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Dwight Howard powers down alley-oop dunk against Mavericks

Dwight Howard still has some of that athleticism we remember. Look at him throw down this powerful dunk after a Josh Smith (!!!) lob: The Rockets are doing just fine with James Harden. But with Dwight Howard lurking around, they may be on that next level. *** Dwight Howard pic from Getty Images.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
38 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry on Dallas trying to stop Houston's offense: 'Good luck with that'

Houston Rockets point guard Jason Terry's days of being the center of attention on an opposing team's scouting report are long over, but he can still do real damage as a supplemental puzzle piece beside James Harden and Dwight Howard, two of the league's most devastating offensive weapons. According to The Dallas Morning News' Brad Townsend, here's what Terry had to say about Dallas...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks

The first round of playoffs has begun, and the Houston Rockets have already taken a lead against the Dallas Mavericks. The first game of the series was a great game, and we got to see all sorts of enjoyable basketball. As a whole I would say this series is going to be very exciting. Harden is a monster James Harden is looking good early on in this series Though his defense is...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Best dunks and throwdowns from Game 1 of Mavericks-Rockets

There were a lot of dunks that went in on the Mavericks/Rockets game. Dwight Howard had a nice alley-oop jam early in the game. Well, here are the rest of the throwdowns in this game: Nice jams from James Harden, Terrence Jones, Josh Smith, Howard, Chandler Parsons, and Tyson Chandler. *** James Harden pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: First Round Preview

It’s finally here. The NBA postseason has arrived, after what feels like one of the most injury-plagued seasons in recent memory (at least where the big names are concerned). The Houston Rockets had plenty of injury troubles of their own, but will still enter the playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Conference, thanks to some fortuitous outcomes on the very last day of the season...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Why They Will Beat the Mavericks

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) Houston Rockets: Why They Will Beat the Mavericks By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… After several days of calculating the various West seeding scenarios and watching the true results unfold, round 1 will feature many interesting games. Among them, the intrastate contest between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ill-conceived — or clever — headline makes for easy James Harden poop joke (pic)

Either the headline writers at the Houston Chronicle are scatological wisenheimers or simply missed an extremely obvious poop joke in headline about the Houston Rockets’ playoff seeding in the Western Conference. Courtesy of a 56-26 record — and coming up on top over the Los Angeles Clippers in a tiebreaker — the Rockets have earned...Read More The post Ill-conceived — or...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Russo went on a crazed rant about James Harden and Dwight Howard for some reason

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo is known to blow a gasket every now and again, and quite honestly, it’s been far too long since we heard a classic Dog rant.  We got it this week as he got insanely worked up over James Harden’s MVP candidacy and comparing him to Jerry West for some reason.  Then he got into dissing Dwight Howard.  Something tells me Russo isn’t a fan of today...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

K.J. McDaniels Likely Out For Season With Fractured Wrist

K.J. McDaniels will likely miss the remainder of the season with a fractured wrist. McDaniels was acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Philadelphia 76ers at the deadline and played sparingly. McDaniels was unlikely to play in the playoffs. McDaniels will be a restricted free agent in the summer.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Capela’s Free Throw Nightmare Is Finally Over

Before we get started here, you’re probably wondering who the hell Clint Capela is. Well, he’s a 6’10” Swiss power forward who was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft (25th pick overall). He’s spent most the season racking up Inactives, DNPs and some attractive D-League stat lines, Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Duncan Swats James Harden's Final Shot to Secure Win Over Rockets

Houston needed a win over the Spurs Friday night in order to stay within reach of the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. The Spurs needed a win in order to move up to the No. 3 seed in the conference. Only one team could walk away happy of course, and thanks to the Big Fundamental it was not the Houston Rockets.With this block Duncan secured a 104-103 win over the Rockets to slide...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Mascot Lays Spurs Fan Out With Chocolate Sheet Cake

This has to be staged. I can't imagine how the team would think it's a good idea to actually do this to a fan even if they are cheering for the visiting team. That being said, it is still funny as hell to see Clutch lay this dude out with a chocolate sheet cake. However, it is also a darn waste of a perfectly good cake.Cake abuse is no joke. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rockets Mascot Goes After Spurs Fan

This was obviously in a joking manner. But by the looks of it, the Houston Rockets mascot may have taken his antics just a bit too far. With Houston taking on the division-rival San Antonio Spurs in an important late-season matchup, its mascot decided to “attack” the opposing team’s fan with what appears to be a pie/cake to the face. By the reaction of the Spurs fan, he wasn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden: 'I feel as though I am the MVP'

Shortly after indicating he’d prefer not to discuss such matters, Houston Rockets superstar James Harden laid it all out on the line and declared that he is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. “I feel as though I am the MVP,” Harden said via NBA.com’s Fran Blinebury. “I think the MVP is the most valuable player...Read More The post James Harden puts it out there: ‘I feel...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: My goal is to play 20 NBA seasons

In the midst of his 11th NBA season, Dwight Howard says it is his hope that he can hang around long enough — and remain healthy enough — to achieve what few NBA players have accomplished: Play 20 seasons. The Houston Rockets center stated his career longevity goal on Wednesday, a day when he played...Read More The post Dwight Howard says it’s always been his goal is to play...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas to miss rest of season and playoffs

The Houston Rockets have had serious injury problems all year and suffered another blow on Wednesday when it was announced that forward Donatas Motiejunas would sit out the rest of the season including playoffs. Sam Amick of USA Today reported that Motiejunas will miss the rest of the season due to his back injury. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein denied thatMotiejunas had a setback but...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets Donatas Motiejunas out for season

The Houston Rockets recently lost point guard Patrick Beverley for the remainder of the 2015 season, and Kevin McHale’s team just took another significant hit. According to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports, power forward Donatas Motiejunas will be sidelined due to a back injury. Another huge hit for Houston: I'm told Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with his back injury...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

“Who wants to sex Mutombo?” pickup line was real, says Alonzo Mourning (VIDEO)

Dikembe Mutombo has shot down rumors regarding what he used to say to pick up women at nightclubs in the past. But Alonzo Mourning is now saying otherwise. He claims Mutombo did indeed have a legendary pickup line that he used. Mourning appeared on ESPN’s Highly Questionable on Thursday, and he shined some light on the rumors. So what did the seven-footer say after walking...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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