Monthly Archives: October 2012

Recap: Houston Rockets 105, Detroit Pistons 96

The “New Age” Rockets made their debut at the Palace tonight to a wide array of questions after a season of complete roster shakeup. Can the rookies play? Will some break out? How will Asik work full time? Can Lin go Linsane once again? And the biggest question of all got the biggest answer of [...]

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Game chat – 6:30PM CST

Join us in the chatroom tonight at 6:30PM CST for the start of the James Harden era.  Just because most of us won’t be able to watch the game doesn’t mean we can’t join in the fun. We’ll be using the new forum software this year to power the chats so that should sidestep many [...]

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Game Preview: Rockets @ Pistons

All it took was a trade four days ago for James Harden to change the Rockets’ trajectory. After several years of mediocrity the Rockets were finally in the midst of rebuilding by having a young inexperienced team possessing future potential and a slew of draft picks including more than likely two lottery picks in the [...]

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Discerning Morey’s Philosophy Part 8: The paths avoided

We plan and carefully prepare, but often our lives are shaped by the unexpected.  The surprise job offer, the college admission to the better school, the sudden death of a loved one.  Good or bad, we cope when fate appears and make the most of the hand dealt, even if needing a completely different route. [...]

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Breaking down the beard: A discussion about the Houston Rockets’ trade to acquire Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden

Late Saturday night, when news broke of the Houston Rockets’ stunning acquisition of James Harden, there was only one person whose coverage I followed for reaction from the Thunder side – Royce Young of (and also, a sister affiliate at  Below is the transcript of our discussion about this trade. Huq: I’ve [...]

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