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FIBA World Cup 2014 GameThread No.3: USA vs. New Zealand

The Dream Shake (Ryan Dunsmore) — Another day, another game for USA basketball. United Stated of America (2-0) vs. New Zealand (0-2), Group C Game time: 11:30 a.m. CT Location: Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain TV: ESPN2 ...
  • 19 hr 35 min ago

Team USA overcomes first-half deficit to top Turkey in World Cup pool play

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Rockets) — BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Rockets reach agreement on trade for Jason Terry

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — Seeking a veteran guard depth for their young, retooled bench, the Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry, a long-time Rockets nemesis from his days with the Mavericks, from the Sacramento Kings,...
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Rockets trade for Jason Terry with Sacramento Kings

The Dream Shake (Patrick Harrel) — Former Dallas Maverick shooting guard Jason Terry is apparently headed to Houston as the Rockets have traded with the Sacramento Kings. One minute we were all watching Team USA locked in a battle...
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FIBA World Cup 2014 GameThread No.2: USA vs. Turkey

The Dream Shake (Ryan Dunsmore) — James Harden and the United States' march to gold continues with Turkey. United Stated of America (1-0) vs. Turkey (1-0), Group C Game time: 2:30 p.m. CT Location: Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao,...
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Team USA romps over Finland in World Cup opener

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Rockets) — BILBAO, Spain (AP) — The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-54 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup. Silencing the Finns in the...
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FIBA World Cup 2014 GameThread No.1: USA vs. Finland

The Dream Shake (Ryan Dunsmore) — Come watch the USA dismantle Finland in basketball, stay for the beard. United Stated of America (0-0) vs. Finland (0-0), Group C Game time: 3:30 p.m. ET Location: Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao,...
  • 2 days ago
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Photos: Notable players in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Rockets) — While no team can match the NBA star power of the Team USA roster, other countries in the 24-team FIBA Basketball World Cup field have players that hoops fans are familiar with. Here’s a...
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World Cup offers chance to see progress of Rockets players, prospects

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — Eventually, the World Cup will bring the usual enticements – beyond the draw for those of us happy just to see really good basketball players play basketball. Eventually, it will become about...
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Games to watch in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — The FIBA Basketball World Cup, a 24-team tournament, begins Saturday in Bilbao, Spain. Here are some group play games to keep an eye on. Aug 30: United States vs. Finland, 2:30 p.m. The United...
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Let's FIBA! - Or - A summer of national team play concludes with the best sport.

The Dream Shake (Xiane) — It's a World Cup the USA can, and should, win! It's the World Cup of Basketball! The Rockets' own James Harden will be playing Shooting Forward for the USA! Let's watch! This summer saw the...
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The Rockets player to watch in World Cup. It’s not who you think

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — Patience was never Donatas Motiejunas’ strength, but then, he did not come to Houston for the weather. He was here to play in the NBA and for too much of his first two seasons for his liking, he...
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Rockets sign rookie Tarik Black to contract

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — The Rockets have signed center/forward Tarik Black, who is a longshot to make the NBA roster but could be a good prospect for the team’s D-League team in Rio Grande Valley. Black (6-8, 253)...
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Kevin Love’s challenge, James Harden’s shot and the rising expectations they share

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — By the time the deal was official, the trade of Kevin Love to Cleveland for the past two No. 1 picks was rendered anti-climatic, having dragged on for so long and in place for a full month before...
  • 5 days ago
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US beat Slovenia in final tune-up before FIBA World Cup

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Rockets) — Associated Press LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands — Mike Krzyzewski’s big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain’s imposing...
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Rockets championship odds (16-1) ranks sixth best. Place your bets?

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — The release of championship odds really does not qualify as news, but they do remove emotion from the discussions, a task that has been difficult for many in the heat of summer roster shuffling....
  • 6 days ago
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The useful mind games of James Harden, ‘the best all-around basketball player in the NBA’

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — So it turns out, the Rockets have no reason to worry. Never did. They might not have gotten Chris Bosh. They did not keep Chandler Parsons. They failed miserably at having LeBron James be born...
  • 7 days ago
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Harden makes final cut for U.S. squad; Parsons left off ahead of FIBA World Cup of Basketball

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Rockets) — By Brian Mahoney Associated Press NEW YORK — The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World...
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James Harden drops 13 as U.S. routs Puerto Rico

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Rockets) — By Brian Mahoney Associated Press NEW YORK — Mike Krzyzewski is ready to decide who is going with him to Spain. The U.S. national team coach said the Americans expect to trim their roster to 12 on...
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Francisco Garcia re-signs with Houston Rockets on one year deal

The Dream Shake (Patrick Harrel) — The veteran forward will be back with the Rockets after re-upping on a one year deal. After a disappointing return to Houston after a promising first season in Rockets red, Francisco Garcia will...
  • 10 days ago
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