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Houston Rockets – James Harden Getting Worse, Jeremy Lin Made Redundant

Posted on 24 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

Smart teams, with a good head coach, make adjustments between and during games when things don’t work. Kevin McHale simply isn’t in that category. Otherwise he wouldn’t allow James Harden to do the things he does as the Houston Rockets lose (112-105) to the Portland Trail Blazers for a second time in the postseason, while allowing his defense to become irrelevant, almost like he’s done to Jeremy Lin. More

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Houston Rockets – Kevin McHale, Not Jeremy Lin or James Harden, is What Matters

Posted on 23 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

To every issue the Houston Rockets have – from James Harden hogging the ball at the wrong time, to Jeremy Lin being underused; and Dwight Howard being underused; to Patrick Beverley risking his NBA future; and a team defense that is embarrassing to watch sometimes. Players should be blamed for mistakes they make, but when there are so many on a talented and better than what we’re getting from them team, the fingers should be pointed at the head coach, Kevin McHale. More

Blazers beat Rockets

Houston Rockets – Jeremy Lin Can’t Fix What James Harden Ruins

Posted on 21 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

Leading your team in scoring doesn’t mean you aren’t hurting your team. James Harden was awful in overtime and too wasteful for most of the game as the Houston Rockets lost home court advantage with a series opening loss at home, that was almost prevented by Jeremy Lin, who once again wasn’t used enough which didn’t stop him from coming through in overtime, although it wasn’t enough. More

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Houston Rockets – Jeremy Lin & James Harden Made us Forget About Dwight Howard

Posted on 20 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

The thing about the Houston Rockets we love to dissect and focus on more than anything is the way James Harden dominates this team, maybe a bit too much, and what does it mean for Jeremy Lin. But this season was also about Dwight Howard finding a comfort zone in the NBA once again, and although he isn’t the main face of the team and isn’t running the show, it’s safe to say he made the right choice through the free agency bonanza of last summer. More

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NBA Playoffs – Players With the Most to Prove

Posted on 17 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

The playoffs are great for the clashes between the best teams in the NBA, but also because it’s an opportunity to create legends and form legacies. Individual story lines and plot threads in front of our eyes, like Kevin Durant aiming to finally step out of the imaginary shadows he’s under, while LeBron James tries and make his legacy of championships equal to that of his individual achievements and statistics. More

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Houston Rockets – Jeremy Lin Waiting Behind James Harden & Patrick Beverley

Posted on 17 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

One thing that usually happens in the playoffs is team’s rotation getting shorter, and key players getting even more minutes than in the regular season. Jeremy Lin is a backup guard for the Houston Rockets, and although he can be very useful, he won’t be features as much compared to James Harden and Patrick Beverley, partially because Kevin McHale simply doesn’t believe in him. More

Rockets beat Spurs

Houston Rockets – Dwight Howard Matters More Than Jeremy Lin & James Harden This Time

Posted on 15 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

Even though we love to focus on the “power struggles” between James Harden hero ball and Jeremy Lin-style basketball, the 104-98 win for the Houston Rockets over the San Antonio Spurs was mostly about Dwight Howard and the front court dominating to complete a four-game sweep in the regular season over the team with the best record in the N More

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Houston Rockets – James Harden Gets Credit Jeremy Lin Deserves Too

Posted on 13 Apr, 2014, by in Soccer

Like in most comebacks from the Houston Rockets this season, most of the attention and credit went to James Harden. There’s no doubt that his ability to create something out of nothing deserves some sort of applause but the downside of this happens to be ignoring everyone else who helped, and mainly Jeremy Lin with a fantastic fourth quarter that once again will be pushed down the pecking order, just like Kevin McHale likes it. More

Houston Rockets – Jeremy Lin Under Used, James Harden Does Too Much

Posted on 12 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

The two stories to look at coming out of the 112-110 Minnesota Timberwolves win over the Houston Rockets? Corey Brewer scoring 51 points in a game that’s probably going to remain his career high, while Kevin McHale continues to trust only James Harden at the moment, resulting in a botched up final play, and continuing to ignore Jeremy Lin. More

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Houston Rockets – James Harden is Embarrassing & Jeremy Lin Suffers For it

Posted on 10 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

This isn’t what a team thinking about challenging for the title looks like, and a “superstar” like James Harden can’t be playing this badly and keep on doing the same thing as the Houston Rockets lose 123-116 to the Denver Nuggets, as Jeremy Lin was the only bright spot from the starting lineup that was benched for most of the fourth quarter. More