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CHICAGO -- Houston center Omer Asik played arguably his best NBA game Tuesday while facing his former team, leading the Rockets to a 120-97 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Asik finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds, one short of his career-high in both categories. The native of Turkey spent his first two seasons with the Bulls. Last summer he signed an offer sheet with Houston that Chicago didn't match. All five of Houston starters scored in double figures, led by James Harden, who had 26 points. Chandler Parsons added 23 points, Jeremy Lin produced 20 points and 11 assists, and Marcus Morris scored 10 points. Tuesday's game continued an impressive run for the Rockets, who earned their fourth consecutive win. They handed the Memphis Grizzlies their worst loss of the season Saturday in Houston. Guard Nate Robinson led Chicago with a season-high 27 points, while Marco Belinelli scored 15 and Luol Deng had 14. The Bulls managed to get the holida...
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Stat Line of the Night: Omer Asik, Houston Rockets There were plenty of great performances on Christmas day/night, but none stood out quite like Omer Asik’s. The Houston Rocket center scolded the Bulls with 20 points, 18 rebounds (5 offensive), 3 block shots, and shot 9-13 from the field. That is an impressive stat line, [...]
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Houston Rockets know they won't always be able to outscore and outrun the opposition the way they have throughout much of December. On Wednesday night, the Rockets had to execute their half-court offense, scratch for every basket and make key plays with the game on the line. James Harden made sure that happened in Houston's 87-84 victory over the Minnesota...
Dang. I was looking forward to this one.
But the weather gods have not been kind to Indiana, as the Pacers' Boxing Day game against the Chicago Bulls has been canceled due to a monstrous snowstorm.
A tough break for the Pacers because they are rested and have been playing relatively well, while the Bulls are coming off two straight blowout losses and were on the second...
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Luis Scola was fairly productive for the Houston Rockets for five seasons before they waived him over the summer. He averaged 14.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, but one Houston fan was not happy with the big man — and it had nothing to do with his game.
As you can see from the image above that Rockets GM Daryl Morey posted on Twitter, a fan recently wrote...
When putting together a basketball team, unless you’re fortunate enough to have a star like LeBron James or Kevin Durant, the most traditional approach to take is to build the team around the two rarest and most valuable pieces a team can have: a great point guard and a great big man. And when you look around the NBA, there’s just not many “greats” at either of those positions...
The Houston Rockets committed 19 fouls and 16 turnovers tonight, a combination that leads most teams towards a loss. Instead James Harden decided to take the fourth quarter in the palm of his hands, and never looked back.
Harden scored 17 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, proving his capability to take the youngest [...]
When he was a member of the Chicago Bulls, Scottie Pippen wasn't a scrooge with the basketball but recently as a part of the Make-A-Wish by a little girl, he got to share the stage with Scrooge. Pippen joined with the Illinois chapter of Make-A-Wish to perform in "A Christmas Carol" at Goodman Theatre in Chicago.Pippen was joined on stage by a 7-year-old girl by the...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Houston Rockets proved this month that they can win games with loads of points and an up-and-down pace. On Wednesday night, Houston proved it can win a half-court game as well. James Harden made sure of that. Harden scored 17 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Rockets rallied for an 87-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target...
After tearing apart the NBA's No. 1 scoring defense, the Houston Rockets are looking for a repeat performance against another such squad.
The Rockets will try to duplicate their fast-paced formula on Christmas Day when they visit the Chicago Bulls, who hope to get back on track following their second-worst loss of the season.
While the Bulls are 7-0 all-time at home on Christmas...
The Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers have finished at the top of the Central Division in each of the past two seasons, largely due to their defensive prowess.
Defense continues to be both teams' calling card this year, though one is currently trying to rebound from back-to-back disappointments.
Chicago will travel to Indianapolis looking to avoid equaling a season-high three...