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Mavs welcome McHale back

Kevin McHale returned to coach the Rockets on Saturday for the first time since the tragic death of his 23-year-old daughter. The Mavericks each took the time to welcome him.

McHale makes emotional return to court

HOUSTON Kevin McHale does not know why he is here. Why today instead of yesterday, or instead of tomorrow? He cant answer that. Maybe he doesnt want to think about it. "I have no idea," he said. "Are you kidding me? I have no idea." Almost a month ago, McHale left Houston to be with his daughter, Alexandra, who had become sick. Her family called her Sasha....

Kevin McHale returns to basketball after daughter's death

This weekend saw the return to basketball of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale.  The former NBA All-Star has been away from the game since the tragic November 24 death of his daughter. Sasha McHale died of Lupus-related complications and was only 23-years old. Before the Rockets took on the Dallas Mavericks, McHale spoke of the ordeal: “I feels good to be back. I’ve...

McHale back with Rockets after daughter's death

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston coach Kevin McHale has rejoined the Rockets after almost a month away from the team, and two weeks after the death of his daughter. McHale took a leave of absence on Nov. 10 to be with his family as his daughter's health worsened. Alexandra "Sasha" McHale died Nov. 24 of complications from Lupus. She was 23. "It's been a while,"...

Rockets guard Harden out against Spurs

Houston Rockets guard James Harden missed Monday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs with a sprained right ankle. Harden was injured in the first half Saturday night against Dallas, but remained in the game and finished with 39 points. The Rockets had hoped he would be able to play against the Spurs, and coach Kevin McHale still wasn't sure if he'd be available...

McHale Rejoins Rockets, To Coach Saturday

Kevin McHale rejoined the Houston Rockets and will coach on Saturday night.

Harden's Iso Shooting Percentage Down To 25 Percent From 45

As the focal point of the Rockets' offense this season, James Harden is shooting 25 percent on roughly four shots per game.

Mavs line up to offer condolences to McHale on return

Maybe we make too much of simple gestures of class in sports. Perhaps it’s because they are unfortunately not as frequent as one might expect or hope them to be. Regardless, an action need not be grand or flashy to be powerful. The Dallas Mavericks showed the class of their team and organization this weekend with only a series of handshakes. I’m slightly late to the party on...

Spurs 134, Rockets 126 (OT)

HOUSTON -- Perhaps this was a special, limited engagement of Linsanity. Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin matched his career high of 38 points, but Houston could not overcome the San Antonio Spurs' bevy of sharpshooters, falling 134-126 in overtime Monday night at Toyota Center. Guard Gary Neal paced San Antonio (18-4) with 29 points, and Tony Parker added a triple-double of...

OJ Mayo Out-Duels James Harden, Leads Mavericks Past Rockets

OJ Mayo and James Harden maintain a friendly rivalry that dates back to high school.  On Saturday night, they had their most exciting duel to date.  As Mayo’s Mavericks edged Harden’s Rockets in a narrow 116-109 victory, the two sixth-men-turned-starters combined for 79 points — 52 of which came in the first 24 minutes, and 19 of which came in the last 12 minutes.  Unfortunately...

Tony Parker sees some of himself in Jeremy Lin

The San Antonio Spurs survived a shootout of the highest order Monday night, beating the Houston Rockets 134-126 in overtime.  With James Harden out with a sprained ankle, the key match up of the game was shaping up to be Tony Parker and Jeremy Lin.  They did not disappoint.  Parker finished with 27 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds, his first career triple double.  Lin had...

Mavericks 116, Rockets 109

O.J. Mayo scored 40 points, including 10 in the last three minutes, to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a 116-109 victory over the Rockets on Saturday night in coach Kevin McHale's return to the Houston bench. James Harden had 30 points at halftime, but the Mavericks slowed him down in the second half. He scored just nine points in the second half. McHale rejoined the team on Saturday...
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