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Rufus on Fire Jan 11, 2017
Unnecessary first-half deficit keeps Hornets from completing comeback

Unnecessary first-half deficit keeps Hornets from completing comeback

Trevor Ariza and Corey Brewer contributing heavily to a 67-point first half built a Houston Rockets lead that was too much to fight back from for the Charlotte Hornets. The Charlotte Hornets fought valiantly last night against one of the best teams in the NBA, the now 31-9 Houston Rockets. Despite missing two key players in Nicolas Batum and Cody Zeller and facing a 20-point disadvantage in the last period, the bees had the ball down by 3 with 28 seconds left and thus had the chance to at least force overtime. Moreover, Charlotte earned the right to earn the victory while playing on...
FOX Sports Jan 11, 2017
Charlotte Hornets' Bench Leads Ferocious Comeback, Falls Just Short In Houston

Charlotte Hornets' Bench Leads Ferocious Comeback, Falls Just Short In Houston

James Harden's MVP performance proves to be enough for Houston to weather a late Charlotte Hornets run and walk away with the121-114 victory.Harden dropped a second straight triple-double and made everyone on Houston look dangerous. With Just two Rockets' players ending up with fewer tha...
The Dream Shake Jan 11, 2017
The Rockets' defense is a significant reason for their success

The Rockets' defense is a significant reason for their success

In today's Rocket Fuel: The Rockets' defense is playing much better than expected, while there are several other reasons the Rockets have been so successful this season. Well, last night was pretty eventful. Luckily the Rockets didn't blow that huge lead to the Hornets, but the team won't have much time to dwell on the game since they take the court again tonight facing the Timberwolves. Before tip-off, make sure you're caught up with the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel! NBA PM: The Defensive Surprise in Houston | Basketball Insiders The Rockets' success this year is due just...
FOX Sports Jan 11, 2017
Houston Rockets Get Narrow Win Over Hornets

Houston Rockets Get Narrow Win Over Hornets

James Harden goes for another 40-point triple-double to help the Houston Rockets secure their ninth straight win against the Hornets.With less than 10 seconds reminding in the fourth, James Harden stepped to the line and hit two game-clinching free throws, as the Houston Rockets win a nailbiti...
FOX Sports Jan 10, 2017
Charlotte Hornets Come Up Short Against Harden and the Houston Rockets

Charlotte Hornets Come Up Short Against Harden and the Houston Rockets

An incredible fourth-quarter comeback effort came up just short for the Charlotte Hornets as James Harden's triple-double led Houston to a win.The Charlotte Hornets (20-19) were defeated by the Houston Rockets (31-9) as James Harden's 40-point triple-double led his team to their eigh...
FOX Sports Jan 10, 2017
Harden's triple-double leads Rockets to 9th straight win

Harden's triple-double leads Rockets to 9th straight win

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his second straight triple-double and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 121-114 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight win.
The Dream Shake Jan 10, 2017
Harden Triple Double Bids Farewell To Hornets 121 - 114

Harden Triple Double Bids Farewell To Hornets 121 - 114

Rockets win 9th straight. Harden fourth player in NBA history to post back-to-back 40 point triple doubles. The Houston Rockets bid farewell to the Charlotte Hornets for their 9th straight win behind a historic James Harden triple double. Harden joined Russell Westbrook, Michael Jordan and Pete Maravich as the only four players in NBA history to post back-to-back triple doubles while scoring 40 points. The Harden landmark and the Rockets win arrived despite pissing away a 20 point fourth quarter, allowing Charlotte to lead by one point with two minutes left, yet squeezing out a 121 - 114...
At The Hive Jan 10, 2017
Road trip continues as Hornets visit the red hot Rockets

Road trip continues as Hornets visit the red hot Rockets

With losses in the first two games of a five-game road trip, the Hornets eye a big win over the red hot Rockets. It wasn’t the end to 2016 that the Charlotte Hornets had hoped for, and it hasn’t been a great start to 2017, either. In now their third game of the current five-game road trip, the Hornets face another tough challenge tonight against arguably the hottest team in the NBA, the Houston Rockets. Losing three of four to start the new year, the Hornets’ .500 record is quickly slipping at 20-18. No, it’s not time to hit the panic button yet, by any means, but the recent...
FOX Sports Jan 10, 2017
Charlotte Hornets Look to Make a Statement in Houston Against the Rockets

Charlotte Hornets Look to Make a Statement in Houston Against the Rockets

The Charlotte Hornets lookto get off the schneid as they hope to snap their three-game losing streak on the road against the Rockets.The Charlotte Hornets (20-18) are set to take on the Houston Rockets (30-9) in the third game of their current five-game road trip. Charlotte's coming off of a ...
The Dream Shake Jan 10, 2017
Mike D'Antoni believes the Rockets can improve offensively

Mike D'Antoni believes the Rockets can improve offensively

In today's Rocket Fuel: Daryl Morey's vision is finally becoming a reality, while Mike D'Antoni still believes the Rockets can improve offensively The Rockets take the floor tonight against the Charlotte Hornets in hopes of continuing their winning streak. Make sure to start your day off right by catching up on the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel! GM Daryl Morey's vision becoming a reality behind sharp-shooting Rockets | NBA.com Another MVP-type season from James Harden -- plus a league-best attack from deep -- has Houston on an offensive rampage. Daryl Morey must be sitting...
The Dream Shake Jan 10, 2017
Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Hornets game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Hornets game preview

The Rockets return to the friendly (and probably barren) confines of the Toyota Center tonight to take on the Charlotte Hornets. At 20-18, the Hornets are tied for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. However, as we’ve mentioned multiple times this season, there is a ton of fluidity over there and if a decently-sized winning streak could shoot someone into the top 4 in the conference. In the “Did you know?” department: the Atlanta Hawks are on a 6-game winning streak. Since all the talk is about them trading or not trading Millsap, people have lost sight of how they’ve been...

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