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This Day in Sports History: June 24

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This Day in Sports History: June 24

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, June 24 is the day in which the Orlando Magic drafted two of the NBA's all-time best centers and the longest tennis match in history took place.

 

This Day in Sports History: April 26

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
This Day in Sports History: April 26

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

Do the Rockets need to make changes after being ousted by the Warriors?

Few people thought the Houston Rockets could make it this far. They were counted out after falling into a 3-1 hole against the Los Angeles Clippers, only to surge and make a historic comeback in the second round.

 

Such a feat was not meant to be repeated. Although the Western Conference finals was closer than many would have you believe, the Rockets ultimately took just one victory home with them as Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors advanced.

 

Injuries are a bigger factor than ever in 2015 NBA Playoffs

John Wall, Kevin Love, Tony Allen, Pau Gasol, Kyire Irving, LeBron James, Joakim Noah, Mike Conley, Chris Paul, Patrick Beverley, Paul Millsap — this is but a partial list of injury-afflicted players on the eight remaining teams in the NBA Playoffs. Some are gone for the year, while some are missing games and returning, and others yet are just playing on compromised bodies.

 

NBA Series Preview & Prediction: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Chris Paul has long been one of the NBA’s best players. But Saturday night, he ascended into the echelon of timeless legends. His inspired, hobbled performance in the Los Angeles Clippers’ Game 7 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, 111-109, goes straight into a pantheon including iconic showings from Isiah Thomas and Michael Jordan. If you didn’t see his game-winner, you missed one of the sport’s finest moments:

Dwight Howard is close to returning

One of the more missable stories of the NBA season has been Dwight Howard’s absence from the Houston Rockets’ lineup. The former three-time Defensive Player of the Year has suited up for just 32 contests this year, owing his most recent stint of missed games to a knee injury.

 

James Harden Scored 45 Points Against the Pacers (VIDEO)

Add another line item to James Harden’s MVP resume. The Houston Rockets star scored 45 points against the Indiana Pacers last night, and did it with extreme efficiency. The Beard was 12-for-18 from the field, and 14-for-15 from the charity strike. Watch him run up his box-score digits:

 

 

Dwight Howard Isn’t Coming Back Anytime Soon

“Strained right knee” is a mysterious term even for medical experts, and certainly so for the average, Houston Rockets-loving person. But that’s about all Dwight Howard’s franchise has revealed about his extended absence, which has now reached nine games.

The Houston Rockets Are Proving Everyone Wrong

It was not a nice summer for the Houston Rockets, and their celebrity general manager Daryl Morey. After Chris Bosh spurned ongoing talks with Houston to return to the Miami Heat on a deal worth around $118 million, the basketball world was ready to the put the Rockets under a headstone. This snippet of Morey whiffing on a ping pong serve seemed telling:

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