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Vipers coach Brase, players have admiration for former Rockets coach McHale

EDINBURG — Rio Grande Valley Vipers coach Matt Brase worked closely with former Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale during the last four years. When Brase broke into professional basketball in 2011, he was immediately introduced to McHale, then in his first year as coach of the Rockets.

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Thursday 11/12/2015
Bogdanovic leads Nets to 1st win, 106-98 over Houston
Posted: November 12, 2015

HOUSTON — Coach Lionel Hollins and the Brooklyn Nets have been working hard all season with nothing to show for it.

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Wednesday 11/11/2015
Rockets assign McDaniels to Vipers
Posted: November 11, 2015

EDINBURG — Rockets wing K.J. McDaniels wasted no time during his first practice with the Vipers on Wednesday afternoon.

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Thursday 11/05/2015
Notebook: Rockets affiliate Smith working hard with Vipers
Posted: November 05, 2015

Joshua Smith knows he has the talent to be an NBA player. The Houston Rockets think so as well.

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Monday 11/02/2015
Vipers start training camp in new home
Posted: November 02, 2015

EDINBURG — New Vipers head coach Matt Brase remembers three years ago when he was an assistant coach with Rio Grande Valley.

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Wednesday 10/28/2015
Gallinari's 23 points leads Nuggets over Rockets 105-85
Posted: October 28, 2015

HOUSTON — If the Denver Nuggets play as well as they did in Wednesday night's opener they will be a much-improved team this season.

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Monday 10/12/2015
Harden hurt as Rockets fall to Magic in Hidalgo
Posted: October 12, 2015

HIDALGO —The Houston Rockets played well during Sunday's 123-119 loss to the Orlando Magic at State Farm Arena to wrap up the fifth installment of Rocket Launch.

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Notebook: RGV Vipers retire Magic G Watson's jersey
Posted: October 12, 2015

HIDALGO — Before Sunday night’s Rockets preseason game against Orlando at State Farm Arena, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets’ NBA D-League affiliate, retired the No. 32 jersey of Magic guard C.J. Watson.

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Saturday 10/10/2015
Former Viper Capela emerges for Rockets
Posted: October 10, 2015

EDINBURG —With a back injury discharging forward/center Donatas Motiejunas late last season, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale went to Clint Capela as reinforcement.

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Houston Rockets' camp roster full of possible RGV Vipers
Posted: October 10, 2015

EDINBURG — When the Houston Rockets play Orlando at 7 tonight at State Farm Arena, there will be players simply trying to work up a sweat and others going all-out trying to earn a job.

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Notebook: Rockets' Howard not expected to play Sunday vs. Orlando
Posted: October 10, 2015

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard missed practice Saturday, and coach Kevin McHale said he doesn’t think Howard will play in Sunday's preseason game against Orlando at State Farm Arena.

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Saturday 09/26/2015
Perspective, opportunity work for new Vipers coach Matt Brase
Posted: September 26, 2015

The Houston Rockets think so highly of Matt Brase, they chose him last month to coach NBA D-League affiliate Rio Grande Valley.

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Harden, Davis ready to see if they've closed gap on Curry
Posted: September 26, 2015

NEW YORK — The Beard and the Brow checked the same place first when they got a look at the NBA 2K16 video game.

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Saturday 07/18/2015
Odor homers, gets into testy exchange as Rangers beat Astros
Posted: July 18, 2015

HOUSTON — Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister certainly didn't like the melee between his team and the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

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Friday 07/10/2015
J.J. Avila makes pro debut in Rockets summer league opener
Posted: July 10, 2015

J.J. Avila stepped onto the court for the first time as a professional on Friday during the Houston Rockets’ 111-107 win over the NBA D-League Select team to open the Las Vegas Summer League tournament.

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Thursday 07/09/2015
J.J. Avila’s ‘mentality’ draws him to Houston Rockets
Posted: July 09, 2015

J.J. Avila entered the Houston Rockets’ summer league camp earlier this week with the right mindset. That earned him a spot Wednesday on the team’s summer league roster.

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Wednesday 07/08/2015
McAllen native J.J. Avila earns spot on Rockets' summer league team
Posted: July 08, 2015

J.J. Avila talks often about seizing opportunities whenever you can get them. So far, he’s done exactly that.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
McAllen native J.J. Avila earns tryout invitation with Houston Rockets
Posted: June 30, 2015

The first stop in J.J. Avila’s professional basketball career will be Houston.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Rockets looking forward after elimination
Posted: May 28, 2015

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets reached the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years before being eliminated in five games by the Golden State Warriors.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought
Posted: May 27, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Warriors try again to close out Rockets, reach NBA Finals
Posted: May 26, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — One play. One fall. One bad break.

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Rockets' Howard won't be suspended for Game 5 vs Warriors
Posted: May 26, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.

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Monday 05/25/2015
Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115
Posted: May 25, 2015

HOUSTON — James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 on Monday night.

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Sunday 05/24/2015
Houston Rockets one loss from elimination against Warriors
Posted: May 24, 2015

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't worried about a letdown in Game 4 after taking a 3-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals.

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Saturday 05/23/2015
Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead
Posted: May 23, 2015

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry scored 40 points and the Golden State Warriors made it look easy against Houston, beating the Rockets 115-80 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

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Houston star Harden's unique game hard to stop — and to like
Posted: May 23, 2015

HOUSTON — Whether he's stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike.

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Friday 05/22/2015
Warriors head to Houston up 2-0
Posted: May 22, 2015

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry has been playing like the MVP he is to help the Golden State Warriors to 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Harden loses ball at end of Rockets' 99-98 loss to Warriors
Posted: May 21, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Houston Rockets couldn't have scripted it any better.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Warriors rally past Rockets 110-106 in Game 1 of West finals
Posted: May 19, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small.

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Monday 05/18/2015
For Warriors and Rockets, West finals go beyond MVP talk
Posted: May 18, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — The MVP race was decided weeks ago. Newly crowned Stephen Curry and runner-up James Harden insist there's a bigger prize they've wanted all along.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
Rockets back in conference finals first 1st time since '97
Posted: May 17, 2015

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Houston avoids elimination with 124-103 win over Clippers
Posted: May 12, 2015

HOUSTON — James Harden had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Dwight Howard added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets bounced back from two lopsided losses to avoid elimination with a 124-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night in the Western Conference semifinals.

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Monday 05/11/2015
Clippers rout Rockets 128-95 to take 3-1 series lead
Posted: May 11, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Houston's strategy of intentionally fouling poor free-throw shooter DeAndre Jordan backfired in a big way.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Griffin's triple-double lifts Clippers over Rockets 117-101
Posted: May 05, 2015

HOUSTON — Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lift the Chris Paul-less Los Angeles Clippers to a 117-101 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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Sunday 05/03/2015
Paul questionable as Clippers and Rockets begin series
Posted: May 03, 2015

HOUSTON — When the Houston Rockets open their second-round Western Conference playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, it will have been six days since they last played.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Houston beats Dallas 103-94 to advance to second round
Posted: April 29, 2015

HOUSTON — James Harden's message was simple and clear after the Houston Rockets’ first playoff series victory since 2009.

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Saturday 04/25/2015
Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead on Mavs
Posted: April 25, 2015

DALLAS — James Harden deferred to Dwight Howard and his role players when Houston swept two games at home to open a first-round series against Dallas.

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Saturday 04/18/2015
Harden has 24 points, Rockets beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1
Posted: April 18, 2015

HOUSTON — James Harden had 24 points and Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference series.

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Harden, Rockets prepare to meet Dallas in 1st round
Posted: April 18, 2015

HOUSTON — James Harden helped the Houston Rockets to their first division title since 1994 and the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs starting Saturday against Dallas.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Harden has triple-double, Rockets rout Jazz 117-91
Posted: April 16, 2015

HOUSTON — James Harden and the Houston Rockets won't take long to celebrate winning their first division title since 1994 and clinching the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Harden scores 29, Rockets beat Hornets 100-90
Posted: April 14, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Harden has given up on trying to decipher where the Houston Rockets will wind up seeded in the Western Conference playoffs.

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Sunday 04/12/2015
Harden has 30 to help Rockets over Pelicans 121-114
Posted: April 12, 2015

HOUSTON — James Harden scored 30 points and the Houston Rockets used a big run at the beginning of the fourth quarter to take the lead and held on for a 121-114 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.

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Sunday 04/05/2015
Harden's 41 points helps Rockets beat Thunder 115-112
Posted: April 05, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — James Harden led a postgame dance session in the Houston locker room.

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Friday 04/03/2015
Harden scores 24, Rockets rally past Mavericks, 108-101
Posted: April 03, 2015

DALLAS — James Harden had plenty of help a night after carrying Houston with a career high in scoring — he even got a boost from Dwight Howard not long after the center with the troublesome right knee limped off the court.

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Tuesday 03/31/2015
DeRozan scores 42, Raptors beat Rockets 99-96
Posted: March 31, 2015

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade.

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Sunday 03/29/2015
Wittman decries focus after Wizards' 99-91 loss to Rockets
Posted: March 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — For a team that entered the season with aspirations of winning 50 games and earning home-court advantage in the playoffs — the former now impossible, the likelihood of the latter fading quickly — John Wall's Washington Wizards sure are slumping down the stretch.

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Saturday 03/28/2015
James Harden's focus vaults him into NBA MVP conversation
Posted: March 28, 2015

HOUSTON — A couple of months ago, James Harden was told by a reporter that he seemed different this season, a year in which he has gone from a great player to a front-runner for MVP, and was asked what prompted the change.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Howard returns, Rockets beat Pelicans 95-93
Posted: March 25, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Dwight Howard corralled a no-look pass from James Harden along the baseline and went up quickly for a forceful one-handed stuff.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Harden scores 44, Rockets pull away from Pacers 110-100
Posted: March 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — James Harden found all the cracks in Indiana's defense Monday night.

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Saturday 03/21/2015
Bledsoe scores career-best 34 as Suns beat Rockets 117-102
Posted: March 21, 2015

HOUSTON — The Phoenix Suns have been looking for Eric Bledsoe to attack more as they try to make a late push for a playoff spot.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
Harden's career-best 50 leads Rockets over Nuggets 118-108
Posted: March 19, 2015

HOUSTON — Even the biggest stars of the Houston Rockets' past couldn't outshine James Harden on Thursday night.

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