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How the Lakers defense stopped James Harden and the Rockets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Long before the Lakers broke the Houston Rockets, James Harden broke Frank Vogel. Back in Jan. 20, 2018, Harden scored 60 points in the highest-scoring triple-double in NBA history. It came against a wild crowd in Houston, without the help of his then-teammate Chris Paul. The numbers were overwhelming: The Beard shot 19 for 30 from the field and 17 for 18 from the line. The unfortunate defense who surrendered history in a 114-107 loss was the Orlando Magic. Vogel was the...
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Lakers prep for James Harden, a unique threat on a unique Rockets team

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The first morning a then-brand new Lakers coaching staff assembled in the same room last summer in a Beverley Hills hotel, they needed a way to feel each other’s basketball philosophies — a common talking point to start understanding how they each saw the game. Frank Vogel’s ice-breaker with his newly hired assistants was to look at the league’s leading scorers and how to defend them: Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, Trae Young. The conversation shifted to Houston’s James Ha...
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Whicker: 44 notes on 22 NBA teams, before the bubble season begins

Remember the NBA? If not, save these 44 facts on 22 teams, as the playoffs bubble up in Orlando July 30: LAKERS (49-14): LeBron James is launching a career-high 6.4 three-pointers and playing a career-low 34.8 minutes per game, but also leads the NBA in assists. The Lakers lead the NBA in blocks and have cut six-and-a-half points off last year’s defensive showing. CLIPPERS (44-20): They’re second in the West despite two losses to Sacramento and one loss apiece to Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. Re...
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PBS documentary series ‘Asian Americans’ reveals personal stories and significant history

Renee Tajima-Peña took her first shot at a documentary on the Asian American experience 25 years ago only to be stymied in her attempts just as other Asian American filmmakers had been before her. But over time things changed, says Tajima-Peña, a professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA whose 1987 documentary, “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” was nominated for an Academy Award. “You have this kind of percolating opening of the Asian American presence,” she says during a recent call to talk about “A...
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Purple & Bold: When it comes to going small, Lakers have options

Editor’s note: This is the Wednesday March 11 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Unless the threat of coronavirus grows so great that NBA games are suddenly canceled for Thursday, the Lakers have a game to play — with or without fans. Assuming that’s the case (and for the sake of this newsletter, please let’s assume that’s the case), the Lakers will be pitted against the Houston Rockets, one of the more interesting test cases ...
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Rumor: Hawks hesitant to give big contract extension to John Collins

Atlanta traded for center Clint Capela, whose rim-rolling overlaps with Collins'. The Hawks drafted combo forward De'Andre Hunter, whose time at small forward will be limited with Cam Reddish and Kevin Huerter on the wing. Where does that leave Collins, who will be eligible for a contract extension this summer?
Tags: News, Atlanta, Basketball, Collins, Hawks, Kevin Huerter, Clint Capela, John Collins, Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish

Daryl Morey took a massive gamble, and the championship odds are still against his Rockets

In a conversation with ESPN's Zach Lowe from the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference over the weekend, Morey conceded that trading Clint Capela and a first-round pick for Robert Covington was a massive gamble, one necessary to give his good Rockets team its only chance to be great. Morey landed James Harden in a 2012 swindle, and ever since he has cycled through various stars and supporting casts in an effort to maximize his championship chances. Harden's game makes for a fairly simple r...
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Hawks Beat Blazers to Win Consecutive Games Behind Young Core

The Atlanta Hawks beat Blazers to win consecutive games behind young core. Coach Lloyd Pierce has always known that part of the Atlanta Hawks’ problem shooting 3-pointers is a lack of ball movement. Trae Young had 25 points and 15 assists, John Collins added 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the Hawks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 129-117 on Saturday night for their second straight victory. Atlanta, the NBA’s worst 3-point shooting team this season, dazzled beyond the arc for the second night i...
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Doc's not expecting much from Capela

Clint Capela, the Hawks' new center, is still “weeks away” with his heel/plantar fasciitis injury, so make sure that Dewayne Dedmon is on your roster, if possible. The Hawks are going to take baby steps with Capela until next year, right? Stephen Curry (left hand) is ready to roll after he's re-evaluated on Feb. 28 and is going to play for the Warriors.
Tags: News, Fantasy Sports, Stephen Curry, Hawks, Clint Capela, Dewayne Dedmon, Capela

Harden, Westbrook help Rockets beat Celtics 116-105

After James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined for 78 points Tuesday night, Harden was asked just how dangerous this combination can be when it gets rolling. Harden scored 42 points, Westbrook had 36 and Houston snapped Boston's seven-game win streak with a 116-105 victory over the Celtics in a game that showcased the Rockets' dynamic small-ball lineup. Harden had eight rebounds and seven assists and Westbrook finished with 10 rebounds and five assists as the Rockets used a starting...
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Celtics vs. Rockets odds: Best NBA picks with C's as road underdogs

Old friends Marcus Smart and James Harden will meet again Tuesday night. The Boston Celtics travel to Houston for a marquee matchup with the Rockets, who are 1-2 since trading Clint Capela and rolling with a new small-ball lineup led by Harden and Russell Westbrook. The red-hot Celtics, who have won seven consecutive games and 10 of their last 11, again should be fully healthy after dispatching the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.
Tags: News, Oklahoma City Thunder, Rockets, Houston, Boston Celtics, Russell Westbrook, Celtics, James Harden, Harden, Clint Capela, Marcus Smart, The Boston Celtics

Rockets reportedly tried to trade for DeAndre Jordan at deadline

Clint Capela is out, 6'5″ P.J. Tucker is the starting center, and Mike D'Antoni's Rockets are trying to revolutionize the NBA by going even smaller. Except, they tried to trade for DeAndre Jordan at the deadline, prying him out of Brooklyn, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports in an Instagram video. As much as the Rockets have had success so far in the regular season with small-ball, it's difficult to imagine that working well in the playoffs against the size and length of the ...
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Timberwolves, Evan Turner reportedly discussing buyout

From the “a picture is worth a thousand words” file, if you want to understand just how much Minnesota overhauled its roster at the deadline, look at this photo from the introductory press conference. Evan Turner is not in that photo because he sees the writing on the wall. Turner was traded from Atlanta to Minnesota as part of a massive four-team deal that brought the Hawks Clint Capela, and now he and the Timberwolves are talking buyout, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.
Tags: News, Minnesota, Atlanta, Minnesota Timberwolves, Turner, Hawks, Timberwolves, Clint Capela, Evan Turner, Jon Krawczynski

New-look Rockets face struggling Suns

The Houston Rockets emerged from the NBA trade deadline without a regularly playing center on their roster. And yet they're on a four-game winning streak since recently dealt big man Clint Capela last played and 5-0 going mainly with a smaller lineup, including Thursday night's 121-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Russell Westbrook scored 41 points and the Rockets (33-18) didn't play anyone taller than 6-foot-7.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Nba, Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Russell Westbrook, Clint Capela

Westbrook inspires new-look Rockets against LeBron's Lakers, Giannis lifts Bucks

Russell Westbrook scored 41 points as the new-look Houston Rockets upstaged the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers 121-111 in NBA action. While Rockets team-mate James Harden struggled, Westbrook was red hot in a stunning performance to take down rivals the Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday. Robert Covington made his debut for the Rockets, who traded away center Clint Capela prior to the deadline in a bid to become smaller and faster on the court, and he impressed wi...
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Lakers stand pat at trade deadline as NBA rattles and shakes

EL SEGUNDO — An hour before the trade deadline, LeBron James and Anthony Davis were facing the media side-by-side. James was asked how he received news that Andre Iguodala had just been traded to, and agreed to an extension with, the Miami Heat — his former team that now appears to be gearing to make a run at the title. “How do I handle that news?” he said. “I don’t know, I mean, I saw it and was like, ‘OK.’” As the NBA scrambled itself around them on deadline day, the Lakers sat back and watche...
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Why the Rockets traded Clint Capela for Robert Covington

USA TODAY Sports' Mark Medina breaks down why the Houston Rockets decided to make a move before the trade deadline.
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NBA Trade Deadline: Tristan Thompson, Andre Drummond among best bigs available after Clint Capela trade

The first major trade of NBA Trade Deadline season struck Tuesday night. Houston, Atlanta, Denver and Minnesota completed a four-team deal sending Clint Capela and Nene to the Hawks, Jordan Bell and Robert Covington to the Rockets, Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangomez, Evan Turner and Jarred Vanderbilt to the Timberwolves and Keita Bates-Diop, Gerald Green, Shabazz Napier and Noah Vonleh to the Nuggets. The 2020 trade deadline has a strong class of bigs reportedly available for the right price.
Tags: News, Minnesota, Nba, ROBERT Covington, Nuggets, Timberwolves, Clint Capela, Nene, NBA Trade Deadline, Noah Vonleh, Jarred Vanderbilt, Thompson Andre Drummond, Houston Atlanta Denver, Hawks Jordan Bell, Malik Beasley Juan Hernangomez Evan Turner, Keita Bates Diop Gerald Green Shabazz Napier

How to watch the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Show on the NBC Sports MyTeams App

Will Danny Ainge live up to his "Trader Danny" nickname at this year's NBA trade deadline? Clint Capela was a potential target until he was traded to Atlanta on Tuesday night, but there are other big pieces the Celtics could add if they decide to shake things up. Then again, Ainge might decide that standing pat is his best option.
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Winners and losers from massive four-team, 12-player, Clint Capela trade

Plus, the Hawks got their man without having to give up John Collins or this their first-round pick this year. Winner: Robert Covington Covington just went from being stuck in the NBA's coldest city on a team that has lost 12 in a row to being in warm-weather Houston playing a key role on a playoff team. That's a win.
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AP Sources: Covington, Capela on move in 4-team trade

Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is going to the Atlanta Hawks as the headline moves in a complicated trade that was struck early Wednesday involving four teams, 12 players and at least three draft picks, according to two people familiar with the situation. Among the key components, according to the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade has not received league approval: Covington and Jordan Bell will join the Rockets from Minnesota, Capela ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Rockets, Denver, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, ROBERT Covington, Nuggets, Hawks, Timberwolves, Clint Capela, Nene, Covington, Shabazz Napier, Jordan Bell, Juancho Hernangomez

With reported trade in progress, Nuggets visit Jazz

The Denver Nuggets could find themselves with a short bench for their Wednesday road game against the Utah Jazz after reportedly pulling off a four-team trade Tuesday night. The centerpieces of the deal, according to multiple media reports, were Clint Capela, moving from the Houston Rockets to the Atlanta Hawks, and Robert Covington, going from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Rockets. However, the Nuggets reportedly were heavily involved, too, sending Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez and Jar...
Tags: News, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, ROBERT Covington, Utah Jazz, Nuggets, Clint Capela, Jarred Vanderbilt, Malik Beasley Juancho Hernangomez

Robert Covington traded to Rockets, Clint Capela to Hawks in massive 4-team deal

Robert Covington and Clint Capela are on the move as part of a massive four-team trade agreed to by the Rockets, Hawks, Timberwolves and Nuggets.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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NBA rumors: Kings, Rockets have discussed Clint Capela trade package

The Kings were rumored to be interested in Capela over the summer, before they made a splash in free agency with veteran big man Dewayne Dedmon. Dedmon is having a brutal season. On the season, Dedmon is posting just 5.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and .8 blocks in 15.9 minutes per game for Sacramento.
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5 Big Men Atlanta Hawks Trade Possibilities

The Atlanta Hawks are probably not making the playoffs this season, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make moves. With the trade deadline coming up Thursday, it’s been rumored that the Hawks want a big man. A couple months ago, there were discussions about Andre Drummond. After those talks died, we didn’t hear much but now that’s changed. It’s been reported that the Houston Rockets want to deal Clint Capela to an Eastern Conference team. The Atlanta Hawks are one of the teams interested in the ...
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NBA Rumors: Could Celtics be part of three-team trade for Clint Capela?

Here's a question worth asking amid the Clint Capela trade rumors: What's in it for the Houston Rockets to deal their talented young big man? The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor provided context Monday night, noting the Rockets are one of several teams interested in Minnesota Timberwolves wing Robert Covington. According to O'Connor, that's where the Boston Celtics could come in.
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Will Celtics be in on Karl-Anthony Towns at NBA trade deadline?

The Boston Celtics are at the center of NBA trade rumors with the Feb. 6 deadline rapidly approaching. One particular name they've reportedly inquired about is Houston Rockets center Clint Capela. With size as a concern for the C's going forward, Capela makes for an intriguing option with his elite rebounding ability and low-post scoring prowess.
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Report: Celtics engage Rockets on Clint Capela trade

The Rockets want a good forward like Robert Covington, Andre Iguodala or Marcus Morris. Sending out his salary is the most logical way for Houston to add an expensive wing. If they deal Capela for just a wing, their center rotation will become untenable.
Tags: News, Rockets, Houston, Houston Rockets, Clint Capela, Marcus Morris, Capela, Robert Covington Andre Iguodala

NBA rumors: Celtics, Rockets 'engaged' in trade talks on Clint Capela ahead of deadline

The Boston Celtics should upgrade their depth at center before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, and one player who could address that need is Houston Rockets star Clint Capela. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday the Celtics and Rockets have held trade talks involving Capela. He added that the Rockets are looking for first-round draft picks that they would use to make a separate trade for a wing player.
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NBA rumors: Rockets engaged with Eastern Conference teams on center Clint Capela

Of course, Boston Celtics fans are probably going to be wondering about the possibility of the C's having an interest in Capela. After all, they have expressed an interest in him in the past and they could use some more size. While Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter have exceeded expectations this season for the Celtics, the team could have an interest in cashing in some of their young assets to pick up a young big-man to really improve their rebounding.
Tags: News, Nba, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, Celtics, Enes Kanter, Clint Capela, Daniel Theis