James Harden

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 610–05/21/2015

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 19: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets speaks to press after the loss against the Golden State Warriors for Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the NBA Playoffs on May 19, 2015 at ORACLE Arena 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.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

James Harden Named First Team All-NBA

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – James Harden finished second in the NBA MVP voting, but on Thursday he was named 1st Team All-NBA. Moses Malone and Hakeem Olajuwon are the only other Rockets players ever to […]

SportsRadio 610–05/21/2015

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Breakdown: How Golden State’s Small Lineup Flipped Game 1

Despite playing well on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena, the Rockets lost game 1 of the Western Conference Finals 110-106. While being their fifth straight loss to the Warriors this season, it marked the first […]

SportsRadio 610–05/21/2015

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Sleepy Floyd: Howard’s Health Key For Rockets Success

Former Houston Rockets guard Sleepy Floyd joined Mad Radio and they talked about the Western Conference Finals Game 1 between the Rockets and Warriors, Dwight Howard’s injury, James Harden not getting the foul calls, Clint Capella’s importance and how to defense the Warriors small lineup.

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

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Rockets: Regular-Season Series Irrelevant Now

 (CBS HOUSTON) – It’s fair to say the Rockets did not have any success against the Warriors during the regular season. After all, they were winless in four tries against Golden State, losing by an […]

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

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No Time To Waste As Rockets Ready For Warriors

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – For all the good that came out of the Rockets’ growth in the Clippers series, there’s also a realization the Rockets needed some time to get going. They know they can’t […]

SportsRadio 610–05/18/2015

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Breakdown: How Klay Thompson, Warriors Slowed James Harden

You might’ve heard that the Rockets struggled against the Warriors during the regular season. It’s true. Golden State won all four meetings, and while it wasn’t game 4 against the Clippers bad, Houston got beat up […]

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

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