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The Dream Shake Nov 27, 2015

Rockets nearly fall to winless Sixers as embarrassments continue

A new look starting lineup helped, but the Rockets still almost fell to the worst team, arguably in league history. Crisis averted. The Houston Rockets avoided embarrassment tonight after letting the Philadelphia 76ers hang around in a game they needed to win to get their season back on track. Ultimately the Rockets outplayed and overpowered an inferior opponent despite a rash of turnovers and careless offensive movement. Final score: 116-114 thanks to a 50-point game from James Harden. The Beard would have easily passed his career high of 51 had he not missed four free throws down the...
The Dream Shake Nov 26, 2015

Three takeaways from the Rockets loss to the Grizzlies

Rockets lose again at home and keep falling farther behind. The Rockets fell to the Grizzlies 102-93 Wednesday, this time they find a new way to lose. The Rockets have yet to lose a game this season when James Harden scored 40 points -- they did just that against the Grizzlies on last night. Below are three takeaways from the game *** James Harden was good and awful in the same game *Note: Let's just talk about his offense here, we all understand everything about his defense.* Harden was in rare form on Wednesday night against the Grizzlies -- he usually struggles against them. Harden was...
The Dream Shake Nov 26, 2015

Harden’s 40 point performance not enough as Rocket fall to Grizzlies

After completing head coach J.B. Bickerstaff’s ‘mini training camp’ during the team’s break, the Rockets believed change was in the air. Unfortunately, this didn’t translate to the hardwood Wednesday night as the Rockets lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 102 – 93. The Rockets tied the game up with just under a minute to go in the first quarter. But the Grizzlies capitalized on the Rockets turnovers and went on a 14-2 run, leading by as many as 12 during the second quarter. James Harden, who was 8-9 in the first half with 21 points, led the Rockets’ rally hitting a buzzer-beater...
The Dream Shake Nov 25, 2015

James Harden drains a buzzer-beater

#LamborghiniMercy James Harden brought Thanksgiving dinner to the Houston Rockets with this shot at the end of the first half. Defender? No worries. He'll work around that. Sup, clutch? Harden had 21 points in the first two. He also had four rebounds, four assists and two steals while the rest of the team struggled to get going.
The Dream Shake Nov 25, 2015

Will the real James Harden please stand up?

In today's Rocket Fuel, will the real James Harden please stand up? Also, should the Rockets or Clippers be more worried about their team's struggles? The Rockets finally take the court tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. Before tip-off, catch up on the latest Rockets news. It's Rocket Fuel! Amid Rockets' disastrous start, where is James Harden? | CBSSports.com James Harden has gone from MVP candidate to a defensive punchline again, and the Rockets are in serious trouble. Where is the real James Harden, and when's he coming back? Houston Rockets' Ty Lawson remains on the bench - Houston...
The Dream Shake Nov 23, 2015

James Harden continues to struggle

In today's Rocket Fuel, James Harden and the Rockets continue to struggle and The Dream Shake podcast takes a look at potential new head coaches for the Rockets. The Rockets are stuck in another losing streak and don't play again until Wednesday. Catch up on the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel! What's Wrong With James Harden? | Huffington Post Something is wrong with the beard. What could it be? (also: will people stop blaming Dwight for the Rockets' awful start?) The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 11: McFired | The Dream Shake Ryan Dunsmore and Max Croes talk about the Rockets...
Rip City Project Nov 22, 2015

Blazers vs Lakers Preview: 11/22/15

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night will feature two divisional cellar dwellers.  The Blazers head to Cali to face off against a second LA based team in as many games.  Can Portland build off of an impressive performance against the Clippers? Current Form The Blazers (5-9) are currently in fifth place in […] Blazers vs Lakers Preview: 11/22/15 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Posting and Toasting Nov 22, 2015

Lance Thomas: James Harden stopper

Lance Thomas played great defense Saturday night against the Rockets. He's had a few games like that this year. Lance makes the occasional mistake, and on offense he moves as if navigating through shrubs, but the dude is versatile and vivacious as a stopper of all kinds. I have literally a dozen videos sitting on my desktop now of Lance singlehandedly snuffing out Rockets plays, but instead of replaying half the game, let's just focus on 5 very solid Lance moments in the path of James Harden. Harden is clever and elusive and deadly ... and Lance kinda locked him up more than he didn't: I...
The Dream Shake Nov 20, 2015

James Harden Busts Out Dad Joke For New NBA Commercial

James Harden asks Santa for a gift "from one beard to another." The Rockets will be sporting a new Christmas Day jersey for their holiday bout with the San Antonio Spurs and the NBA is breaking out some epic dad jokes in a new commercial featuring James Harden. Everyone has to endure a few dad jokes during the holidays from the designated "funny man" family member. Rockets fans all wish that family member was James Harden... Kevin Love will "bring the Love if you bring the jersey." Anthony Davis says "this unibrow needs that uniform." And James Harden places his wish for the new Christmas...
Rufus on Fire Nov 20, 2015

The Jeremy Lamb extension looks like a steal for the Hornets so far

While still early, Jeremy Lamb has lived up to the 3-year/$21 million extension the team gave him before the season. People love their long and athletic wing players. Yet, too often their athleticism gets overemphasized over actual skill and ability. From 2013 until this season, the Hornets' Jeremy Lamb fit this description. Lamb came into the league as a somewhat-raw 20-year old who was 6'5, and capable of playing either shooting guard or small forward. The Houston Rockets made him the 12th pick in the 2012 draft, and sent him along with Kevin Martin to Oklahoma City for James Harden....
Houston Chronicle Nov 19, 2015

James Harden says J.B. Bickerstaff adds energy

When James Harden looked over to the Rockets bench on Wednesday, he not only did not see the Rockets former coach, Kevin McHale, he also did not see his new coach, J.B. Bickerstaff. That was because Bickerstaff on his first night as head coach rarely sat down. “He was standing up the entire game,” Harden

James Harden, Corey Brewer's heave send Trail Blazers to 108-103 overtime loss: Game rewind

James Harden scored 26 of his 45 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and Corey Brewer hit a one-legged three-pointer with 0.9 seconds left in regulation to help the Houston Rockets beat the Trail Blazers 108-103 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Houston Chronicle Nov 18, 2015

Rapper takes credit for ex-Rockets coach Kevin McHale’s firing

James Harden's nemesis Lil B says Rockets star is to blame.
The Dream Shake Nov 16, 2015

Should Ty Lawson move to the bench?

In today's Rocket Fuel, should Ty Lawson be moved to the bench? Plus, the Rockets' player contracts are graded. Yes it's Monday. And yes, the Rockets are on a 3 game losing streak. But before the Rockets take the court against the Boston Celtics tonight, make sure you are caught up on the latest Rockets news. It's Rocket Fuel! James Harden and the Houston Rockets have an effort problem | CBSSports.com Houston's issues defensively aren't with scheme or execution. They're simply not trying hard enough (plus some troubling stats of this terrible start to the season). Rockets Should Consider...
The Dream Shake Nov 15, 2015

Why Watching James Harden and These Rockets is Unbearable

The first 12% of the season is over and the Rockets haven't found their fight. I kept thinking if we could just get one over the Mavericks, we'd be at 5 and 5 and we could reset. But no chance. Not with the way things are going. The Rockets look horrible and here are some reasons why.1. This Ty Lawson experiment is going to drive me to drink. So far he's down across the board when compared to his career averages. He's barely getting more assists than James Harden. He's shooting a ridiculously low 31% from the field and 28% from behind the arc. The Harden/Lawson balance is all out of whack....

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