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Houston Rockets 108, Minnesota Timberwolves 100 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Turnover

In previous seasons, the Love-led Timberwolves have been a difficult opponent for the Rockets. But it only takes one look at the injury list is enough to see that coming into the game Houston had to be the favourites. Not playing tonight for the Wolves are Love, Pekovic, Kirilenko, Budinger, Roy, Lee. It’s not just [...]

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Houston Rockets 111, Phoenix Suns 81: A rout led by the frontcourt this time.

When one initially looked at the matchup between these two teams Saturday night, the assumption was that a Phoenix lineup starting a frontcourt of the Morris twins and long-time fan favorite Luis Scola would not be able to stop the Rockets from going into the paint at will.  Unfortunately, that proved not to be the [...]

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Phoenix Suns 107, Houston Rockets 105: Harden Can’t Do It All

James Harden snapped out of his recent funk by exploding on the Suns with 38 points on 17 shots, but it simply wasn’t enough. The rest of the Rockets shot 38% from the field, falling to a scrappy Phoenix bench led by Hamed Haddadi, Kendall Marshall and Jared Dudley. The Rockets sputtered all night and [...]

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Houston Rockets 94, Golden State Warriors 88: Houston wins with an ancient and secret technique known as “defense.”

It was observed by one of the ESPN commentators tonight (I do not remember which one) that every game between the Warriors and the Rockets should receive national TV billing.  As a whole, this makes sense.  Tonight’s game was anticipated to be a high-flying, high-scoring affairs where two All-Stars in James Harden and Stephen Curry [...]

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Dallas Mavericks 112, Houston Rockets 108 – Playoff Intensity

The Houston Rockets headed to Dallas to try to follow up Sunday’s rout with a second win against the Mavericks this season. Dallas had won the first two, and Houston was desperate to avoid losing the season series. The Mavs were desperate to get a win, especially against a team that had just blown them [...]

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