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HOUSTON (AP) -- Toney Douglas had a season-high 22 points and Greg Smith added a career-best 21 to help the Houston Rockets overcome a tough outing by James Harden and rally for a 107-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
The Lakers had a 13-point lead with less than 10 minutes to go. But Houston used two big runs, including a 9-2 spurt capped by a 3-pointer from Douglas to take its first lead of the game -- 100-99 -- with about 2 12 minutes left.
Dwight Howard made three free throws after that, but a bucket by Smith and four free throws by Houston put the Rockets back on top 106-102. Kobe Bryant hit a 3-pointer with 13.3 seconds left to cut the lead to one.
Bryant fouled Douglas and he made one of two free throws with 8.8 seconds left. The Lakers had a last chance, but Bryant missed a 3-point attempt before Metta World Peace missed a layup to give Houston the win.
Harden finished with 15 points, but entered the fourth quarter with just eight points after shootin...
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The Houston Rockets announced Monday they recalled forward Terrence Jones from their NBA D-League affiliate Rio Grande Valley. Jones averaged 22.5 points and 17.5 rebounds in his two Rio Grande Valley starts.
Toney Douglas had a season-high 22 points and Greg Smith added a career-best 21 to help the Houston Rockets overcome a tough outing by James Harden and rally for a 107-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
The Lakers had a 13-point lead with less than 10 minutes to go. But Houston used two big runs, including a 9-2 spurt capped by a 3-pointer from Douglas to take...
Earlier in the week, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant called out teammate Pau Gasol and said that he needs to “put on his big boy pants.” Needless to say, the entire Lakers team has not played well, and it isn’t just Gasol that has had a hard time adjusting to all the new pieces and [...]
HOUSTON -- In complete control for the majority of Tuesday's game, the Los Angeles Lakers collapsed down the stretch and watched the Houston Rockets swipe an improbable 107-105 victory at Toyota Center on Tuesday night. It was not the way the Lakers hoped to open a three-game road trip. The Rockets (9-8) trailed by as many as 17 points and didn't take their first lead...
HOUSTON Kobe Bryant spoke calmly and quietly, and he leaned casually against a wall in the locker room. He did not look like a guy who had just kicked somebody's ass, or planned to.
This, of course, was Bryant's threat, just a couple of days ago. He said he would "kick everybody's ass" in the Lakers locker room if things didn't change. He said Gasol needed...
HOUSTON -- In complete control for the majority of their opener of a three-game road trip, the Lakers collapsed down the stretch and watched the Houston Rockets swipe an improbable 107-105 victory at Toyota Center on Tuesday night. The Rockets (9-8) trailed by as many as 17 and didn't take their first lead until Toney Douglas drilled a corner 3-pointer with 2:30 remaining....
If you happen to be looking for the poster dunk of the NBA weekend, you need to check out this clip from Sunday's Houston Rockets/Utah Jazz game.In the second quarter, James Harden came up with a steal and took down the ball down the court for the flush attempt.I'm going to guess that Jazz forward Gordon Hayward should probably get out of the way but he doesn't:
Houston Rockets radio announcer Craig Ackerman unleashed this candidate for call of the year as the Rockets defeated the Lakers 107-105 in Houston Tuesday night. Los Angeles blew a 13 point 4th Quarter lead and Kobe Bryant missed a 3 to win in the dying seconds. Ackerman jubilantly exclaimed:
"The game is over! The game is over! The Lakers have just pooped their...
Quote of the night goes to Houston Rockets radio voice Craig Ackerman with the epic call at the end of the Rockets’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers. After losing to the Magic, Kobe Bryant said the struggling Pau Gasol needed to “put on his big boy pants”. After giving up a 17 point lead, the Houston Rockets defeated the Lakers and Ackerman proclaimed, “The Lakers...
The radio voice of the Houston Rockets, Craig Ackerman, added insult to injury with his call after the final buzzer of last nights game. The last few seconds were a frenzy and the Lakers came up short 107-105, but the real story here is Ackerman. Kicking the Lakers while they are down, he drops one of the best lines we’ve ever heard from an NBA radio guy.
Only days after Kobe...
This is as good as it gets, and mostly because it is true. On Tuesday night the Rockets came back to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-105 after the Lakeshow blew a 13 -point lead in the fourth quarter. As the game was ending, Houston Rockets radio announcer Craig Ackerman went directly in on the Lakers referencing Kobe Bryant’s words for Pau Gasol earlier this week.
Tweet Sunday after the Lakers suffered a discouraging loss to the Orlando Magic Kobe Bryant called out Pau Gasol to the media, saying Pau needed to “put his big boy pants on and adjust.” Well that Bryant sound bite gave Houston Rockets announcer Craig Ackerman the material needed to make this comical call after the [...]