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Stephen Curry scores 38 points, Warriors beat Rockets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 23 of his 38 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors withstood another injury to rookie James Wiseman to beat the Houston Rockets 125-109 on Saturday night. Curry has his sixth straight 30-point game, the longest streak of his career. The two-time MVP made eight 3-pointers and had five assists and eight rebounds. Andrew Wiggins added 25 points for Golden State. Jordan Poole had 21. John Wall had 30 points and seven assists for Houston. Kelly Olynyk added 18 points and 11 rebounds. The Rockets have lost nine of 11. Curry had five 3s...
Apr 10, 2021

Leonard scores 31 as Clippers extend winning streak to 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points, Reggie Jackson added 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers used a dominating second quarter Friday night to defeat the Houston Rockets 126-109 and extend their winning streak to four games. The Clippers trailed by 10 at the end of the first quarter and found themselves down 40-26 with 9:57 remaining in the second before outscoring the Rockets 41-6 the remainder of the period. Leonard scored 11 and Jackson connected on three of his six 3-pointers during the quarter to give Los Angeles a 67-46 advantage at the break. The Clippers were 15 of 21 from...
Apr 9, 2021

Clippers' Beverley to miss time after breaking left hand

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers guard Patrick Beverley is likely to miss the rest of the regular season after breaking his left hand during Thursday's game against the Phoenix Suns. Beverley was going for a rebound in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles' 113-103 victory when he broke the fourth metacarpal bone in his left hand. The Clippers announced before Friday's game against the Houston Rockets that Beverley had surgery and will be evaluated again in three to four weeks. The NBA playoffs start on May 22. Beverley, who is averaging 8.0 points per game, had returned to the lineup Tuesday...
Apr 8, 2021

Even when Rockets are bad, they still beat the Dallas Mavericks

John Wall had 31 points and seven assists in his return from injury, and the Houston Rockets snapped a five-game skid.
Apr 7, 2021

Wall scores 31, Rockets end skid with 102-93 win over Mavs

HOUSTON (AP) — John Wall had 31 points and seven assists in his return from injury, and the Houston Rockets snapped a five-game skid with a 102-93 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. Wall had missed the previous four games with swelling in his right knee. Christian Wood added 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets. The game was tied with about two minutes left before the Rockets scored the next seven points to take a 96-89 lead with a minute to go. Wall got things going in that stretch with a layup and a three-point play. Kevin Porter Jr. capped the run when he blocked a...
Apr 6, 2021

AP source: Lakers signing Ben McLemore for rest of season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are signing guard Ben McLemore for the rest of the season, a person with knowledge of the decision said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the defending NBA champions haven't yet announced the signing of the eight-year veteran. McLemore fills the Lakers' final open roster spot after the club picked up center Andre Drummond last week. McLemore was released last weekend by the Houston Rockets after 103 games with the club over two seasons. He averaged 7.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in a reserve role this...
Apr 5, 2021

Booker scores 36 as Suns beat Rockets for 6th straight win

HOUSTON (AP) — Devin Booker scored 18 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 133-130 on Monday night for their sixth straight win. Deandre Ayton matched a season high with 27 points as Phoenix won for the ninth time in 10 games overall. Mikal Bridges had 20 points, and Chris Paul finished with 19 points and 11 assists. Phoenix led 101-92 after three quarters, but Houston opened the fourth with a 9-0 run. Houston trailed by nine again with a minute left, but Jae’Sean Tate and Kelly Olynyk made back-to-back 3s for the Rockets. Christian Wood...
Apr 5, 2021

Doncic's 31 points pace Mavs over NBA-leading Jazz 111-103

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 31 points and Dorian Finney-Smith added a season-high 23 as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz 111-103 on Monday night for their season-best fifth straight win. The NBA-leading Jazz had their nine-game winning streak halted. Jalen Brunson scored 20 points, Josh Richardson 17 and Tim Hardaway Jr. 16 as Dallas won for the first time in three games versus Utah this season. Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas’ No. 2 scorer and leading rebounder, sat out with a sprained right wrist. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was pleased to hold the NBA’s No. 3 scoring team,...
Apr 4, 2021

Ball makes career-best 8 3s as Pelicans beat Rockets 122-115

HOUSTON (AP) — Lonzo Ball had 27 points and a career-high eight 3-pointers, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Houston Rockets 122-115 on Sunday night to end a two-game skid. Ball was on fire early, making all four of his 3-point attempts in the first quarter in his return after missing seven games with a hip injury. He cooled off after that and didn’t hit from long range again until the third quarter, when he made two. He had nine assists, and his 27 points tied a season-best on a night he outdid his previous career mark of seven 3s, which he’d accomplished four times. Kelly Olynyk...
Apr 2, 2021

Houston Rockets Stax

. . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... ... ... AVG 3-Pnt. Player G MIN FGM-FGA PCT FGM-FGA FTM-FTA PCT PTS AVG Harden 8 36.3 60-135 .444 25-72 53-60 .883 198 24.8
Mar 31, 2021

Nets lose Harden but beat Rockets, move into first in East

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 31 points and a season-high 12 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets overcame the loss of James Harden to beat the Houston Rockets 120-108 on Wednesday night and move into first place in the Eastern Conference. Harden sat out the fourth quarter against his former team with right hamstring tightness, finishing with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists. The Nets put together the pivotal run without him, scoring 12 straight midway through the final period to turn a six-point deficit into a 107-101 lead, winning a game they trailed by 18 after less than five...
Mar 29, 2021

Valanciunas has season-best 30 points, Griz beat Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas scored a season-high 30 points, including eight down the stretch, to help the Memphis Grizzlies outlast the Houston Rockets 120-110 on Monday night. It was a much different game than Houston’s last meeting with Memphis, when the Grizzlies routed the Rockets 133-84, but the outcome was the same. Houston led by as many as 12 points in this one and was up by a point entering the fourth. But, the Rockets couldn’t hold on late and lost for the third time in four games. Valanciunas, who had 15 rebounds, made two consecutive baskets to extend the Memphis lead...
Mar 26, 2021

Towns scores 29 as TWolves come back to beat Rockets 107-101

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and Juancho Hernangomez had 19 points off the bench as the Minnesota Timberwolves came back to beat the Houston Rockets 107-101 on Friday night. Minnesota trailed by as many as 19 in the second half, but closed on a 20-0 run to stop a four-game losing streak a day after standing pat at the trade deadline. Towns had 14 points during the final stretch as the Timberwolves won for the fourth time in 15 games under new coach Chris Finch. John Wall had 14 points and a season-high 15 assists for Houston. Christian Wood scored 24...
Mar 25, 2021

Trade deadline passes, and Kyle Lowry remains with Raptors

Kyle Lowry stayed with the Toronto Raptors, and the Miami Heat got Victor Oladipo instead. And on a trade deadline day where moves were getting made right up until the last possible moment, the Denver Nuggets took a big swing at getting better for a playoff run while the Orlando Magic began a rebuild. Lowry — perhaps the biggest prize on the market — did not get traded, the Raptors apparently unable to find enough assets to their liking. Miami was one of the biggest pursuers for Lowry, who they may still target as a free agent later this year, wound up adding Oladipo from the Houston...
Mar 25, 2021

Rockets trade Victor Oladipo to the Miami Heat

The Rockets waited until right at the deadline, but they got their deal off just before the NBA Trade Deadline buzzer.