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The Golden State Warriors own a one-half game lead over the Houston Rockets for sixth place in the Western Conference.
That advantage would be larger if they could figure out a way to beat the Rockets.
The Warriors try to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat and avoid being swept in the four-game season series Sunday night in Houston.
Golden State (37-30) has historically had trouble against the Rockets (36-30), and even though it's a better team this year - in position to make the playoffs for just the second time since 1994 - those problems have lingered.
With a 94-88 home defeat to Houston last Friday, the Warriors lost for the 17th time in the last 19 matchups. They held the Rockets to 36.5 percent shooting after allowing point totals of 140 and 116 in the first two meetings, but had their own offensive problems, shooting 37.9 percent.
Golden State had similar offensive woes against Chicago on Friday. It missed its first 11 shots from 3-point range and fell behind by...
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Jeremy Lin and his Linsanity phenomenon came and went with a fever pitch in 2012.
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Jeremy himself recently caught a showing at the musically inclined SXSW festival.
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Despite having a team destined for the playoffs, a stable of young players and after numerous signings last year, do not expect the Houston Rockets to be quiet during free agency this summer. Despite giving a max contract to James Harden and large contracts to Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin, the Rockets still have a lot of cap room this summer, in fact they enough for another max contract...
Look, we all know Andris Biedrins never has nor never will set the world ablaze with his foul shooting. But something about his latest attempt at shooting free throws not totally embarrassing himself at the free throw line just strikes us as amazing. For a split second it looks as if this one is going to miss everything. Luckily it didn’t and still got a piece of the net. Chalk...
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, Golden State Warriors center Andris Biedrins isn't a great free-throw shooter.Back on Friday against Chicago, Andris provided us with another memorable miss as the below second free-throw attempt got nothing but net:(Courtesy of @CJZero and Minus Twenty-Two)
Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Klay Thompson had 26 with six 3-pointers, and Golden State stayed ahead of Houston in the Western Conference standings with a 108-78 win over the Rockets on Sunday night.
James Harden and Jeremy Lin scored 21 points apiece for the Rockets, who now trail Golden State by 1 1/2 games for the No. 6 seed in the West.
Golden State snapped a five-game losing...
Rockets' James Harden has been tearing it up since being traded from the Thunder and currently averaging 26 points, 5.9 assists, and 4.7 rebounds in 38.4 minutes of play.
So it comes to no surprise that Rockets fans will be treated to a bobblehead of Harden in April and in true fashion, the bobblehead will be sporting an epic beard.
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Even Houston coach Kevin McHale is caught up in the Miami Heat's winning streak, and he wouldn't mind seeing it continue against his former team.
Miami plays in Boston on Monday night, seeking its 23rd consecutive victory. The Heat beat Toronto 108-91 on Sunday to tie the 2007-08 Rockets for the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. Those Rockets were coached by...
Celtics (53-17) vs. Rockets (35-37)
March 12, 1980
Whenever the Celtics were in need of a win, they needed to look no further than the Houston Rockets.
For the sixth consecutive time in the 1979-80 season, the C’s dispatched the Rockets, this time by a final score of 121-105. Larry Bird had a sensational night, finishing two assists short of a triple-double with...