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Video: James Harden forgot to play defense

            Houston Rockets star James Harden is known to play lackluster defense, but on Monday night against the New York Knicks, he decided to try something new: give zero effort on a fast break.   Harden let the Knicks blow past him and then slowly walked to the other side of the court. Carmelo Anthony scored on the play while drawing a foul....
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden had another lapse on defense

Houston Rockets star James Harden is everyone’s favorite punching bag when it comes to mocking poor defensive play. While Harden is hardly as incompetent defensively as the internet makes him seem, he is certainly not a great defender. He had another one of his “moments” on Monday night. At one point during Houston’s 91-86 win...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony exits with back spasm in Knicks' loss to Rockets

  James Harden had 36 points to lead the depleted Houston Rockets to a 91-86 victory over the slumping New York Knicks on Monday night. Houston (11-3) played without center Dwight Howard (knee) and point guard Patrick Beverley (hamstring), but Harden had half of the Rockets' 14 3-pointers to overwhelm the Knicks, who played the second half without star forward Carmelo Anthony...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard out Indefinitely

Tweet Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will miss his third straight game, sitting out Monday against the New York Knicks due to his strained right knee. Point guard Patrick Beverley, who has a strained left hamstring, also will miss the game, the team announced. Dwight Howard (strained right knee) & Patrick Beverley (strained left hamstring) are both out tonight vs New...
Via Los That Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden actually does get defensive

James Harden defense memes are all over the place. It has become the running joke in the NBA. Harden even took time this week to make fun of his own defensive shortcoming. The worst part is that there is still a sense Harden can play defense. On the ball, Harden is not a horrible defender. He just loses his attention off the ball. Thus the memes, videos and perception. Harden is...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard out indefinitely after having PRP on knee

Dwight Howard underwent a platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment on his right knee on Thursday. Houston Rockets athletic trainer Keith Jones confirmed Howard underwent “platelet rich protein therapy,” another term for Howard’s PRP treatment. “It feels a lot better,” Howard said. “I had to get a shot in it to clear some of the stuff out it. I’m trying to do whatever...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cobb County Re-opens Dwight Howard Child Abuse Case

Previously, it was announced that the Dwight Howard child abuse case was closed due ot lack of evidence. NBC News reports, based on new information the child abuse case against the Houston Rockets center has been re-opened in Georgia. The charges against the  NBA All-Star stems from a child abuse report made by The Howard’s Phillips Center for Children and Families in Florida...
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets leading race to get Corey Brewer

The Houston Rockets may be the leader in the race to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Corey Brewer, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Brewer, a rangy, athletic wing defender, has been rumored to be the apple of the Cavaliers’ eye, but Stein says that the Rockets are ready to act now while the Cavs are debating whether to acquire a wing player or a big man. Rockets GM Daryl...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget his beard, James Harden’s hippy-dippy shirt is thing to be feared (video)

Other than his spectacularly silky-smooth offensive game, James Harden is primarily known for his unique facial hair. But after the whacked-out shirt he was spotted sporting prior to Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, he may soon be better known for his propensity for fashion fails. Seriously, get a look at that tripped-out top...Read More The post Forget his beard...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Rumors: Houston keen on making a deal to bolster roster

The Houston Rockets are off to one of their best starts in recent memory, sitting at 9-2. Surprisingly, it seems that the Rockets would like to make a trade to bolster the roster now, rather than later. Building depth is the likely desire in any trade they make, as they already possess a very strong starting five.Image by Raj Mehta, via USA TodayJonathan Feigen of Ultimate Rockets...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden stars in latest This is SportsCenter commercial

A new This is SportsCenter commercial has been released by ESPN, and it stars James Harden of the Houston Rockets. There’s also a cameo from Astros mascot Orbit, which is pretty awesome. Kenny Mayne showing up at the beginning makes me all sorts of happy. Kudos to ESPN for not shoehorning in the awful, completely beaten to death “Houston, we have a problem” line. The post...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard’s attorney sounds off on child abuse allegations

            Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is being investigated by Cobb County police for allegations that he abused his 7-year-old child. According to USA Today Sports, Cobb County police were asked to investigate the allegations by Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families. “We are aware of the allegations concerning Dwight Howard and...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Injury Update: Terrence Jones could miss another month

The Houston Rockets head into tonight's game against the Los Angeles Lakers coming off a 119-93 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. The Rockets were lead by Trevor Ariza, who had 16 points in 32 minuts. Even with the loss, the Rockets sit 9-2 on the season, second in the Southwest Division. The Rockets continue to play without Terrence Jones, who reportedly could miss another...
Via NBA Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gary Payton calls out Dwight Howard, calls him 'fake'

Post by FOX Sports 1. Dwight Howard can’t help but catch the ire of NBA players and personalities. Earlier this year, people didn’t blink much when he and Kobe Bryant got into a spat because no one expected that meeting to go particularly well. But then Kevin Durant got into the act of calling out Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Doctor determined Dwight Howard abused his son

              Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was investigated for whipping his 6-year-old son with a belt, but he has been cleared of all charges, reports TMZ. As TMZ Sports previously reported … Howard was investigated in Florida for hitting 6-year-old Braylon with a belt. Howard admitted to authorities he...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Root Sports Southwest Debuts Today

After a prolonged legal fight in the courts, Houston viewers who had been without the Astros and Rockets for the last two years will have them back starting today. Comcast SportsNet Houston was dissolved earlier this year and that means a new regional sports network co-owned by AT&T and DirecTV will take its place. Root Sports Southwest has taken over the rights to the two teams...
Via Fang's Bites
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Houston Rockets Keep it Up?

Remember how the Houston Rockets were supposed to fall apart without Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin, and Omer Asik? Yeah, that hasn’t happened. The Rockets are 8–1 and leading the league in point differential. Both James Harden and Dwight Howard are getting MVP buzz, Daryl Morey is a genius again, and Kevin McHale is in a rare state of non-horribleness. But the Rockets got objectively...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Injury Update: Patrick Beverley, Terrence Jones will not play in tonight's game

The Houston Rockets, who are off to an impressive 6-0 start to the season, will be without both point guard Patrick Beverley and power forward Terrence Jones tonight. Beverley is battling a hamstring injury, while Jones has a leg contusion.The two will be out for at least a week.In three games played, Beverley has averaged 10.3 points, 2.7 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game. And...
Via Sports Injury Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Rockets are 6-0

Defensive intensity has a lot to do with the Rockets fast start to the season The Houston Rockets have begun the season on fire, and have a 6-0 record to show for that. Every aspect of the team is clicking on all cylinders, including the offense, but more importantly the defense. Defense has been the missing link for this team the past few seasons, but through six games thus far...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets are proving everyone wrong

It was not a nice summer for the Houston Rockets, and their celebrity general manager Daryl Morey. After Chris Bosh spurned ongoing talks with...
Via Athlon Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Weekly Column: Round 2

Week 1 of the NBA regular season is in the books, which means it is time for another edition of isportsweb’s NBA Weekly Column. Find out who got off to a hot start and who started the year off in a funk. Power Six Teams 1. San Antonio Spurs(1-1): Timmy D. and the rest of his intelligent bunch beat the Dallas Mavericks in the season opener but fell to the Phoenix Suns 94-89. Although...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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