QUIETING THE THUNDER

Harden, Rockets thump Westbrook, Thunder in nationally televised game

The Rockets were blistering hot through three quarters and survived a cooldown in the fourth, holding on for a 137-125 win over the Thunder. The only bad news is James Harden landed on his left wrist with under a minute to go, saying after the game that he should be fine. Four Rockets scored 22 or more points, with Lou Williams (31 points) leading the way. He and Trevor Ariza were on fire most of the game as Lou hit 7-of-8 from downtown and Trevor knocked down 6-of-8 from deep. The Rockets scored a season high for a half by putting up 79 points in the first, shooting 71.4% from the field and taking a 20-point lead into the locker room. Harden (22 points, 12 assists) hit a three just as the third quarter buzzer sounded, putting the Rockets up by 25. Eric Gordon, getting the start in place of the injured Ryan Anderson, scored 24 points. The Rockets as a team hit 20 threes in just 39 attempts. Russell Westbrook got those numbers inflated, putting up 39 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, but the Rockets soundly thumped OKC in this one.

Houston Rockets News

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
On the debut of Lou Williams and Rockets deadline-day trades By Clutch
David Weiner joins Dave Hardisty to discuss the exciting debut of Lou Williams and the Rockets' reasoning for their deadline-day trades.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Daryl Morey says Rockets will rain threes, hints at pursuit of Andrew Bogut By Clutch
The Rockets are embracing their offensive identity and will be trying to add an old foe to their roster.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Rockets trade Tyler Ennis to Lakers By Clutch
Rockets continue to create roster spots, sending Tyler Ennis to the Lakers.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Rockets trade K.J. McDaniels to Brooklyn By Clutch
The Rockets unload McDaniels to Brooklyn, positioning themselves for a looming buyout market.
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Rockets acquire Lou Williams from Lakers for Corey Brewer, first round pick By Clutch
The Rockets unload Brewer, add a needed fourth guard and now have two top scorers off the bench in adding Lou Williams.
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
Eric Gordon wins NBA Three-Point Contest in overtime By Van Nguyen
It's only fitting that a Houston Rocket would win the 2017 NBA Three-Point Contest.
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Eric Gordon expected to return for Wednesday's game against Heat By Van Nguyen
Eric Gordon, who has missed the last two games, should return against the rejuvenated Heat.
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Houston fans honor Olajuwon with long standing ovation By Clutch
After this video tribute was played, Houston fans made sure Hakeem Olajuwon knew how much they appreciate him.
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