First Quarter Offensive Explosion Propels Rockets Past Warriors

As well as the Warriors played in Game 3, the Rockets played even better in the first quarter of Game 4. Besides James Harden, the Rockets starters are all inconsistent offensive performers. But in the first quarter the Rockets went 17-21, 8-9 from three. James Harden scored “only” 10 of the Rockets’s 45 points, as… » 5/26/15 12:31am Tuesday 12:31am

Report: NBA GMs See No Problem With Hack-A-Shaq

The NBA’s general managers held their annual meeting in Chicago today, and one of the topics discussed was the intentional fouling of bad free throwers, known as Hack-A-Shaq or Hack-A-[Insert Terrible Free Thrower]. CBS’s Ken Berger reports that there was “no overwhelming consensus” from executives at the meeting to… » 5/13/15 9:11pm 5/13/15 9:11pm

Rockets Return The Favor, Whoop The Clippers To Avoid Elimination

With the Grizzlies-Warriors, Wizards-Hawks, and Cavaliers-Bulls (before tonight) series all even at two games a piece, the Rockets-Clippers series was the outlier. The Clippers stomped all over the Rockets in Games 1, 3, and 4, winning by 16, 25, and 33 points. Chris Paul didn’t even play in the first, and played… » 5/13/15 1:13am 5/13/15 1:13am

Kevin Garnett Chucks Ball At, Headbutts Dwight Howard

Usually it is Kevin Garnett getting under his opponent's skin. But there is something so profoundly unlikeable about Dwight Howard—see Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, some heckler, and Ice Cube—that the normally cool-and-composed-while-being-a-jerk Garnett absolutely lost it on the play above, chucking the ball at and… » 1/12/15 8:54pm 1/12/15 8:54pm

Report: Dwight Howard's Son Showed Signs Of Abuse, Per Doctor

In August, Dwight Howard's ex-girlfriend went to children's services in Orlando to claim that Howard had used a belt to punish their six-year-old son. Yesterday, it emerged reported that Howard had been cleared after an investigation, but documents obtained today by TMZ indicate that the doctor who examined the boy… » 11/17/14 3:43pm 11/17/14 3:43pm

Kevin Durant To Dwight Howard: "You're A Pussy"

I don't think you can really call what happened between the Thunder and Rockets last night a "basketball game," what with both teams shooting under 30 percent and the Rockets winning 69-65 (even the mid-90s Knicks would blanch at that score). An ugly game like that tends to breed contempt—both sides let loose some… » 11/17/14 9:58am 11/17/14 9:58am

Game Of Telephone Unfairly Paints Howard And Harden As Bad Teammates

So, what's to blame for a totally innocuous comment by Rockets big man Donatas Motiejunas getting blown up and passed down the grapevine as incriminating evidence that Dwight Howard and James Harden are aloof and alienate the rest of their teammates? Laziness, or malice, or just a really slow news day when … » 8/08/14 5:16pm 8/08/14 5:16pm