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TV Best Bets of the Week: Baseball spring training begins

BASEBALL Saturday, Feb. 23Dodgers vs. White Sox, noon, SNLAGiants vs. Angels, noon, Fox Sports West Sunday, Feb. 24Angels vs. Dodgers, noon, SNLAReds vs. Angels, noon, Fox Sports West The sound of a fastball hitting a catcher’s mitt, the crack of a bat, the huzzah from fans, and the lyrical stylings of Rick Monday and Jose Mota means that baseball is back, in its toddler form of spring training. It’s premature to get excited for spring games since starters play six innings at most, and there wil...
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Wolves' victory over Rockets provides a one-game glimpse into their future

What happened Wednesday night at Target Center was a small sample size. It was also a lot of fun, and might have important implications.
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Enjoy James Harden and the Rockets while you can, because their style may not be sustainable in playoffs

Harden's usage rate is off the charts and it's brilliant to watch. But will it lead to postseason problems?
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Houston, we have a (postseason) problem

The same quality that makes the Rockets so entertaining right now — and will likely garner James Harden a second MVP — might be what hurts them in the playoffs.
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Nebraska loss could impact Richard Pitino's job security, which just isn't right

Welcome to the Thursday edition of The Cooler, where the margins are impossibly thin. Let's get to it: *At a season level, and usually even a game level, sports outcomes are seldom as simple as one play. There is a tendency to zero in on one game or one play, shine a light on it and say, "This! This was the reason we lost!" (or less frequently, why we won). Gary Anderson and Blair Walsh will attest to this. Twins fans will never forgive Phil Cuzzi. And Richard Pitino? We'll get to him in a minut...
Tags: Palmer, Nba, Ncaa, Nebraska, Rockets, NHL, Twins, Vikings, Joe, Gary Anderson, Luol Deng, Andrew Wiggins, Chris Paul, Gophers, Clippers, Blair Walsh


Harden runs streak to 31, tying Wilt for second

For the 31st consecutive game, Rockets star James Harden finished with at least 30 points, putting him in rare company alongside Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest streak in NBA history.
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U.S. Revives Secret Program to Sabotage Iranian Missiles and Rockets

The covert attacks on aerospace supply chains are meant to cripple Iran’s missile fleets. Iranian leaders maintain they are not deterred by any setbacks.
Tags: News, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Rockets, State Department, National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Mike, Pompeo, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Espionage and Intelligence Services, United States Defense and Military Forces, Security Council (UN


Harden runs 30-point streak to 30, Rockets beat Mavs 120-104

James Harden scored 31 points for his 30th straight 30-point game despite dealing with a shoulder injury to lead the Houston Rockets to a 120-104 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night            [Author: AP]
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Harden runs 30-point streak to 30, Rockets beat Mavs 120-104

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 31 points for his 30th straight 30-point game despite dealing with a shoulder injury, leading the Houston Rockets to a 120-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. Harden, who had eight rebounds and seven assists, seemed to be a bit slowed early by the strained left shoulder […]
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GAME RECAP: Rockets 120 , Mavericks 104

James Harden scores 31 as the Rockets get the win over the Mavericks, 120-104.
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Harden keeps streak alive, Leonard fires Raptors

James Harden produced a scintillating late burst of scoring to extend his remarkable 30-point scoring streak to 30 games on Monday as the Houston Rockets defeated the Dallas Mavericks 120-104. The reigning NBA MVP had been bidding to become only the second player in history after Wilt Chamberlain to score at least 30 points in 30 consecutive games as the Rockets hosted the Mavs. But Harden's run of 30-point games looked to be in serious jeopardy after a dogged performance by the Mavericks, ...
Tags: News, Dallas Mavericks, Rockets, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Mavericks, Wilt Chamberlain, Leonard, NBA MVP


Report: DHS Wants to Build Trump's Dumb Border Wall Right Through SpaceX's Texas Launch Facility

The 50-acre Boca Chica, Texas facility where Elon Musk’s SpaceX is testing the prototype version of its Starship rocket—recently in the news for tipping over in high wind—could be split in twain by Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, Bloomberg reported on Friday.Read more...
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George, Westbrook rally Thunder past Rockets, 117-112

Paul George scored 45 points, Russell Westbrook matched the NBA record with his ninth straight triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 117-112            [Author: AP]
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George, Westbrook lead Thunder rally against Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) — Paul George scored 45 points, Russell Westbrook matched the NBA record with his ninth straight triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 117-112 on Saturday night. Westbrook had 21 points, 11 assists and 12 rebounds to match the record streak set by Wilt Chamberlain […]
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George, Westbrook rally Thunder past Rockets, 117-112

HOUSTON (AP) — Paul George scored 45 points, Russell Westbrook matched the NBA record with his ninth straight triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 117-112 on Saturday night. Westbrook had 21 points, 11 assists and 12 rebounds to match the record streak set by Wilt Chamberlain […]
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NBA trade news: Rockets deal James Ennis to 76ers

This is the second move the Rockets have made before Thursday's deadline.
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Report: Rockets drop below luxury-tax line by trading Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin, second-rounder to Pacers

The Rockets did it! The Rockets started shedding salary this offseason, and they continued with multiple trades this week. The latest – dumping Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin – will get Houston out of the tax.
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Source: Stauskas, Baldwin traded to Pacers

Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin were traded for the third time this week on Thursday. The Rockets sent the pair to the Pacers, who will waive them both, a league source tells ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Harden makes 8 3s as Rockets thump Kings 127-101

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — James Harden made eight 3-pointers and scored 36 points, helping the Houston Rockets beat the Sacramento Kings 127-101 on Wednesday night. The Rockets won their third straight game, and they appeared to be on the verge of adding Iman Shumpert to their array of talented shooters. Gerald Green matched his season […]
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Reports: 76ers to get Ennis in deal with Rockets

Veteran forward James Ennis, who is averaging 7.4 points this season, is heading from the Rockets to the 76ers in exchange for draft considerations, according to reports.
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Sixers acquire James Ennis in trade with Rockets, according to source

Sixers acquire James Ennis in trade with Rockets, according to source originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com After trades with the Clippers and Raptors on Wednesday, Sixers general manager Elton Brand made his third deal before the deadline Thursday. Brand acquired James Ennis from the Rockets in exchange for the right to swap second-round picks in 2021, a team source confirmed. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium was first to report the trade.
Tags: News, Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Clippers, Elton Brand, James Ennis, Raptors on Wednesday Sixers


Kings overwhelmed by last-minute trades, unrelenting Rockets in loss

The Kings looked broken after their 127-101 blowout loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, and it had nothing to do with the final score. For point guard De'Aaron Fox, losing Jackson as a teammate was especially difficult. The two played high school basketball together, and Jackson served as a big brother of sorts to the Kings star.
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GAME RECAP: Rockets 127, Kings 101

James Harden scores 36 points and grabs six boards to lead the Rockets over the Kings.
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Report: Rockets trading first-rounder to dump salary in three-way deal with Cavaliers and Kings

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: The Houston Rockets are acquiring guard Iman Shumpert in a three-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings, league sources told ESPN. The Rockets will send guard Brandon Knight, forward Marquese Chriss and a 2019 lottery protected first-round pick to the Cavaliers, league sources said. The Cavaliers will send guard Alec Burks to the Kings, and guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to the Rockets, league sources said.
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Sources: Rockets get Shumpert in 3-team deal

The Rockets are acquiring guard Iman Shumpert, whom they expect to play a significant bench role in their playoff push, in a three-way deal with the Cavaliers and Kings, league sources told ESPN.
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Iman Shumpert headed to Rockets in 3-team deal involving Cavs, Kings

Iman Shumpert is headed to the Houston Rockets in a three-team deal involving the Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings, sources tell Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. The Kings will receive Alec Burks and a second-round pick from Cavaliers in the deal while the Cavaliers receive Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss from the Rockets. ESPN reports that the Cavaliers will send Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to the Rockets as part of the same trade.
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Sanford has 17 as Toledo overtakes Akron for 63-52 victory

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Jaelan Sanford scored six of his 17 points in the final three minutes to help Toledo pull away from Akron 63-52 on Tuesday night. Akron led most of the second half until Spencer Littleson drained a 3 to give the Rockets a 45-44 advantage with 6:42 left. Luke Knapke scored underneath, […]
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James Harden accepts Kobe Bryant's view on Rockets' title chances

James Harden accepts Kobe Bryant's claim that the Houston Rockets cannot win the title when they rely so heavily on the NBA MVP - but is confident that situation will change when they have a fully-fit roster. Superstar Harden extended his 30-point streak to 27 games by draining 44 in Monday's 118-110 beating of the Phoenix Suns. It was the 20th time this season that Harden has scored at least 40 points in a match and improved the Rockets' record to 31-22, the fifth best in the Wes...
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Kobe: Harden's play amid streak not title friendly

Kobe Bryant said he doesn't think the Rockets can win an NBA championship with reigning MVP James Harden continuing to play like he has.
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Nightly Notable: James Harden | Feb. 4

James Harden went off for 44 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists as the Rockets got the win.
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