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The Dream Shake 6 hours ago

Rockets Game 1 win proves Dwight Howard is key to deep playoff run

The Rockets are good enough to win without Dwight. But they are great with the big man in the lineup. The Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks comfortably last night, and they did it with James Harden making just four field goals and Dwight Howard playing just 17 minutes. Newsflash: this is a really good team. It seems silly to remind people of this, but it seems that it needs to be done. Yes, they may not have a killer team on paper, but they play well together, force turnovers, hustle their butts off and do excellent work in transition. That's a great recipe for success, and it...
Houston Chronicle 20 hours ago

Dwight Howard says work in coming back from injury is a success

When Dwight Howard agreed to sit out for two months to reduce the swelling in his right knee and then gradually build his way back for the postseason, the plan was entirely about being ready for the playoffs. He is not expected to reach the 38.5 minutes per game he played against the Trail Blazers […]
Orlando Sentinel Apr 18, 2015

The definitive Orlando Magic 2015 offseason preview

The Orlando Magic have just started their most important offseason since the tumultuous summer of 2012. That year, the team fired Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith, hired Rob Hennigan as general manager, hired Jacque Vaughn as coach, faced Dwight Howard's trade demand, traded Howard and reshaped its...
The Dream Shake Apr 18, 2015

Keys to a Rockets playoffs victory over the Mavericks

There are several keys to the Rockets moving past the Dallas Mavericks in the first round, and it starts with their two superstars and ends with some basic fundamentals. 1. The health of Dwight Howard Despite James Harden's MVP-level season, it's Dwight Howard's health that holds the key to the Rockets winning this series. With Howard on a minutes restriction and Donatas Motiejunas out for the year, the Rockets front line is less deep and versatile than anticipated for the postseason run. Despite being effective in limited minutes upon his return from injury, Dwight has looked considerably...
Houston Chronicle Apr 16, 2015

Five things we learned from the Rockets’ victory over the Jazz

Rockets 117, Jazz 91 If there was anything the Rockets would have wanted to see from their regular-season finale, other than the results and what they meant, it would have been to have Dwight Howard sharp and ready for the postseason. He didn’t get the 30 minutes the Rockets were prepared to give him, but […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 14, 2015

Kevin McHale hopes to increase Dwight Howard’s minutes

Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Dwight Howard felt good after playing 28 minutes on Sunday night. He hopes that as the season winds down on Wednesday – when the Rockets host Utah and the playoffs begin this weekend – he can gradually add a couple more minutes to the center’s playing time. “We are down […]
The Dream Shake Apr 13, 2015

Rockets sit Howard, don't try very hard, win 100-90

A truly rare event indeed -- a game where the Rockets didn't give back a big lead! For some reason, the NBA saw fit to make the Rockets play a back-to-back in two of their last three games of the season, but Houston responded by coasting against the Charlotte Hornets tonight while sitting Dwight Howard, 100-90. So far, the Rockets have done their job to maximize the likelihood that they finish with homecourt advantage. James Harden, the MVP, only needed 3 points in the fourth quarter but finished with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Let's just say that this wasn't a game with playoff...
Houston Chronicle Apr 13, 2015

Dwight Howard won’t face child abuse charges in Atlanta

Atlanta (Ga.) Police will not press charges of child abuse against Rockets center Dwight Howard, Howard’s attorney David Oscar Markus said on Monday. The mother of one of Howard’s children had alleged that Howard had caused bruises on their then six-year-old son. The case was originally investigated by the Florida Department of Children and Families […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 12, 2015

Harden, Howard combo helps Rockets pull away from Pelicans to notch 54th win

The Rockets had waited months for their most simple strategy to work for them. They would have James Harden take over to finish one quarter, then turn to Dwight Howard to start the next quarter. That made sense. They ran their rotation that way to start the season. Then Howard spent months out with an […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 9, 2015

Dwight Howard can relate to Donatas Motiejunas’ back pain

Dwight Howard, who played through most of 2012-13 in Los Angeles with a back injury, said that he talked to Donatas Motiejunas on Wednesday to offer the forward some advice. Motiejunas will miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs with lower back pain. “It’s a tough situation,” Howard said. “I went through […]
The Dream Shake Apr 8, 2015

Report: Motiejunas Out For Season

USA Today is reporting Houston Rockets big man Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with his back injury. USA Today's Sam Amick just dropped a bomb: Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with his back injury. It's a cruel reversal of roles after Motiejunas established himself as a starter while Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones missed time due to injury. Another huge hit for Houston: I'm told Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with his back injury. Story to come at @USATODAYsports — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 8, 2015 The news comes as a surprise after the Rockets...
Houston Chronicle Apr 8, 2015

Dwight Howard’s goal – 20 NBA seasons

Dwight Howard said he hopes he can have a career as long as the one his Wednesday night opponent Tim Duncan has had in San Antonio. Duncan has played 17 years in the NBA and is still starting for the Spurs and is considered to be one of the best big men in the league. […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 7, 2015

Dwight Howard’s playing time could go up vs. Spurs

With Rockets center Dwight Howard showing no signs of difficulty after Sunday’s increased playing time, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he could add a few more minutes to Howard’s limit on Wednesday against the Spurs. On Sunday against Oklahoma City, Howard played 23 minutes, his most in the five games since returning from his knee […]
The Dream Shake Apr 6, 2015

Dwight Howard's Suits: A Definitive Ranking

Even when Dwight Howard was injured he was bringing heat with his suits. The Houston Rockets are happy to have Dwight Howard back after he missed 26 games between January 23rd and March 25th. Despite his injury Howard was a regular presence on the Rockets bench. And he was bringing heat with his on-point suits which are part-GQ and part-Calvin Murphy. On Sunday Howard dropped 22 points in only 23 minutes. It doesn't feel any better than that for Rockets fans. To celebrate Howard's evolving return to form here's a definitive ranking of the suits Dwight Howard wore while he was out. Number...
The Dream Shake Apr 5, 2015

Harden and Howard lead Rockets past Thunder

James Harden and Dwight Howard combined for 63 points and out dueled Russell Westbrook and Enes Kanter in a nationally-televised Easter Sunday game. James Harden and Dwight Howard showed up on the national stage today, with the Rockets two stars turning on the juice in what was hopefully a sign of things to come in the postseason.  Harden scored 41 and Howard contributed 22 in a 115 - 112 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Harden went head-to-head with fellow MVP candidate Russell Westbrook and came out on top, and in the process, also increased his lead for the scoring title over...

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