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Houston Chronicle 3 hours ago

Five things we learned from the Rockets’ Game 1 loss to the Clippers

Clippers 117, Rockets 101 The Rockets will, of course, need James Harden to play exceptionally well to win a playoff series, but it does not have to be as a scorer and often will have to be as a playmaker. There is nothing wrong with Harden looking to set up teammates as he did Monday. […]
Rip City Project 15 hours ago

LaMarcus Aldridge finishes 7th in MVP voting

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has officially been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the 2014-15 season. After voting, he had a higher point total than (in order) James Harden, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol, Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, and Klay Thompson. Aldridge […] LaMarcus Aldridge finishes 7th in MVP voting - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Houston Chronicle 23 hours ago

James Harden on MVP results: ‘I have better things to worry about’

Long before Rockets guard James Harden went from MVP candidate to runner-up, he insisted the award would be nice, maybe even a dream, but not a goal. With Golden State guard Stephen Curry officially named the runaway winner of the 2014-15 MVP, Harden said Monday he still had other things in mind. “It’s tough, but […]
Los Angeles Times May 4, 2015

Houston's James Harden concerned about Clippers, not MVP award

As much as James Harden tried to steer a conversation with reporters Monday toward Game 1 of the second-round playoff series between the Rockets and Clippers -- set for that evening at Houston's Toyota Center -- many of the questions veered back toward his feelings about not winning the NBA’s most...
CSN Washington May 4, 2015

Stephen Curry edges out James Harden for 2014--15 MVP

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry received his first NBA Most Valuable Award on Monday, outdistancing a deep field of candidates including James Harden and LeBron James.
Houston Chronicle May 4, 2015

James Harden finishes second in MVP voting behind Stephen Curry

James Harden finished second in the NBA MVP voting to Golden State’s Stephen Curry, but the Rockets star did get 25 out of 130 first-place votes. LeBron James was third. Harden was second on 87 ballots, third on 13 and fourth on four. He was left off one ballot — Chris Haynes of the Northeast […]

Warriors’ Stephen Curry named Most Valuable Player Award, Houston’s James Harden finishes second

OAKLAND – Warriors guard Stephen Curry is the winner of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award, the league announced Monday. Curry, 27, became the second player in franchise history to win the award, joining Wilt Chamberlain when he won it… Continue Reading →The post Warriors’ Stephen Curry named Most Valuable Player Award, Houston’s James Harden finishes second appeared first on Inside the Warriors.
The Dream Shake May 3, 2015

Stephen Curry to be named MVP, James Harden finishes second

Multiple outlets are reporting that the Beard, as many expected, did not win the NBA's top prize. Stephen Curry will be named the MVP at some point this week, as first reported by CSN Bay Area's Monte Poole. Poole reported James Harden, who led the NBA in win shares, free throws, minutes and points, finished second. It's really no surprise for anyone who pays attention to the NBA. Curry has been the media darling for months, leading the best regular season team in seven years in scoring, assists, steals and highlight plays. He also played 370 fewer minutes than James Harden and his team...
Houston Chronicle May 3, 2015

Reports: Warriors’ Steph Curry edges Rockets star James Harden for MVP

In what was essentially a two-horse race for much of the second half of the 2014-15 season, the NBA’s MVP award will go to Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, who edged Rockets star James Harden, according to reports from CSNBayArea.com. An official announcement will come this week, as soon as Monday between Games 1 […]

Kobe Bryant says he would vote Houston’s James Harden for MVP over Warriors’ Stephen Curry

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was in Napa on Wednesday as a luxury watch brand ambassador and spent time talking about the NBA’s MVP award with The Insider. The votes have already been cast for MVP, and the announcement… Continue Reading →The post Kobe Bryant says he would vote Houston’s James Harden for MVP over Warriors’ Stephen Curry appeared first on Inside the Warriors.
The Dream Shake Apr 29, 2015

Dwight Howard and James Harden show why they are franchise cornerstones in series win

These are the horses we were always supposed to ride. The Houston Rockets completed their gentlemen's sweep of the Dallas Mavericks last night with a 103-94 victory, and in the process proved -- finally -- why they are paying Dwight Howard and James Harden like the superstars they are. Howard finished with 18 points, 19 rebounds, 4 blocks and 4 steals. Harden finished with 28 points, 8 assists and was a game-high +16. More importantly, when Harden was in foul trouble in the second half, Howard played all but one minute. He finished with 39 minutes, the most he's played in any game all year,...
The Dream Shake Apr 28, 2015

The Rockets finish off the Mavs 103-94 in Game 5 and advance to the Conference Semifinals

It didn't start out pretty, but by the time it was over, it was beautiful. It wasn't a sweep, but it was every bit as sweet in Houston tonight as the Rockets put away the Mavericks at home with a dominant finish to the fourth quarter, keyed by the true MVP, James Harden, and Terrence Jones' best game in a Rockets uniform. Houston won 103-94 and took their first round series 4-1. The Toyota Center crowd may have showed up late (seriously, that was shameful), but the Rockets sure didn't. James Harden made his first three shots, including a pull-up three in transition that served as the...
Liberty Ballers Apr 28, 2015

Sixers Stories: Nerlens Noel Gives Eric Bledsoe A Love Tap

Nerlens Noel had bigger moments, but this display of pride and protection is a snapshot of his lovable, scrappy team. For as painful as the start was for Nerlens Noel, he had a rookie season filled with dazzling and encouraging moments. He met James Harden at the summit, got his first game-winning bucket and shrugged off the always looming "rookie wall". It's going to be fun to watch his ascent after dramatic improvement in just one season. But if we're picking favorites, the moment that stands out to me is really not much of a basketball play at all. It was the night Noel decided he'd had...
The Dream Shake Apr 27, 2015

Rockets Breakdown: Harden cooks Mavs; Rockets take 3-0 series lead

James Harden pours in a playoff career-high 42 points as the Rockets push the Mavericks to the brink of elimination. Ed. Note: Jake wrote this after Game 3, but I was completely away from my computer all weekend. I liked it and feel like it's too good and relevant not to publish anyway. Hopefully The Beard replicates his performance from Game 3 Tuesday Night. Enjoy. After subpar shooting performances in the first two games, James Harden paced the Rockets in their highest scoring game of the season en route to a 130-128 victory. The MVP candidate dropped a playoff career high 42 points on...
Houston Chronicle Apr 23, 2015

Despite misfires from field, James Harden key to Rockets’ early series success

Rockets guard and leading scorer James Harden made just 9 of 28 shots in the first two games of the series, but the Rockets cited Harden’s play for making their offense work. Harden has made 28 of 30 free throws to help average 24 points per game in the first two game this season, but […]

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