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James Harden: Houston Rockets guard sets NBA scoring record

Houston Rockets guard James Harden becomes the first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points against all 29 opponents in a single season.
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Rockets' James Harden makes NBA history

Houston Rockets star James Harden became the first NBA player to score 30 or more points against all 29 opponents in a single season. Harden posted 31 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in the Rockets' 121-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. The reigning MVP's performance saw him make more NBA history as the Rockets extended their winning streak to three games.
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Harden, Capela lead Rockets to easy win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — James Harden had 31 points and 10 assists, Clint Capela added 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Houston Rockets won their third straight game with a 121-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. The Rockets have won 12 of 13 and have 10 wins in their last 13 road […]
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Paul scores 25 to lead Rockets over Wolves 117-102

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul scored 25 points, tied a career high with six 3-pointers and had 10 assists, and the Houston Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away and get a 117-102 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. The game was close throughout the first half and the Rockets were […]
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DeMarcus Cousins can continue to get better with four weeks to playoffs

The most unwelcome sight on an NBA floor this week may have been that of Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins doing more good work in 32 minutes than Rockets center Clint Capela did in 40. Much of the NBA was, like the Warriors, curious about the Cousins-Capela matchup. The Warriors are anxious to see if Boogie could keep up with perhaps the most athletically hyperactive center in the league?
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Harden’s 41 points lead Rockets over Suns 108-102

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 41 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Phoenix Suns to get a 108-102 win Friday night. The Rockets had trouble putting away the Suns, who have won just 16 games this season, and trailed for much of the night as they struggled from […]
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What Warriors' bench performance in big games means for NBA playoffs

Editor's note: Grant Liffmann is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders, which airs on NBC Sports Bay Area 90 minutes before each home game and 60 minutes after every game. Following the Warriors' big win over the Houston Rockets in which the bench played a major role, I wanted to look back at the three impressive wins Golden State has had in the last two weeks, and see how the bench performed. Let's begin on March 2nd, when the Warriors were scuffling on a east coast road trip.
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Draymond Green uses 'stupidity' when taking postgame shot at Rockets

Draymond Green uses 'stupidity' when taking postgame shot at Rockets originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The Warriors lost their first three matchups with the Rockets this season, but they finally notched a win Wednesday in Houston. After the game, Draymond Green was asked if he saw any of the "confident chatter" that came out of the Rockets' locker room over the prior couple of days. "If somebody send it to me," Draymond told reporters.
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Three Things to Know: Boogie's night too much for Rockets, Warriors win

Every day in the NBA there is a lot to unpack, so every weekday morning throughout the season we will give you the three things you need to know from the last 24 hours in the NBA. In building a team to challenge the Warriors, the Rockets didn't think big. Actually, they got even smaller this season, which made some sense because Golden State has been most feared when its “death lineup” with Draymond Green was the center was on the court.
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Curry hails Warriors teamwork in the absence of Durant

Stephen Curry praised his Golden State Warriors team-mates for standing up in the absence of Kevin Durant in their 106-104 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Warriors were without the 10-time NBA All-Star for the trip to the Toyota Center but the likes of Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins came to the fore in his absence. Curry was also on form as the Warriors ended the Rockets' nine-game winning streak, the 31-year-old contributing 24 points, five assists and four rebounds.
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Austin Rivers on Steph Curry, Klay Thompson: 'I bother them a lot'

Austin Rivers on Steph Curry, Klay Thompson: 'I bother them a lot' originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The Warriors and Rockets meet up for the final time during the regular season on Wednesday night, in what could be a potential Western Conference Finals preview. If that's how it ultimately works out, Houston guard Austin Rivers isn't the least bit daunted by the potential individual defensive matchups that may be forced upon him. "Honestly, when it comes to [defendi...
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Clippers are aware their ‘new guys’ are going through an adjustment process

LOS ANGELES — Wilson Chandler was glad to be back on the court this week, and the Clippers happy to have him. “It felt good to be out there, it’s an easy team to play for,” said the 31-year-old forward, who hadn’t played since Jan. 31, when he suffered a right quad strain that made him inactive for more than a month – through 13 games and a cross-country trade. Chandler came to the Clippers on Feb. 6 along with former Philadelphia 76ers teammates Landry Shamet, Mike Muscala and an unprotected fi...
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Kevin Durant won't play in Wednesday matchup vs. Rockets

The Golden State Warriors will be without Kevin Durant for Wednesday night's game against the Houston Rockets. Durant, who had to exit Sunday's loss to the Phoenix Suns, injured his right ankle midway throught in the fourth quarter. It'll put a damper on the big national TV game that many were anticipating late in the season.
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Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni jokingly roasts Warriors' loss to Suns

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni jokingly roasts Warriors' loss to Suns originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Mike D'Antoni's got jokes. Ahead of the Warriors' showdown with the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, the D'Antoni was asked what he thought about Golden State star Stephen Curry telling reporters his team has "an opportunity to send a statement." D'Antoni pointed out that Curry uttered those words in the wake of a 115-111 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunda...
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Everybody's got something to say - D'Antoni unconcerned by Curry comments

Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni had no interest in hyping up Wednesday's game against the Golden State Warriors, despite Stephen Curry targeting the matchup as "an opportunity to send a statement". The Rockets have won nine consecutive games in the NBA, while champions the Warriors have lost six of their last 10 - including a reverse at the hands of Houston. Those contrasting runs have built anticipation ahead of this week's big clash and Curry added extra weight to that when ...
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Rockets surging as scuffling Warriors come to town

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets are finally healthy and have won a season-high nine straight heading into their final regular-season meeting against the Golden State Warriors. Despite the surge, James Harden & Co. still trail first-place Golden State, which has lost six of 10 capped by a loss to the lowly Suns, by 3½ […]
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Houston extends streak to 9 games with win over Hornets

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 28 points and Eric Gordon added 22 as the Houston Rockets cruised to their season-high ninth straight win, 118-106 over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. A night after Gordon ended a streak of 43 straight games where Harden led the team in scoring, the Beard was Houston’s top […]
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Rockets beat Hornets 118-106, run win streak to 9 games

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 28 points and Eric Gordon added 22 as the Houston Rockets cruised to their season-high ninth straight win, 118-106 over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. A night after Gordon ended a streak of 43 straight games where Harden led the team in scoring, the Beard was Houston’s top […]
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Lakers sign NBA G League veteran Andre Ingram to 10-day contract

EL SEGUNDO – In a Chicago airport lobby, Coby Karl put the phone on speaker, and Andre Ingram leaned in to listen. The gray hairs that grace the oldest player on the South Bay Lakers sometimes make Ingram look even older than he actually is. But a flush of youth came to his face when SBL general manager Nick Mazzella told him the Lakers would sign him to a 10-day contract later that day. As his grin spread, teammates mobbed around him and cheered, in a video released by the team. Andre Ingram i...
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Mavericks to evaluate Luka Doncic after rookie felt 'pop' in knee in loss to Rockets

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic said he felt a “pop” in his right knee during their 94-93 loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday, something the organization will evaluate further on Monday. Doncic, per the Dallas Morning News, said he felt “discomfort” in his right knee while grabbing an uncontested rebound. The rookie didn't leave the game and played through the injury — which is likely a good sign for Doncic and the Mavericks.
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Gordon, Paul helps Rockets top Mavericks 94-93

DALLAS (AP) — Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Chris Paul blocked Jalen Brunson’s jumper in the final seconds, sending the Houston Rockets to a 94-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. James Harden shook off foul trouble to score 20 points for the Rockets, who earned their eighth straight win. Clint Capela added […]
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X-rays negative on Harden’s wrist; will play Sunday

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden will play on Sunday night when the Houston Rockets visit the Dallas Mavericks after X-rays on his injured right wrist were negative. Harden first injured it last Sunday in a win over Boston and aggravated it on Friday night in a fall in the first half of a victory over […]
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Harden’s 31 points help Rockets past 76ers 107-91

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 31 points and 10 rebounds and the Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 107-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. The Rockets had a big lead for most of the night after a 37-point first quarter and were up by […]
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Rockets beat 76ers 107-91 for seventh straight win

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 31 points and 10 rebounds and the Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 107-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. The Rockets had a big lead for most of the night after a 37-point first quarter and were up by […]
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Rocket man Harden makes his point as all-time offensive weapon

James Harden is dribbling his way to one of the most prolific offensive seasons in NBA history but it's probably fair to say that no one saw it coming. Not the league's helpless defenders who flail and foul him each night, not his Houston Rockets team mates, not even the coach who helped mold Harden as a player from his beard-less teenage years. Scott Pera, who coached Harden at a Los Angeles area high school and now leads the Rice University college basketball team, said he never imag...
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Has Houston Proved It Can Win the NBA Championship?

The Houston Rockets picked up an impressive road win Tuesday night, knocking off the Raptors to win their sixth straight game. Should the Rockets be favored to win the NBA championship?
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NBA roundup: Harden, Rockets dump Raptors

James Harden scored 35 points -- 19 in about the final seven minutes of the fourth quarter -- as the visiting Houston Rockets lost a 22-point lead before coming back to defeat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 to extend their winning streak to six games. Gerald Green added 18 points for the Rockets, who won both meetings between the teams this season. Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers added 13 points each for the Rockets, while Clint Capela had nine points and 15 rebounds and Chris Paul had five points, 10...
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Jaylen Brown on the Boston Celtics: It's toxic

Jaylen Brown has described the situation at the struggling Boston Celtics as "toxic" as they prepare for a gruelling road trip. Sunday's loss to the Houston Rockets means the Celtics - viewed by many prior to the season as contenders for the NBA title - have won just three of their last 10 outings. The Celtics have lacked cohesion on the court, raising questions over the chemistry among the group of players, and Brown is at a loss to explain the team's issues, only admitting that losin...
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Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors 107-95

TORONTO (AP) — James Harden scored 35 points, Gerald Green had 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 on Tuesday night. Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers each scored 13 points as the Rockets won their sixth straight, matching a season high. Kawhi Leonard scored 26 […]
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Raptors and Rockets to play 2 pre-season games in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets will play two pre-season games in October at the Saitama Super Arena, the basketball venue for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. In a statement Tuesday, the NBA said it has staged 12 regular-season games in Japan, beginning in 1990 when the Utah Jazz played the Phoenix […]
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