4:23 AM EST, Wed January 29, 2020
ClutchPoints 8 hours ago
Rockets’ James Harden, Clint Capela questionable vs. Blazers

Rockets’ James Harden, Clint Capela questionable vs. Blazers

Houston Rockets guard James Harden and center Clint Capela are both questionable to play in Wednesday’s showdown against the Portland Trailblazers. According to the team’s injury report, Harden has a bruised left thigh and Capela has a right heel contusion. Both players were out in Monday’s surprising 126-117 win over the Utah Jazz. Harden has […] The post Rockets’ James Harden, Clint Capela questionable vs. Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
www.chron.com 9 hours ago

Rockets uncertain about return of injured starters

Guard James Harden, who missed the past two games with a bruised left thigh, and center Clint Capela, who was out with a flareup of his bruised right heel, were listed as questionable.
ClutchPoints 18 hours ago
Report: James Harden should be good to go Wednesday vs. Blazers

Report: James Harden should be good to go Wednesday vs. Blazers

James Harden has missed the Houston Rockets’ last two contests. However, The Beard should be ready to go in their upcoming game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night: Rockets optimistic James Harden will be ready to play in Portland on Wednesday, source said. — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) January 28, 2020 Harden sat out […] The post Report: James Harden should be good to go Wednesday vs. Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 19 hours ago
Rockets’ Eric Gordon scores career-high 50 points without James Harden, Russell Westbrook

Rockets’ Eric Gordon scores career-high 50 points without James Harden, Russell Westbrook

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon feasted against the Utah Jazz on a night when James Harden and Russell Westbrook sat out, scoring a career-high 50 points in a 126-117 win that now has them in a virtual tie with the Dallas Mavericks. He became the first Rockets player besides Harden to score 50 points in […] The post Rockets’ Eric Gordon scores career-high 50 points without James Harden, Russell Westbrook appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Salt Lake Tribune Jan 28, 2020

The Triple Team: Jazz’s perimeter defense woeful in loss to shorthanded Rockets

Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 126-117 loss to the Houston Rockets from Salt Lake Tribune beat writer Andy Larsen.1. Jazz send Rockets to the line 49 timesYou can’t give a team 49 free throws and win a game. Admittedly, the Jazz fouled intentionally a few times at the end, and so it was really about 41 free throws... and yet 41 free throws would tie the Rockets’ season high this year, and the Rockets famously draw a lot of fouls. But tonight, they were without their main foul drawers in James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and Clint Capela, so it was Eric Gordon who went to the line 20...
www.chron.com Jan 28, 2020

Gordon gets 50, Rockets top Jazz 126-117 minus Harden, Russ

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eric Gordon scored a career-high 50 points to lead the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 126-117 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night despite playing without James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Danuel House Jr. added 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Austin Rivers also had 21 points as Houston handed the Jazz their first home loss since Dec. 9. Gordon became the first Rockets player besides Harden to score 50 points in a game since Hakeem Olajuwon had 51 in January 1996, according to STATS. Harden has done it 23 times since then. Donovan Mitchell scored 36 points...
The Dream Shake Jan 28, 2020
Rockets surprise Jazz behind Eric Gordon’s 50 points

Rockets surprise Jazz behind Eric Gordon’s 50 points

Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports What a night for EG. The Houston Rockets were supremely shorthanded, coming into the second night of a back-to-back without the services of James Harden, who was sitting out with a thigh bruise, Clint Capela, who was out with a bruised heel, and Russell Westbrook, who was on his usual back-to-back load management. They were meeting a red hot Utah Jazz squad who came into tonight winners of their last four games in a row and nine out of their last 10 and had elevated all the way to the second seed in the Western Conference. Things looked a little bleak...
The Dream Shake Jan 27, 2020
Rockets vs. Jazz game thread

Rockets vs. Jazz game thread

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports The Rockets are shorthanded tonight. Houston Rockets (28-17) vs. Utah Jazz (32-13), Jan. 26, 2020, 8:00 p.m. CDT Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah TV: NBA TV, AT&T Sports Southwest Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App Online: Rockets App Jazz SBNation Blog: SLC Dunk Should be an interesting night for the Rockets with both James Harden and Russell Westbrook on the sidelines. Rockets starters: McLemore, House Jr., Tucker, Gordon, Rivers.Jazz: Bogdanovic, O'Neale, Gobert, Ingles,...
ClutchPoints Jan 27, 2020
James Harden out vs. Jazz due to thigh contusion

James Harden out vs. Jazz due to thigh contusion

The Houston Rockets will be without superstar guard James Harden for the second consecutive game on Monday when they take on the Utah Jazz. Harden is out due to a left thigh contusion, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN: James Harden will not tonight vs. Jazz, per source. — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 28, 2020 […] The post James Harden out vs. Jazz due to thigh contusion appeared first on ClutchPoints.
www.chron.com Jan 27, 2020

Rockets could be without 3 starters vs. Jazz

Clint Capela (bruised heel) was listed as doubtful along with James Harden who is questionable with a bruised thigh. Russell Westbrook will sit out because the Rockets are playing on consecutive days.
The Dream Shake Jan 27, 2020
Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz game preview

Photo by Tim Warner/ The Rockets travel to Salt Lake City tonight for the dreaded Denver-Utah back-to-back that has been a nightmare for teams. With the altitude issues compounded by the raucous crowd, this will be a tough one for the good guys to escape unscathed. The NBA is still dealing with the tragedy of Kobe Bryant’s death yesterday and the Rockets were clearly affected. Several players, including James Harden and Russell Westbrook, idolized Bryant and his contributions to the game are immeasurable. Speaking of Harden, he’s doubtful with a thigh contusion that caused him to...
The Dream Shake Jan 26, 2020
Rockets lose 117-110 to Nuggets hours following death of Kobe Bryant

Rockets lose 117-110 to Nuggets hours following death of Kobe Bryant

Photo by Elsa/ A tough loss for the Rockets on a tough day for the NBA. The Rockets lost a basketball game to the Nuggets 117-110, but the game felt like a meaningless speck in the atmosphere that surrounded the NBA community Sunday afternoon. The Rockets played today’s game without James Harden and played relatively well for a team without their best player. Russell Westbrook continued to carry the load with a team-high 32 points and Eric Gordon contributed 19 points while replacing Harden in the starting lineup. While the Rockets played well and led for majority of the first half,...
ClutchPoints Jan 26, 2020
Rockets’ James Harden out vs. Nuggets, doubtful vs. Jazz

Rockets’ James Harden out vs. Nuggets, doubtful vs. Jazz

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden will not play in Sunday’s matchup against the Denver Nuggets. He’ll be doubtful to play in Monday’s game against the Utah Jazz according to the team’s injury report. Harden suffered a left thigh contusion injury in Friday’s win over the Timberwolves. Teammate Russell Westbrook will also be sitting on Monday’s […] The post Rockets’ James Harden out vs. Nuggets, doubtful vs. Jazz appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Dream Shake Jan 26, 2020
Game thread: Rockets vs. Nuggets

Game thread: Rockets vs. Nuggets

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports James Harden is out today, but can the Rockets still get the job done? Houston Rockets (28-16) vs. Denver Nuggets (31-14), Jan. 26, 2020, 2:30 p.m. CDT Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO TV: NBA TV, AT&T Sports Southwest Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App Online: Rockets App Nuggets SBNation Blog: Denver Stiffs Projected Starting Lineups Houston: Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon, Ben McLemore, P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela Denver: Gary Harris, Will Barton, Torrey Craig, Jerami Grant, Nikola Jokic With James...
www.chron.com Jan 26, 2020

James Harden sits against Nuggets with bruised left thigh

DENVER (AP) — Houston Rockets star James Harden will miss the game Sunday against the Denver Nuggets with a bruised left thigh. This marks the second game Harden has missed this season. He also sat out a loss in New Orleans on Dec. 29. The NBA scoring leader left Friday's game in Minnesota during the third quarter after taking a knee from Karl-Anthony Towns to his thigh. Although limping, Harden returned in the fourth. Harden is averaging 36.1 points this season and has scored 40 or more points 16 times. The Rockets are 14-2 when he does. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni listed Harden as...

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