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Tony Parker leads Spurs past Thunder

Tony Parker had 21 points and six assists, and the San Antonio Spurs stopped Oklahoma City’s four-game winning streak with a runaway 130-91 victory Wednesday night. Westbrook was averaging 32.7 points, 11.2 assists and 9.6 rebounds in his previous 13 games, but the Spurs sent numerous defenders at the MVP candidate to hold him in check. Kyrie Irving scored 24 points, Kevin Love added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Cleveland rolled on the road. ... James Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month...

LeBron? Curry? Harden? Wade picks the MVP

The MVP voting is coming up, and Dwyane Wade wants everyone to be clear on the fact that he does not have a vote. But if he did? “I would say James Harden,” Wade said tonight. “It’s ...
Akron Beacon Journal Mar 24, 2015

LeBron James says 'no one should fault' Kevin Love for not choosing him as MVP

INDEPENDENCE: LeBron James says he didn’t think much about Kevin Love choosing the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook as Most Valuable Player and believes he shouldn’t be judged against his previous seasons. “Kev has his own opinion who he believes is MVP,” James said. “No one should fault him for that.” Love said in an interview on the Dan Patrick Show on Monday he believes Westbrook is the MVP over James. “If you choose to get the little three or four second clip of my whole answer, I said LeBron could very well be the MVP, Steph Curry, James Harden,” Love said Tuesday....
Houston Chronicle Mar 24, 2015

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

Rockets 110, Pacers 100 For all the numbers James Harden has put up this season, the measure of his play that might be impossible to quantify could be most important. It is impossible to put an exact number on the number of the Rockets’ 47 wins they would not have had Harden not dominated the […]

Harden scores 44 to help Rockets beat Pacers

James Harden scored 19 of his 44 points in the fourth quarter and Josh Smith added 18 to help the Houston Rockets beat Indiana 110-100 on Monday night, handing the host Pacers their sixth straight loss. Indiana’s sinking playoff hopes took another big hit despite 23 points from C.J. Watson. Harden, one of the favorites for the NBA MVP award, was 10-for-21 from the field and 21-for-22 from the free-throw line. Evan Turner had 19 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and visiting Boston snapped a three-game losing streak that had dropped it out of playoff position. ... Avery Bradley scored...
Houston Chronicle Mar 23, 2015

Pacers coach on keeping James Harden off the line: ‘It’s near impossible’

INDIANAPOLIS — James Harden is known for his ability to get to the free-throw line and he, again, took advantage of that skill on Monday night in a win over the Pacers. Harden went 21-of-22 from the foul line. On Jan. 19, when the Pacers played in Houston, he was 14-of-15 from the line. Indiana […]
The Dream Shake Mar 23, 2015

Rockets avoid a trap game, beat Pacers 110-100

It was not a complete team performance, but thank god we have the MVP. The Rockets took care of business, 110-100,  in a classic dog-days, late-season slog of a road game on the road against the Indiana Pacers.. It wasn't very pretty, but Houston avoided a letdown, thanks to the Beard. Leading with James Harden would be boring and predictable if it wasn't absolutely necessary. The MVP did MVP things, scoring 44 points with 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. He was 21-22 from the FT line. When the game tightened up in the fourth quarter, it was Harden who put the team on his...
Welcome to Loud City Mar 22, 2015

Fear the clay beard: James Harden gets the claymation treatment

James Harden and his beard star in this new claymation clip James Harden and his beard are one of the most easily identifiable emblems of the greatness of the NBA. It's time to turn that beard into a claymation character all its own. - @azxd FEAR THE BEARD A video posted by @azxd on Mar 19, 2015 at 8:17pm PDT
Houston Chronicle Mar 22, 2015

Numbers say it all: As James Harden goes, so do the Rockets

The Rockets on Saturday fell to 6-11 in games James Harden has not scored at least 20 points (including the game he missed). They are 40-12 in the games when Harden scores at least 20 points, but as valuable as he has been, the Rockets argued that they should not rely on him to that […]
The Dream Shake Mar 22, 2015

Rockets get dominated inside, lose to Suns

A down game from Harden spelled doom against Phoenix The Houston Rockets continue to feel the loss of Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones, getting pounded on the boards while not being able to withstand a low-scoring game from James Harden. The Rockets fell, 117-102 in a game that was closer that the score entails. Harden had just 16 points on 19 shots, and P.J. Tucker has another game on his "Harden-stopper" résumé. He shot 1-8 from three-point territory, he only shot five free throws and he was a minus-27 on the game, by far the worst number of anyone on the team. Trying to step up in...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 21, 2015

Preview: Phoenix Suns travel to Houston to face James Harden and the Rockets

Details What: Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas When: 5:00PM MST TV: FoxSports Arizona, NBA League Pass Radio: ArizonaSports 98.7 FM NBA Teams | PointAfter The Rockets Despite suffering a spate of injuries, the Houston Rockets just keep winning.  Having James Harden on your team will do that for you.  Despite losing Dwight Howard to a knee injury 6 weeks ago, the Rockets haven't seen their winning percentage drop off at all.  They are 13-6 over that stretch and bring a 3-game winning streak into tonight's contest. The Rocket's game plan will likely...
Houston Chronicle Mar 20, 2015

Free throws a big part of James Harden’s 50-point game

As remarkable as James Harden’s 50 points on Thursday were, how he got it was more unusual. His was the sixth 50-point game in the NBA this season, but Harden’s 22 made free throws on Thursday were the most in the NBA since Harden’s 22 free throws made in December, 2013. “That’s a lot of […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 20, 2015

Five observations from Rockets 118, Nuggets 108

Rockets 118, Nuggets 108: Five observations 1. James Harden insisted he was not tired. He has played more minutes than anyone in the NBA this season, but said he felt no different than he had in November or December. That was before he proved it, putting up more points in the first half on Thursday […]
SLC Dunk Mar 20, 2015

NBA Standings and Draft Lottery review for the Utah Jazz: March 20th, 2015

Catching up with the standings for both the West Playoffs and the NBA Lotto Very few games last night, two that mattered for my personal goal -- none that mattered for the NBA Playoffs or the NBA Draft. Mamma said there would be nights like this . . . . What happened last night? Winner Loser Commentary 1 MIN West 15 95 - NYK East 15 92 Probably the best game you'll never see. 2 HOU West 3 118 - DEN West 12 108 James Harden goes for 50. Wow. #MVP ? 3 PHX West 10 74 - NOP West 9 72 Sadly, Phoenix...
Houston Chronicle Mar 20, 2015

50 Shades of Greatness: James Harden adds name to Rockets history books

If you’ve been watching the Rockets this season, you know All-Star guard James Harden is garnering support for the MVP award while regularly filling up stat sheets. Wednesday at Toyota Center was no different. With some of the franchise’s all-time greats in the building to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Rockets’ back-to-back titles in […]

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    Josh Smith added to Rockets’ injury list

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    Jason Terry ready to step it up with Pat Beverley out

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    Deciding when to go big, small a delicate balancing act for Rockets