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James Harden Sinks Suns at the Buzzer

Just when Phoenix fought their way back into the game. Houston Rockets guard James Harden did his thing at the buzzer, hitting a deadly step-back jumper to sink the Suns at the buzzer for good. “It’s a great feeling,” Harden said. “Usually I go at seven, eight seconds. Now I went at three, four seconds left in the game. Hey man, either the ball goes in or it doesn’t. Fortunately...
Via Hooped Up
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

No Fear, The Beard Is Here! James Harden Wins It For The Rockets At The Buzzer

  Despite a double-digit 4th quarter lead, the Suns were able to go on a 23-9 run in the final minutes to tie the game at 111. With just over 10 seconds left in the game, the Rockets held on to the ball for the final shot. Lucky for them, the NBA’s leading MVP candidate was on the floor.     Even with the Suns sending a double-team, Harden was able to step back on P.J. Tucker...
Via Rockets Social
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Howard injures ankle; no timeline on return

PHOENIX (AP) Houston Rockets forward Dwight Howard left the US Airways Center in a walking boot after injuring his right ankle in the first quarter of his team's win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. The star center suffered the injury when he twisted the ankle landing on the foot of one of the Suns players. Howard limped back to the locker room and did not return to the game...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Hits Cold-Blooded Game-Winner vs Suns

James Harden lifted the Houston  Rockets to 113-111 win on Friday night with this shot as time expires. The post James Harden Hits Cold-Blooded Game-Winner vs Suns appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Howard leaves game vs. Suns with sprained ankle

  Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is out for the rest of the team's game at Phoenix against the Suns with a sprained right ankle. Howard played just over eight minutes of the first quarter and had five points and three rebounds before leaving the court and walking back to the locker room. Howard is second on the Rockets in scoring with 16.7 points per game and leads the team...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predictions For Western Conference NBA All-Star Reserves

With the All Star starters announced, I decided to give my predictions on who the coaches should vote in as the Western conference All Star reserves. James Harden Western conference All Star reserve prediction: James Harden, Houston Rockets   The biggest snub from the starters, James Harden will likely be slotted in the starting lineup due to Kobe Bryant’s injury. The...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE’s Lana Trades Barbs With Dwight Howard at House Show

  I’m not sure if I have the power to crown BC’s favorite WWE Diva, but I’m going to go ahead and say it’s the ravishing Russian, Lana. Yes, she’s not really Russian, but she’s a former FSU cowgirl who totally commits to her pro-Putin role. She’ll trash anything from classic American cities to “fat Americans.” For a PG show, she really takes a dig and I appreciate...
Via Busted Coverage
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Iguodala gets technical for kicking Houston’s Corey Brewer’s shoe

What did this poor, innocent, defenseless shoe ever do to the Warriors’ Andre Iguodala? During the recent Warriors-Rockets tussle, Houston’s Corey Brewer lost his shoe and while trying to get it back, Iguodala felt the need to kick it away from him. The result was a technical foul on Iguodala and a shoe battered and bruised. If you know of such violence to shoes, please report...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Iguodala kicks Corey Brewer's shoe across the court (Video)

Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala kicked Corey Brewer's loose shoe across the court during Saturday night's game against Houston.Brewer's shoe came off during play, and he was about to pick it up when Iguodala rushed over and sent the shoe sliding about 20 feet.The Warriors aren't looking to make friends, and since playing keep-away with the loose shoes of opposing players...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets poised to add another big-time player via trade

Are the Houston Rockets at it again? Daryl Morey seems to be playing high-stakes poker this season, as rumors swirl about the potential of Brook Lopez landing in Houston, via trade. Lopez appears to be a casualty of a younger player coming into his own. Mason Plumlee continues to look like a blooming star, while injuries and a bloated team payroll appear to be hindering Lopez...
Via Pass The Pill
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM admits gynecologist quip ‘was in bad taste’

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey learned a hard lesson this week regarding the sometimes-damning power of Twitter and how it can have in disseminating a slight social media misstep. Morey came under fire and suffered a modicum of backlash as a result of a joke he cracked during a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday when...Read More The post Rockets GM Daryl Morey acknowledges...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM admits 'gynecologist' joke in tweet 'was in bad taste'

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey has admitted his lame attempt at humor during a Twitter Q-and-A on Wednesday landed with a big thud -- in addition to raising a lot of eyebrows.  In case you missed it, Morey was asked a perfectly reasonable question: Does having a job in basketball make you sick of watching it? His response? Well, just take a look: OK, then ... While he has yet to...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Morey Compares Being A GM To A Gynecologist

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey compares having a job in basketball to being a gynecologist, which is an interesting analogy.
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Morey: Being a GM is fun like being a gynecologist

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey is a great Twitter follow for a number of reasons. He shares opinions and insights on the social media service, and best of all, he interacts with fans. From time to time Morey will host Q&As and answer questions from fans. That can lead to some great answers. Take for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic vs. Rockets sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Orlando Magic's game against the Houston Rockets. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Disgruntled Knicks fans wear paper bags over their heads at game (pics/vid)

Five teenaged New York Knicks fans have become so fed up with the dysfunctional and underachieving team that they wore paper bags on their heads in protest of the terrible product on the court during Thursday’s game against the Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden. In a move signifying either fan apathy or anger —...Read More The post Disgruntled Knicks fans wear paper bags...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets F Josh Smith With the 'Not Everything Is Going Your Way Kyrie Irving" Block of the Night

The Houston Rockets hand their hands full with young Kyrie Irving during Wednesday night's game in Cleveland against the Cavaliers. Houston did not appear to have much of an answer for him for the first three periods of the game, but luckily they were able to figure something out in the fourth. By effectively shutting him down they were able to blow out the Cavs in the final period...
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pistons are thriving without Josh Smith

The term “addition by subtraction” has rarely seen brighter days.  The Detroit Pistons are playing their best basketball in...
Via Athlon Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Is Josh Smith the x-factor?

The Houston Rockets just beat the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis. Going into “The Grindhouse” and coming out with a win is quite a remarkable feat now-a-days. This win was huge for Kevin McHale’s club for multiple reasons. For starters, they beat the Grizzlies and moved into third in the Western Conference standings. They beat the Grizzlies at home—which is something they may...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale Signs Contract Extension

Kevin McHale has one of the best teams in the NBA, a new freakishly gifted forward and now more than $12 million to play around with for the next three years, according to several reports. Merry Christmas to him. The Houston Rockets announced Wednesday that they had signed McHale, now in his fourth season as the team’s head coach, to a contract extension...
Via NESN.com
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets GM Basically Called Kentucky An NBA Team

Kentucky is currently giving UCLA one of the biggest beatdowns college basketball has seen in recent memory. The No. 1-ranked Wildcats (11-0) allowed just seven points through 20 minutes of play and now lead the Bruins (8-3) by nearly 40 points. It’s the type of shellacking you’d see if an NBA team played a college team.  It makes sense. In the eyes of Houston Rockets general...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox Houston uses video game graphic for human NBA player

Did @MyFoxHouston just use a pic from a video game for ex @HoustonRockets player Troy Daniels? Wow! pic.twitter.com/l7LTKmCXnN — J Ceynar (@Jpceynar) December 20, 2014 Troy Daniels was traded from the Rockets to the T’Wolves in exchange for Corey Brewer.  In their report on the trade, Fox Houston used a video game picture of Daniels instead of, you know, a picture of the...
Via Awful Announcing
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves trade Corey Brewer to the Rockets

A couple teams in the state of Texas are sure looking to shake up the NBA’s Western Conference. A day after the Dallas Mavericks acquired Rajon Rondo, it appears that the division-rival Houston Rockets have picked up a solid piece. According to Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets have acquired forward Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three...
Via Sportsnaut
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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