NBA: Houston Rockets Fire Head Coach Kevin McHale

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The Houston Rockets were expected to come out firing this year.  Last season they dealt with numerous injuries but still finished with the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference on the back of their star guard James Harden.  Now with most of the team healthy, and the chip on Harden’s shoulder, it was assumed they would be one of the best teams in the West.  Instead they’re currently 4-7 with the 11th spot in the Western Conference which pushed the need for a change.

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(Video + Photo) NBA James Harden Is Back In His Bag

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James Harden started the season shooing horribly,  as a result the Houston Rockets got off to a record historically bad start. Lil B The BaseGod even got in on the action, but after three straight prolific games and Rocket victories, Harden lets this sideline reporter know he’s still BOSS.

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NBA: Denver Nuggets Trade Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets


The Denver Nuggets have reached an agreement to trade Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets.

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NBA: Robert Horry on Charles Barkley: “A guy who doesn’t like to practice, a guy who doesn’t work hard”

1995 Western Conference Semifinals, Game Two:  Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns

Horry was a starter on the “Clutch City” Houston championship teams of 1994 and 1995 but just before the 1996-97 season, he was shipped out to Phoenix as part of a trade that brought Barkley to Houston to pair with Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. That team never got past the Utah Jazz.

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NBA Report: Cavaliers Tried to Get Pablo Prigioni at the Trade Deadline

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The Cleveland Cavaliers ended up with two former Knicks when they traded for J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert but they reportedly tried to get a third and it was another guard from the New York roster.

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NBA: After Being Eliminated From the Playoffs Dwight Howard Says “I’m Still a Champion”

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Five

I’m sure Dwight Howard was trying to keep his confidence up and get ready to keep fighting but he had to know this statement was going to get him a lot of flack.  The Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 104-90 on Wednesday night, winning the Western Conference Finals 4-1, moving on to the NBA Finals and eliminating the Rockets from the playoffs.  Dwight Howard finished with a double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds.  He took the podium after the game and was asked how tough it was to overcome injuries and then have the season end like this.

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(Video/Photos) NBA: Dwight Howard & 200 Rockets Fans Stranded in Arena Due to Heavy Rain/Flooding

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A flash flood emergency was declared in Houston where torrential downpours created severe flooding.  Tons of cars were stuck on highways and fans inside the Toyota Center were urged to remain in the arena. Some 200 fans were stuck in the Toyota Center for hours along with Rockets star center Dwight Howard.  According to Howard, he lives further away then the other players and was urged to stay in the arena while the others left.  Howard remained upbeat and even came out and comforted the stranded fans as well as speaking with the media.

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(Photos) NBA: Uh Oh James Harden, Warriors Announce Lil B is Attending Game 5!

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The Golden State Warriors weren’t able to close out the Houston Rockets in game 4 but they’ll have some help during game 5.  Lil B and all his Based God glory will be in attendance for game 5 at the Oracle Arena.

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(Photo) Boxing: Rich Get Richer… Floyd Mayweather Wins Over $800K in 4 Sports Bets

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It’s well known that Floyd Mayweather is an avid gambler especially when it comes to big games.  This past weekend was pretty big in sports with the NBA Eastern and Western Conference semi-finals as well as a boxing match between Gennady Golovokin and Willie Monroe Jr.  Mayweather placed sports bets on the three games as well as the fight and won big.

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NBA: Clippers May Have Choked Away Their Shot At Championship After Epic Collapse Against Houston


The Los Angeles Clippers had everything under control in their series against the Rockets. They had totally dominated two games in a row, and last night were well on their way to blowing out the Rockets and closing the series and moving on to the Western Conference finals. But in typical Clippers fashion, things fell apart and the entire team choked and Houston put on a comeback for the ages to steal the game and likely steal the series.

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