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James Harden on MVP: ‘I don’t want to hear it’

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Houston Rockets star James Harden is considered the front runner to win the 2015 NBA MVP award, but don’t tell him that. “I don’t want to hear it, don’t want the hear it,” Harden said Thursday, via ESPN.com. “The most important thing right now is winning. I’ve said it plenty of times; it’s winning and getting a rhythm going into ...

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Rockets’ Dwight Howard to start vs. Pelicans

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Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will play Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. Howard, who has missed the last 26 games with swelling in his right knee, will be on a minutes restriction.  The 29-year-old will most likely play 20 minutes to 25 minutes a game and won’t play in back-to-back games “I am just ready to play, I haven’t played ...

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James Harden scores career-high 50 points in Rockets win

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James Harden scored a career-high 50 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Harden dazzled the Rockets biggest stars like Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler as the organization celebrated the 20th anniversary of the franchise’s back-to-back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995. “That’s a special group right there,” Harden said. “We’re trying to build something ...

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Dwight Howard to return in two weeks

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Houston rockets center Dwight Howard hasn’t played since Jan. 30 because of edema in his right knee. But he told ESPN’s Lisa Salters on Wednesday that he expects to return in two weeks.  He told Salters that his knee feels good, he hasn’t had any problems or setbacks. Howard is averaging 16.3 points and 11 rebounds in 32 games this season The ...

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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

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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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