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Harden has averaged 22.7 points and 8.3 assists in that stretch, but when he failed to score 20 points against the Jazz and Blazers, it was just his second time scoring less than 20 points in consecutive games this season. Harden, however, was unconcerned that he would recapture his shooting touch. “I haven’t made a 3-pointer in two games,” Harden said. “It’s about repetition, getting back in the gym, finding my stroke a little bit and having confidence to go out and shoot it. Every shooter goes through a phase you’re not shooting the ball well. I’m not the first. I’m not the last. “I put up special work after practice to make sure I get some energy, get some work in. We have to be ready to go.” Houston Chronicle

March 14, 2015 Updates

Houston’s Dwight Howard was a guest on ESPN’s SportsNation and was being, well, Dwight Howard. You know, clowning around, dunking on a mini-hoop, screaming his lungs out and dunking on ESPN staff. Of course being the huge Spurs fan she is, SportsNation host, Michelle Beadle started the “Go Spurs Go” chant when Dwight dunked on her, yelled at the top of his lungs and proclaimed “The Spurs suck. Go Rockets baby!” ProjectSpurs.com

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Alessandro Gentile talked with La Gazzetta dello Sport also about his future. Gentile has a contract beyond this season with Olimpia Milano with whom he has won the Serie A Championship last June as captain. Alessandro Gentile was selected by the Houston Rockets in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft and he did not rule out jumping overseas very soon. “The Rockets make me feel like one of their family even if I never went to Houston yet. They came to Europe very often to watch me and the contacts are frequent. The NBA is a challenge that fascinates me more and more and could come vert soon. But now I am just focused on winning a back-to-back title with Olimpia Milano. But the final results of this season won’t affect my future decisions” said Gentile. Sportando

Dwight Howard, who hasn't played since Jan. 30 because of edema in his right knee, expects to be back in two weeks, he told ESPN's Lisa Salters on Wednesday. Howard worked out on the floor after the Houston Rockets' shootaround Wednesday morning in Portland, doing one-on-one work for the first time since a bone marrow aspirate injection in early February. It was his first one-on-one work against a defender, although he's entering his second week of on-court activities. ESPN.com

March 10, 2015 Updates

Harden has gone from an All-Star famous for his facial hair and inconsistent defensive effort, to a legit MVP candidate and the best shooting guard in the NBA. He is second in the league in scoring (27.1 points per game), fifth in made three-pointers (161) and tenth in assists (7.1 a game). "He's a big time scorer. He makes his team better in every way," Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge said of Harden following Blazers practice on Tuesday. "So just trying to make his looks tough. Just try to make everything difficult for him." Oregonian

Dwight Howard said he was already more “explosive” than at any time this season as he continues his rest and recovery from knee problems “Every workout has been super tough,” Howard said. “They have been trying to push me to the extreme so that I will be better than being in game shape. I will be in better shape than that. they are trying to test my limits to see how far I can go each day. “I won’t let anything hold me back. I’ve been injured before. I’ve had worse injuries than this. I’m going to continue to work hard. I just look forward to getting back on the floor to dominate.” Houston Chronicle

March 9, 2015 Updates

Rockets center Dwight Howard has begun on-court rehabilitation, considered the important next step in coming back from his knee edema. “He’s got to get on the floor and get some up-and-down on the floor,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “I’m not talking with the team; I’m just talking with himself. He just started doing a little of that. We have to see how his knee tolerates that. He ran on the treadmill (at full body weight) for a few days and that felt pretty good. Houston Chronicle

While there was plenty of blame to go around, the bottom line is that when the relationship breaks, things go into the crapper at warp speed and there is little chance of fixing it. For the Nuggets, it seems likely that major changes will result from this. Good chemistry is almost impossible to pull from a bad situation like this one. A new coach will naturally want to remake the roster, so look for the Nuggets to be bad for a while. It’s a shame for a team that was so close to getting over the hump. The team didn’t contend again in LA until they reworked the roster after getting Shaq and Kobe. In Orlando, the Magic weren’t good again until they gutted the roster and built around Dwight Howard. SheridanHoops

 

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