Tag "James Harden"

Harden, Rockets Continue to Explode in Thriller Against Warriors

In a rematch of last year’s Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets had an awe-inspiring comeback that was topped off by a James Harden triple to win the game in overtime 135-134. The Warriors started

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I Was Wrong: How the Western Conference Has Blown Me Away

At the beginning of the season, I made various predictions about the Western Conference. Like many other NBA fans, I have been blown away by how the Western Conference has panned out. The Golden State Warriors falling apart, Carmelo Anthony leaves the Houston Rockets, and as of right now the Los Angeles Clippers in the top of the standings?!

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Houston Rockets: Bust or Rust?

So, with the opening fortnight of the NBA coming to a close, we have already learned a few things for the rest of the upcoming season: the Golden State Warriors are still the dominant team in the league, the Utah Jazz can compete with the big boys in the West, Kawhi Leonard will take control of the East, and the Houston Rockets have started with a little uncertainty.

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RECAP: Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets both suffered losses in their first games and were both looking for their first win. This was the first home game for LeBron James’ Lakers, and the buzz was high in media across the NBA. The visiting Rockets are the top-tier of the West, while their hosts last night are stuck in the middle of the pack. However, judging by the way the game was played, it looked as if the pair were equal.

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Houston Rockets: 2018 Season Preview

The Houston Rockets have certainly presented themselves as one of the best teams in the NBA. With a heartbreaking defeat in last season’s Western Conference Finals, will the Rockets return to their glory and perhaps make the Finals?

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The Business Beyond the Baskets: Shoe Deals

Basketball is so much more than just entertainment, there’s a massive business behind the scenes. For most spectators going to a game, they think they’re going to marvel over a player’s athleticism, they don’t realize that in reality, they’re watching a live commercial. For shoe companies, these athletes are a prime spotlight for their product. The NBA is a direct marketing opportunity for shoe companies that generate billions of dollars annually and fight tooth and nail for the NBA’s big-time player endorsements. So, how big is the sneaker industry in the NBA, and how has it changed throughout time?

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Analyzing the Rockets’ Underwhelming Offseason

After an impressive year that saw the Houston Rockets break their franchise record in wins, clinch the top spot in the Western Conference, and come within a game of defeating the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, the Rockets organization has had a lot to celebrate about in the last year.

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NBA Player Power Rankings 1.0

To preface this article, it’s best to clearly define what exactly a power ranking is. A power ranking isn’t a definitive ranking of teams, nor is it permanent, nor does last season have any bearing on it. It’s completely subject

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