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April 10, 2015 Updates

It's nice to feel the support, but James Harden doesn't need the chants from the Toyota Center crowd on each trip to the free throw line to know where he stands in the race. At least, not if he were voting. "I feel as though I am the MVP," Harden said. "I think the MVP is the most valuable player to your team. Obviously you have to be winning and be one of the top teams in this league and we are. NBA.com

The choice is more, he believes, than simply choosing his league-best 27.6 points per game over Stephen Curry leading the Warriors to an NBA-best 63 wins. "I'm looking at all those things put together," Harden said. "Like I said, not taking away from Steph or that team. It's an unbelievable season that they're having. But we're having a pretty good season as well with all the injuries and all that we've been going through this season. "Look, I understand that people can go either way with it. But for the most valuable player, I think I would have the edge." NBA.com

April 9, 2015 Updates

The Houston Rockets announced today that forward Donatas Motiejunas will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season with a lower back injury. Motiejunas (7-0, 255, Lithuania) last played on Mar. 25, 2014 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The third year player appeared in a career-high 71 games (62 starts) for the Rockets this season and averaged career bests for points (12.0), rebounds (5.9), and assists (1.8) per game in a career-high 28.7 minutes per game. Motiejunas underwent a successful lumbar microdiscectomy today performed by Dr. Robert Watkins. NBA.com

April 8, 2015 Updates

Dwight Howard said he hopes he can have a career as long as the one his Wednesday night opponent — Tim Duncan — has had in San Antonio. Duncan, 38, has played 17 years in the NBA and is still starting for the Spurs and is considered to be one of the best big men in the league. “That’s always been my goal- to play 20 years in the league so I think it can be done,” said Howard, who is in his 11th NBA season. “It would be great. Tim (Duncan) is still playing great basketball. He has migrated to different spots on the floor instead of just the post.” Houston Chronicle

The Houston Rockets will reportedly be without another key contributor for the upcoming NBA playoffs, with the Houston Chronicle stating Wednesday that forward Donatas Motiejunas has been ruled out for the remainder of the season. Motiejunas has missed the Rockets' last six games with pain in his lower back. According to the Chronicle, the team is still weighing whether or not the injury will require surgery. Bradenton.com

The Houston Rockets just keeping taking hits on the injury front. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, forward Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with a back injury. The 24-year-old who has missed the past six games was expected to miss a week or two with the back pain, but he is not expected to return until next season. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the diagnosis had not yet been announced. USA Today Sports

April 6, 2015 Updates
April 5, 2015 Updates

James Harden scored 41 points, and the Houston Rockets overcame Russell Westbrook's triple-double to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-112 on Sunday. Harden and Westbrook, the league's top two scorers, both entered the game averaging 27.5 points. Harden made 12-of-22 shots and 6-of-9 3-pointers before fouling out with 33 seconds left. The Rockets hung on to win for the seventh time in eight games. Westbrook finished with 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. It was his 11th triple-double of the season and the 18th of his career. Enes Kanter added 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Thunder, who lost their third straight. Their lead over New Orleans for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference was cut to a half-game. USA Today Sports

Kevin Durant to Bill Simmons: Stop bringing up the James Harden trade. Bill Simmons: OKC newspaper piece about the Harden trade leaves out the key point - they didn't have to trade him when they did. http://newsok.com/article/5407507 Twitter @BillSimmons

April 4, 2015 Updates

Rockets forward Kostas Papanikolaou is close to returning from a sprained ankle he suffered in pregame drills on Feb. 23. Papanikolaou went through a couple of things in practice with the team on Saturday, but isn’t playing full contact yet. “He was out here, but the ankle isn’t ready for 5-on-5 yet,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. Houston Chronicle

April 3, 2015 Updates
 

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