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James Harden suspended 1 game for kicking LeBron James in the groin

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been suspended one game without pay for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin. The incident occurred in the third quarter of the Rockets’ 105-103 overtime victory against the Cavaliers at Toyota Center on March 1. Harden was assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 for the incident, and it has been upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2 upon ...

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James Harden gives LeBron James a kick to the groin

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During the Rockets 105-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, James Harden was given a flagrant foul when he kicked in the direction of LeBron James’ crotch. As Harden fell, James tried to grab the ball from him late in the third. James was pulled away from Harden as he screamed at him, and Corey Brewer and Cleveland’s Thompson both received technical ...

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Rockets acquire K.J. McDaniels and Pablo Prigioni

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The Houston Rockets have acquired rookie forward K.J. McDaniels from the Philadelphia 76ers and backup point guard Pablo Prigioni from the New York Knicks, reports Yahoo Sports. Houston traded guard Isaiah Canaan and a second-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for McDaniels In a seperate deal, the Rockets sent guard Alexey Shved and two second-round picks to the New York Knicks for Prigioni. McDaniels, a rookie, averaged 9.2 points and ...

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Report: Rockets attempting to acquire Suns’ Goran Dragic before deadline

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The Houston Rockets are once again trying to convince the Phoenix Suns to part with star shooting guard Goran Dragic via trade before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.   The Rockets, who let Dragic go in free agency in the summer of 2012, remain motivated to get a deal done before next week’s deadline.  But the Suns remain hopeful that they ...

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Charles Barkley rips Rockets GM, basketball analytics

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley ripped Daryl Morey on Tuesday night after the Houston Rockets general manager took a social-media shot at the Naismith Hall of Famer and TNT analyst. Best part of being at a TNT game live is it is easy to avoid Charles spewing misinformed biased vitriol disguised as entertainment — Daryl Morey (@dmorey) February 11, 2015 Barkley fired back: “First of all I’ve ...

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Dwight Howard has bone marrow injection in knee, out four weeks

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Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has already missed the past four games due to a knee injury and will miss at least 13 more after having a bone marrow aspirate injection. From the Rockets: This morning Dr. Walt Lowe of the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute conducted a bone marrow aspirate injection on Rockets center Dwight Howard’s right knee. Howard will begin ...

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Report: Rockets expect Dwight Howard to be out ‘at least a month’

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The Houston Rockets don’t expect Dwight Howard to be back on the court for “at least a month” due to persistent trouble with his right knee, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. According to Stein, the Rockets “fear their defensive anchor will be lost for a period of “weeks” as opposed to days.” Houston remains confident Howard will be back for a postseason ...

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Kevin Garnett suspended 1 game for head-butt

Kevin Garnett headbutt

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett has been suspended by the NBA one game without pay for headbutting Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard. Howard was fined $15,000 for pushing Garnett in the neck area. The incident took place in the first quarter of Monday’s game in Brooklyn. Garnett, who was ejected from the game, will serve his suspension on Wednesday, Jan. 14, when the Nets host the ...

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Kevin Garnett ejected after head-butting Dwight Howard

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Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett was ejected from Monday night’s game against the Houston Rockets after head-butting center Dwight Howard in the first quarter. Garnett and Howard got tangled up as Howard was trying to catch a lob pass in the paint. After a shoving match ensued, Garnett threw the ball at Howard, got in his face, and head-butted him. After the ...

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Josh Smith to sign with Houston Rockets

Josh Smith

Former Detroit Pistons forward has decided to join the Houston Rockets, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Josh Smith has committed to signing with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. He clears waivers at 5 PM today. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 24, 2014 Smith, released by the Pistons on Monday, will sign with Houston when he clears waivers at ...

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