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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 Beat SuperSonics 103-80

Houston hands Seattle 18th loss in last 20 games

(Newser) - Rafer Alston scored 18 points and Luis Scola added 13 points and 12 rebounds as the Houston Rockets, playing without Tracy McGrady, easily beat the Seattle SuperSonics 103-80 on Wednesday night. McGrady sat out with a sore left shoulder that's bothered him for more than a week, but the Rockets... More »

Ewing, Olajuwon Head Hoops Hall Class

Riley, Vitale, Dantley among others honored

(Newser) - Dick Vitale cried when he heard he was selected to basketball’s Hall of Fame. The former NBA coach turned college basketball analyst joins Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing and Pat Riley, among others, in the Class of 2008. "I can't run, can't jump, can't shoot, but just have had... 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 »

Houston Nurses Post-Streak Hangover

Ex-Rocket Wells takes revenge in Hornets' 90-69 rout

(Newser) - A game after Houston's historic 22-game winning streak was broken, New Orleans added to the misery. Rockets castoff Bonzi Wells had 20 points in the fourth quarter, during which the Hornets outscored Houston 31-10 to turn a tie game into a 90-69 blowout, reports the Houston Chronicle. Wells ended with... 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 »

McGrady Boosts Rockets to 18th Straight Win

Celtics blow past Grizzlies, Blazers outscore Knicks

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady scored 41 points and dished out nine assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 106-96 win over the New Orleans Hornets last night, reports the Houston Chronicle. The win is the 18th in a row for the Rockets, the fourth longest streak in NBA history. Chris Paul... More »

Rockets Climb Over Mavericks

McGrady leads Houston to a team-record 17th straight win

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets didn't miss a beat without star center Yao Ming again last night as they cruised past the Dallas Mavericks 113-98, reports the Houston Chronicle. Tracy McGrady pumped in 31 points as Houston won a franchise-high 17th straight game. The Rockets also snapped a Mavs run that had... More »

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