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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!

Victory 120-88 in Cleveland

Victory 120-88 in Cleveland

The Rockets dominated from start to finish and soon bent the match against the Cavaliers. Chris Paul has 22 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists, James Harden 16 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists, Ryan Anderson 21 points, 8 rebounds, 1 pass. Luc Mbah a Moute scored 11 points for 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

Houston quickly took a 10-point lead 22-12 and took the first quarter 32-20. The second is identical (33-19) for the Rockets who fly over the meeting and lead already to the 65-39 break.

Houston has up to 35 points in the 3rd (85-50) and quietly controls the end of the game (32-30 and 23-19). With 47.3% success against 39.1% for locals, Houston also controlled all areas of play and limited to 12 points the best scorers opponents (Isaiah Thomas and JR Smith).

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Victory 102-91 at the Spurs

Victory 102-91 at the Spurs

The Rockets won for the second time this season against the Spurs. A controlled match from start to finish against the 3rd of the Western Conference. James Harden has 28 points, 2 rebounds, 11 assists, Clint Capela 14 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, Luc Mbah has Moute 9 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 35’15.

San Antonio will lead for 1’30 on a 4-0, then Houston takes the lead to lead until the end of the match. Limited to 14 points in the first quarter, the Spurs are already 13 points behind at the end of the 27-14 period. The Rockets master the second quarter 27-24 and lead 54-38 at the break.

The Rockets keep the Spurs at bay in the second half, even though the locals pocket the 3rd quarter 32-28, and return to 6 points at the start of the last quarter 82-76. Chris Paul has 3 baskets at the right time and gives the Rockets a 12-point lead 88-76, which is 102-91 in the Texan derby!

The Rockets are still 2nd in the West with 37 wins and 13 losses.

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Victory against the Magic thanks to a historic James Harden!

Victory against the Magic thanks to a historic James Harden!

James Harden made a feat tonight against Orlando. With 60 points scored at 19/30, 5/14 at 3 points, 17/18 free throws, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, he is the first NBA player to score 60 points in a triple-double. He also beats the record points of the franchise, held by Calvin Murphy in 1978 with 57 points. In the absence of Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon, the bearded took things in hand and allowed Houston in the money time to pocket the 114-107 victory.

Both teams held a few points throughout the match. Orlando first took the first quarter 30-27, led by 5 points in the second 43-38 before Houston went back to 51-50. The Rockets pocket the second quarter 27-25 and stick to 1 point of the Magic at the break 54-55.

The Rockets take the lead in the 70-63 restart, the Magic returns 3 times but James Harden 3 points gives the advantage to the Texans 90-88 who pocket the 3rd quarter 36-33. The end of the match is very tight, 107-107 at 3’36. The two teams do not score for 2 minutes, then James Harden concludes his extraordinary performance on an award winning shot, a 3 points and a free throw! Luc Mbah a Moute (8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 pass) on a last free throw completes the game 114-107!

Victory against the Suns 113-102

Victory against the Suns 113-102

After a balanced first game, the Rockets beat the Suns in the second half. James Harden has 27 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, Chris Paul 17 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, Luc Mbah has Moute 13 points, 2 rebounds, 1 pass.

The Rockets pocket the first quarter time 28-24, but the Suns pass them in front of 33-30 at the beginning of the second quarter. Both teams stand and are tied 49-49 at 3’33, but Houston ends well on an 11-4 and take the period 32-29. At break, the Rockets lead 60-53.

Phoenix equalized 62-62 at the restart, but James Harden 3 points gives the advantage to the Rockets who will escape in the third quarter (32-24). With 15 points lead 92-77 at the start of the last quarter, the Rockets control the end of the game 21-25 and won their 35th victory.

Victory 104-97 at the Mavs

Victory 104-97 at the Mavs

Houston quickly took over Dallas and led the whole game. James Harden has 25 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists, Trevor Ariza 23 points, 4 rebounds, 1 pass and Clint Capela 16 points, 13 rebounds. As often, the Rockets started strong.

With a rain of shooting at 3 points (10!), Houston leads 23-10 in 5 minutes and takes the first quarter time 38-28. The second is the opposite, since the Rockets only return 13 points! Fortunately, defense keeps Dallas at bay. The locals score just 17 points and Houston leads 51-45 at half-time.

The Rockets quickly conclude the deal in the 3rd quarter that they win 34-22. With 18 points lead 85-67 in the last, Luc and his control the end of the game despite a 8-1 Mavs in the money time. Houston is second in the West with 34 wins and 12 losses.