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Chris Paul’s injury causes Rockets to re-evaluate James Harden plan – Houston Rockets Blog

HOUSTON — The heavy burden on James Harden’s shoulders, a major factor in the MVP runner-up’s miserable finish during last season’s Western Conference semifinals, had been eased as far as the Rockets’ front office was concerned. No longer would Harden feel the pressure to create possession after possession after possession now that he had a […]

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Houston Rockets make a statement with opening night defense

OAKLAND, Calif. — It wasn’t too difficult for the Golden State Warriors to find the silver lining after blowing a 17-point lead on a night that started with them getting gaudy gold championship rings packed with 11 carats worth of diamonds. So what if Kevin Durant’s potential game-winning baseline jumper didn’t leave his hands until […]