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NBA: Dwight Howard Shines in Debut as Rockets Beat Bobcats 96-83

Source: Sport Balla | Oct 30 2013, 10:39pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa

NBA: Dwight Howard Shines in Debut as Rockets Beat Bobcats 96-83
Dwight Howard scored 17 points and grabbed 26 rebounds in his Houston Rockets debut on Wednesday to lead his team to a 96-83 win over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats.
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Houston Rockets' PR Problems Won't Overshadow Basketball Promise

Sep 1 2014 11:53pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It’s been a rough summer for the Houston Rockets.  After whiffing in their pursuit of Chris Bosh, losing Chandler Parsons to the rival Dallas Mavericks and shipping off key rotation players Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik for no immediate return, the team’s image has taken a sizable hit. General manager Daryl Morey was wildly successful over the past two offseasons, snatching up James Harden and Dwight Howard when ...
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Madrid, Sep 2 (IANS) Spanish basketball coach Juan Antonio Orenga said he was happy with his team's performance in the FIBA World Cup till date and was all praise for veteran Pau Gasol, who has been a star for the team so far. | by IANS
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Why Anthony Davis Will Become the NBA's Best Pick-and-Roll Defender

Sep 1 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

At only 21 years old, New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is already one of the top players in the NBA and Team USA's most important player at the FIBA World Cup. His combination of length, athleticism and touch is rare for an NBA center, and it's a scary thought that he has barely scratched the surface of his potential.  In only two years in the league, Davis has already established himself as a high-ca ...
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Jason Terry to Rockets: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Aug 31 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Jason Terry, a 15-year NBA veteran and former Sixth Man of the Year award winner, reportedly will be traded from the Sacramento Kings to the Houston Rockets. If the deal is finalized, it will be the fifth team for the "Jet" in the last four seasons.     Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported the deal on Sunday afternoon: Though Terry didn't post huge numbers for the Brooklyn Nets last season, he adds a veteran presence to any roster. T ...
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Lucas Nogueira Works Out With Hakeem Olajuwon

Aug 31 2014 11:18am CDT | Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Lucas Nogueira recently worked out with Hakeem Olajuwon, joining a long line of NBA big men to utlize the Hall of Fame center for workout sessions. "Grande oportunidade de aprender com Hakeem @DR34M essa semana #TheDream #WeTheNorth @Raptors @NBABrasil," Nogueira posted on his official Twitter account. Olajuwon has also worked out with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Amar'e Stoudemire, among others, in past summers. Nogueira was traded to the Toronto Raptors this ...
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Stan Van Gundy's Pistons Experiment Will Be NBA's Most Entertaining Sideshow

Aug 29 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

All the way back in June, new Detroit Pistons president and head coach Stan Van Gundy made it clear he was thoroughly preoccupied by restricted free agent Greg Monroe's contract situation. "Even with free agency and the draft and everything else," Van Gundy told reporters (h/t NBA.com's Keith Langlois). "I’ve spent well over half my time on that whole situation." He added, "The fair thing t ...
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Jerry Colangelo Calls James Harden the Leader of Team USA

Aug 29 2014 10:20am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo was just answering a question, but in the process he may have given this team both guidance and a slick slogan. Don't fear the beard—follow it. Those are my words, not his, but what he actually said about starting swingman James Harden wasn't too much different. Colangelo, via Michael Lee of The Washington Post, said he wants Harden to lead this team and feels he h ...
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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014: Predictions for US and Other Contenders

Aug 29 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It's not as big an international tournament as the FIFA World Cup, or the basketball tournament at the Summer Olympics even. But the FIBA World Cup still has plenty of strong teams, superstars and intriguing storylines to follow. Below, we'll break down the top three contenders for this year's title. Spoiler alert—two of them are the United States and Spain. But c'mon, you already knew that.   United States Most of the focu ...
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