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Green for the the Win against Phoenix

Green for the the Win against Phoenix

The Rockets struggled to overcome the Suns, who led the game almost entirely. But Gerald Green on a 3 points to the buzzer delivered the Rockets, badly shipped in this part (17 points behind at the break). Luc Mbah a Moute was back after a week of care for his knee (7 points, 3 rebounds in 26 ‘). James Harden finished with 28 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists, Joe Johnson 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists.

At the Toyota Center, the Rockets are moved by the Suns who lead 15-8. Luc Mbah has Moute equalizes 15-15 but Phoenix takes the first quarter 25-22. In 6 minutes, the Suns take off in the second quarter. They lead 40-34 and on a 17-6 run in 6 minutes, take the second quarter 32-18. Visitors are in front at break 57-40.

Even if Houston takes the 3rd quarter 35-29, Phoenix retains 11 points 86-75 ahead of the last. The Rockets offer a nice recovery and glue quickly 91-90 thanks to 3 points Tucker. Everything is played in the last seconds, and on a last possession, Trevor Ariza passes to Green in the corner that enters his 3 points to the buzzer. The Rockets win on 104-103!

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Visit to Lycée International de Houston

Visit to Lycée International de Houston

During the Easter holidays, Luc Mbah a Moute visited the kids of Lycée International de Houston on Thursday. He shared his experience as a professional sportsman and answered all the questions of the students, who left with an autograph.

Victory in NOLA 107-101

Victory in NOLA 107-101

After a balanced first half, Houston won in New Orleans taking off in the 3rd quarter, despite a return of the Pelicans in the money time. Although everything was not perfect (42.4% success against 50.6% for locals), James Harden (32 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists) and Chris Paul (21 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists) provided the essential.

The Rockets take the first quarter 32-29, but the Pelicans cling in the second. The Paul-Harden duo allows the Rockets to take the 28-25 in the last moments, and the advantage at the 60-54 break.

Houston leaves New Orleans in the 3rd quarter on a 22-2 and takes a 20-point lead 76-56. The Pelicans limit the case 24-18 but Houston leads 84-72 at the start of the last quarter. Clarck sticks to 4 points 99-103 in the last minute. During a rather tense money time, Luc Mbah a Moute turns 2 shots (105-99) then Holiday between a layup (105-101) and deliberately misses his free throw to expect a rebound to 17 seconds. A missed attempt, since Chris Paul takes the opportunity to recover the ball and completes the game on 2 throws.

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The Rockets beat the Clippers 101-96 and are Division Champions.

The Rockets beat the Clippers 101-96 and are Division Champions.

The Rockets come out winners of a very tight match with the Clippers, who have taken the advantage several times. James Harden has 24 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists, Eric Gordon 23 points, 6 rebounds and 1 pass, Clint Capela 19 points and 12 rebounds, Luc Mbah has Moute 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.

After a very balanced quarter-first time pocketed by the 28-26 Rockets, the Clippers take the second 25-19 and are ahead at break 51-47.

At the restart, Los Angeles takes 12 points in advance 66-54 on a 15-7. Houston reacts and realizes in turn a nice 14-2 series to take the advantage 70-68. The Rockets take the period 31-23 and lead 78-74 at the start of the last quarter. The Clippers equalize 80-80 then return to 2 points Rockets 98-96 to 0.52 ‘. James Harden gives a 4-point lead 100-96, and transforms a throw after Rivers’ failed shoot. Despite a small 38.6% shooting success, the Rockets fare and sign their 27th win in 30 games and are Champion of the Southwest Division!

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Victory 105-92 at the Mavs

Victory 105-92 at the Mavs

The Rockets left the Mavs before 105-92, after their loss to the Raptors, which ended a series of 17 consecutive wins. Without James Harden (knee pain), Houston was able to count on Eric Gordon with 26 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and Chris Paul 24 points, 5 rebounds, 12 assists.

On a 3 points of Luc Mbah a Moute, the Rockets lead already 20-5 and easily pocket the first quarter 25-14. Dallas jostles Houston in the second quarter and takes the lead 38-37. The Mavs take a 6-point lead 46-40 and the second quarter 33-23, even if Houston passes in front just before the break and leads a small point 48-47.

The second period is one-sided and the Rockets dominate Dallas 32-16 in the 3rd quarter with a 3-point run, and 25-19 in the 4th quarter. Mavs finish with only 35.1% shooting success and 16.1% at 3 points. Houston remains first in the West with 52 wins and 14 losses.

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Another win for the Clippers 105-92

Another win for the Clippers 105-92

With a 22-point lead at the end of the first quarter (34-12), the Rockets made the match easy and controlled from start to finish. James Harden has 25 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists, Clint Capela 22 points and 14 rebounds.

Traveling to Staples Center, Houston quickly took control of the game with a huge 31-5. The Clippers reduce the gap a little in the second they pocket 31-27, but the Rockets are ahead at break 61-43.

Los Angeles returns to 9 points from Houston in the 3rd quarter 76-65. A late return and insufficient, since Houston quietly controls the last 22-20 and wins 105-92. A 14th win in a row that offers the Texans a record since they are the 6th team to achieve in one season at least two sets of 14 wins. And more than ever first in the West!

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Houston wins 96-85 in Utah

Houston wins 96-85 in Utah

After a first half dominated by the Jazz who took up to 15 points, the Rockets made a big second period to take the lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. Luc Mbah a Moute made 17 points including 15 in the last quarter and 3 rebounds, James Harden 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists, Chris Paul 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.

The Rockets start on a 14-7 but the Jazz come back and pay attention to their defense. Result, Houston is limited to 3 points in the first quarter, pocketed by the Jazz 21-19. Utah widens the gap in the second quarter and leads 15 points 44-29. The Rockets react with a 10-0 at the end of the period, pocketed by local 23-20. At the break, the Jazz lead 44-39.

The Rockets return to 1 point 49-48 and then pass in the 3rd quarter, largely dominated 31-19. At the start of the last quarter, Luc and his team are leading with 70-63 and finish the quarter on a 26-22. Luc Mbah a Moute has 15 points during this period and the Rockets earn a 13th win in a row!

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Victory in Denver 119-114

Victory in Denver 119-114

The Rockets won for the 12th time in a row, consolidating their leading position in the West (46 wins / 13 losses). Despite a return of the Nuggets in the money time, Houston won by leading the whole game. James Harden has 41 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists, Chris Paul adds 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Luke finishes with 7 points, 2 rebounds and 1 pass in 24 ‘.

Houston quickly took off in the first quarter by winning 38-25. Denver dropped to 7 points early in the second quarter 47-40, but the Rockets regained their lead by pocketing 28-27 and the first half 66-52.

After a balanced third quarter 26-27, Denver is forced into the last and recollected at 4 points 114-110 19 seconds of the term. The Nuggets take the last round 35-27 but Houston does the work on free throws and carries 119-114.

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Houston wins 120-102 against Minnesota

Houston wins 120-102 against Minnesota

The recovery after the All Star Game ended in another 120-102 win against the Timberwolves. After a balanced first half, the Rockets escaped in the 3rd quarter. James Harden has 31 points, 2 rebounds, 9 assists, Clint Capela 25 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, Chris Paul 14 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists.

It was the Wolves who dominated the first quarter time 32-26, before Houston evenly averaged 34-34 in the second. The Wolves ironed in the 52-46 end of the period, but the Rockets ended up on a 9-2 which offered them the 29-22 quarter and the first half 55-54.

The match quickly switches in favor of Houston at the restart, which takes up a 16-point lead 84-68 in the 3rd quarter time and pockets 33-21. The last 12 minutes are a formality (32-27) and Luc and his own win 120-102.

Houston retains 1st place in the West!

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Houston wins another win at Wolves 126-108

Houston wins another win at Wolves 126-108

It’s a ninth consecutive win for Houston, which has taken over the Wolves in mid-second quarter time to lead until the end of the match. James Harden performs at 34 points, 6 rebounds, 13 assists, while Minnesota has counted on Karl-Anthony Towns with 35 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists. Luc Mbah a Moute made 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists in 29’01.

Unusually in the first quarter 31-23, the Rockets quickly responded in the second. They achieve a 17-5 and take the lead 40-36, pocket the period 31-19 and lead at halftime 54-50.

The Timberwolves may try to return in the second half, the Rockets still achieve the 3 point at the right time. Even if the gap does not change in the 3rd quarter (30-30), Houston makes 10 shots to 3 points in the last quarter and ends on a 42-28!

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Victory against the Mavs 104-97

Victory against the Mavs 104-97

The Rockets pocketed their 8th consecutive win tonight, beating Dallas home. After a balanced first half, Houston quickly took the lead in the 3rd quarter and held it to the end. James Harden has 27 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, Chris Paul 25 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists.

The Rockets come off 27-19 at the end of the first quarter thanks to two 3 points of Green. Dallas makes a good second quarter (36-30) and returns twice to Houston, who leads only two points in the 57-55 break.

At the restart, the Rockets start on a 17-10 and keep the Mavs at bay. They pocket the 3rd quarter 30-20 and control the end of the game 17-22, with up to 16 points ahead in the last quarter.

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The Rockets roll against the Nuggets 130-104

The Rockets roll against the Nuggets 130-104

Houston dominated the match against Denver, with a 50-percent success rate of 47.7 percent, but mostly 46.3 percent at 3 points, compared to only 10.7 percent to 3/28 for Nuggets! James Harden has 28 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists, Clint Capela 23 points and 25 rebounds, Luc Mbah has Moute 14 points, 2 rebounds and 1 pass in 24’04.

On a 3 points by Luc Mbah a Moute, Houston leads 11-4 and already escapes at the end of the first quarter 35-23. The Rockets are not worried, take the second quarter 28-23 and are ahead at break 63-46.

At no time in the second half, the Nuggets will find the key to worry the Rockets, who take up to 27 points. The end of the match is a formality, with a 34-24 in the 3rd and a 33-34 in the last quarter.

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Victory at the Heat 109-101

Victory at the Heat 109-101

By winning at Miami 109-101, Houston clinched its sixth consecutive victory and a clear fault in this road trip of 4 games. The Heat defended well and hooked Houston in the second half, before cracking in the last quarter. James Harden finished with 41 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, Chris Paul 24 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists.

The Rockets dominate the first quarter, pocket 35-24 then lead 16 points in the second 55-39. The Heat reacts with a 22-6 that offers him the period 33-26. But the Rockets stay ahead at break 61-57.

Miami starts very strong the 3rd quarter, goes on a 16-8 and passes Houston 73-69. Both teams are neck and neck and the Heat takes the 33-22, although Chris Paul has the last word at 3 points and allows the Rockets to lead 83-80 at the start of the last quarter. A period during which the Rockets will take off in the last 8 minutes, under the impulse of the inevitable duo Chris Paul – James Harden.

The Rockets are 2nd in the West (40 wins, 13 defeats), 1 victory for the Warriors, Conference leader.

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New success for the Nets 123-113

New success for the Nets 123-113

Houston once again dominated the entire game against Brooklyn, although the Nets briefly took the lead in the third quarter. James Harden renews a big performance with 36 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, Chris Paul 25 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, Luc Mbah has Moute 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists in 37’25.

The first quarter time is balanced, but Gerald Green realizes in the last minutes 2 three points and allow the Rockets to lead 38-31. Houston maintains its lead in the second, but the Nets finish the period well and pocket 32-27. At the break, Luc and his are in front of 65-63.

For 2 minutes, Brooklyn took the lead in the 3rd quarter 84-82. But the Rockets react and chained an 11-1 which offers them the quarter 31-23 and 10 points ahead of the start of the last. The Rockets take a 16-point lead 115-99 and control the end of the match thanks to Harden who goes 10 points in the money time. The Beard has reached the 15,000 points scored in career!