Omer Asik would start in his place, and the Turkish 7-footer didn’t disapppoint during one epic stuff of Minney’s Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 18, 2014 / 10:30 am

John Lucas III Steals Ball During Blowout, Squares Off With Francisco Garcia

John Lucas III, Francisco Garcia

There are a few unwritten rules of etiquette concerning blowouts in the NBA, and the Rockets 124-86 drubbing of the Jazz last night in Houston certainly qualifies as a blowout. But that didn’t stop John Lucas III from picking the pocket of Isaiah Canaan in the closing seconds. Following Lucas’ steal and a pass after the angered Rockets converged on him, Francisco Garcia shoved him. Lucas took offense to the shove and hilarity ensued. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: LeBron Dunks On Dwight; Ray Allen Clutch In The Fourth

Jeremy Lin, Ray Allen

Jeremy Lin, Ray Allen (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade both scored 24 points, James Harden dropped a game-high 30 and Dwight Howard had 21 and 14 for Houston, but the biggest story of the Rockets-Heat matinee on ABC this past Sunday was Ray Allen. The 18-year vet and future Hall of Famer was on fire in the fourth, scoring 14 of his 25 points to help the Heat win 113-104 despite a turnover-prone ‘Bron. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 10:30 am

GIF: Taj Gibson Abuses Omer Asik With The Slam

Taj Gibson, Omer Asik

Taj Gibson, Omer Asik (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

The Bulls dominated the Rockets so thoroughly, we missed this next highlight. With the game already tidied away for Chicago, and less than nine minutes left in the final session as both team’s bench units were on the floor, Taj Gibson unloaded a mouthful on poor Omer Asik. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 1:43 am

Video: Mike Dunleavy Gets 10 Stitches & Comes Back On Fire

Mike Dunleavy

Maybe it’s all that time on the New York City subway, but Mike Dunleavy showed some cojones Thursday night in a Bulls blow out of the Rockets. With a little over seven minutes left in the second quarter, Chandler Parsons caught “Dun Dun” (â„… Joakim Noah) and opened up a bloody gash above his right eyebrow. But Dun Dun didn’t let the team down, and he was back on the court for an amazing third quarter. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 12, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Kevin Durant Outduels James Harden With 42 In Win Over Rockets

Kevin Durant, James Harden, Jeremy Lin

Kevin Durant, James Harden, Jeremy Lin (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

During NBA TV’s coverage of the Rockets-Thunder game last night, Chris Webber was shocked that Kevin Durant ended up with 42 points in OKC’s 106-98 win over the visiting Rockets; C-Webb called the 42-point game, “Quiet.” Despite a back-and-forth between Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook to start the game, it came down to a duel between Durantula and James Harden that sealed the fate of both teams. Read More »