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Fantasy Update

13 hours ago
CBS Sports Fantasy Baseball
The Rockets guard continues his impressive season with his 20th triple-double and an NBA record
Mar 27, 2017
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball
Houston thinks James Harden should be the MVP, and isn’t afraid to tell you. This is the most impressive NBA MVP race maybe ever — and here are 12 stats to prove it. But the race appears to be narrowing to two candidates, James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Obviously, Houston is going to vouch for their superstar, but now they’ve taken their campaigning for Harden to another level.
Mar 26, 2017
numberFire
Russell Westbrook will square off with former teammate James Harden in the slate's most attractive game. Which other players should be on your radar for NBA DFS?
The Dream Shake 10 hours ago
James Harden’s wrist is hurting, but he refuses to sit

James Harden’s wrist is hurting, but he refuses to sit

This is starting to look reckless and irresponsible After Tuesday's loss against the Golden State Warriors, James Harden admitted to the media that his wrist, hurt twice in the last few games, is bothering him. Harden has been playing through the pain for a couple of games now, and while he's still close to his normal self — he got his 20th triple-double of the season Tuesday night — the Beard is admittedly struggling. "It's pretty tough man, I'm not going to lie," James Harden said of his wrist. "I don't like to feel sorry myself at all, but the shot is short and it's frustrating when...
Hoops Hype 13 hours ago
Trending stories: Player bonuses, Jusuf Nurkic and more

Trending stories: Player bonuses, Jusuf Nurkic and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Harden: Playing 82 should matter in MVP race – via espn.com March 28 12:58 PM James Harden has played in all of the Rockets’ games this season and thinks that fact should matter in the MVP race. Shares Which NBA teams have the best management? Worst? – via espn.com March 28 11:50 AM Which team’s brass rules the NBA? This week, ESPN Forecast is rating every franchise’s coach, owner and basketball decision-maker from top to bottom. Today, we unveil our overall...
Golden State Of Mind 14 hours ago
Explain One Play: Stephen Curry and Draymond Green close out the Rockets

Explain One Play: Stephen Curry and Draymond Green close out the Rockets

Steph and Draymond closed out the Rockets In an impressive win in Houston on March 28th, 2017. This was a fun and kind of infuriating game. We’ll skip past all the appalling foul calls and go to the plays at the end of the game, to see what plays the W’s ran and how they defended James Harden. Stephen Curry and Draymond Green came through with big plays to put the game away. Q4.2:26. GSW 105, HOU 99 This is still anyone’s game. The Dubs run this play which starts off with a Green-Curry high pick and roll, but then flows into Green posted up on the left side with dive-pop split cuts...
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball 22 hours ago
Warriors hold off Rockets despite Harden triple-double

Warriors hold off Rockets despite Harden triple-double

Stephen Curry scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors withstood Houston star James Harden's 20th triple-double of the season in a 113-106 NBA victory over the Rockets. The league-leading Warriors stretched their winning streak to eight games, thwarting the Rockets' comeback bid and sending fans in Houston home unhappy. Curry drained a three-pointer with 1:46 remaining as the Warriors stretched their lead back to double digits after seeing it dwindle.
The Dream Shake 23 hours ago
Comeback attempt falls short, Rockets lose to Dubs 113-106

Comeback attempt falls short, Rockets lose to Dubs 113-106

The Rockets dug deep but couldn’t quite pull it out against the Warriors. The Houston Rockets came out ice cold against the Golden State Warriors and stayed that way shooting the ball all night, and despite clawing their way back into the game, they couldn’t quite get over the hump in falling to the Dubs 113-106. James Harden finished with another triple double, putting up 24 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, but he struggled all night with his sore wrist, which he re-aggravated several times in the game. The injury seriously affected his shot, as The Beard finished just 5-20 from the...

As MVP race tightens, Rockets' James Harden adds NBA history to resume

The Rockets guard continues his impressive season with his 20th triple-double and an NBA record

Steve Kerr says Houston’s D’Antoni has ‘earned’ Coach of the Year

HOUSTON — Steve Kerr wouldn’t pick Steve Kerr to win NBA Coach of the Year. In the Warriors head coach’s estimation, Houston’s Mike D’Antoni most deserves the award this season. A Houston team the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas gave an over-under of 41.5 wins sits third in the Western Conference at 51-22. Thrust into a playmaker role, James Harden has emerged as an MVP front-runner. Entering Tuesday’s game against Golden State, the Rockets’ 1,070 three-pointers are eight shy of breaking the NBA single-season record the Warriors set last season.
The Dream Shake Mar 28, 2017
Game thread: Rockets vs. Warriors

Game thread: Rockets vs. Warriors

It’s game one of two games against the Dubs this week for Houston. It’s the first of two games this week against the Kevin Durant-less Golden State Warriors. Of course, the Rockets are banged up too, with Ryan Anderson down for the count for 2 weeks with an ankle sprain, and James Harden battling a jammed left wrist. He had a huge wrap around the injury after the Thunder game. Also, the Rockets will now be without Montrezl Harrell, who will miss tonight’s contest to be there for the birth of his child. Montrezl Harrell out tonight and Thu to be with his girlfriend who is due to...
FOX Sports Mar 28, 2017
James Harden believes playing all 82 games should matter in NBA MVP race

James Harden believes playing all 82 games should matter in NBA MVP race

James Harden believes not missing a game in the regular season should matter in the race for NBA MVP. “Yeah, because you’re not leaving your teammates out there to dry,” Harden said. “For me, I worry about always having my teammates’ back and always being out there.” Harden and Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook are the only two MVP candidates who haven’t missed a game this season. “For the coaching staff and the fans, especially here in Houston, the front office, I’m here to play.”
FOX Sports Mar 28, 2017
James Harden believes playing all 82 games should matter in the NBA MVP race

James Harden believes playing all 82 games should matter in the NBA MVP race

That would hurt some of this year's candidates.

Warriors game day: Can Golden State limit Houston’s 3-pointers?

Warriors injury report: SF Kevin Durant (grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise) is out. Rockets injury report: PF Ryan Anderson (right ankle sprain) is out. Game planning for the Rockets always starts with Harden, who is in a two-man race with Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook for NBA MVP. Harden is already the first player since the 1983-84 season to record at least 30 points and 10 assists in 26 games. To earn the most recent Western Conference Player of the Week, he averaged 33 points, 13.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game. The Warriors, led by a committee of Draymond Green and...
The Dream Shake Mar 27, 2017
Nothing left to play for, Rockets still won’t rest players

Nothing left to play for, Rockets still won’t rest players

“We don’t do that,” D’Antoni reiterated after Sunday’s game. The Houston Rockets are pretty much cemented into the third seed, and with a handful of games left, there is literally nothing left to prove. Maybe pride, but let's be real now, regular season-wise they've accomplished what they wanted to. The Rockets took a roster many wrote off before the year and made themselves an actual title contender. So now, it's time for James Harden, Mike D'Antoni and everyone else to embrace resting. Ryan Anderson is injured and will be missing in action for the next two weeks, a move...
numberFire Mar 27, 2017

Rockets' James Harden (wrist) plans to play Tuesday against the Warriors

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (wrist) says that he plans to suit up on Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors. What It Means: Harden aggravated his injured left wrist in Sunday's win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, and head coach Mike D'Antoni has said that Harden will likely be playing through the injury for the remainder of the season, so it wouldn't be surprising if he gets at least one day off for rest at some point before the playoffs. Harden has averaged career-highs in all of points (29.4), assists (a league-leading 11.3) and rebounds (8.0) per game this season....
Sports Illustrated Mar 27, 2017

James Harden's Case For MVP In Seven Charts

Ball (and numbers) don't lie: James Harden, not Russell Westbrook, should be the 2016–17 NBA MVP.
FOX Sports Mar 27, 2017
James Harden's Case For MVP In Seven Charts

James Harden's Case For MVP In Seven Charts

Ball (and numbers) don’t lie: James Harden, not Russell Westbrook, should be the 2016–17 NBA MVP.

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