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While the Houston Rockets pulled out two wins with James Harden sidelined, his all-around effort proved key during their latest victory.
The Rockets try to win four straight for the first time in almost three months Friday night when they visit the injury-plagued and slumping Portland Trail Blazers.
After beating the Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando with Harden sidelined due to a sore right foot, Houston's leading scorer returned Wednesday in a 112-102 win at Sacramento. Harden, averaging 25.9 points to rank fifth in the NBA, had 21, nine assists and seven rebounds.
Chandler Parsons also came up big with 29 points after sitting out against the Magic with an illness. Houston hasn't posted four consecutive victories since a season best-tying five-game run Dec. 31-Jan. 8.
"It was great to have James and Chandler back," said Omer Asik, who had 19 points and 10 rebounds. "We knew we had to come in here and play hard."
In seventh place in the Western Confe...
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Jeremy Lin released a pretty cool video documenting a day in the life of the Houston Rocket. The specific day was back in January when the Houston Rockets took on the L.A Lakers. It always interests me to check out how athletes prepare for game days, and this is a perfect example.
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When the Houston Rockets announced the hiring of Kevin McHale as their head coach at the beginning of last season, the consensus in Houston was that is was a bad hire. He did not have a very good track record as a head coach or talent evaluator. The hire seemed like a reach or a gap bridge for the future coach. The upside was that the Rockets would finally be REALLY bad and...
Jeremy Lin played at Harvard before eventually breaking out with the Knicks.credit: thewindyapple.com
Jeremy Lin took the NBA by storm last year when he emerged as the point guard of the New York Knicks, putting up some ridiculous numbers in short stretches while gaining huge international attention. He is now with the Houston Rockets, after signing a deal this offseason to become...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rick Adelman's path to 1,000 career coaching victories didn't begin when he was thrust into the interim head coaching job with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1989.
It started on a snowy night in Denver some 30 years ago, a few hours after the Blazers lost to the Nuggets. Adelman was an assistant under Jack Ramsay then, and the championship-winning head...
James Harden might be back in the lineup for the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night, but they may not even need him.
The Rockets look to maintain their grip on a playoff spot when they meet the Sacramento Kings to start a three-game road trip.
Harden, fifth in the NBA with 26.0 points per game, missed his second straight contest Monday with a sore right foot. The Rockets didn&...
James Harden had 33 points and the short-handed Houston Rockets edged closer to clinching a playoff spot with a 116-98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
Jeremy Lin added 22 points to help the Rockets to their fourth straight victory. Houston (43-33) remained in seventh place in the Western Conference - three games in front of the Los Angeles Lakers - for their...
The Denver Nuggets probably would have preferred having their home win streak snapped in their last game in exchange for a healthy Danilo Gallinari heading into the postseason.
The Nuggets will play their first contest since learning Gallinari will be out for the season when they look to match a franchise record with a 20th straight home victory and end the Houston Rockets'...
So in case you were living under a rock, Matt Flynn is winning. Again. From seventh-round pick to backing up arguably the best quarterback in the NFL, Flynn beat the odds early on in his career. He kept beating those odds. After starting just TWO games in his career (including a 480 yard, six touchdown explosion), Flynn was signed to three-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks...