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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, has the ball knocked away by Minnesota Timberwolves forward James Johnson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Harden with 37; Rockets end skid in 117-111 win over 'Wolves

Mar. 10, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 37 points and the Houston Rockets snapped a four-game skid with a 117-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. The Rockets trailed for much of the early part of this game but used a big run in the third quarter to take the lead and hold on for the win. It...

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) attempts to drive around Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Augustin scores 24 as Magic rout slumping Rockets 126-106

Mar. 8, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 24 points off the bench, Aaron Gordon added 19 and the Orlando Magic got a 126-106 win over slumping Houston on Sunday night to hand the Rockets their fourth straight loss. “We didn't worry about what the Rockets were doing," Augustin said. “We just wanted...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden sits on the court after being fouled during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Terry Rozier scores 24 points, Hornets beat Rockets 108-99

Mar. 7, 2020 8:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets entered a four-game homestand to open the week on a two-game winning streak that included a road victory at the defending NBA champion Toronto. After losses to Milwaukee, San Antonio and Denver, a meeting with the Houston Rockets didn't seem a recipe for...

Houston Rockets' James Harden, left, is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. The Clippers won 120-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Kawhi Leonard has 25 points, Clippers rout Rockets 120-105

Mar. 5, 2020 11:26 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled over the Houston Rockets 120-105 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory. The Rockets were done in by their shooting woes in a game that was billed as a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western Conference,...

Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (2) goes against Oklahoma City Thunder's Terrance Ferguson (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

Leonard scores 25, leads Clippers past Thunder 109-94

Mar. 3, 2020 11:42 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-94 on Tuesday night. The Clippers held Oklahoma City to 42% shooting as coach Doc Rivers moved into sole possession of 12th place in NBA history with 936 wins. “We played defense...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, pressures New York Knicks guard Elfrid Payton (6) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in New York, Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Knicks hold on to end Rockets' 6-game win streak, 125-123

Mar. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The small-ball Rockets had big problems in New York. The Knicks bullied them on the backboards and pummeled them in the paint, making an impressive first impression on their new team president. Rookie guard RJ Barrett tied his season high with 27 points and the Knicks held on for a 125-123...

Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook (0) dunks in front of teammate James Harden (13) during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Westbrook scores 41, Rockets beat Celtics 111-110 in OT

Mar. 1, 2020 12:38 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics managed to shut down the NBA's leading scorer for most of the second half and overtime. Just one problem. “We had a lot of attention on James Harden." Celtics guard Jaylen Brown said, "and we forgot about the other MVP over there.” Russell Westbrook scored 41...

Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a shot as Memphis Grizzlies' Josh Jackson (20) and Tyus Jones, left, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Westbrook scores 33 as Rockets rout Grizzlies 140-112

Feb. 27, 2020 12:05 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — On a night when the Houston Rockets scored 140 points, all anyone wanted to talk about was their defense. Russell Westbrook and James Harden combined for 63 points as the Rockets sailed to their fifth straight win, 140-112 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Harden piled up 30 points...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) hangs from the rim after his dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game next to Washington Wizards forward Moritz Wagner (21) and forward Troy Brown Jr. (6) , Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Bucks-Raptors, Zion vs LeBron headline rest of NBA's week

Feb. 25, 2020 3:44 AM EST

The Toronto Raptors have done it once already, chasing down a Milwaukee Bucks team that seemed to be sprinting to the NBA Finals. Catching them in the standings this season seems unlikely, with the Bucks (49-8) on their way perhaps to one of the best records in league history. But Toronto might get another shot...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots as New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Harden's 37 points leads Rockets over Knicks 123-112

Feb. 24, 2020 11:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — For James Harden, it wasn't a choice. He had to be at Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s memorial service in Los Angeles on Monday even though his Houston Rockets had a game that night. “It was everything just to pay my respects," Harden said. “To show my condolences to the...