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Utah Sends Houston, T-Mac Packing

Jazz get a date with Kobe's Lakers in the second round

(Newser) - Deron Williams scored 13 of his 25 points in the decisive third quarter, and the Utah Jazz beat Houston 113-91 on Friday to win the series 4-2 and knock the Rockets out of the playoffs in the opening round for the second straight year. Tracy McGrady scored 40 for the... More »

McGrady Scores 29 as Rockets Beat Jazz 95-69 to Stay Alive

Utah has their worst offensive game of year

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady scored 29 points, Luis Scola added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets staved off elimination Tuesday night by routing the Utah Jazz 95-69 in Game 5 of their first-round series. Dikembe Mutombo grabbed 10 rebounds as the Rockets cut their series deficit to 3-2 and... More »

McGrady Leads Rockets Over Jazz

Houston steals road win after losing two at home

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady snapped out of his fourth-quarter slump and scored seven of his 27 points in the final period, leading Houston to a 94-92 victory over Utah last night that gave the Rockets life in a series that could have been headed for a sweep. Rafer Alston added 20 points... More »

Jazz Beat Rockets 90-84 to Take 2-0 Series Lead

McGrady nearly has triple-double but disappears in 4th

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady disappeared again in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz took a commanding lead in their playoff series with the Houston Rockets. Deron Williams shrugged off an ankle injury and scored 22 points and Mehmet Okur added 16 points and 16 rebounds as the Jazz beat the Rockets... More »

Rockets Lock up No. 5 Seed

Scola shines in 93-75 drubbing of Clippers

(Newser) - Luis Scola had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets locked up the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 93-75 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Backup point guard Bobby Jackson added 15 points and five rebounds, and Tracy McGrady made up for a... More »

Jazz Beat Rockets 105-96

Utah takes tiebreaker for 1st round home court advantage

(Newser) - Carlos Boozer scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Utah beat Houston 105-96 on Monday, pulling the Jazz even with the Rockets in the muddled Western Conference standings with one game to go in the regular season. Mehmet Okur added 12 points and 12 rebounds and Deron Williams... More »

Iverson, Nuggets Move Closer to Playoff Berth

Denver controls own destiny, just needs a win Wednesday

(Newser) - Allen Iverson scored 33 points and J.R. Smith sparked the Nuggets out of their early doldrums with a 23-point performance in Denver's 111-94 rout of the Houston Rockets on Sunday night, putting the Nuggets on the cusp of the NBA playoffs. All Denver has to do now to get... More »

T-Mac, Rockets Beat Suns Easily, 101-90

Stoudemire the lone offensive bright spot for Phoenix with 37 points

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady had 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists, and Luis Scola added 19 points as the Houston Rockets cruised to a 101-90 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Rookie Carl Landry added 14 points and seven rebounds, and reserve guard Bobby Jackson had 13 points as... More »

Rockets Hold Off Sonics 79-66

McGrady carries Houston in victory to keep pace in Western Conference race

(Newser) - For the second straight night, Tracy McGrady carried the Houston Rockets in the second half of a game they couldn't afford to lose. McGrady scored 18 of his 25 points in the third quarter, and the Rockets kept pace in the wild Western Conference playoff race with a 79-66 victory... More »

McGrady Leads Houston Over Portland

Rockets' guard scores 35 points to help snap skid

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady scored 26 of his 35 points in the second half, and the Houston Rockets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 95-88 last night, the AP reports. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for Houston. The Rockets, once atop the Western Conference with a 22-game winning streak, are currently... More »

Rockets Whipped in Road Trip Opener

San Antonio uses hot outside shooting in first half to cruise to win

(Newser) - Houston decided to seal off the lane for San Antonio today and did so successfully, denying Tim Duncan opportunities. Unfortunately for the Rockets, opposing guards Tony Parker and Michael Finley shot a combined 19-of-28 and the Spurs had the game won by halftime, finishing at 109-88, writes the Chronicle. Houston's... More »

Rockets Blast Timberwolves

McGrady finds his groove to score 10 of his 23 in decisive fourth

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets paid tribute to Dikembe Mutombo last night, but as usual it was Tracy McGrady who stole the show in a 97-86 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, reports the Houston Chronicle. McGrady had made just 4 of 15 shots when he re-entered the game in the fourth quarter... More »

Skip to My Lou: Alston's 28 Propels Rockets Past Kings

Adelman wins 800th career game as coach

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets were able to fend off a surprisingly frisky Sacramento Kings team and earn a 108-100 victory. The win is the 800th of coach Rick Adelman’s career, which is the third most amongst active coaches and 14th all-time. Adelman earned 395 of those wins while coaching the... More »

Suns Blaze Past Rockets

Flawless Amare leads Phoenix to 7th straight

(Newser) - The Suns reminded the recently unbeatable Rockets what it's like to be left in the dust, posting record stats on its way to a 122-113 triumph and a jump to third in the Western Conference. White hot from the start, Phoenix shot a mind-boggling 76% in the first half, with... More »

Rockets Back to Winning Ways Against Warriors

Houston edges Golden State, ends their two-game slide

(Newser) - It was barely a losing streak before the Rockets got back to their winning ways. Houston eked one out Golden State last night, 109-106, to end the brief two-game slide that followed their record win streak. "It was a huge win for us," Rockets coach Rick Adelman said.... More »

Celtics Defense Stops Rockets' Streak at 22

Kings blast past Warriors, Suns get 5th straight over Blazers

(Newser) - The Rockets had followed 22 straight games with victorious press conferences, and nothing short of the NBA's best team could change that tune. With a decisive 94-74 win, the Boston Celtics ended Houston's win streak and held them to their lowest score this season. "I've never seen defense like... More »

Houston, We Have No Problems

Rockets make it 22 straight with win over Gasol-less Lakers

(Newser) - Another game, another win for the Rockets. The Lakers were their latest victim, losing to Houston 104-92 today. That marks 22 straight wins for Houston and now puts them atop the Western Conference, reports the AP. It was an enjoyable game for Rafer Alston, who scored a career-high 31 points... More »

Rockets Rally for Number 21

McGrady, Houston overcome early cold spell

(Newser) - Maybe Houston got caught looking ahead to its Western Conference showdown this Sunday with the Lakers. Fortunately for them, it didn't last, as the Rockets got back to the game at hand and eventually defeated Charlotte for their 21st consecutive victory, and the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. Tracy... More »

Houston, We Have 20 Straight

Rockets historic streak continues in win over Hawks

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets overcame a dismal shooting night to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 83-75 and earn their 20th consecutive victory, tying them with the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks for the second longest winning streak in NBA history. Houston was able to get the historic win despite shooting a mind-numbing 30-of-90 from... More »

Bruising Rockets Make It 19

Nets manage just 28 first-half points in 91-73 loss

(Newser) - A season-best defensive performance against the Nets propelled the Rockets into rarefied air: the fourth 19-game win streak in NBA history. Houston held New Jersey to 28 first-half points and 30.4% floor shooting overall in a grinding 91-73 victory, reports the Houston Chronicle. Tracy McGrady led his team with... More »

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