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In today's Rocket Fuel: Dwight Howard only cares about winning, while James Harden can be a good defender when he actually cares at all.

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The Rockets are back on the court tonight against the Toronto Raptors. Every game from this point on is a must win as a result of the Rockets being virtually tied for the eighth seed. Before tip-off, catch up on the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel!

Houston Rockets still recovering from early-season struggles | Toronto Star

It’s difficult for an NBA team to dig out from a bad start, as the margin for error gets slimmer and slimmer as the regular season progresses.

Dwight Howard just wants a win, not more shots | Houston Chronicle

The Rockets players and coaches can't decide how to involve Dwight Howard properly.

James Harden shows he's a real NBA defender when he decides to care | FOX Sports

The most frustrating aspects of Harden's game/effort are these glimpses of solid (to good) defense.

Former Rockets player Dikembe Mutombo was in Brussels at time | Click2Houston

Former Houston Rockets player Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport when suicide bombers attacked early Tuesday.

NBA threatens lost Charlotte All-Star Game over NC anti-trans law | Ball Don't Lie

The league reacted strongly to a discriminatory law passed Wednesday in North Carolina. Looks like there may be a new host for the 2017 All-Star Game.