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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...

Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives against Detroit Pistons guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (19) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Jazz withstand Detroit rallies in 111-105 win

Mar. 7, 2020 10:50 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 32 points and the Utah Jazz withstood two big Detroit rallies to beat the Pistons 111-105 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. Utah led by 22 points in the second quarter, but the Pistons came all the way back to tie it early in the fourth. The Jazz...

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...

Director Spike Lee, left, gestures in a hallway on the event level at Madison Square Garden while arguing with security officers who didn't want to permit him to access his court side seat before the start of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets in New York, Monday, March 2, 2020. Lee later spoke with Knicks owner James Dolan and security and was allowed to get to his seat to watch the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Spike Lee: I'm done watching Knicks at MSG this season

Mar. 3, 2020 10:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee still has his courtside seat, though the New York Knicks had to tell their superfan to find another way to get there. Lee said he won't be sitting there the rest of this season, anyway. The Oscar-winning writer-director told ESPN on Tuesday he wouldn't be attending another Knicks...

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...

Utah Jazz's Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 2, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Bogdanovic's 28 leads Jazz past injury-depleted Cavaliers

Mar. 2, 2020 10:16 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points, Rudy Gobert added 20 and the Utah Jazz began a four-game trip against Eastern Conference teams with a 126-113 win on Monday night over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers, who dressed only nine players and used just seven. Donovan Mitchell had 19 points...

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...