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A win to begin this home-and-home set let the Houston Rockets finally halt the Dallas Mavericks' domination of the series. A victory to close it would further turn the tide and leave these rivals that much closer to having their playoff trends reversed.
Houston can further put the Mavericks' postseason streak in jeopardy and continue its climb up the standings by avoiding a sixth straight loss in Dallas on Wednesday night.
The Rockets (33-28) had lost nine in a row to their Southwest Division rival before rolling to a 136-103 win Sunday. No victory during the Mavericks' streak, including two this season, was decided by more than 10 points.
"We had lost nine straight to them and so it feels good," said Jeremy Lin, who had 21 points and nine assists. "It feels like we got a monkey off our back. We're going to have another tough one at Dallas coming up."
Houston has lost five consecutive trips to Dallas since an overtime win Dec. 18, 2009, a game...
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This was over, the moment Daryl Morey stepped into this match with a dri-fit shirt on. Fact, there is nobody in this world that would wear a dri-fit shirt at an event they are terrible at. Except for P.E. teachers, but those guys can basically wear whatever they want. I don’t think I have ever seen my P.E. teacher in anything that doesn’t make him look like he lives at the school...
The Dallas Mavericks thought it would be fun to take some footage from the A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty" and inserted Dirk Nowitzki's face all over it. The result was this video, entitled "Dirk Dynasty", which is good for a few laughs.
Video via DallasMavericks.
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Jeremy Lin may be the star on the basketball court in Houston, but in the table tennis arena he is not the big cheese. That title apparently belongs to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey:
Hey, it's for charity (the Jeremy Lin Foundation)...he is the boss...I don't know. I think if they go two out of three Jeremy Lin schools him.
First off to all of you Mavericks fans, this will not happen and this is only a what if scenario, as Marc Cuban would never betray Dirk Nowitzki and you can be sure that he will retire a Maverick. But what if he was amnestied? He mentioned the same what if scenario for the Lakers involving their star, Kobe Bryant, so it is only fair to turn the idea on him and ask him the same question...
Aaron Brooks is back with the Houston Rockets and he's back with an all-new cast.
The 6-foot Brooks signed with Houston on Tuesday, returning to the team that drafted him with the 26th overall pick in 2007. The Rockets traded Brooks in February 2011 and have since changed coaches and completely rebuilt the roster.
When Brooks walked into his first practice, he didn't see...
On a recent episode of ESPN's First Take, Bun B of Southern rap duo UGK talked Houston Rockets with host Stephen Smith.In this, Bun B discusses a variety of Houston-oriented topics ranging from the Rockets' playoff chances to Jeremy Lin and the MVP potential of James Harden.
A federal judge has denied a request by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to throw out a civil lawsuit accusing him of insider trading.
US District Judge Sidney Fitzwater issued an order Tuesday rejecting Cuban's request for summary judgment against the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The SEC accused Cuban in 2008 of selling shares in Internet search company Mamma.com after...
DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, O.J. Mayo had two big fourth-quarter baskets and a career-high 12 assists, and the Dallas Mavericks bounced back from a blowout loss in Houston with a 112-108 victory over the Rockets on Wednesday night.
Mayo scored five straight points to put Dallas ahead 107-104, and the Mavericks won despite 28 points from James Harden, who scored...
The SABR Analytics Conference has stolen some of its luster, but the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference remains an important event for the sabermetrics community. The seventh annual took place this past weekend, in Boston, and featured a plethora of thought-leaders. The Baseball Analytics panel included Ben Jedlovic, Jonah Keri, Voros McCracken, Joe Posnanski and Farhan Zaidi...
Chandler Parsons scored a career-high 32 points on 12-for-13 shooting and the Houston Rockets snapped a nine-game losing streak to Dallas with an easy 136-103 win over the Mavericks on Sunday night.
Jeremy Lin and James Harden added 21 points apiece and Lin had nine assists for the Rockets.
O.J. Mayo scored 18 points and Shawn Marion had 14 to lead the Mavericks, who dropped six...