Tag Archives: James Harden

The NBA is Changing

Levon Satamian | May 1st, 2019

 

In today’s NBA, the referees aren’t the greatest, but there’s a limit to complaining. Continue reading

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Eye of the Storm: A Decade of Thunder

Chad Davis | April 30th, 2019

For a third consecutive season, OKC failed to win a best of 7 series in the playoffs. Despite an expensive tax luxury payment, Sam Presti, General Manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder, has failed to derive the championship formula – or even a series winning formula for that matter.

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Playoff Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets

Josh Elias | April 28th, 2019

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Last year, the Golden State Warriors needed a Chris Paul injury in order to eke out a Western Conference Finals victory against Houston in seven games. This year, they showed weakness in a first-round series for the first time in recent memory – needing six games to advance past their first-round opponent for the first time in the Steve Kerr era. Meanwhile, James Harden is heavily involved in the MVP conversation for the fourth time in the last five years after putting up historic numbers and his team finished their first-round series against Utah in a convincing five games. Yet none of that seems to matter. Continue reading

The Rockets’ Defense Makes them True Contenders

Kit Shepard | April 18th, 2019

It is no secret that the Houston Rockets are a statistical juggernaut when they have the ball. Their last three seasons are each among the top 15 in all-time offensive rating, while James Harden‘s scoring numbers this campaign can only be bettered by Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain, not exactly bad company. And despite being matched up against the Western Conference’s best defense in the first round of the playoffs, the Rockets are yet to show any signs of slowing down, as they have the second-best offense in the playoffs after their opening two games against the Utah Jazz.

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Houston Rockets – Utah Jazz Playoff Preview

Troy Pierce| April 14th, 2019

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This is a classic battle of offense versus defense. The Utah Jazz play a tough brand of basketball and force the opponent to work hard for 48 minutes. The Houston Rockets have claimed the third seed in the Western Conference thanks to James Harden‘s historic season as he looks to become a back-to-back MVP. Continue reading

Five Big Picture Questions Ahead of the Playoffs

Kit Shepard | April 12th, 2019

We made it. After a dramatic regular season that has included saliva-induced fights, half of the league included in possible trade packages for Anthony Davis, and that press conference on Tuesday night, the real fun can begin. The playoffs are finally here, and the stakes are as high as ever.

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The Scorecrow All-Star Break Roundtable

Zach Gotlieb, Mike Fanelli, Josh Elias, Troy Pierce & Kit Shepard| February 19th, 2019

The All-Star break is finally upon us and the first half (or so) of the season is gone, and there have been several surprise developments that have come this season. To talk about what we saw so far this season, a few of our wordsmiths have come together to talk about it.
So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

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