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Rockets win to claim home-court vs. Blazers

Rockets win to claim home-court vs. Blazers

ESPN.com Updated Apr 14 (2 days ago)
Chandler Parsons scored 21 points and Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones added 20 apiece to lift the Houston Rockets to a 104-98 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.
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  • 5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffs

    5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Apr 14 (2 days ago)
    We’re still recovering from a fever dream we had after peeking at a hypothetical Conference-free playoff structure for the playoffs this year. But even with the Conference separation in place, there are plenty of questions as we come up on the final thr…
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  • Harden leads Rockets' rally against Pelicans

    Harden leads Rockets' rally against Pelicans

    ESPN.com Apr 12 (4 days ago)
    James Harden had 33 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 111-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night to maintain their spot in the Western Conference standings with the postseason just days away.
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  • Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Saturday

    Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Saturday

    nba.com Apr 12 (4 days ago)
    ? Two of the three teams battling it out for the Western Conference's final two playoff spots square off tonight, as the Suns make their only trip to Dallas to play the Mavericks. The Mavs (48-32), currently in the seventh spot, can punch their ticket t…
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  • Corey Brewer Drops 51 On The Rockets Including A Half-Court Hea…

    Corey Brewer Drops 51 On The Rockets Including A Half-Court Heave

    dimemag.com CNNSI.com Apr 12 (4 days ago)
    Timberwolves wing Corey Brewer isn’t exactly a dominant scorer. He’s averaging 12.2 points in 32.2 minutes a night this season (he was at 11.7 PPG before his outburst) and he’s never averaged more than 13 PPG in his career. That’s what made his 51-point…
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  • Wolves' Love sidelined with hyperextended elbow

    Wolves' Love sidelined with hyperextended elbow

    nba.com ESPN.com Apr 11 (5 days ago)
    Minnesota forward Kevin Love missed the Timberwolves' game against Houston on Friday night because of a hyperextended right elbow.
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  • Ten Before Tip: Howard still out for the Rockets

    Ten Before Tip: Howard still out for the Rockets

    nba.com Apr 9
    ? The Rockets will be without center Dwight Howard (left ankle strain) and guard Patrick Beverley (right knee sprain) again tonight. This is the seventh straight game Beverley and Howard have missed. Houston lost its first three without the pair but has…
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  • Steve Nash Moves To Third All-Time For Career Assists

    Steve Nash Moves To Third All-Time For Career Assists

    Entering Tuesday night’s game against the visiting Rockets, Steve Nash needed just five more assists to pass Mark Jackson for third place for career NBA assists. In what has been possibly Nash’s most difficult season as a pro, the two-time MVP made sure…
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  • Rockets' Harden, Jones score 33 each in win

    Rockets' Harden, Jones score 33 each in win

    ESPN.com Apr 9
    Terrence Jones and James Harden scored 33 points apiece, and the Houston Rockets kept up their playoff push with their third straight victory, 145-130 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
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  • Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday

    Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday

    nba.com Apr 8
    ? The Rockets will be without Dwight Howard for a sixth straight game and ninth in the last 11 when Houston pays a visit to the injury-riddled Lakers at Staples Center tonight. Howard first missed time March 17 against the Jazz, a day after a one-point …
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  • Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Sunday

    Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Sunday

    nba.com Apr 6
    ? New Orleans had won five in a row before losing four straight going into tonight's game. The Pelicans are going without their 2-3-4 scorers in Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday, plus reserve center Jason Smith, all missing due to injury. &qu…
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  • The 5 Most Impressive Winning Streaks In NBA History

    The 5 Most Impressive Winning Streaks In NBA History

    dimemag.com Apr 5
    With the San Antonio Spurs’ 19-game winning streak finally coming to a halt on Thursday night at Oklahoma City, we felt it was the perfect time to take a look at–and rank–the NBA’s most impressive winning streaks of all time. To be clear: when determini…
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  • OKC's Durant ties MJ, but Rockets prevail

    OKC's Durant ties MJ, but Rockets prevail

    ESPN.com Apr 5
    James Harden scored 39 points, and the Houston Rockets ended a three-game skid and clinched their second straight playoff berth with a 111-107 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.
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  • Kevin Durant scores 28 points, matches Michael Jordan's streak …

    Kevin Durant scores 28 points, matches Michael Jordan's streak of 40 straight with 25

    yahoo.com Apr 5
    For much of Friday night's game against the Houston Rockets, it looked like Kevin Durant's streak of games with at least 25 points would come to a close at 39 straight, one shy of Michael Jordan for the best such stretch in the past 50 years. While Dura…
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  • Lawsuit: Rockets Players Called Gay Caterer A "Faggot"

    Lawsuit: Rockets Players Called Gay Caterer A "Faggot"

    deadspin.com Apr 3
    A man named Rasean Tate has filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Federal Court alleging that he was called homophobic slurs by several members of the Houston Rockets while he helped cater the Rockets' locker room during a game agains the Brooklyn Nets on Februar…
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  • Rockets assistant Sampson takes Houston job

    Rockets assistant Sampson takes Houston job

    nba.com Apr 2
    Kelvin Sampson, who committed numerous NCAA violations in past coaching jobs, is Houston's new basketball coach.
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  • Lawsuit alleges Rockets players used gay slurs to taunt Barclay…

    Lawsuit alleges Rockets players used gay slurs to taunt Barclays Center worker before 2013 game

    yahoo.com Apr 2
    A gay Brooklyn food service worker alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Houston Rockets players used homophobic slurs to taunt him before a February 2013 game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center, and that the catering company for which he wo…
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  • Howard (ankle) has no return date in mind

    Howard (ankle) has no return date in mind

    ESPN.com Apr 2
    Dwight Howard has received a second shot in his sore left ankle, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale said following Tuesday's 105-96 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
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  • Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday

    Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday

    nba.com Apr 1
    > The Rockets, winners of 10 of 14, will try and prevent the Nets from winning a franchise record fourteenth straight home game. They will do so without Dwight Howard, the subject of trade rumors involving the Nets in 2011. Howard has missed three of…
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  • Daily Dime: With playoffs near, Rockets hobbled

    Daily Dime: With playoffs near, Rockets hobbled

    ESPN.com Apr 1
    With Dwight Howard out, the Rockets' home-court hopes in balance
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  • Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Time

    Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Time

    dimemag.com Apr 1
    The All-Star break is just that, it’s a break, a reprieve, after which NBA players are supposed to head back to work rested, refocused, and poised to pounce on the most important stretch of the season. Many players flourish after the All-Star break, com…
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  • Report: Patrick Beverley Will Likely Play Again This Year For H…

    Report: Patrick Beverley Will Likely Play Again This Year For Houston

    Finally some good news for Rockets fans, who heard late last week Dwight Howard might miss 10 games after having a cyst removed from his ankle. Following a torn meniscus against the Sixers last week, many observers felt Patrick Beverley‘s season was don…
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  • Clippers say Griffin '50-50' to play Monday

    Clippers say Griffin '50-50' to play Monday

    ESPN.com Mar 31
    Clippers forward Blake Griffin went through shootaround with the team Monday morning after missing most of Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets, and coach Doc Rivers said Griffin is "50-50" to play in Monday night's game.
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  • Video - The Rockets And Warriors Are Bill And Jalen's Sleeper Title Conte... 05:59

    The Rockets And Warriors Are Bill And Jalen's Sleeper Title Conte...

    Apr 15
    In a clip that will excite Warriors and Rockets fans, Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose answer the question, "Outside the top five, do you have a title sleeper or a title napper?"
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    Rockets Take Down Spurs

    Apr 14
    Dwight Howard had 20 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Rockets past the Spurs 104-98.
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    Are The Spurs The Favorites In The West?

    Apr 14
    Tim Legler and Tom Penn discuss if the Spurs are still the team to beat in the Western Conference.
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    Apr 13
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