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Paul questionable as Clippers and Rockets begin series

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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Tuesday 03/17/2015
Motiejunas scores 23 to lead Rockets over Magic 107-94
Posted: March 17, 2015

HOUSTON — James Harden wasn't at his best on Tuesday night.

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Sunday 03/15/2015
Rockets hang on to beat Clippers 100-98
Posted: March 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES — James Harden and the Houston Rockets got back on track after a pair of frustrating road losses, overcoming Blake Griffin's return for the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Friday 03/13/2015
Gobert puts on show to help Jazz beat Rockets 109-91
Posted: March 13, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert caught a pass from Gordon Hayward midway through the second quarter, went up with the ball cocked in one hand and threw down a dunk on top of Houston forward Terrence Jones. The 7-foot Frenchman turned to the bench and gave a salute as he ran back on defense with the crowd erupting.

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Teague, Horford help Hawks rally from 18 down, beat Houston
Posted: March 03, 2015

ATLANTA — Al Horford knew the Atlanta Hawks would eventually respond to Houston's big lead.

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Sunday 03/01/2015
Harden's 33 points leads Rockets over Cavs 105-103 in OT
Posted: March 01, 2015

HOUSTON — James Harden has been putting up MVP-caliber numbers all season for the Houston Rockets.

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Saturday 02/28/2015
Jones has season-best 26 points as Rockets beat Nets 102-98
Posted: February 28, 2015

HOUSTON — Terrence Jones isn't where he was before an extended absence because of a leg injury.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Harden's triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves, 113-102
Posted: February 24, 2015

HOUSTON — James Harden focused on getting his teammates involved until he got himself going.

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Saturday 02/21/2015
Brewer's 26 leads Rockets over Raptors 98-76
Posted: February 21, 2015

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets needed a spark against the Toronto Raptors to bounce back from a loss to Dallas in which they were so lethargic that coach Kevin McHale said it looked like they were wearing "mud shoes."

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Harris, Aminu lead as balanced Mavs hold off Rockets 111-100
Posted: February 21, 2015

DALLAS — With Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons doing an injury shuttle and Rajon Rondo still easing back in after missing six games, Devin Harris and Al-Farouq Aminu stepped in for Dallas.

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Friday 02/13/2015
Jack Sikma helping Rockets rookie Capela with Vipers
Posted: February 13, 2015

HIDALGO — The Houston Rockets’ pet project this season has been the development of 2014 first-round draft pick Clint Capela, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound center.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Harden has 20 points in 4th quarter, Rockets beat Suns
Posted: February 11, 2015

PHOENIX — The Houston Rockets blew an early 18-point lead and were down by one after three quarters in Phoenix.

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Monday 02/09/2015
Aldridge scores 24 as Portland beats Houston 109-98
Posted: February 09, 2015

HOUSTON — The Portland Trail Blazers were not about to let the same thing happen to them two nights in a row.

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Friday 02/06/2015
Houston Rockets hit 15 3-pointers to beat Bucks 117-111
Posted: February 06, 2015

HOUSTON — With the Milwaukee Bucks throwing everything at him on Friday night, James Harden relied on his teammates to knock down big shots.

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Thursday 02/05/2015
Harden scores 27 points and the Rockets top Bulls, 101-90
Posted: February 05, 2015

HOUSTON — Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau watched in disappointment as Houston Rockets guard James Harden picked apart his team's defense.

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Saturday 01/31/2015
Pistons turn back Smith, Rockets in 114-101 victory
Posted: January 31, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had enough responsibility trying to contain James Harden at the defensive end.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Smith and Harden lead Rockets over Mavericks 99-94
Posted: January 28, 2015

HOUSTON — Josh Smith scored 18 points and James Harden added 17 as the Houston Rockets used a balanced scoring effort to outlast the Dallas Mavericks for a 99-94 victory on Wednesday night.

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Monday 01/26/2015
James Harden gets 37, Rockets rout spiraling Lakers 99-87
Posted: January 26, 2015

LOS ANGELES — After James Harden lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for the first three quarters, he returned in the final minutes to keep the Houston Rockets focused on their finish.

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Tuesday 01/20/2015
James Harden's 45 points lead Rockets over Pacers 110-98
Posted: January 20, 2015

HOUSTON — Rockets coach Kevin McHale lamented Houston's lack of effort in a lopsided loss to Golden State on Saturday.

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Saturday 01/17/2015
Curry and Thompson help Warriors to 131-106 win over Houston
Posted: January 17, 2015

HOUSTON — Klay Thompson had a great night offensively on Saturday.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Harden has 30, Rockets rout Nets after Howard-Garnett fight
Posted: January 13, 2015

NEW YORK — Dwight Howard's face might have been stinging from Kevin Garnett ramming his head into it, and now his ears were ringing as fans directed loud boos toward him.

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Saturday 01/10/2015
Rockets win 3rd straight, 97-82 over Jazz; Harden has 30
Posted: January 10, 2015

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets are starting to gel after a rough stretch when new players were trying to find their place.

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Friday 01/09/2015
Harden has 25 points, Rockets hand Knicks 14th straight loss
Posted: January 09, 2015

NEW YORK — Just to the left of their bench was a row of fans wearing paper bags over their heads. On the court in front of them, a New York Knicks team filled with unrecognizable faces.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Howard, Harden push Rockets past LeBron-less Cavs 105-93
Posted: January 07, 2015

CLEVELAND — All Houston coach Kevin McHale had to do was remind Dwight Howard the Cavaliers didn't have a center to stop him.

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Monday 01/05/2015
Gasol scores 27, Butler has 22 as Bulls beat Rockets 114-105
Posted: January 05, 2015

CHICAGO — Whether he is emerging as an MVP candidate or not, Jimmy Butler isn't sure. The only thing that matters to him is the Chicago Bulls keep winning.

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Saturday 01/03/2015
Harden scores 28 to lead Rockets over Heat 115-79
Posted: January 03, 2015

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets were so bad on Friday night that coach Kevin McHale talked about retiring.

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Friday 01/02/2015
Pelicans rout Rockets, 111-83
Posted: January 02, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Ryan Anderson scored 22 points, Tyreke Evans added 21 and the New Orleans Pelicans routed the Houston Rockets 111-83 on Friday night.

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Tuesday 12/30/2014
Beal, Pierce help Wizards hold off Rockets 104-103
Posted: December 30, 2014

HOUSTON — With his team under constant assault down the stretch Monday night, Bradley Beal did what needed to be done: He played with confidence.

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Friday 12/26/2014
Rockets top Grizzlies in overtime in Smith's debut
Posted: December 26, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn.  — James Harden had 32 points and 10 assists, Josh Smith scored 21 points in his Rockets debut, and Houston beat the Memphis Grizzlies 117-111 in overtime on Friday night.

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Wednesday 12/24/2014
AP source: Josh Smith to join Houston Rockets
Posted: December 24, 2014

HOUSTON — Josh Smith will join the Houston Rockets following his release by the Detroit Pistons, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday.

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McHale agrees to contract extension with Rockets
Posted: December 24, 2014

HOUSTON — Coach Kevin McHale has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Houston Rockets.

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Monday 12/22/2014
Harden’s 44 lead Rockets over Blazers, 110-95
Posted: December 22, 2014

HOUSTON — James Harden scored a season-high 44 points to help the Houston Rockets cruise to a 110-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night and snap a two-game skid.

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Saturday 12/20/2014
Korver leads Hawks over Houston 104-97
Posted: December 20, 2014

HOUSTON — The Atlanta Hawks won for the 12th time in 13 games on Saturday night, beating the Houston Rockets 104-97. The victory gave the Hawks 19 wins this season.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Davis scores 30, leads New Orleans over Houston
Posted: December 18, 2014

HOUSTON — Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 99-90 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.

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Saturday 12/13/2014
Howard, Harden lead Rockets over Nuggets, 108-96
Posted: December 13, 2014

HOUSTON — Dwight Howard had 26 points and 13 rebounds in his return from injury, James Harden had a triple-double, and the Houston Rockets overcame an early deficit for a 108-96 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.

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