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The Dream Shake 17 hours ago
James Harden pushed Rockets past Bucks with defense and that’s becoming a trend

James Harden pushed Rockets past Bucks with defense and that’s becoming a trend

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Believe it, man. Yeah, we’ve heard it all before. “James Harden doesn’t play defense.” “Hey, I saw a Youtube video from 2015.” “James Haren (No D).” “He’s not a true superstar because a true superstar plays both ends of the court”. There’s more. I don’t need to continue. One stroll through Twitter comments or media MVP ballots (spoiler, Bill Simmons left Harden off of his MVP ballot entirely) shows the disrespect The Beard still deals with. But a superstar’s journey is often a long one, and the days of James Harden’s...
ClutchPoints 18 hours ago
Put some respect on James Harden’s defense

Put some respect on James Harden’s defense

It’s no secret that James Harden is a prolific scorer. In fact, the Houston Rockets All-Star is currently leading the NBA in points per game with 34.4. This has led many to label him strictly as an offensive threat, but The Beard is also proving his defensive prowess inside the Orlando bubble. In Houston’s first […] The post Put some respect on James Harden’s defense appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Hoops Habit 18 hours ago

Why Russell Westbrook and James Harden are the best duo in the bubble

Of the many great duos in the NBA Bubble, none top the Houston Rockets’ duo of Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Take a look at what makes them special. The Houston Rockets truly have something special in the Russell Westbrook and James Harden combination. Entering the season, many doubted Westbrook and Harden would be able […] Why Russell Westbrook and James Harden are the best duo in the bubble - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
ClutchPoints 19 hours ago
James Harden has revelation about chemistry with Russell Westbrook

James Harden has revelation about chemistry with Russell Westbrook

James Harden and Russell Westbrook may have had their differences in the past, but the Houston Rockets teammates seem to be getting on just fine inside the Orlando bubble. Harden and Westbrook combined for 55 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds in a 120-116 victory over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Beard was […] The post James Harden has revelation about chemistry with Russell Westbrook appeared first on ClutchPoints.
www.chron.com 21 hours ago

James Harden on guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo: 'Next question'

James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo only face each other twice a year - not counting the All-Star Game - but that hasn't stopped the bloom of a beautiful rivalry.
ClutchPoints 21 hours ago
Rockets star James Harden passes David Robinson to become NBA’s top lefty scorer of all time

Rockets star James Harden passes David Robinson to become NBA’s top lefty scorer of all time

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden added another feather to his cap on Sunday, as he led his team to a very impressive victory against the league-best Milwaukee Bucks, 120-116. The former MVP dropped another 24 points on Sunday, and in the process, surpassed the great David Robinson for the best all-time scorer by a left-handed […] The post Rockets star James Harden passes David Robinson to become NBA’s top lefty scorer of all time appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 22 hours ago
Rockets’ James Harden takes a page out of LeBron James, deactivates Instagram account

Rockets’ James Harden takes a page out of LeBron James, deactivates Instagram account

James Harden was on point again for the Houston Rockets on Sunday, as they took down the league-best Milwaukee Bucks in a hard-fought encounter, 120-116. One of the reasons why Harden has been so tremendous since the season restart might juts be attributed to the former MVP’s decision to take a social media hiatus — […] The post Rockets’ James Harden takes a page out of LeBron James, deactivates Instagram account appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Aug 3, 2020
Rockets’ James Harden sends strong message to critics after stopping Giannis Antetokounmpo

Rockets’ James Harden sends strong message to critics after stopping Giannis Antetokounmpo

Fans and pundits were quick to praise Houston Rockets superstar James Harden after putting on an uncharacteristic defensive clinic against reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. But as far as The Beard is concerned, there was nothing out of the ordinary of his performance that led to the Rockets’ 120-116 statement […] The post Rockets’ James Harden sends strong message to critics after stopping Giannis Antetokounmpo appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Aug 3, 2020
VIDEO: James Harden shuts down Giannis Antetokounmpo as Rockets beats Bucks with defense

VIDEO: James Harden shuts down Giannis Antetokounmpo as Rockets beats Bucks with defense

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden put on a marvelous defensive display against Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo on Sunday. Yes, you read that right. The bearded guard, often criticized for his lack of effort on D, just shut down the reigning MVP in the closing minutes of their highly-competitive match. Harden put the clamps on […] The post VIDEO: James Harden shuts down Giannis Antetokounmpo as Rockets beats Bucks with defense appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Hoops Habit Aug 3, 2020

After game, James Harden asked about Giannis: “Next question”

After a thrilling 120-116 Houston Rockets victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, James Harden was asked about guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Houston Rockets are 2-0 in the NBA’s Orlando restart bubble after clutch victories over the Dallas Mavericks and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Rockets have shown all the strengths and weaknesses associated with their small-ball strategy, […] After game, James Harden asked about Giannis: “Next question” - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
www.chron.com Aug 2, 2020

Westbrook scores 31 as Rockets get 120-116 win over Bucks

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets used strong defense down the stretch for a 120-116 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night. It was the 36th straight game with at least 20 points for Westbrook, who led Houston's offense on a night James Harden scored 24. Houston tied an NBA record for most 3-point attempts in a regulation game with 61, making 21 of them, and forced 22 turnovers. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee. He joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to have 15 games...
The Dream Shake Aug 2, 2020
Rockets vs. Bucks gamethread

Rockets vs. Bucks gamethread

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Small-ball has a tall task ahead of them. The Houston Rockets will play the two best teams in the NBA in the next five nights. The first game will be tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee is probably the most challenging matchup for Houston’s infamous small-ball style of play. The Bucks like to play big, integrating both of the behemoth Lopez brothers into the lineup, and they have tons of long, athletic defenders. If there was ever a team to constantly out-rebound the Rockets and shutdown the paint for a driving James Harden or...
House of Houston Aug 1, 2020

Houston Rockets: Questions Remain After Rockets Win

The Rockets opened up their title chase with an OT win over the Mavericks. James Harden led the way but the teams overall performance leaves me with concerns.   Thanks to James Harden the Rockets took the W last night, but there were several warning lights flashing in the victory. Dallas is a solid team […] Houston Rockets: Questions Remain After Rockets Win - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
ClutchPoints Aug 1, 2020
The Michael Jordan, James Harden comparison, according to Rick Carlisle

The Michael Jordan, James Harden comparison, according to Rick Carlisle

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle could not help but heap praise towards the direction of James Harden, as the Houston Rockets superstar willed his team to a thrilling overtime victory against the Mavs on Friday. Carlisle was so impressed with what he saw from Harden that he invoked none other than the great Michael […] The post The Michael Jordan, James Harden comparison, according to Rick Carlisle appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Dream Shake Aug 1, 2020
Robert Covington’s late-game heroics saves Rockets vs. Mavericks

Robert Covington’s late-game heroics saves Rockets vs. Mavericks

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Robert Covington comes up huge late in Houston Rockets victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The sound of the ball bouncing on the hardwood floor as players call out defensive rotations could mean only one thing — Houston Rockets basketball is back. After 145 days, the Rockets resumed their 2020 season in a 153-149 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, inside The Arena in Orlando. After a dispute on whether or not James Harden deserved two foul shots or three, the former league MVP stood at the charity stripe where he knocked down his first...

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