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Houston Chronicle 12 hours ago

Rockets-Warriors Game 4 becomes ESPN’s most-watched of the playoffs

The Rockets’ win-or-go-home victory Monday night was ESPN’s most-watched NBA playoff game of the season, with an average audience of 8.28 million viewers, up 59 percent for Spurs-Grizzlies Game 4 in 2013 and 29 percent from 6.42 million for Spurs-Thunder last year on TNT. The 5.0 Nielsen household rating compared to 3.2 for the 2013 […]
Houston Chronicle 15 hours ago

Rockets, Warriors avoid flood delays

The Rockets and the Warriors were able to leave the Toyota Center and avoid the severe weather on Monday night. Rockets coach Kevin McHale said that all his players made it home safely during or after the storms that surged through the area overnight. “I live a block and a half away from the arena […]
Akron Beacon Journal 8 hours ago

Cavaliers vs. Hawks: Game 4 fourth-quarter recap

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were not needed in the fourth quarter Tuesday night as the Cavaliers rolled past the Hawks. A raucous Cleveland crowd watched as reserves finished off a four-game sweep and clinched the Cavs a spot in the NBA Finals, which are scheduled...
Los Angeles Times 12 hours ago

Rockets still face a big hole against Warriors

Somewhere, Chris Paul is slowly shaking his head, all too aware that the Houston Rockets are never quite out of it when you think they are.
Houston Chronicle 14 hours ago

Dwight Howard cleared to play in Game 5; category-1 flagrant foul vs. Bogut stands

Rockets center Dwight Howard was cleared to play in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday after the NBA ruled that his flagrant foul on Monday would not be upgraded. Howard was assessed a category-1 flagrant foul for striking Warriors center Andrew Bogut as they headed up the floor. The NBA ruled Bogut […]
Inside the Warriors | Oakland Tribune 14 hours ago

NBA upholds flagrant foul call on Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard before Game 5

HOUSTON — Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals after the NBA announced Tuesday it would not reclassify his foul of the Warriors’ to a flagrant foul 2. “Howard was… Continue Reading → The post NBA upholds flagrant foul call on...
Oakland Tribune 14 hours ago

No suspension for Rockets' Dwight Howard

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard avoids suspension when the NBA rules that his flagrant foul of Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will not be reclassified as a Flagrant 2.
The Dream Shake 20 hours ago

Rockets fans were stuck at Toyota Center last night...with Dwight Howard

He was there into the early morning hanging out with fans. Monday night brought seriously rough weather to the Houston area, right as James Harden started cooking in Game 4 against the Warriors. After the Rockets' impressive win to extend the Western Conference Finals, Dwight Howard said to reporters,...

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Houston Chronicle 10 hours ago

Stephen Curry’s fall offers reminder that basketball isn’t immune to concussions

By Ron Kroichick Stephen Curry’s harrowing fall Monday night in Houston did more than scare his teammates and Warriors fans – it also re-ignited the conversation about concussions in sports. Most chatter in recent years has focused on the long-term risks for football players who sustain head injuries. But as Curry’s crash to the hardwood […]

Steve Kerr comfortable with letting Steph Curry back in game

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he felt comfortable playing Steph Curry in the second half off Game 4 on Monday night after the guard had a scary fall early in the game. On Tuesday morning, Kerr said he hadn’t talked to Curry yet, but assumed he was feeling OK. Curry suffered a head contusion but […]
Houston Chronicle 18 hours ago

Late night at Toyota Center with Dwight Howard

Several hundred Rockets fans can now say without qualification that they and Rockets center Dwight Howard really are in this playoff thing together. With fans encouraged to shelter in place after the Rockets’ 128-115 win Monday night over the Golden State Warriors, they received an unexpected post-midnight visit from Howard, the Rockets center who was […]
Houston Chronicle 20 hours ago

Kevin McHale doesn’t expect any action on Dwight Howard for flagrant foul

Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he didn’t expect the NBA to take any further action on Dwight Howard, who was called for a Flagrant 1 foul against Warriors center Andrew Bogut in Game 4. McHale said Howard was caught retaliating after Bogut was holding him. “He just tried to get off a hold,” McHale said. […]
Houston Chronicle 21 hours ago

Rockets fans flub halftime Tic-Tac-Toe (w/video)

It’d be hard to find many flaws with how the Rockets performed in Monday’s Game 4 victory over the Warriors at Toyota Center. For a couple of fans picked to play Tic-Tac-Toe at halftime, their execution was far from flawless, however: • • •
Houston Chronicle May 26, 2015

Rockets 128, Warriors 115: Five things we learned

Rockets 128, Warriors 115: Five things we learned: 1. The Rockets could not explain why they so often need the situation to be so dire for them to be their best, but that has become their way. There was a lesson to be taken, however, from their remarkable first-quarter run when they threw themselves into […]
Houston Chronicle May 26, 2015

Warriors jump the gun on Western Conference finals sweep celebration

The Warriors’ support staff is well-regarded around the NBA for excellence and efficiency, and staff members were ready in case Golden State closed out the Western Conference Finals with a four-game sweep of the Rockets. Staffers distributed a memo before Game 4 with details of Golden State’s welcome-home ceremony if it completed the sweep. It […]
Houston Chronicle May 26, 2015

Stephen Curry’s fall sends chills throughout Toyota Center

Steph Curry went skyward. His left arm shot upward, his right found Trevor Ariza’s body. Then the Rockets forward ducked and the NBA’s MVP kept flying. Curry’s slight 6-foot-3, 195-pound tumbled through empty space and contorted. Then it cracked. Only the Toyota Center hardwood stopped the Warriors point guard. Only silence followed. With 5 minutes, […]
Houston Chronicle May 26, 2015

Josh Smith gets Rockets off to fast start in must-win Game 4

Josh Smith really couldn’t explain how the Rockets could play so badly against the Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Monday night, after Smith’s red-hot start in a must-win Game 4 for the Rockets, no explanation was necessary. Smith’s play told the tale in a 45-22 opening quarter in which he was […]
Houston Chronicle May 26, 2015

James Harden takes Game 3 frustration out on Warriors in Game 4

James Harden was unhappy after the Game 3 loss to the Warriors on Saturday night. Instead of taking it out on his coaches or his teammates, his family or his friends, Harden took his frustration out on the Warriors. After a poor shooting performance on Saturday, Harden exploded for a playoff career high 45 points, […]
Houston Chronicle May 25, 2015

Dwight Howard slapped with flagrant foul after striking Andrew Bogut in the face

Dwight Howard was slapped with a flagrant 1 foul after getting into a shoving match and then striking Andrew Bogut in the face. Dwight Howard flagrant 1 for slapping Andrew Bogut in the face https://t.co/KXOu9J1eGE — gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 26, 2015
Houston Chronicle May 25, 2015

James Harden hits 80-footer after buzzer sounds

It may not have counted, but James Harden threw up a 80-footer after the buzzer that hit nothing but the bottom of the net. It didnt count but still…James Harden from 85 feet away! #NBARapidReplay http://t.co/DAWh78jsee — NBA (@NBA) May 26, 2015

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