Posted December 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Houston Rockets still can't get the job done on the road. It's been a far different story at home. Looking to rebound from another lopsided road defeat, Houston goes for a seventh consecutive home win Saturday night when the Dallas Mavericks try to end their trip with an eighth straight victory in this Southwest Division matchup. Trying to build off back-to-back home wins over Utah and the Los Angeles Lakers, the Rockets (9-9) were routed 114-92 at San Antonio on Friday. The only real encouraging sign for Houston was that James Harden broke out of a three-game shooting slump with 29 points on 10 of 16 from the field. The rest of the team made a combined 27 for 79 shots (34.2 percent). "The one thing that we've got to get better at and continue to work at is not allowing missed shots to affect other parts of your game," interim coach Kelvin Sampson told the Rockets' official website. "I thought our missed shots affected our effort on defense." With back-to-back 22-point roa...
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