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James Harden scored 31 points to lift the Houston Rockets to a 99-93 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
After suffering a sprained ankle last Saturday against Dallas and missing Monday night's loss to San Antonio, Harden returned to lead the Rockets to their first victory under coach Kevin McHale in more than a month.
The Wizards threatened late in the fourth quarter, but Chandler Parsons scored eight straight points for Houston in the final three minutes, including two 3-pointers, to secure the victory. Parsons finished with 18 points and eight rebounds.
It was Houston's first victory since McHale rejoined the team last Saturday after taking a leave of absence for almost a month following the death of his 23-year-old daughter. McHale took a leave of absence Nov. 10 to be with his family as his daughter's health worsened. Alexandra ''Sasha'' McHale died Nov. 24 of complications from Lupus.
Rookie Bradley Beal had 20 points to lead...
BEST OF MAXIM
As the focal point of the Rockets' offense this season, James Harden is shooting 25 percent on roughly four shots per game.
HOUSTON -- Rockets guard James Harden returned from a one-game injury hiatus and provided the Houston Rockets with a scoring punch that, considering the opponent, few anticipated would be so sorely needed. With the lowly Washington Wizards refusing to relent on the heels of their first road win, Tuesday night in New Orleans, the Rockets struggled before pulling out an unsightly...
James Harden missed Monday's game with an ankle injury, but he returned to practice yesterday. Unfortunately, Jeremy Lin suffered his own ankle injury at practice and will be evaluated today. Neither injury was serious, and if Lin has to miss time, it is not expected to be very much time.According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Harden is expected to return...
James Harden has already proven that he is capable of success outside of Oklahoma City. Before he was traded to the Houston Rockets, there were worries that Harden was just a product of a system, playing opposite two of the best players in the game and he would flounder if he had to carry a team.
The Rockets are not blowing away the competition by any means, but at just a game...
rockets 99 wizards 9312/12/2012 - Toyota Center, Houston, TXESPN BoxscoreNBA.com Game Highlights
Bradley Beal takes MVP honors for tonight’s game. Beal strung together a solid 20 point, six assist effort, leading the Wizards in both categories. When his outside jumper wasn’t falling early, Beal began attacking the basket getting out in transition and also...
10 a.m. ET: When the Celtics last took the floor against a Texas opponent, they played 10 minutes of free basketball. After a day off from practice to recover from that tough win over the Mavericks, the Celtics hope for a much shorter, much easier victory over the Rockets.
Houston is led by James Harden, who came over from Oklahoma City in a late preseason trade and has become unquestionably...
After trailing the entire 4th quarter, Paul Pierce gave the Celtics signs of life with a big 3 that cut the Houston lead to 88-83. On the next possession Rajon Rondo poked the ball away from James Harden and dove for the steal, but couldn't quit come up with it. Harden then buried a deep three to stretch the lead back to 8 with 4:41 to go. Boston would never get any closer...
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Referees: Tom Washington, David Jones and Haywoode Workman
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On road: 4-5
At home: 8-5
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Won 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.9 ppg)
Buckets: James Harden (25.00 ppg)
The Celtics are sitting at 11-9 on the season, putting them in fourth place in a very competitive Atlantic Division. It’s time to take a look at their upcoming opponents this week to see if they can build up some momentum.
With the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers all playing sound basketball, the Celtics can no longer afford to slack off during the regular...
Kevin Garnett and Kevin McHale shared a very touching moment after the Rockets defeated the Celtics 101-89 in Houston on Thursday night. McHale drafted Garnett in 1995 and the two have remained close, and it was an extremely powerful image as Garnett embraced his former coach and offered his condolences on the the passing of McHale’s daughter Sasha in November:
A little while ago, @OfficialCeltics shared this video on Twitter. I've always been a big Pistol Pete fan and enjoyed this video and I wanted to share it here. The Celtics give a moment of silence for Pistol Pete Maravich before a game vs the Knicks (coached by the evil Rick Pitino) in 1988. It's interesting to hear what Mike and Tommy have to say about Pete. Also...
Kevin Durant's shoes tonight.I watched the whole game, took notes and tweeted about it. But lamenting some poor interior defense and bad shooting just doesn’t feel right tonight. The lasting image I have from this game wasn’t Jeff Green’s fierce dunk or James Harden’s outrageously effective Eurostep. It was Kevin McHale, who recently lost his daughter, sobbing into Kevin...