10:24 PM EST, Mon February 08, 2016

Moe Harkless takes on challenge of James Harden; Noah Vonleh tries acupuncture: Trail Blazers notebook

Harkless guarded Rockets All-Star James Harden in his second straight start after playing dropping out the Trail Blazers rotation entirely.

Trail Blazers slow James Harden, blow past Houston Rockets: Game rewind

The Blazers (25-27) broke the game open in the second quarter and avoided a repeat of the late let down the team suffered in Houston in November.
The Dream Shake Feb 6, 2016

Rockets come out slow, get blown out by Portland 96-79

The game started at 4 p.m. Central standard time, and it was like no one told Houston. The Rockets lacked energy from the beginning. In the first 3 minutes, Houston turned the ball over 5 times, a discouraging fact after the supposed improvement in recent games. James Harden usually does a good job of getting his teammates involved and going early, but to keep the game close in the first quarter, Harden was forced to try to takeover. He kept it close as the Blazers only led by 6 after a horrific Rockets quarter. Then Harden checked out for some rest and that lead doubled with the bench...
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 5, 2016

Cavaliers notebook: J.R. Smith goes quiet after he's again left out of All-Star weekend's 3-point shootout

CLEVELAND: For the 12th time in as many years, J.R. Smith was left out of the 3-point shooting contest for All-Star weekend.It shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Smith joked when he was asked about it months ago that the league doesn’t want him anywhere near All-Star weekend. LeBron James tried to help his cause this year, however, and Smith recently passed Mike Miller for 18th place on the league’s all-time 3-point list. Still, he was snubbed yet again despite shooting a higher percentage this season (.396) than two other contestants: Chris Bosh and James Harden. He has totaled more 3s...
The Dream Shake Feb 5, 2016

Rockets need two comebacks to down the Suns 111-105.

The Rockets showed guts in coming back twice against Phoenix, but it was hardly a confidence-instilling performance. The Houston Rockets woke up not once, but twice Thursday night against the Suns, and Trevor Ariza and Corey Brewer both stepped up to fill the void of off nights offensively for both James Harden and Dwight Howard, as the Rockets won an ugly one in Phoenix, 111-105. Houston came out sluggish and low on emotion, and this game had the feel initially of another classic Rockets no-show in the same vain as the Brooklyn and Denver losses earlier in the year. In fact, the squad came...
The Dream Shake Feb 4, 2016

Beverley, Harden to participate in All-Star Saturday Night events

Rockets' Patrick Beverley looks to defend his Skill Challenge title and James Harden is shooting to be first Rocket to win the three-point contest. The All-Star Game news continues to roll in for the Houston Rockets. This past week, Rockets forward Clint Capela was selected to the Rising Stars Challenge. Rockets Guard James Harden was selected his fourth-straight All-Star Game as a member of the Western Conference Team. Harden and Patrick Beverley are also returning to participate in the All-Star Saturday Night events in the Three-Point Contest and the Skill Challenge. Patrick Beverley &...
The Dream Shake Feb 4, 2016

Rockets James Harden talks about his beard

The Starters' Trey Kerby, fellow bearded man, talks with The Beard about his beard. Houston Rockets guard James Harden is know for many things on the court: his euro step, three-point shot, and of course his beard. The Starters' Trey Kerby, a fellow marvellously bearded man, talked to Harden specifically about his beard: One of the most glaring things we learned that James Harden doesn't even remember the last time he has completely shaved his face. "No, I don't. It's been a long time. High school was the last time I saw my chin." And why Harden started rocking the beard: "In college,...
The Dream Shake Feb 4, 2016

On the Rockets' trade deadline and off season plans

In today's Rocket Fuel, the Rockets' off season plans are hinted at, while James Harden's all star shoes are revealed. The Rockets look to start another winning streak tonight when they take on the Phoenix Suns. Before tip-off, make sure you are caught up on the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel! Report: Rockets won't trade Dwight, want Big 3 with Durant and Harden | FOX Sports The Rockets don't want to trade Dwight, but rather want to form a big 3 with him and former teammates Kevin Durant and James Harden. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Rockets Still Finding Their Way as James Harden...
Hot Hot Hoops Feb 2, 2016

RECAP: Rockets small ball buries Heat from deep, 115-102

The Rockets were without Dwight Howard, but used a strong performance from James Harden to eventually bury the Heat. The Heat got off to a rough start, down 0-7 to Houston to begin a 3-game trip. But they quickly used a 15-0 run to put them in pace, and a first half game was played closely. Miami was getting contributions from nearly everyone, including a great effort from Amare Stoudemire. But they trailed 55-60 at the half. The second half started ugly as well, with the Rockets going on an 8-0 run to get a 13 point lead. That lead was hard for the Heat to punch at. They got it to within...
The Dream Shake Feb 2, 2016

James Harden's endorsements are crazy and strange

In today's Rocket Fuel, James Harden goes in depth in an interview with Sports Illustrated, while he also stars in a creepy Taco Bell commercial. The Rockets are finally take the court tonight against the Miami Heat as they hope to end a three game losing streak. Before tip-off, catch up on the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel! James Harden Q&A: How to slow down the Warriors, Finals lessons and more | SI.com James Harden discusses what he learned from losing in the NBA Finals and what it takes to beat the Golden State Warriors. adidas Crazylight Boost 2.5 "James Harden All-Star...
The Dream Shake Feb 2, 2016

Rockets search for their second playmaker

With Harden at the helm, the Rockets' known weakness has always been a second ball handler to create offense. All offseason, every NBA pundit realized —and James Harden acknowledged — the Rockets' primary need was a "second creator," a guy who can take the ball out of Harden's hands and manufacture offense. Daryl Morey hoped Ty Lawson could provide some of that as another ball handler who can effectively run the pick and roll. Lawson, though, has played timidly, showing glimpses of offensive aptitude, but never stringing together whole games let alone continuous games of solid play....
Bullets Forever Feb 1, 2016

Wizards at Thunder final score: Washington can't handle Oklahoma City's dynamic duo, falls 114-98

Bradley Beal scores 18, but the Thunder sweep the regular season series against the Wizards After a hard-fought win against James Harden and Dwight Howard on Saturday night, it was different story on Monday against Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. The Wizards could not get out in front of the explosiveness of the Thunder and lost 114-98. Two fast-paced teams traded baskets for the first six minutes of the game. This game may have been too fast for Washington because they turned it over four times in the beginning stretch despite going 6 of 7 from the field. Kevin Durant and Russell...
Houston Chronicle Jan 31, 2016

NBA: No-call at end of Saturday’s Rockets-Wizards game was right

NBA: Jared Dudley's contact didn't affect James Harden's final shot.
The Dream Shake Jan 31, 2016

Schedule, Exhaustion and Defensive Disarray To Blame In Latest Loss

Houston's fifth game in seven nights came after disastrous losses to San Antonio and OKC. Even James Harden's heroics couldn't overcome that reality. The referees were not to blame. Yes, I said it. Any sequence in Saturday night's loss to the Washington Wizards could have gone differently. Dwight Howard's ejection, James Harden's last drive or Josh Smith's put back a different outcome to any event could have resulted in a Rockets win instead of a 123 - 122 loss. James Harden's 40 points were heroic, but the Houston defense failed the team once again. ESPN's Calvin Watkins reported the...
Washington Post Jan 30, 2016

Wizards hold off Rockets in a fiery affair in Houston, 123-122

Washington snaps three-game losing streak in a game that sees James Harden score 40 and Nene, Dwight Howard ejected.

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