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The Rockets' bench needs to improve

In today's Rocket Fuel: If the Rockets are average defensively, will James Harden's absurd numbers put him over the edge for MVP? Plus, what must be done to improve the bench play?

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Well, after (essentially) two weeks of play, the Rockets are a middle of the road team. With the team in Washington tonight to play the Wizards, let's hope they can find a groove and get a couple more wins. Before tip-off, make sure you're caught up on the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel!

If the Rockets are truly committed to defense, James Harden could win MVP |

They just have to be average on the less glamorous end, because this team gets buckets.

Rockets look for consistency from bench | Houston Chronicle

The Rockets' bench has been up and down from game to game. Look for D'Antoni to make some changes to get the unit running consistently.

James Harden claims no issues between himself and Dwight Howard | The Washington Post

If you're looking for a Westbrook-KD or Kobe-Dwight beef between these two, you're going to be disappointed.

An inside look at the NBA's bonus game | Yahoo Sports

There are 33 players that currently have bonuses in their contracts. Want to find out how those players can earn extra cash? Read on here.