Tag: JAMES HARDEN

Russell Westbrook Missed A Pair Of Easy Dunks In The Rockets’ Win Over The Sixers

Even at this stage of his career, Russell Westbrook is still one of the most explosive players in the NBA. Since he entered the league, he’s made a reputation for himself by throwing down some of the nastiest and most ferocious jams the game has ever seen. Westbrook attacks the rim with a reckless fury […]

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Houston Rockets Holiday Wishlist: A Jumper For Russ And Trade Assistance

James Harden and the Houston Rockets are in good shape. After engineering a deal for Russell Westbrook in July that had an “all in” feeling, the Rockets look the part as a legitimate title contender. It is probably fair to say that Houston is a step behind the Lakers and Clippers in terms of Western […]

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This Week In Greatness: A Doubleheader Finally Delivers The Goods

For much of the young NBA season, there have been complaints on social media that there hasn’t been enough discussion about some of the best things happening on the court. To an extent, those complaints may right. As such, we wanted to make sure we had a place to highlight the best performances from the […]

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James Harden Had 54 Points And 10 Three-Pointers For The Second Straight Game In A Win Over The Magic

Here at the quarter mark of the regular season, the MVP race has been dominated by a trio of names. Giannis Antetokounmpo continues his quest to repeat for the award as the Bucks sit atop the East, while LeBron reaffirms his status as one of the most unstoppable forces in basketball. Luka Doncic, however, has […]

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The Rockets Survived A Torrid 22-0 Cavs Run Thanks To 55 Points From James Harden

The regular season can be a slog sometimes. Even for the league’s biggest stars, it can be hard to get geared up for, say, a Wednesday night game in December against a lottery-bound opponent. But these are precisely the circumstances that can result in some unexpected magic. For the Rockets, their visit to Cleveland was […]

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The Rockets Hope The NBA Does Something About James Harden’s Controversial Dunk Against The Spurs

The Houston Rockets blew a 22-point lead to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, which led to the Spurs picking up a thrilling double overtime victory. But one moment during the fourth quarter has the Rockets organization justifiably upset, and if they have their way, the NBA will do something to remedy the situation. […]

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DeMar DeRozan Believes James Harden Could Score 100 In A Game If He ‘Put His Mind To It’

James Harden is out of his mind right now. To start the 2019-20 NBA season, Harden is averaging a league-leading 38.9 points per game for the 13-6 Houston Rockets. The wild thing about this — outside of the fact that it would be the third-best points per game output in league history if he kept […]

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James Harden Exploded For 60 Points In Three Quarters As The Rockets Blew Out The Hawks

Every now and then, James Harden gives basketball fans a reminder that he’s perhaps the most efficient scorer in NBA history. That opportunity presented itself once more on Saturday night when the Houston Rockets hosted one of the worst defensive teams in the league, the Atlanta Hawks, which entered the game on the second night […]

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How NBA Stars And Teams Helped Their Communities Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here, and for many it’s the opportunity to celebrate family and friends with a bountiful feast shared among loved ones. However, for those less fortunate, Thanksgiving (and the rest of the holiday season) can be a stressful time, as they try to provide a similar meal and experience without necessarily having the means […]

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Is This Suddenly Stout Houston Rockets Defense For Real?

For the second straight season, the Rockets sputtered out of the gates to a 3-3 record that, much like last year, was the byproduct of some horrific defensive efforts. Houston allowed at least 112 points in that opening stretch, giving up 123 or more four times with the defensive low point coming in a 159-158 […]

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James Harden Thinks He Gets Wrongly Critiqued Because He ‘Out-Thinks The Game’

When it comes to NBA watercooler talk, James Harden is among the most polarizing players of his generation. There’s no debate that he’s one of the most gifted scorers in league history, and his ability to create off the dribble and get his shot off against any defender is second-to-none. You can hardly even argue […]

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James Harden Scored 59 Points In A Crazy 159-158 Win Over The Wizards

The Wizards and Rockets meeting in the nation’s capital was far from the marquee game of the night in the world of sports. With Game 7 of the World Series happening between Washington and Houston teams, their respective fan bases were likely focused on the baseball game. However, the two teams produced one of the […]

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The Rockets Will Have A Red Carpet And A DJ For Player Arrivals This Season

The Houston Rockets open the 2019-20 regular season on Thursday evening with a highly publicized match-up against the Milwaukee Bucks on TNT. While the Rockets underwent a roster makeover with the addition of Russell Westbrook during the summer, expectations are high once again for James Harden’s team and, in short, the face-off with the Bucks […]

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Serge Ibaka Makes KD Choose Between Steph And Russ As The Pair Reminisce On Their OKC Days

Serge Ibaka is many things, including being an NBA champion now, but while he’s an excellent basketball player the thing he might be best at is interviewing his colleagues around the NBA. Ibaka’s “How Hungry Are You?” web show in which he cooks his friends in the league strange foods, only serving them after they […]

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James Harden Views Playing In The 2020 Olympics As ‘One Of My Goals’

Coming fresh off of a disappointing seventh-place finish at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, Team USA will look to bounce back at the Olympics in Tokyo next summer. Unlike this past summer, they’re expected to be at or near full-strength for a third consecutive gold medal run in Japan. Earlier this month, All-Star […]

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James Harden Expects ‘Ups And Downs,’ But Is Optimistic About Teaming Up With Russell Westbrook

The Houston Rockets hit reset on half of their backcourt over the summer when they sent Chris Paul and a few draft picks to Oklahoma City in exchange for Russell Westbrook. The move means that the Rocket backcourt is now a pair of league MVPs in Westbrook and James Harden, but it has also led […]

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Rockets Owner Tilman Fertitta Knows Houston’s Title Window Is Shrinking

The Houston Rockets were aggressive this offseason in seeking a trade to upgrade their roster. Early on they were rumored to be targeting Jimmy Butler in a sign-and-trade scenario, but Butler chose a sign-and-trade opportunity with Miami instead. That left the Rockets seeking out a Plan B, and after the Clippers stunned everyone by orchestrating […]

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