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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 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...

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' Russell Westbrook, right, looks to shoot past Golden State Warriors' Eric Paschall in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

James Harden, Rockets roll to 135-105 rout of young Warriors

Feb. 21, 2020 1:48 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Russell Westbrook vowed to better control his emotions down the stretch of the regular season. They sometimes get the better of him and he realizes he's under the watchful eye of referees because of his reputation, but he won't ever back down. James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists,...

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...

Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) shoots a three-point basket between Houston Rockets guards Ben McLemore (16) and Michael Frazier (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Oubre scores career-high 39, Suns top Rockets 127-91

Feb. 8, 2020 12:23 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. was one of many Phoenix Suns players who had their names floated in trade rumors over the past week. But the trade deadline came and went, nobody was moved, and by Friday morning's shootaround there was a mini-celebration that everyone was still around. “The first...