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Warriors vs Rockets, Game 2: The Day the West Was Saved

Posted on 17 May, 2018, by in NBA

It’s hard to put into words how important it was for the NBA that the Houston Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors. We now have a 1-1 series heading back to the Bay Area, with actual weaknesses the defending champions showed, along with the usual injury conspiracy theories that arise whenever Stephen Curry has a bad game. More

NBA Playoffs – Stephen Curry Survives the Nasty Fall

Posted on 26 May, 2015, by in NBA

The Golden State Warriors were really worried there for a moment after Stephen Curry had landed on his head/neck. As nasty as the fall and landing looked, there doesn’t seem to be anything more severe than some pain that will go away with one or two packs of ice. More

Rockets Beat Mavericks – James Harden & the Usual Help From His Friends

Posted on 3 Apr, 2015, by in NBA

In a game that meant a lot more to the Houston Rockets than the Dallas Mavericks, James Harden didn’t need to do something very special following his career night, relying on his teammates to carry him en route to a 108-101 victory. More

Houston Rockets – James Harden Takes Care of Points, Patrick Beverley Took Care of Chris Paul

Posted on 16 Mar, 2015, by in NBA

In a dirty, aggressive game between two teams with a lot to play for, the Houston Rockets came away with the 100-98 win behind an excellent free throw shooting performance from James Harden, while teammate Patrick Beverley made things very difficult for Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers, not giving Blake Griffin a pleasant welcome back game from injury. More

Houston Rockets – James Harden Can Trust Corey Brewer to Have His Back

Posted on 8 Mar, 2015, by in NBA

The Houston Rockets continue to stand out in their ability to play very good basketball despite the absence of an All-Star caliber center. James Harden playing well is a given, but each time he gets big nights from the bench is a surprising bonus, although there’s nothing new about Corey Brewer putting up big numbers any more. More

Houston Rockets – James Harden Has a Perfect Ending to the Year

Posted on 1 Jan, 2015, by in NBA

There was no better player in the NBA during the month of December than James Harden, capping off a great year and better month with a wonderful performance to lead the Houston Rockets to a 102-83 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. More

Houston Rockets – James Harden Sometimes Does More Bad Than Good

Posted on 29 Dec, 2014, by in NBA

The San Antonio Spurs, amid the injuries and all the losses, found a way to end their losing streak against the Houston Rockets with an emotional and much needed 110-106 win. Their opponents got the normal output from James Harden and Dwight Howard, but maybe moving Josh Smith into the lineup wasn’t such a good idea. More

Houston Rockets – James Harden Enjoys a Josh Smith in Motivated Mode

Posted on 27 Dec, 2014, by in NBA

The debut of Josh Smith with the Houston Rockets went very well, helping James Harden and Dwight Howard pull off a big 117-111 overtime win on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies, signaling to the West that there might be a new ‘best’ team in the land. More

Houston Rockets: James Harden With Another MVP-Like Performance

Posted on 18 Dec, 2014, by in NBA

Another great night from James Harden was almost ruined by his usual defensive lapse. Still the Houston Rockets overcame that defensive mistake to come away with a 115-111 overtime win against the Denver Nuggets, increasing the MVP discussion around their star shooting guar More

Houston Rockets – James Harden Gets a Lot of Help From His Friends

Posted on 7 Dec, 2014, by in NBA

The Houston Rockets, especially when Dwight Howard is playing, are first and foremost about James Harden. But he doesn’t always shine or make most of his shots. In the 100-95 win over the Phoenix Suns, he got plenty of help, especially from Patrick Beverley and Trevor Ariza. More