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With Spurs eliminated, Rockets have NBA's longest playoff streakWith San Antonio's 22-year playoff streak now over, James Harden and the Houston Rockets have the NBA's longest run at eight years.

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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets Prediction, Preview, and OddsWill Joel Embiid and the 76ers find a way to win their final seeding game as they battle James Harden and the Rockets Friday night?

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Rockets' Russell Westbrook to miss at least first few playoff games with injuryThough the Rockets could only put a timetable on when they will next evaluate Russell Westbrook's strained quadriceps muscle, the expectation is that he will be out for the first few games of next week's playoff series and possibly longer, a person with knowledge of the team's thinking said on Thursday.

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Harden x IversonJames Harden and Allen Iverson alongside adidas and Reebok, partnered to pay mutual respect to one another and talk all things basketball and fashion including old school vs. new school, what drives them on the court, who had the more disrespectful play, and more in a candid discussion between two of the best to ever lace them up.

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Rockets star Russell Westbrook expected to miss start of playoffsHouston Rockets star Russell Westbrook is expected to miss the first few games of the upcoming playoffs, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle.

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Seven of eight series are set, OKC Thunder will play Houston RocketsSeven series were decided on Wednesday as the OKC Thunder confirms they'll play the Houston Rockets in round one.of the postseason.

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P.J. Tucker brought 110 pairs of sneakers to the bubbleThat's right. Tucker didn't bring a ton of shoes simply because he wanted to be surrounded by them — that's also NOT not a reason — he brought them because he's got days to fill.

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Poor-shooting Houston Rockets fall to Indiana Pacers 108-104In a game where James Harden shined in his return, the Houston Rockets dropped another game to the Indiana Pacers 108-104.

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NBA Bubble Stock Watch: Bubble Awards, Bubble Beef, and Bubble ChaosIn this edition of Stock Watch we're honoring the bubble award winners. What, you didn't know that was a thing?

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Houston Rockets must beat Oklahoma City Thunder in NBA first round playoff seriesJames Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets need to beat Chris Paul and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Rumor: Tyronn Lue expected to be frontrunner for several NBA coaching jobsLos Angeles Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue could soon find his way back in the head coaching ranks, as hes expected to be the frontrunner for several openings in the near future, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.

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Player grades from the Rockets' poor-shooting game against the PacersThe Houston Rockets couldn't buy a shot from the outside against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, leading to some poor performances.

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Restart Reviews: PacersAugust 12: Indiana Pacers 108, Houston Rockets 104 On a pretty boring day for basketball - alternately, a pretty average one for the last few pre-playoff days - this was the most interesting game with the most at stake.

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John Hollinger's All-Bubble Awards: The Seeding Games editionJohn Hollinger's picks for the best, and worst, of the seeding games, including his All-Bubble first and second teams.

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NBA playoffs matchups: Rockets, Thunder get first-round seriesRussell Westbrook and Chris Paul were traded for each other and now they will play each other.

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Eric Gordon Returns to Houston Rockets With Playoffs NearingEric Gordon returned from a serious ankle injury on Wednesday, but the former Indiana star showed that he still has some rust to knock off.

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Harden My Take discusses Westbrook injury, Thunder playoff matchupJeremy and Michael break down the breaking news of Russell Westbrook having to get an MRI, which puts his status for the playoffs up in the air.

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Rockets Date with CP3, Thunder First Round Now OfficialJackson shares initial thoughts about the Rockets date with destiny and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the Disney Bubble Playoffs.

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OKC locks playoffs match-up vs. Rockets after Mike Muscala game-winnerThanks to Mike Muscalas game-winner over the Miami Heat on Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder have locked in the 4/5 first-round matchup against the Houston Rockets.

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NBA: Kiwi Steven Adams, OKC Thunder seal playoff showdown with Houston RocketsKiwi centre Steven Adams has helped his Oklahoma City Thunder seemingly clinch an NBA first-round playoff showdown with Houston Rockets in the Orlando 'bubble'.

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Rockets officially set to face Thunder in first round of playoffsIn the first season after their blockbuster trade, Russell Westbrook's Rockets and Chris Paul's Thunder will do battle in the playoffs.

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Indiana Pacers survive late rally from James Harden, Houston RocketsMyles Turner had 18 points, reserve Edmond Sumner added a season-high 17 and Indiana held off a late rally by Houston and James Harden to break a five-game losing streak to the Rockets, 108-104 on Wednesday.

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Houston Rockets Star Unsure For First Round Of Playoffs With Injured QuadRussell Westbrook's status for the first round of the NBA Playoffs is uncertain after an MRI revealed a strained muscle in his right quadriceps.

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Rockets Mike DAntoni reveals plan for Russell Westbrook after quad injuryThe Houston Rockets had a potential injury scare on Wednesday when it was revealed Russell Westbrook underwent an MRI on his right quadricep.

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Turner helps Indiana hold off Rockets, HardenThe Rockets have lost two straight for the first time since the NBA restarted the season.

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Rockets news: James Harden speaks out on Russell Westbrook's importance to Houston's title hopesThe Houston Rockets are on somewhat unstable ground as Russell Westbrook continues to nurse a sore quadricep muscle.

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Rockets star Russell Westbrook shares heartwarming moment with his son despite distanceHouston Rockets superstar point guard Russell Westbrook may be suffering from a strained quad, but thats not going to stop the former MVP from playing with his son through video chat.

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Brilliant James Harden game not enough as Rockets' injuries mountThe NBA's scoring champion led all Rockets and Pacers players with 45 points, 17 rebounds, and nine assists, and he shot 62% overall.

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Pacers shuffle lineups, overcome 45 from James Harden to beat RocketsAug 12, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Edmond Sumner shoots the ball against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter of a NBA basketball game at AdventHealth Arena.

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Rockets vs. Pacers 8-12-20Full Game Highlights / Rockets vs. Pacers 8-12-20.

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Ice-cold Rockets fall to Pacers 108-104Russell Westbrook missed today's game with a thigh strain that could keep him out into the postseason, so that left the heavy lifting up to James Harden, and he responded with 45 points, a career-high 17 rebounds, 9 assists, and 3 steals on 13-21 shooting from the field and 7-14 from beyond the arc.

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Pacers At RocketsThe Indiana Pacers defeated the Houston Rockets 108-104. Victor Oladipo led the Pacers, recording 16 PTS, 6 REB and 5 AST.

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Aug. 12: Pacers 108, Rockets 104Photos from the Rockets' game against the Pacers on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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James Harden's 45 points in vain as Houston Rockets lose, OKC Thunder record 22-point comeback winSeven matchups for the first round of the playoffs have now been confirmed after the NBA results today.

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Injury assessment: How much time will Rockets' Russell Westbrook miss?We reached out to a doctor of physical therapy to give his analysis Russell Westbrook's injury and when we can expect him back for the Houston Rockets.

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Rockets say Russell Westbrook is again sidelined with quad strain"The results revealed a strained quadriceps muscle in his right leg," the update said. "Westbrook will be out for Friday’s game versus Philadelphia, and his status will be re-evaluated before the playoffs start next week."

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Houston Rockets news: Russell Westbrook strains quad, to be evaluatedThe Houston Rockets were dealt a potentially big blow when an MRI revealed that Russell Westbrook has a strained quad muscle in his right leg.

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Russell Westbrook out Friday with strained quad; status uncertain for playoffsRussell Westbrook will also be out on Friday with a strained quadriceps muscle, team announces.

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As NBA experiments with virtual reality in the bubble, side effects remainFans who own an Oculus-brand VR headset have had a courtside view of select NBA bubble games thanks to broadcasts in virtual reality.

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Rockets' Russell Westbrook Diagnosed with Strained Quad Injury After MRIHouston Rockets star guard Russell Westbrook will miss the remainder of the regular season with an injured quadriceps muscle.

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Russell Westbrooks status for start of playoffs in doubt after MRI on quadHouston Rockets superstar point guard Russell Westbrook underwent an MRI in Orlando for a quadriceps injury, the team announced. The former MVP has a strained quadriceps muscle in his right leg and won't play on Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Rockets vs. Pacers game threadHow the Rockets have defended big men in micro ball The Houston Rockets have been one of the best teams in the NBA Bubble, and their defense against big men has been a primary ingredient.

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Shorthanded Houston Rockets burned by playoff-chasing SpursThe Houston Rockets followed their dominant victory over the Sacramento Kings with a loss to the San Antonio Spurs 123-105 as James Harden rested, and Danuel House sat due to injury.

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Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets 8/12/20: Starting Lineups, Matchup Preview, Betting OddsThe Pacers are coming off of a massively disappointing game against the Miami Heat in which they lost by 22 points while shooting just 28.6% from 3-point range and just 39.3% from the field.

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NBA releases official playoff seeding scenarios for RocketsThe vast majority of potential scenarios have the Rockets facing off with Oklahoma City in the No.

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Houston Rockets Vs Indiana Pacers: Injury Update and Lineup PredictionHave a look at the injury updates of the two teams and match predictions.

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Damian Lillards 5 greatest shots ever, rankedPortland Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard has been knocking down clutch shots since he entered the NBA as the sixth overall pick in 2012.

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Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers: Tale of the tapeThe Houston Rockets' next game will be against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, which will be the Rockets' final back-to-back game of the 2019-20 season.

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Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets odds, picks and best betsThe Indiana Pacers will take on the Houston Rockets. Wednesday at the AdventHealth Arena in Reunion, Fla.

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HOU vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction NBA 2019-20: Basketball Tips And Prediction, Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers NBA 2019-20Although the Rockets will be resting several names as well today as they play their second straight encounter, the club should still manage to remain largely unfazed today.

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Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets odds, picks and best betsPreviewing Wednesday's Indiana Pacers at Houston Rockets betting odds and lines, with NBA betting picks, tips and best bets.

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How the Rockets have defended big men in micro ballThe Houston Rockets have been one of the best teams in the NBA Bubble, and their defense against big men has been a primary ingredient.

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Player grades from Rockets' shorthanded loss to the San Antonio SpursThe Houston Rockets opted to sit several key players on Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs, which resulted in some rough performances by Clutch City.

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Video: Spurs Takeover Postgame Show vs. Houston Rockets 8/11/20If you missed last night's big win, we've got the recording of our live Spurs Takeover postgame show for you to watch Hosts Joe Garcia and Jonas Clark broke down the 123-105 win over the James Harden-less Houston Rockets.

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NBA Orlando Bubble: Predicting the Bubble MVP, All-Bubble TeamThe NBA announced it will name the Kia NBA All-Seeding Games Team and the Kia NBA Player of the Seeding Games to honor the top performers for games played from July 30-Aug.

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Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets Live Stream, NBA Schedule, TV Channel, Start TimeThe Indiana Pacers will take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday afternoon, tune into the action here.

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Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets jockeying for playoff positionThe Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets are jockeying for playoff position in their respective conferences and meet in a seeding game on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports.

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Houston Rockets: Playoff seeding is the biggest concern for the teamThe Houston Rockets may have missed an opportunity to move up in the pecking order in terms of the standings, will it hurt their championship chances?

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Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets odds, picks and best betsThe Indiana Pacers will take on the Houston Rockets. Wednesday at the AdventHealth Arena in Reunion, Fla.

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NBA ROUND-UP: Damian Lilliard ties career-high 61 points, in Blazers win over MavericksSan Antonio Spurs won 3 of the 4 quarters to beat Houston Rockets 123-105, in one of the games played at the early hours of today.

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Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers seeding game previewAfter resting James Harden against the San Antonio Spurs, the Rockets have basically conceded the third seed in the Western Conference to the Denver Nuggets.

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Playoff preview, rotations, and big picture reflections on the Westbrook tradeUSA Today's Ben Dubose joins Rahat on this week's podcast to preview the postseason, lineup decisions for Mike D'Antoni, and reflect on the Westbrook trade.

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Commentary: At 6th in the West, Utah Jazz would face either Nuggets, Rockets or Clippers in 1st round of NBA playoffsSALT LAKE CITY — Good luck trying to find someone that believes the Utah Jazz didn't intentionally lose to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.

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Jason Kidd, Ty Lue, Jeff Van Gundy and Others Up for Nets Coaching JobYou wouldn't know it from their bubble success, but the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets need a head coach.

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The IkoSystem: Rest vs. rhythm, jostling and the value of bubble sample sizeHere are some takeaways from the Rockets' 123-105 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.

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Rockets vs. Pacers: How to watch, preview, analysis, and moreJames Harden, Danuel House Jr., and Eric Gordon are expected to return for the Rockets, who will be without Russell Westbrook.

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Spurs beat Rockets 123-105 to stay alive in playoff raceKeldon Johnson had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs kept alive their chance of becoming the first team in NBA history to make 23 consecutive playoff appearances with a 123-105 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

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Rockets Russell Westbrook ready to take the championship back to HoustonHouston Rockets superstar point guard Russell Westbrook has one goal on his mind and thats to take the championship back to Houston. The Rockets havent won a championship since 1995.

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Spurs keep playoff hopes alive with 123-105 win over RocketsThe Spurs aren't out of it yet. Keldon Johnson had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and San Antonio kept alive its chances of becoming the first team in NBA history to make 23 consecutive playoff appearances with a 123-105 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

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Pacers, Rockets both jockeying for playoff positionThe mad scramble for the fourth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference and the third seed in the West continues Wednesday afternoon when the Indiana Pacers face the Houston Rockets in the NBA bubble near Orlando.

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Spurs keep playoff hopes alive with win over RocketsSan Antonio kept alive its chances of becoming the first team in NBA history to make 23 consecutive playoff appearances.

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San Antonio Spurs hammer Houston Rockets to keep playoff hopes aliveDeMar DeRozan and Keldon Johnson combined for 47 points as the San Antonio Spurs hammered the Houston Rockets to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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Rockets vs. Spurs 8-11-20Full Game Highlights / Rockets vs. Spurs 8-11-20.

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Spurs defeat Rockets 123-105A game the Spurs had to have, for any hope of a play-in game, and a continuation of their playoff streak.

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Rockets At SpursThe San Antonio Spurs defeated the Houston Rockets, 123-105. Keldon Johnson led the way for the Spurs with a career-high 24 PTS and 11 REB, while DeMar DeRozan added 23 PTS in the victory.

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Aug. 11: Spurs 123, Rockets 105Photos from the Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs game Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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NBA campus intel: Schedule and live updates for Day 13 of seeding gamesThe four teams playing for the final two playoff spots in the West take the court Tuesday.

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Video: Rockets star Russell Westbrook returns and immediately rocks the baby in Derrick Whites faceHouston Rockets star Russell Westbrook returned to the court on Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs and and he hasnt missed a beat.

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Houston Rockets: Frank Isola impressed with James Harden's consistencyNBA columnist Frank Isola stated that he's been impressed with the consistency of Houston Rockets superstar James Harden.

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Rockets vs Spurs GamethreadThe Rockets play their interstate rival San Antonio Spurs in the bubble, in Florida, in a big home date for the Spurs.

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Rockets vs. Spurs Guide: Back San Antonio's Revamped OffenseRockets vs. Spurs Betting Odds Rockets odds +4 Spurs odds - 4 Moneyline - 159/+133 Over/Under 237 Time 2 p.m.

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Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs: Injury Update and Lineup PredictionsCheck out the injury report and lineup predictions for the game Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs taking place August 11.

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Do Pat Riley's words apply to Rockets' James Harden, Russell Westbrook?NBA legend Pat Riley had some interesting comments during a recent interview, which apply to Houston Rockets superstars James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

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Jeff Green, Ben McLemore hire new agents as representationJeff Green is joining Glushon Sports Management, led by Jason Glushon, while sharpshooter Ben McLemore joined Rich Paul's Klutch Sports.

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Locked On Spurs: Spurs-Rockets previewOn this episode of Locked On Spurs, host Jeff Garcia and 2 Shots Podcast's Joe Garcia preview the San Antonio Spurs matchup against the Houston Rockets and more.

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SAS Vs HOU Dream11 Prediction: San Antonio Spurs Vs Houston Rockets Best Dream 11 Team for NBA 2019-20 MatchDescription: SAS Vs HOU Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Must win encounter for San Antonio Spurs as the side looks to remain in pursuit of 8th seed Although a 4-2 record since the onset of NBA 2019-20 in July should have been enough to see.

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Houston Rockets: Eric Gordon looking forward to return to the hardwoodHouston Rockets guard Eric Gordon is looking forward to his return to the hardwood after his latest injury ensuring the backcourt has all the ammo it needs.

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Spurs extend bubble winning streak to three with win over rival Houston RocketsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Spurs aren't out of it yet. Keldon Johnson had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and San Antonio kept alive its chances of becoming the first team in NBA history to make 23 consecutive playoff appearances with a 123-105 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

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Rockets: Jalen Rose sets record straight on James Harden vs. Luka DoncicESPN analyst Jalen Rose spoke on the media's sudden craze towards Luka Doncic, by pointing out the Houston Rockets' superstar backcourt's resume.

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It's time for San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston RocketsIn the final game between contenders for a play-in spot, the Spurs need a win.

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Returning players, defense, ball movement, and seeding shenanigans w/ Alykhan BijaniSalman Ali discuss:. - Any worry about Rockets not having a clean bill of health this close to the playoffs?

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Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs Live Stream, NBA Schedule, TV Channel, Start TimeThe Houston Rockets have been one of the best teams in the bubble since the restart and today they will meet the San Antonio Spurs, who are still fighting their way into the play-in tournament for the No.

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SAS vs HOU Dream11 Team Prediction Basketball NBA 2019-20: Captain, Star Player And Fantasy Tips For San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets Match at LakWestbrook, Ben, DeMar DeRozan, House, Gay, Robert, Jakob, Green Also Read - MEM vs OKC Dream11 Team Prediction Basketball NBA 2019-20: Captain, Star Player And Fantasy Tips For Oklahoma City Thunder vs Washington Wizards Match at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Kissimmee 10.00 PM IST August 9.

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Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs odds, picks and best betsPreviewing Tuesday's Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs betting odds and lines, with NBA betting picks, tips and best bets.

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Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs Live Score and StatsGet real-time NBA basketball coverage and scores as Houston Rockets takes on San Antonio Spurs.

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Bill Simmons Hate, Playoff Seeding and Spurs MatchupJackson summarizes the new issues regarding Bill Simmons and his ridiculous disdain for James Harden, Western Conference playoff seeding and the most optimal, yet somewhat unrealistic path for the Rockets, then things wrap up with some thoughts about the Rockets / Spurs matchup.

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Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs seeding game previewThe Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs have played two memorable games already this season.

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Rockets news: Mike D'Antoni not yet satisfied with Houston's defense as playoffs nearWith the NBA Playoffs just around the corner, Houston Rockets head coach Mike DAntoni wants his team to tighten up its defensive effort.

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Bill Simmons draws criticism for Harden-Doncic passing comparisonIt didn't go over well on NBA Twitter when The Ringer's CEO tried to argue that Luka Doncic was a superior passer to James Harden.

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Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs Prediction, Preview, and OddsCan the Rockets keep their momentum going in Orlando against the Spurs on Tuesday afternoon?

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J.J. Redicks 13-Year Playoff Streak EndsRedick will miss the postseason for the first time in his 14-year NBA career. Redick's Pelicans lost to the San Antonio Spurs 122-113 Sunday, ending the team's chances of making the playoffs.

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The Triple Team: Utah Jazz pull off ugly but necessary tank to try to avoid Rockets in playoffsDallas Mavericks Trey Burke shoots under Utah Jazz's Rayjon Tucker during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug.

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Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston RocketsCan the Silver and Black unsaddle their interstate rival to keep their playoff hopes alive?

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Rockets news: James Harden's inspiring message to Austin Rivers during his 41-point outing vs. KingsHouston Rockets combo guard Austin Rivers went off for a career-high 41 points on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings and he received some special words of encouragement during the game from superstar James Harden.

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With Utah loss, Rockets clinch top five seed in West playoffsHere's a look at why Oklahoma City and former Rockets guard Chris Paul appear to be looming as Houston's likely first-round opponent.

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Rockets' defensive strides leave Mike D'Antoni 'happy, never satisfied'The Rockets defense has shown signs of improvement in several ways, but Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said it still needs to get better for the start of the playoffs next week and through the postseason.

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Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs: How to watch, time, injury reportThe Houston Rockets will be using Tuesday's afternoon game against the San Antonio Spurs to rest up, which will give bench players a chance to shine.

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Rockets guard Eric Gordon set to return from injury on WednesdayGordon: "We've been doing a lot around the clock every day with my ankle. This is the most rehab I've done in a short amount of time."

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With shooting touch off, Rockets' Robert Covington provides disruptive defenseThough having James Harden lead Robert Covington in steals is not quite as surprising as if Covington was outscoring Harden, Covington and Harden are close in putting up defensive numbers in the NBA bubble.

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Scouting report: Rockets vs. SpursLately: The Rockets went from losing four of five games before the season was stopped in March to winning four of five in the restart.

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Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs seeding game previewThe Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs have played two memorable games already this season.

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Austin Rivers' career night was a rare opportunity since joining RocketsSince arriving in Houston in 2018, Austin Rivers' role never required him to score — until Sunday night against the Kings.

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Rockets news: Russell Westbrook set to return Tuesday, Eric Gordon following suit WednesdayThe Houston Rockets sent out some good news on Monday morning, noting that Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon are expected to be back in the lineup this week.

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Kevin McHale says small ball hurts Rockets against Thunder in playoffsFormer Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale thinks the Rockets' lack of size could spell doom in a postseason series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Rockets Cruise Past Kings 129-112, Improve to 4-1 in BubbleJackson recaps the Rockets 129-112 win against the Kings and the main storylines from the game, including Austin Rivers' career-high 41 points, James Harden continues to move up the all-time scoring and takes over the No.

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Player grades from Rockets' dominant win over the Sacramento KingsThe Houston Rockets erased an early deficit on a career night from Austin Rivers to utterly humiliate the Sacramento Kings to improve to 4-1 in the bubble.

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'It's the best feeling': How Austin Rivers lost his groove and got it backThe Rockets guard exploded for 41 points in the Rockets win because he was, as always, doing exactly what his team needed him to.

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The Athletic's NBA Power Rankings: The bubble unleashed chaos on the RankingsIn this edition of Power Rankings, we look at the locked in playoff matchups and check on the teams still fighting to make the postseason.

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Video Breakdown) Understanding how the Rockets upset the BucksThe NBA season is finally back in full swing. As we near the end of the eight placement games, today we're taking a step back and looking at the Houston Rockets' win over the Milwaukee Bucks from last Sunday.

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The Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs OddsThe Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs are locking horn as they face off on Tuesday, August 11, at 2:00 pm ET in front of the empty tribune in The Field House, Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

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Restart Reviews: BucksWelcome to a new series on Stats By Will titled Restart Reviews, where Ill be discussing games from the previous day or two and going in-depth on its result.

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Austin Rivers carries injury-riddled Houston Rockets to victory over KingsWith the Houston Rockets hampered by injuries, Austin Rivers carried the team to a victory over the Sacramento Kings.

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Rockets vs. SpursGet a preview of the Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs basketball game.

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San Antonio Spurs take care of business against rival Houston RocketsThe San Antonio Spurs cleaned up in a must-win against the rival Houston Rockets in the best game of rookie Keldon Johnson's pro career.

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Harden My Take talks Austin Rivers' career nightJeremy and Michael break down Austin Rivers' career night and what's in store for the Rockets as they gear up for their final pre-playoff bubble games.

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San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets OddsThe upcoming game between the San Antonio Spurs versus the Houston Rockets will be a domestic shoot-out between two Texas teams.

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VIDEO: Thunders Chris Paul wasnt a virtual fan on Rockets matchup vs. KingsOklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Chris Paul had some time to spare on Sunday, and decided to spend it by watching his former team, the Houston Rockets, as they took on the Sacramento Kings.

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Rockets news: Houston teasing Eric Gordon return on TuesdayAccording to Houston Rockets head coach Mike DAntoni, shooting guard Eric Gordon is close to returning and could play on Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs.

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Austin Rivers leads Rockets past KingsAustin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points off the bench and the Houston Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 129-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.

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Aug. 9: Rockets 129, Kings 112AUGUST 09: Jeff Green #32 and P.J. Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets celebrate after a play against the Sacramento Kings during the second half at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 9, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

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Austin Rivers reacts to 41-point explosion for Rockets vs. KingsYou dont need rocket science to know that the Houston Rockets have a few elite scorers in their arsenal.

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'Premier scorer': Rockets' Austin Rivers scores career-best 41 points in winThe Rockets' Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points in a 129-112 win over the Kings on Sunday.

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Postgame Interviews 8/9/20: James HardenJames Harden addresses the media after the Rockets vs. Blazers game.

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Rockets Austin Rivers erupts for career-high 41 points with Russell Westbrook outWith star guard Russell Westbrook out, Austin Rivers exploded for a career-high 41 points en route to a Houston Rockets victory on Sunday.

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Austin Rivers Drops CAREER-HIGH 41 PTS!Austin Rivers scores a career-high 41 PTS in the Rockets 4th W in Orlando!

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Austin Rivers does something no Houston Rocket has done since 1991Austin Rivers was unstoppable for the Houston Rockets on Sunday, scoring 41 points and making some history in the process.

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Rivers has career-high 41 as Rockets down Kings 129-112Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points off the bench and the Houston Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 129-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.

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Rockets vs. Kings 8-9-20Full Game Highlights / Rockets vs. Kings 8-9-20.

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Rivers has career-high 41 as Rockets down Kings 129-112Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points off the bench and the Houston Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 129-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.

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Rivers Rises Up, Sweeps Away SacramentoThe scoreline looks predictable at 129-112, in favor of Houston. The Rockets, now 4-1 in the restart bubble, easily defeating the Sacramento Kings, now 1-5 in the seeding round.

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Austin Rivers erupts for first career 40-point game vs. Sacramento KingsCheck out highlights from Austin Rivers' 41-point career-high performance for the Houston Rockets against the Sacramento Kings inside the NBA bubble.

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Rockets At KingsThe Houston Rockets defeated the Sacramento Kings, 129-112. Austin Rivers led the way for the Rockets with a career-high 41 PTS, along with 6 REB and 4 assists, while James Harden added 32 PTS, 8 REB and 7 AST in the victory.

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Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings Live Score and StatsGet real-time NBA basketball coverage and scores as Houston Rockets takes on Sacramento Kings. We bring you the latest game previews, live stats, and recaps on CBSSports.com.

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Rockets' Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon close to returningRockets guards Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon missed Sunday's game against the Kings, the second Westbrook has been out with a bruised quadriceps muscle and the fifth Gordon has had to sit out with a sprained ankle.

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Rockets vs Kings GamethreadSo today the Rockets are "away" at Sacramento, which means the Kings will get to control the arena noises, video boards, virtual fans and superimpose their logo digitally on the court.

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The Houston Rockets are wreaking havoc on overconfident centersThe Houston Rockets are being underestimated due to their size, and it's messing with the heads of the NBA's best big men.

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Thunder rout Wizards, pull to half game back of fourth-seeded RocketsThe Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Washington Wizards 121-103 on Sunday and are now a half game back of the 4th-seeded Houston Rockets in the Western Conference.

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Rockets vs. Kings odds, line: 2020 NBA picks, Aug. 9 predictions from proven computer modelThe SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Rockets and Kings.

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Houston Rockets: Analyzing favorable and unfavorable playoff matchupsThe Houston Rockets have opened a lot of eyes in the NBA Bubble. With that said, there are still some matchups that might be a problem for Space City.

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Fantasy Basketball Picks: Top DraftKings NBA DFS Targets, Values for August 9Zach Thompson gives his top studs and value plays at each position for Sunday's fantasy basketball slate on DraftKings, which starts at 12:30 p.m.

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Power rankings: The 8 best Houston Rockets in the Orlando bubbleWith a record of 3-1 halfway through the NBA's restart, these have been the eight best Houston Rockets in the Orlando bubble.

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Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta says an NBA title justifies tax spending"You win a championship, it's probably worth $30-$50 million dollars the following year," Fertitta told the Houston Chronicle.

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Houston Rockets aim to continue winning ways against the KingsThe Houston Rockets look to contain the Kings' hot-shooting backcourt and shred their lowly defense in an old-fashioned trap game.

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Why DeMarre Carroll deserves praise for handling of Rockets situationNo matter the stakes, Houston Rockets forward DeMarre Carroll has proven to be able to handle trying circumstances, with the latest involving the Rockets.

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Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings: How to watch, time, injury reportThe Houston Rockets look to continue their winning ways against the Sacramento Kings, who are hanging onto their playoff chances by a thread.

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The NBA MVP finalists: Antetokounmpo, James and HardenThis season's NBA MVP has won the award before. A trio of past winners of the award - reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, four-time MVP LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and 2017-18 winner James Harden of the Houston Rockets - were announced Saturday as the finalists for this season's top NBA individual honor.

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Draymond Green suggests Harden is taken for granted in MVP raceThe Warriors have beaten the Rockets in four separate playoff series since 2015, but there seems to be a healthy respect on both sides.

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Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings seeding game previewTwo police officers in Georgia are on leave after shooting at minors.

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Rockets' James Harden named MVP finalistRockets guard James Harden, the NBA's 2017-2018 MVP, is a finalist for the award for the fifth time in six seasons, the NBA announced on Saturday.

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Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings Prediction, Preview, and OddsThe Houston Rockets will be going for their second consecutive win over the Sacramento Kings when they play on Sunday night.

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3 Bad habits that have followed the Houston Rockets into the bubbleThe Houston Rockets are experiencing some of the same issues in the Orlando bubble that they were before the NBA's shutdown.

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Draymond Green makes case for Rockets James Harden being underrated nowIn a surprise turn of events, Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green says he believes Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden doesnt get enough credit for what hes doing on a nightly basis.

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James Harden 1 of 3 finalists for 2020 NBA MVP AwardFor the fourth straight year and the fifth time in the past six years, James Harden will finish a top possibility for MVP.

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Rockets' Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon out, but expected to return this weekThe Rockets will have three seeding games remaining after playing the Kings, but the games against the Spurs and Pacers will be in a back-to-back Tuesday and Wednesday, which could keep players coming back from injuries out for one of those games.

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Rockets star James Harden named one of NBA's three MVP finalists"The Beard" joined Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks and LeBron James of the Lakers as finalists for the NBA's 2019-20 MVP award.

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Rockets expect Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon to miss Sunday's gameAfter missing one game, the Rockets are hopeful that All-Star guard Russell Westbrook could return Sunday.

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How Bleacher Report was wrong about the Houston Rockets, yet againBleacher Report has proven time and time again to be uneducated on the Houston Rockets, but their latest gaffe was the icing on the cake.

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First impressions on the bubbleRahat is joined by Forrest to break down the Houston Rockets' first 4 games in the bubble.

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Rockets vs. Kings: How to watch, preview, analysis, and more6-foot-6 guard Bogdan Bogdanovic comes in hot for the Kings, averaging 31.0 points per game over his last two outings on 61.5% shooting.

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SB Nation Reacts: The bubble experienceHere's what our voters think of the bubble so far.

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Houston Rockets Duo Break Kobe Bryant And Shaquille O'Neal's Amazing RecordJames Harden and Russell Westbrook's parternship has led to them breaking a record set by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal from 2002/03.

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Rockets James Harden, Russell Westbrook becomes highest-scoring duo since ABA-NBA mergeTo say that the awesome pairing of James Harden and Russell Westbrook has been a success for the Houston Rockets would be an understatement.

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Houston Rockets News: What team should do with Westbrook and GordonHouston Rockets guards Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon should remain on the shelf until they're absolutely needed, when the seeding games are over.

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Grizzlies roll past Thunder for first win since restartDillon Brooks scored 22 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies claimed their first win since the restart with a 121-92 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.

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Rockets: Identifying James Harden's biggest struggle in the playoffsHouston Rockets star James Harden is not a reputable playoff performer. But what aspect of his game actually suffers the most in the postseason?

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Three takeaways from the Rockets' convincing win over the LakersThe Houston Rockets used defense, 3-pointers and James Harden to drown the top-seeded Lakers without the services of Russell Westbrook.

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Rockets GM Daryl Morey exposes Colin Cowherd for James Harden-Russell Westbrook snubHouston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey ripped FOX Sports Colin Cowherd for leaving James Harden and Russell Westbrook off his top-10 duos list inside the NBA bubble.

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Lakers have the No. 1 seed, LeBron taking the night off makes senseLast night LeBron James chose to take the night off as the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Houston Rockets due to pain in his groin.

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Skip and Shannon react to Charles Barkley's prediction of Portland eliminating LakersThe Lakers' shooting woes continued last night against the Rockets. With no LeBron, LA was just under 45 percent from the floor and shot a season-worst 10 percent from 3.

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How the Houston Rockets' defense has been surprisingly clutch all yearThere have been several factors in the Houston Rockets two wins that have stood out.

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'Magic number' for Rockets to win Southwest Division drops to oneWith only four games left to play in the 2019-20 regular season, the Houston Rockets now have a lead of 3.5 games on the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA's Southwest Division.

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James Harden Says Defense Will Win The Championship For The Houston RocketsThe Houston Rockets are having a great moment in the bubble. Despite all the doubts they created when they decided to play small ball, Mike D'Antoni and his players are doing just fine, beating great rivals in Orlando, including the Milwaukee Bucks of Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Los Angeles Lakers of Anthony Davis.

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Bullets after the buzzer: A relentless P.J. Tucker is a viewer's dream come trueNo LeBron. No Westbrook. But still plenty of action in the Rockets 113-97 win over the Lakers.

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Player grades from Rockets' comfortable win over the Los Angeles LakersThe Houston Rockets never left the result in doubt in a wire-to-wire victory over the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

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Jeff Green has been just what Rockets neededGreen's been producing. If he keeps it up, there's no telling how far the Rockets could go.

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3-pointers: Takeaways from Rockets' win over LakersTakeaways from the Rockets' 113-97 win against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Lakers not exactly rolling along as playoffs approachThis is the land of in-between for the Los Angeles Lakers. Games right now matter, in the sense that only three contests are left to build momentum for the postseason.

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Russ-less Rockets Handle LeBron-less Lakers 113-97Rad Power Bikes Right now as a limited time offer, get a free accessory with the purchase of a bike.

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NBA ROUND-UP: Lakers losses two games consecutively, Blazers continue to fight for Play-offsPhoenix Suns 114-99 Indiana Pacers:: Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker sublime all-round display, got the better of Indiana Pacers, who could not hit triple points figures in their 114-99 loss to Phoenix Suns.

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James Harden fires Houston Rockets to victory over Los Angeles LakersThe Heat put 73 points on the board in the first half and led by more than 20 points at one stage, but the Bucks were powered to victory with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scoring 33 points apiece.

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James Harden reveals what Rockets need big time to win championshipThe Houston Rockets logged another impressive victory against a LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, 113-97.

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James Harden pushes Rockets past Lakers in Westbrook's absenceJames Harden scores 39 points in Houston Rockets' victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Lakers vs. Rockets score, takeaways: Houston takes care of business against L.A. with LeBron James sidelinedThe Rockets set the tone and came away with a win on Thursday night.

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James Harden's 39 points help Rockets beat LakersJames Harden had 39 points and 12 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 113-97 victory on Thursday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who were playing without LeBron James.

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James Harden's BIG Night Against The LakersJames Harden tallied 39 PTS, 8 REB and 12 AST to lead the Houston Rockets to a win over the Los Angeles Lakers during NBA Restart!

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Rockets vs. Lakers 8-6-20Full Game Highlights / Rockets vs. Lakers 8-6-20.

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Danuel House Jr. Again Looking Like Ideal Small Forward For Houston RocketsDanuel House has filled in magnificently for Eric Gordon as the Rockets tune up for the postseason.

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Harden's 39 help Rockets past short-handed Lakers 113-97James Harden had 39 points and 12 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 113-97 victory on Thursday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who were playing without LeBron James.

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Lakers At Rockets Full Game HighlightsJames Harden recorded 39 PTS, 8 REB and 12 AST for the Houston Rockets as they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 113-97.

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Warriors news: Draymond Green reveals his two NBA restart 'sleeper teams'Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been keeping a close eye some teams who have a chance to shock the basketball world and win the NBA title.

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Rockets Russell Westbrook being held out vs. Lakers so injury doesnt get any worseThe Houston Rockets are resting superstar point guard Russell Westbrook against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday due to a bruised right quad.

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NBA roundup: James Harden inspires Houston Rockets to Los Angeles Lakers winThe Heat put 73 points on the board in the first half and led by more than 20 points at one stage, but the Bucks were powered to victory with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scoring 33 points apiece.

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Houston Rockets: The right decision has been made with Russell WestbrookHouston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook will sit out tonight against tonight's primetime matchup against the Lakers.

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Rockets vs Lakers game threadThe Houston Rockets look to bounce back against the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers.

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James Harden fires Houston Rockets to victory over Los Angeles LakersThe Milwaukee Bucks wrapped up the Eastern Conference title.

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Rockets' Russell Westbrook out vs. LakersRockets guard Russell Westbrook was ruled out of Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a bruised right quad, a precaution after several days in which Westbrook felt some pain in his thigh.

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James Harden Is Surprisingly Not Far Away From Becoming the Houston Rockets' All-Time Leading ScorerJames Harden has become one of the best scorers to ever play in the NBA.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets: Prediction and Injury UpdatesLos Angeles Lakers play their first back-to-back in the bubble against the dangerous Houston Rockets after losing to the OKC Thunder.

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Lakers star LeBron James out vs. Rockets, with Russell Westbrook also expected to sitThursday nights NBA matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets will likely be played without some of the best players from each team, including LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.

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LeBron James out, Russell Westbrook questionable in Rockets-Lakers matchupThe Rockets' matchup with the Lakers on Thursday will be without one former MVP with a good chance that two will be out.

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LeBron James held out of tonight's game vs. Houston RocketsThe Los Angeles Lakers are not going to have LeBron James play in the second game of a back-to-back tonight against Houston.

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LeBron James won't play against Rockets on Thursday nightLeBron James will sit out Thursday night's game against the Rockets to rest a sore groin, the Lakers announced Thursday afternoon.

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Report: Russell Westbrook likely to sit vs. LakersThat would obviously be a big blow to Houston's chances tonight, as the new small ball approach was specifically designed to get Russ downhill and into space against some of these larger teams, forcing them to chase shooters around the perimeter or collapse onto Westbrook, opening up those shooters.

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Calvin Murphy enjoys seeing James Harden break his Rockets recordsCalvin Murphy said he is happy to see James Harden breaking his records because it brings a reminder of what he did in his time.

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Austin Rivers says there's no talking between Harden, Giannis"They don't say a word to each other," Rivers said of the on-court dynamic between the NBA's last two MVPs.

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Trail Blazers' Early Bubble Games Show Team's Defensive ShortcomingsThe Portland Trail Blazers have had an interesting first week in the bubble. They're 2-1 with an important victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday and are still ninth in the West.

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Houston Rockets: Danuel House Jr. thriving after D'Antoni's commentsAfter Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni made some upfront comments about Danuel House Jr., the forward has stepped up significantly.

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Analyzing the revamped Houston Rockets offense in the Orlando bubbleThe Houston Rockets have been rolling in the Orlando Bubble, going 2-1 to start the regular season, and most of the credit has to go to their exceptional play on the offensive end.

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NBA news: Giannis Antetokounmpo in line to win MVP, DPOY based on early ballot returnsMany consider Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is the favorite to bag his second consecutive NBA MVP this season.

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Russ Questionable, Too Much FoulingRad Power Bikes Right now as a limited time offer, get a free accessory with the purchase of a bike.

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LeBron James Is Out Against The Houston RocketsJames will miss the second game of a back-to-back against the Houston Rockets on Thursday.

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Harden My Take previews tonight's Lakers-Rockets contestJeremy and Michael break down the upcoming game vs. Lakers, and breakdown the previous game's loss vs. Blazers.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets odds, picks and best betsThe Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Houston Rockets. Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena for a 9:00 p.m.

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Houston Rockets vs Lakers: How to watch, injuries, tale of the tapeThe Houston Rockets seek to avenge their self-destructing loss to the Portland Trail Blazers when they face off against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

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Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Players to watch, keys to victoryAs a conference showdown with the Lakers looms, some players will need to step up for the Houston Rockets, and they'll need to do some key things to win.

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CP3 leads Thunder's rout of cold-shooting Lakers, 105-86Chris Paul had 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 105-86 victory over the poor-shooting Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

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Houston Rockets: The ups and downs of watching small ballThe Houston Rockets were competitive the entire contest against the Blazers last night but small ball ultimately did them in.

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A full history of the Damian Lillard-Russell Westbrook beefWe all know that Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook dont like each other. Even in their last meeting in the bubble, the two had words for each other as usual.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Prediction, Preview, and OddsIn this NBA game, who will come out victorious? Will it be the Los Angeles Lakers or the Houston Rockets?

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With Russell Westbrook questionable, Rockets' reserves stepping upThe Rockets hope to never have to repeat the situation that worked out well on Tuesday, preferring to always have either James Harden or Russell Westbrook on the floor to run their offense.

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Rockets' James Harden finding foul-filled bubbleThrough the first three games of the restart, Rockets guard James Harden has been the most foul-prone player in the Orlando games, committing five personal fouls in each game.

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NBA Basketball is back: My Bubble-Ball TakeawaysA deep dive into my initial observations from day six of NBA Bubble-Basketball!

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Player grades from the Rockets' stumble against the Portland Trail BlazersThe Houston Rockets faltered in a late-game battle against the Portland Trail Blazers, but there were still some positives to take from the game.

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Rockets news: Russell Westbrook questionable to face LakersHouston Rockets superstar point guard Russell Westbrook is questionable to face the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday due to a bruised right quad.

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Carmelo Anthony should be a lock for the Hall of FameEven before the Portland Trail Blazers saved his NBA career by signing him when no one else wanted to, Carmelo Anthony was always going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer despite his lack of postseason success.

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P.J. Tucker says he made a push to help bring Jeff Green to Rockets"I knew, with the way we're playing now, especially with no true big... that Jeff would be perfect," said Rockets veteran P.J. Tucker.

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Houston Rockets: Will the small-ball style fall out of style soon?The Houston Rockets are all-in on extreme small-ball. While they have had success, they might be destined to flame out sooner rather than later.

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The Houston Rockets are creating a new GreenHouse effect in the bubbleThe superstars are stepping up as expected, but the Houston Rockets are establishing another force that could give them the edge needed to win it all.

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Carmelo Anthony: Carmelo is still letting us know he has the reboundCarmelo Anthony is still telling the whole arena and the fans at home he has the rebound — even in the NBA's bubble.

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