Matt Hammond

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 20: J.R. Smith #5 high fives LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the win for Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the NBA Playoffs on May 20, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hammond: Whatever LeBron Did For Smith, Harden Did For Rockets

LeBron has been great for J.R. Smith, who dropped 28 points in last night’s Cavs win over the Hawks. But James Harden’s been just as big for Rockets role players. Plus, fans mad that Steph Curry […]

SportsRadio 610–23 hours ago

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VIDEO: Kraft Backed Down Because NFL Owners Back Goodell

In this edition of The Matt Hammond Minute: Robert Kraft, Roger Goodell and the big takeaway from Kraft accepting the Patriots Deflategate discipline.

SportsRadio 610–05/20/2015

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 19:  Josh Smith #5 and Jason Terry #31 of the Houston Rockets celebrate against the Golden State Warriors in the second quarter during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 19, 2015 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Hammond: Mistakes Cost Rockets In Game 1 Loss To Warriors, Not Dwight Injury

Of course Dwight Howard’s injury matters for the Rockets. But what cost them Game 1 against the Warriors was bad turnovers and lapses on defense. Plus, the NFL’s going to move the line of scrimmage […]

SportsRadio 610–05/20/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on the podium following Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bedard: Kraft Didn’t Back Down As Part Of Deal For Brady

Greg Bedard of The MMQB joined The Triple Threat Tuesday on Sports Radio 610 to give us his reaction to Patriots owner Robert Kraft reluctantly accepting Roger Goodell’s Deflategate discipline, whether he thinks it’s part […]

SportsRadio 610–05/19/2015

at ORACLE Arena on January 21, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Golliver: Warriors Have “Eerie Kind Of Calm Confidence To Them”

Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated joined The Triple Threat Tuesday on Sports Radio 610 to give us his take on Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals tonight between the Rockets and Warriors, whether he […]

SportsRadio 610–05/19/2015

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17:  James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets is interviewed after the win against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hammond: Rockets Not The Same Team That Went 0-4 Against Warriors

We all grow, change and evolve over time. So too have the Rockets since going 0-4 against the Warriors in the regular season. Plus, Ryan Tannehill getting $96M from the Dolphins goes to show, Bill […]

SportsRadio 610–05/19/2015

during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

VIDEO: Did Blake Griffin Knee Dwight Howard In The Back Of The Head In Game 7?

Did Blake Griffin throw a knee to the back of Dwight Howard’s head yesterday at the Toyota Center? It appears he may have. In the third quarter of the Houston Rockets Game 7 win over […]

SportsRadio 610–05/18/2015

during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Hammond: Rockets Well Roundedness Makes Them Legitimate NBA Finals Threat

Everybody has a specialty. But the versatility the Rockets proved in the West Semis is something special, and can carry them to the NBA Finals. Plus, there’s nothing to gain for Tom Brady by denying his role […]

SportsRadio 610–05/18/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14:  Corey Brewer #33 of the Houston Rockets dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Six of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  The Rockets won 119-107.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Hammond: Rockets Game 6 A Great Win, And Moment

If in the end, life’s all about moments, the Rockets Game 6 win over the Clippers last night gave you that — a moment for you to share with your family and friends, something no one […]

SportsRadio 610–05/15/2015

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces that Marcus Peters of the Washington Huskies was picked #18 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hammond: Even If Deflategate Sanctions Thrown Out, Goodell Wins

For Roger Goodell, Deflategate punishment was always about making a statement to Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots to the rest of the league. That statement’s already been made, even if the courts add their […]

SportsRadio 610–05/14/2015

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