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HOUSTON -- Perhaps this was a special, limited engagement of Linsanity. Rockets guard Jeremy Lin matched his career high of 38 points, but Houston could not overcome the San Antonio Spurs' bevy of sharpshooters, falling 134-126 in overtime Monday night at Toyota Center. Guard Gary Neal paced San Antonio (18-4) with a career-high 29 points, and Tony Parker notched his first triple-double with 27 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds. Manu Ginobili added 22 points off the bench. Ginobili followed a Neal 3-pointer with a three-point play with 2:03 left in overtime to give the Spurs a 130-122 lead and subdue the feisty Rockets (9-11). "In overtime, we had a pretty experienced team out on the floor, and they did a good job," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "But I thought Houston was sharper than we were most of the night." Neal and Rockets forward Chandler Parsons traded 3-pointers during one riveting stretch in the fourth period, with Parsons' third c...
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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...
Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin recently tweeted his recently decorated Christmas tree. Lin is about 6 feet, 3 inches and definitely towers over his tree by just a little. A safe assumption is that his decorated tree is a 6-footer. On another note, Jeremy Lin did include a little caption with his picture that said,
Decorated my first ever christmas tree…like a boss!!...
Kevin McHale returned to coach the Rockets on Saturday for the first time since the tragic death of his 23-year-old daughter. The Mavericks each took the time to welcome him.
This weekend saw the return to basketball of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale.
The former NBA All-Star has been away from the game since the tragic November 24 death of his daughter. Sasha McHale died of Lupus-related complications and was only 23-years old.
Before the Rockets took on the Dallas Mavericks, McHale spoke of the ordeal:
“I feels good to be back. I’ve...
With James Harden sidelined on Monday, Jeremy Lin scored 38 points in the Rockets' loss to the Spurs.
HOUSTON -- Perhaps this was a special, limited engagement of Linsanity. Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin matched his career high of 38 points, but Houston could not overcome the San Antonio Spurs' bevy of sharpshooters, falling 134-126 in overtime Monday night at Toyota Center. Guard Gary Neal paced San Antonio (18-4) with 29 points, and Tony Parker added a triple-double of...
The San Antonio Spurs survived a shootout of the highest order Monday night, beating the Houston Rockets 134-126 in overtime. With James Harden out with a sprained ankle, the key match up of the game was shaping up to be Tony Parker and Jeremy Lin. They did not disappoint. Parker finished with 27 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds, his first career triple double. Lin had...
Omer Asik of the Houston Rockets has received a warning for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule during the Rockets vs. Spurs game on Dec. 10.
Asik’s flop occurred in the third quarter of a 134-126 loss to the Spurs. Asik and Tim Duncan were battling for rebound position and when Duncan made body contact, the Rockets center flailed backwards as if he had been struck in the...
Houston Rockets guard James Harden missed Monday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs with a sprained right ankle.
Harden was injured in the first half Saturday night against Dallas, but remained in the game and finished with 39 points.
The Rockets had hoped he would be able to play against the Spurs, and coach Kevin McHale still wasn't sure if he'd be available...
The Houston Rockets are still trying to figure out how to blend the talents of James Harden and Jeremy Lin.
Getting their starting guards back on the court together would help.
Harden and Lin are both questionable with ankle injuries Wednesday night when the Rockets try to avoid a season-high fourth straight defeat with the league-worst Washington Wizards in town.
As the focal point of the Rockets' offense this season, James Harden is shooting 25 percent on roughly four shots per game.
Maybe we make too much of simple gestures of class in sports. Perhaps it’s because they are unfortunately not as frequent as one might expect or hope them to be. Regardless, an action need not be grand or flashy to be powerful. The Dallas Mavericks showed the class of their team and organization this weekend with only a series of handshakes.
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The 2011-2012 NBA campaign was chock full of sub-plots; beginning with the Lockout that shortened the regular season to just 66 games, starting on Christmas day. Among other events, we witnessed an ill-fated trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, vetoed by the NBA front office, ending up with the Los Angeles Clippers instead. LeBron James would win the NBA...
Well about one quarter into the new season and a few observations can be made. For one thing, it looks like those big deals bringing Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the Lakers have been a little less than successful. There were two good reasons to be a little doubtful of the initial rush to claim new Laker superpower status. One, there's the matter of age. The Lakers are getting...