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Houston Chronicle 20 hours ago

Rockets report: Howard showing explosiveness as season nears

By halftime, the Rockets might not have already considered the night a success. Dwight Howard had showed signs of picking up speed toward being ready for the season opener Tuesday in Los Angeles, but he took a giant step in that direction on Tuesday. Howard put in a pair of left-handed jump hooks, but the […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 17, 2014

Dwight Howard working his way back

HIDALGO – With the day’s practice long since over and Rockets players ready to head for the bus, Dwight Howard removed the ice packs that had numbed his knees and made his way off the State Farm Arena court. “How you feeling today, Big Dog?” Rockets guard Pat Beverley called out, no doubt encouraged by […]
The Dream Shake Oct 17, 2014

Hakeem Olajuwon: Dwight Howard 'ready' for a big season - Rocket Fuel

Rocket Fuel is back with even more love for Dwight Howard from national media. Remember last week when we had a few stories from non-Houston writers about how Dwight Howard was ready to dominate like it's 2011 all over again? Yeah, there are more today. Hakeem: Howard is ‘ready’ for an MVP-type season | NBA.com "He’s older, more mature and you can tell that he is feeling better physically," Olajuwon told NBA.com's Fran Blinebury. "I like what I saw. He is a very hard worker. He takes the job seriously and you can see that he has used some of the things we talked about last season and...
The Dream Shake Oct 16, 2014

Dwight Howard's Documentary "In The Moment" Will Air on EPIX in November

The film will focus on his transition from LA to Houston and his first season with the Rockets. Dwight Howard posted this today on his Instagram: Loading I'm excited to announce my new documentary EPIX Presents Dwight Howard: In The Moment will premiere November 12th on EPIX and EPIX.com! View on Instagram This comes a year after the official word from EPIX about the creation of the documentary, originally slated for release in the spring of this year. From the October 3, 2013 press release: The In the Moment production team was there during the tumultuous times and decision...
The Dream Shake Oct 15, 2014

Jason Terry vs. Nick Johnson; Mitchell and Covington to D-League? - Rocket Fuel

You don't need to go anywhere else for your Rockets info, gang. The Rockets suffered their first loss of the preseason last night, but with no Howard or Harden, there wasn't too much to take away from the game. We're still mostly looking at bench minutes and roster construction. On to the day's links: Just appreciate Dwight Howard while he's still here | Hardwood Paroxysm -- A must-read for Rockets fans on struggling with the back injury Dwight suffered a few years ago. Kirk Henderson's struggles with his own back injuries made him realize that we collectively need to appreciate Dwight...
The Dream Shake Oct 14, 2014

Rockets vs. Pelicans final score: Houston crumbles before Anthony Davis, New Orleans

With no Howard or Harden, Anthony Davis and the Pelicans were too much for the Rockets. The New Orleans Pelicans stomped the Houston Rockets Tuesday night, 117-98, giving the Rockets their first loss of the preseason after starting 3-0. Kostas Papanikolaou was the Rockets' best offensive player; Big Papa finished with 13 points on eight shots, 2 boards and 2 steals. Trevor Ariza had another solid, all-around game that will mean more when James Harden and Dwight Howard are in the lineup. The Rockets' pair of stars sat out for the second straight game, but it seems likely they will play in...
CSN Houston Oct 13, 2014

Howard, Harden out Monday against Phoenix

James Harden and Dwight Howard will sit out Monday night's preseason game against Phoenix.
CSN Houston Oct 12, 2014

Rockets stars Harden, Howard sit out Sunday's practice

Dwight Howard and James Harden sat out Sunday's practice for the Rockets. Will they play this week?
Houston Chronicle Oct 12, 2014

Howard and Harden sit out Rockets practice Sunday

Rockets center Dwight Howard and guard James Harden did not practice on Sunday. Howard has been out since Thursday with a sore knee and Harden has a bruised hip. Neither injury is major, but both stars are taking precautionary rest since it is the preseason. Howard will not play in Monday night’s game when the […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 11, 2014

McHale: Howard out of lineup until Tuesday

Rockets center Dwight Howard, who missed Thursday night’s game with a sore left knee, did not practice on Saturday and will likely be out until Tuesday, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. McHale said Howard sitting out was just a precaution. “He is a little sore so we are just giving him a little time,” McHale […]
CSN Houston Oct 10, 2014

Black comes up big in Howard's absence

The Rockets played Memphis on Thursday night at Toyota Center, and for at least one game, they hardly missed Dwight Howard.
Houston Chronicle Oct 9, 2014

Dwight Howard out with bruised knee

Rockets center Dwight Howard was ruled out for Thursday’s game and will likely miss several more days with a bruised knee after a collision in practice on Wednesday. “Dwight bumped knees and is a little sore,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “We’ll take (Friday) off and give him a couple days to try and get […]
The Dream Shake Oct 9, 2014

Dwight Howard underrated; Patrick Beverley says Rockets lacked effort - Rocket Fuel

In today's Rocket Fuel, the Internet begins to come around on Dwight Howard, Pat Beverley calls out his fellow starters and the Rockets are selling road tickets Day two of Rocket Fuel: The Refueling. It seems some writers are beginning to try to change the narrative around Dwight Howard, all while hammering home the narrative around Dwight Howard. To the links! Can Superman Still Fly? - The Cauldron -- Jonathan Tjarks gives us even more goodness on the Rockets, this time going deep on Dwight Howard, and how he's still the best center of the NBA. Terrific read. Has Houston Rockets' Dwight...
The Dream Shake Oct 9, 2014

Harden, Howard projected to maintain production

Basketball Reference expects basically identical production this year from the Rockets' stars. Can you taste it? Preseason has started, Dwight Howard's in foul trouble, and Basketball Reference has released its official player projections for the upcoming season, previewing every player's expected performance -- in terms of basic stats, per 36 minutes. Here's a brief rundown of what they say about Houston, and the perhaps unsettling conclusion on which B-Ref has landed. James Harden Basketball Reference expects James Harden to largely repeat his per-36 numbers from last year - mildly...
The Dream Shake Oct 8, 2014

Dwight Howard gives Chandler Parson super awkward hug in reunion

Dwight stays making people uncomfortable. It was no secret that Chandler Parsons was a big part of the Rockets' recruiting pitch that led the big man to sign in Houston last year. Dwight loves Chandler. Just how much Dwight loves Chandler was not fully known until pregame of yesterday's preseason opener. It looks as though that love may be slightly unrequited. Loading Hello old friend. View on Instagram @-webkit-keyframes"dkaXkpbBxI"{ 0%{opacity:0.5;} 50%{opacity:1;} 100%{opacity:0.5;} } @keyframes"dkaXkpbBxI"{ 0%{opacity:0.5;} 50%{opacity:1;} 100%{opacity:0.5;} } Dwight,...

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