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Dwight Howard suspended for first game of 2015-16 season

Even if the Houston Rockets had pulled off a win against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, they would have likely been without center Dwight Howard for the following game. The NBA announced on Friday that Howard has been suspended for the first game of the 2015-16 season for throwing an elbow at Andre Iguodala. HOU's D. Howard has common foul...
Via Sportsnaut
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The Houston Rockets and the “Headband Brothers”

HOUSTON, TX – MARCH 17: Corey Brewer #33 of the Houston Rockets stands on the court during a game against the Orlando Magic on March 17, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory...
Via The Sports Journal
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Goodbye To The Fun, Trolling Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets were finally put out of their misery in front of a live studio audience. We reflect on their trolling ride of demise. The post Goodbye To The Fun, Trolling Houston Rockets appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Do the Rockets need to make changes after being ousted by the Warriors?

Few people thought the Houston Rockets could make it this far. They were counted out after falling into a 3-1 hole against the Los Angeles Clippers...
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Dwight Howard: ‘I’m still a champion’

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Dwight Howard sat down at the podium following the Houston Rockets 104-90 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday and answered a few questions. One of the questions Howard was asked was how tough it was to overcome injuries and then have the season end in five games in the Western Conference finals. “It’s tough, but I won’t stop fighting...
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Riley Curry destroys the sanctity of the postgame once again

Steph Curry’s adorable daughter Riley was present at the podium once again after the Warriors’ Game 5 victory over the Houston Rockets.  And she was once again the real star of the show. Since we already had to live through a mind-numbing GREAT SPORTS DEBATE about a toddler, hopefully we don’t have to live through it again.  What’s even better than watching these Vines...
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Dwight Howard says he's 'still a champion' after playoff exit

  Dwight Howard is a “glass half full” kind of guy, which is an admirable trait. Except when the glass is empty.   Howard’s Houston Rockets fell to the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night, thus extending their NBA title drought to 20 seasons. After the game, Howard — who led the Rockets with 18 points, 16 rebounds...
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James Harden turnover memes show no mercy

Houston Rockets star James Harden set an NBA record on Wednesday night for most turnovers in a single playoff game. Harden turned the ball over an incredible 13 times in his team’s 104-90 loss to the Golden State Warriors, which ended the Western Conference Finals. The internet treated him accordingly. Y'all gotta stop. Made James...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Lil B lifts curse, zings James Harden after Rockets loss

Lil B’s curse, once again, proved to be too much to overcome. It haunted Kevin Durant in the past, and this time it was James Harden who was done in during the Western Conference finals. Harden’s worst performance of the series came during Wednesday night’s pivotal Game 5, in which the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals with a 104-90 victory. Coincidentally, Lil B was in...
Via The Sports Daily
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Warriors beat Rockets in Game 5, advance to NBA Finals

It’s been a long time coming for the Golden State Warriors, but they are back in the NBA Finals for the first time in four decades after closing out the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. It wasn’t pretty. The Warriors struggled at times. Turnovers kept Houston in the game. But at the end of the night, Steve Kerr’s squad found a way. They were helped...
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WATCH: Klay Thompson takes knee to head from Ariza

The Golden State Warriors took care of the Houston Rockets and emerged victorious in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday night, but a big question mark surrounds the health of the Splash Brothers—Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Curry took a scary fall and exited Game 4, although he did later return. The league’s MVP struggled on Wednesday as well, draining...
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Dwight Howard nails Andre Iguodala in shoulder (Video)

Dwight Howard wasn’t about to go quietly in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. And we’re not talking about him putting together a monster game against the Warriors to keep the Rockets from being eliminated. Howard went to set a screen on Andre Iguodala in the final four minutes of the game and laid...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Joey Crawford trips, falls and slides during Warriors-Rockets Game 4 (Video)

NBA referee Joey Crawford tripped and fell running down the court and slid about 20 feet while following the action in Monday night's Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.Crawford was OK, and he's done this before, so we know we can laugh about this without feeling too bad for him. Seriously, though, look how far he slides...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets drawing inspiration from 2004 Red Sox

When the Houston Rockets fell to the Golden State Warriors last Saturday, most gave up hope that the Rockets would make an NBA Finals appearance. The 35-point home loss put the Rockets in an 3-0 hole, one that no NBA team has ever climbed out of. One man who has kept believing, however, is Houston general manager Daryl Morey. Dave Roberts’ historic steal Following Saturday...
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James Harden must take over for Rockets to win Game 5

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Rockets came away with a season saving Game 4 victory over the Golden State Warriors, and are looking ahead to Game 5 on the road at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night. It was a huge win to say the very least, and James Harden played like the superstar that he is with 45 points on 13-22 shooting and 7-11 from behind the arc, nine rebounds...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard hangs with fans left stranded by Houston storm

Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets avoided a series sweep at the hands of the Golden State Warriors on Monday, winning Game 4 by a score of 128-115. Both fans and the Rockets center remained inside the Toyota Center for several hours after the game, but not to savor a victory that staved of postseason...Read More The post Dwight Howard hangs with fans stranded at arena due to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Rockets vs. Warriors game five preview

The Houston Rockets are now a perfect 4-0 in elimination games in the 2015 NBA Playoffs. If we’ve learned anything about this squad, it’s that they play their best basketball when their backs are up against the wall. After a dazzling performance, particularly from their star, James Harden, the Rockets were able to avoid the sweep in Game 4 on Monday night. However, in Game 5...
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Corey Brewer: We got our butt kicked, it was embarrassing

The Houston Rockets might be better served to start their offseason early rather than showing up for Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors. Even if Houston forces Game 5, it appears the series is all but over. Rockets guard Corey Brewer’s thoughts after his team backed itself into an 0-3 series hole on Saturday...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Rockets Fan Tries to Help Defend Steph Curry; Doesn't Work

The Houston Rockets needed some serious help against the Golden State Warriors Saturday night. They knew they were going to be in for another tough game, but at least they were at home. As close as Game Two was maybe the home crowd could provide the missing ingredient to help the Rockets get a much needed win.Late in the game with a blowout well in hand one fan sitting court side...
Via FatManWriting
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Clint Capela a Bright Spot in Losing Effort For Houston Rockets

It’s never good when injuries happen, but sometimes underwhelming circumstances can lead to an unexpected positive outcome. We might have had one of those moments in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals that saw the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 110-106 at ORACLE Arena. In the first quarter Dwight Howard hurt his left knee and played hobbled for a good chunk...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers packed for Conference Finals before Game 7

Practically speaking, it probably made a lot of sense for the Los Angeles Clippers to plan ahead for a lengthy road trip ahead of the team’s trip to Texas for a Game 7 showdown against the Houston Rockets. But that doesn’t mean the reports that the team packed as if it would be leaving Houston...Read More The post Clippers reportedly packed for Conference Finals before Game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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