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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) bumps Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 124-115

Jan. 19, 2020 12:35 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers were determined to start the second half of their season on a high note following a loss that snapped a nine-game winning streak. They were able to do that by riding a big third quarter to a 124-115 win over the Houston Rockets. LeBron James had 31 points and 12...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) looks for a shot as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) reaches in during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Lillard leads Trail Blazers to 117-107 win over Rockets

Jan. 16, 2020 1:20 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After getting off to a disappointing start this season, the Portland Trail Blazers are focused on playing much better going forward. On Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets they did that, limiting James Harden to his fewest points of the season in a 117-107 win. “A season is...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant reacts while the Grizzlies run out the clock in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant, Brooks lead Grizzlies to 121-110 win over Rockets

Jan. 15, 2020 12:39 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Early this season, the young Memphis Grizzlies were still learning how to close out games — a shortfall the team has overcome during its longest winning streak in more than three years. The Grizzlies outscored the Houston Rockets 36-27 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night as...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks to pass the ball under pressure from Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Harden passes 20,000 points, Rockets beat Wolves 139-109

Jan. 11, 2020 10:44 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden didn't have much to say after he surpassed 20,000 points on Saturday in Houston's blowout win over Minnesota. “It's a great accomplishment obviously," he said. “I have a bigger picture and bigger goals but it's pretty cool." Teammate and longtime friend Russell...

Harden, Young post triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks 122-115

Jan. 9, 2020 1:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night. Harden had 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second straight triple-double. Young had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He and...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game againsty the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Harden, Young get 40-point triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks

Jan. 8, 2020 11:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — James Harden's big first quarter gave Houston a lead that seemed safe. His misses helped give Atlanta a chance. Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night. Harden had 10 assists and 10...

Philadelphia 76ers center Al Horford (42) looks to pass the ball as Houston Rockets guard James Harden defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Harden nets 44 in triple-double, Rockets beat 76ers 118-108

Jan. 4, 2020 12:04 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni is convinced James Harden operates on a different level than most players, especially after his latest dazzling performance. Harden had 44 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket as Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee, bottom, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Harden has 35 as Rockets down Nuggets 130-104

Dec. 31, 2019 10:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Now that the Houston Rockets are healthy, James Harden is excited for his team's possibilities. But he knows there will be ups and downs as his teammates figure out how to play together. Harden scored 35 points after missing the last game with an injury to lead the Rockets to a 130-104...

New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) shoots a three-point basket against Houston Rockets forward Danuel House Jr. (4) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Ball's career-high 7 3s helps Pelicans past Rockets, 127-112

Dec. 30, 2019 12:37 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lonzo Ball pulled up decisively from left wing to sink his career-high seventh 3-pointer in a single game, then glided back toward the Pelicans' defensive end, slapping the extended hand of coach Alvin Gentry as a thunderous roar filled the arena. Showing increasing confidence in his...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, shoots as Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Harden scratched from Rockets' lineup vs. Pelicans

Dec. 29, 2019 7:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — James Harden has been scratched from the Houston Rockets' lineup Sunday night against the recently surging New Orleans Pelicans. Harden had been listed as questionable with a right toe sprain after scoring 44 points in Houston's 108-98 home victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday...