NBA Fast Break: Blake Griffin, Clippers Hold Off Rockets – The Smoking Section

The Smoking SectionElevator Pitch: The Clippers notched their 40th win of the season in 60 tries with a 101-93 victory over the Rockets. On a bad note for the City…

Clips push past Rockets with fourth-quarter run – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comLOS ANGELES — The Clippers proved again that they can go nose-to-nose with the Houston Rockets and defend their 1-2 punch of Dwight Howard and James Harden. Blake Griffin had…

Clippers hold down Harden, Rockets – Reuters

ReutersClippers hold down Harden, Rockets. LOS ANGELES — Darren Collison slowed James Harden, and that helped the Los Angeles Clippers ground the Houston Rockets again. Forward Blake Griffin scored 23…

Blake Griffin’s 23 points, 16 boards help carry Clips past Rockets – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — The Clippers proved again that they can go nose-to-nose with the Houston Rockets and defend their 1-2 punch of Dwight Howard and James Harden. Blake Griffin had…

Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportDwight Howard scored 25 points, James Harden added 23 and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 115-112 victory over the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on Sunday night.…

Up next for the Lakers: Wednesday vs. Houston Rockets – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesRecord vs. Rockets: 1-1. Update: The Lakers won in Houston, 99-98, on Steve Blake’s last-second three-pointer in November but lost there last month, 113-99, with James Harden scoring…

Report: James Harden replaces Kobe Bryant as NBA All-Star Game starter – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe Lakers superstar, Bryant, will miss the game due to the knee injury that has kept him out of action since Dec. 17. Thunder coach Scott Brooks, who is coaching…

NBA All-Star Reserves Announced – ESPN

ESPNThe Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers each had two players picked Thursday as reserves for the NBA All-Star Game, while the Indiana Pacers had to settle for one despite…

Rockets-Mavericks Preview – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)The Houston Rockets passed their first test in a difficult pair of Southwest Division games on back-to-back nights by beating San Antonio without James Harden. Next, they’ll try to…

2014 NBA scores: Rockets down Spurs, Melo lifts Knicks past C’s – Philly.com

Philly.comOn a busy NBA Tuesday, the rivalries were in full effect and a couple players named Anthony made history. The Houston Rockets had a built-in excuse against the Spurs on…

Jones carries Rockets past Bucks – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneHouston, TX Sports.com —. Terrence Jones scored a career-high 36 points with 11 rebounds to help the Houston Rockets to a 114-104 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. James Harden…

Thunder rally for 104-92 win over Rockets – Boston.com

Boston.comHouston Rockets’ James Harden (13) talks to Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant ( The Associated Press Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) talks to Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) before…

Thunder prevail after Rockets set record for futility in 2nd half – ESPN

ESPNJames Harden and Terrence Jones scored 16 points apiece for Houston, which had just 19 second-half points after its season-best performance in the first half — setting an NBA record…

James Harden, Rockets rally past Knicks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHOUSTON (AP) — James Harden faced the throng of reporters waiting at his locker and exhaled heavily after the Houston Rockets slipped by the New York Knicks on Friday…

Knicks’ Shumpert Rediscovers His Shot, and His Smile – New York Times

New York TimesHOUSTON — Even as Iman Shumpert was going scoreless against teams like the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics in recent weeks, he tried to insulate himself from…

Rockets Survive Knicks, 102-100 – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportJames Harden scored 37 points and the Houston Rockets capitalized on a costly mistake from J.R. Smith to top the New York Knicks, 102-100, in a Friday night thriller…

Houston Rockets – Jeremy Lin as he Should be While James Harden Rules Late – Sportige

SportigeThe Houston Rockets played like a team that can win an NBA title as they won on the road against the San Antonio Spurs for a second time in a…

Video Highlights: Harden explodes in fourth as Rockets beat Spurs on Christmas … – The Dream Shake

The Dream ShakeThe Rockets took a wire-to-wire victory on Christmas Day as James Harden and Dwight Howard carried the team to victory. Check out the video highlights here! After losses…

James Harden helps Rockets to road win vs. Spurs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN ANTONIO (AP) — James Harden scored 28 points and Dwight Howard had 15 points and 20 rebounds, leading the balanced Houston Rockets to a 111-98 victory over the…

Recap: San Antonio vs. Houston – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comSan Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – James Harden returned from a two-game absence and led all five Houston starters in double figures with 28 points, as the Rockets topped the San…

NBA capsules and gallery – Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneSAN ANTONIO • James Harden scored 31 points, Chandler Parsons had 25, and the Houston Rockets overcame a furious second-half rally to beat San Antonio 112-106 on Saturday…

NBA scores: Rockets hold on to beat Spurs, Nets win on the road – Philly.com

Philly.comSaturday was full of great NBA action, headlined by a Western Conference battle in San Antonio. The long Thanksgiving four-day weekend is coming to an end, and if you were…

NBA scores: Rockets hold on to beat Spurs, Nets win on the road – SB Nation

SB NationSaturday was full of great NBA action, headlined by a Western Conference battle in San Antonio. Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share + Comments. The…

NBA Roundup: Rockets hand Spurs 1st home loss, 112-106 – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldHouston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons passes around San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in…

Deion Sanders Wife Assault, NFL Draft 2012 Coverage, Ron Artest Elbows Harden

Tuesday night, this blogger will depart for New York City and the 2012 NFL Draft. This marks the 8th year of Zennie62 coverage of the NFL Draft, and all with…