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Harden’s 39 lead Rockets past Durant, Thunder

Houston Rockets guard James Harden scores as teammate Terrence Jones (6) and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison watch during an NBA basketball game in Houston on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockets clinched a Western Conference playoff spot with a 111-107 win. AP

The Houston Rockets are heading to the playoffs for the second straight year and believe wins like the one they picked up Friday night will help them when they get there.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nets clinch playoffs spot with win over Rockets

Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) shoots over Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and forward Chandler Parsons (25) during the first half of their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in New York. AP

The Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Houston Rockets for the first time in eight years as Joe Johnson scored 32 points in a 105-96 victory Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Sixers drop 26th straight, 120-98 to Rockets

From left to right, Philadelphia 76ers' Henry Sims, Hollis Thompson, Michael Carter-Williams and James Anderson watch the final minutes during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Houston. AP

The Philadelphia 76ers equaled the National Basketball Association record with their 26th straight loss Thursday, as James Harden’s triple-double led the Houston Rockets to a 120-98 victory.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Harden, Rockets beat Cavs without Howard

Cleveland Cavaliers' Jarrett Jack (1) tries to pass to Matthew Dellavedova (8), from Australia, but is intercepted by Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin (7) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Cleveland. Houston Rockets' Donatas Motiejunas (20), from Lithuania, watches. AP

James Harden scored 37 points, including 17 in the third quarter, and the Houston Rockets led from wire-to-wire in a 118-111 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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Mike Dunleavy scored all of his 21 points in the second half and Joakim Noah flirted with another triple-double as the Chicago Bulls posted a 111-87 wire-to-wire victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Rockets beat Blazers in overtime as Harden stars

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) screams after hitting a 3-point shot as Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson (1) looks off in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 7, 2014, in Houston. AP

Houston’s James Harden scored 41 points to lead the Rockets to a 118-113 overtime win over Portland on Sunday, moving up to third place overall in the National Basketball Association Western Conference, two games ahead of the Trail Blazers.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Howard, Harden lead Rockets over Heat

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) falls to the ground after colliding with Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March, 4, 2014, in Houston. The Rockets defeated the Heat 106-103. AP

Dwight Howard had 22 points and 16 rebounds, James Harden added 21 points and the Houston Rockets held LeBron James in check Tuesday night in a 106-103 win over the Miami Heat.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA: Rockets’ Howard thrashes Lakers 134-108

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. AP

Dwight Howard enjoyed a winning return to Los Angeles on Wednesday as he and the Houston Rockets dealt the floundering Lakers a resounding 134-108 NBA defeat

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Rockets’ Dwight Howard puts Florida mansion on sale

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Former Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard put his lavish Florida mansion on the market Tuesday.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Howard, Harden lead Rockets over Bucks, 101-95

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard, right, defends against Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Dwight Howard scored 27 points, including three crucial free throws in the closing seconds, and James Harden scored 10 of his 22 points in the decisive third quarter to help the Houston Rockets hold off the short-handed, scrappy Milwaukee Buckets and win their fifth straight, 101-95 on Saturday night.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Uncategorized | Read More »

Jones leads Rockets over Bucks, 114-104

Milwaukee Bucks' Caron Butler, left, tries to steal the ball from Houston Rockets' Terrence Jones during the second quarter of an NBA game, Saturday in Houston. AP.

Terrence Jones had a career-high 36 points and 11 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets led from the start in a 114-104 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA on Saturday night.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Lillard’s jumper lifts Trail Blazers over Pistons in OT; Kings beat Rockets behind Gay

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (8) scores around Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0) and Rockets forward Greg Smith, back left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. AP

Rudy Gay scored 26 points in his first home game since coming over in a trade from Toronto, leading the Sacramento Kings past the Houston Rockets 106-91 Sunday night.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Rockets hand Spurs first home loss

Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi, of Israel, celebrates on the Houston bench during the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in San Antonio. Houston won 112-106. AP

James Harden scored 31 points, Chandler Parsons had 25, and the Houston Rockets overcame a furious second-half rally to beat San Antonio 112-106 on Saturday night, handing the Spurs their first home defeat.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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