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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,...

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 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...

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) drives toward the basket as Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Harden, Westbrook help Rockets beat Celtics 116-105

Feb. 12, 2020 1:26 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined for 78 points Tuesday night, Harden was asked just how dangerous this combination can be when it gets rolling. “It's pretty scary," Harden said. Harden scored 42 points, Westbrook had 36 and Houston snapped Boston's seven-game win...

Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic, right, celebrates shooting the game-winning three point basket with Joe Ingles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Bogdanovic's 3 at buzzer gives Jazz 114-113 win over Rockets

Feb. 9, 2020 10:50 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jazz coach Quin Snyder kept telling Bojan Bogdanovic to keep playing despite his shooting struggles on Sunday night. Bogdanovic ended up hitting the biggest shot of the game. Bogdanovic's 3-pointer as time expired gave Utah a 114-113 victory over the Houston Rockets. “The play was...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Covington has clutch debut, Rockets outlast Lakers 121-111

Feb. 7, 2020 2:25 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nobody taller than 6-foot-6 was in Houston's starting lineup, and a heavily bearded guard lost the opening tip. Nobody bigger than 6-foot-7 Robert Covington played for the Rockets in a game between division leaders at Staples Center. Because Russell Westbrook went wild and Covington came...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots as Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Harden scores 40 points to lead Rockets over Hornets 125-110

Feb. 5, 2020 12:05 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden has regained his shooting touch and that's helped the Houston Rockets go on a winning streak despite injuries to other starters. Harden had 40 points and 11 assists, and the short-handed Rockets overcame an early deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 125-110 on Tuesday night. ...

New Orleans Pelicans guards Josh Hart (3) and Jrue Holiday, top, vie with Houston Rockets guard James Harden, center, for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Harden's 40 leads Rockets over Pelicans 117-109

Feb. 2, 2020 6:28 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Mike D'Antoni has been around James Harden long enough to know that he'd eventually snap out of his shooting slump. But he admitted on Sunday that he was quite relieved to see it happen sooner rather than later. “I can go home and go to bed now," D'Antoni said....

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots as Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea, center, and forward Ryan Broekhoff watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Harden has 35 as Rockets beat Mavericks 128-121

Jan. 31, 2020 11:23 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's small lineup played big on Friday night to give the Rockets a win over the Dallas Mavericks. James Harden scored 35 points, Russell Westbrook added 32 and the Rockets built a big lead and held on for a 128-121 victory. Harden grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds for a Rockets team...

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, and Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker, right, go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Lillard has triple-double and Blazers beat Rockets 125-112

Jan. 30, 2020 2:01 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard laughed when asked about his first career triple-double. “It's about time,” he said. Lillard had 36 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers spoiled James Harden's return after a two-game absence, beating the Houston Rockets...