Harden Rusty In Return From Hamstring InjuryJames Harden returned in a limited role from his hamstring injury in the Rockets victory over the Timberwolves Thursday night.
Gallant's Random Thoughts: Harden Paid, Bregman's Bray, & Spidey SensePaul Gallant discusses James Harden's contract extension, Alex Bregman on twitter, bad Astros things, and reviews Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Best Of Mad Radio 7-6Astros talk of all kinds, Mike ponders a veteran coming in at safety for the Texans, and Vandy visits us for a while.
Patrick Beverley Named NBA All-Defensive First TeamThe NBA Announced on Monday that Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley was named NBA All-Defensive First Team.  He's the fourth Rockets player in franchise history to ear First Team All-Defense honors, but the first since Scottie Pippen in 1999.  This is Beverley's second selection the All-Defensive team, earning second team distinction in 2013-14.
Kawhi Leonard Inactive For Spurs in Game Six
Warriors Take Fun Out Of Rockets BuzzThe Houston Rockets are three wins away from appearing in the conference finals in a season where they weren't projected to make the playoffs. It's truly remarkable, and credit should be shared; to Harden for accepting his new point guard role with aplomb, to Dantoni, to general manager Daryl Morey, who scrapped the superstar approach for a much more team oriented one, to his new additions, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson, Nene, and Lou Williams, all embracing their roles and the vision for the team.
Gallant's Random Thoughts: NBA Overreactions, Draft Takes, & RivalriesPaul Gallant discusses Rockets - Spurs, the Texans and AFC South draft classes, and the Astros - Rangers "rivalry"
Spurs Surge In the Fourth To Knock Off Rockets 121-96The San Antonio Spurs used a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter en route to a 121-96 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals Wednesday night at the AT&T Center to even the best-of-seven series at 1-1.

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