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NBA LIVE UPDATES - Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets

The NBA restart is in full swing, with the teams just about at the midway point of their seeding games schedule.  The race for positioning in the Western Conference continues to be action packed, with the only sure thing is that the Los Angeles Lakers will be the West's top dogs. The LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the rest of the Lakers will try to bounce back from a blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder when they face James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and the small-ball Houston Rockets.  Currently at sixth in the West, the Rockets started out strong with back-to-back wins, but are now coming off their first loss in the bubble, falling short against the Portland Trailblazers.  Tip off is on Friday, August 7th at 9:00 am! Join us for LIVE UPDATES! .....»»

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Doncic triple-double lifts Mavs past Kings

Orlando---Luka Doncic delivered a monster triple-double performance as the Dallas Mavericks bagged their first win of the NBA’s relaunched season in an overtime thriller against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday......»»

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Collective conscience in NBA ‘bubble’

Dallas Mavericks scout and former PBA TV analyst Jim Kelly is confident the NBA “bubble” won’t burst at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, near Orlando, because of the “collective group conscience” that binds the league, players, coaches and everyone involved in the season restart......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 5th, 2020Related News

Blazers take crucial win over Rockets to fan playoff hopes

After a split from the free throw line from Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony sank a dagger three with 54 seconds left in the game to give the Blazers breathing room, 107-102......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 5th, 2020Related News

Westbrook, Harden rally Rockets over NBA-best Bucks

Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and James Harden added 24 Sunday to rally the Houston Rockets over NBA overall leader Milwaukee 120-116 despite a big night for Giannis Antetokounmpo......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsAug 3rd, 2020Related News

Rockets rally to stun Bucks, Giannis

    MIAMI (AFP) – Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and James Harden added 24 Sunday to rally the Houston Rockets over NBA overall leader Milwaukee, 120-116, despite a big night for Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks led 112-104 after Khris Middleton’s three-pointer with 3:14 to play, but Houston closed the game with a 16-4 run. […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsAug 3rd, 2020Related News

Westbrook scores 31 as Rockets get 120-116 win over Bucks

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets used strong defense down the stretch for a 120-116 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night. It was the 36th straight game with at least 20 points for Westbrook, who led Houston’s offense on a night James Harden scored 24. Houston tied an NBA record for most 3-point attempts in a regulation game with 61, making 21 of them, and forced 22 turnovers. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee. He joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to have 15 games with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in a season in the last 50 years. Khris Middleton scored 27 points and Brook Lopez added 23 as the Bucks missed a chance to clinch the best record in the Eastern Conference. SPURS 108, GRIZZLIES 106 DeMar DeRozan made two free throws with a second to play, giving San Antonio a victory over Memphis that moved the Spurs into ninth place in the Western Conference. The Spurs built an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter, then needed a bunch of big plays down the stretch from DeRozan after the Grizzlies rallied. The final one came when he brought the ball down court after Jaren Jackson Jr. tied it for Memphis with a corner 3-pointer with 10.6 seconds to play. DeRozan pump-faked Dillon Brooks into the air and drew the foul, then knocked down the foul shots. Jackson missed a long 3 on the final possession. The Spurs are trying to qualify for the postseason for what would be an NBA-record 23rd consecutive season. They arrived at Walt Disney World in 12th place in the West, but after victories over Sacramento and Memphis are just two games behind the eighth-place Grizzlies. Dejounte Murray had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs. Derrick White added 16 points and DeRozan had 14. Morant finished with 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Jackson scored 21 points. CELTICS 128, TRAIL BLAZERS 124 Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and Bostons built a big early lead before holding off Portland. Tatum, who added a career-high eight assists, rebounded from a terrible performance in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday when he scored just five points on 2-of-18 shooting. Damian Lillard had 30 points and 16 assists for Portland. Jusuf Nurkic added 30 points in his second official game back after breaking his leg in March 2019. SUNS 117, MAVERICKS 115 Devin Booker scored 30 points and Phoenix erased a double-digit deficit while the All-Star guard was on the bench with foul trouble, rallying to beat Dallas. The Suns have won both games in the restart after coming in with the worst record in the Western Conference. They’re still long shots for the playoffs, while the Mavericks clinched their first postseason berth since 2016 by virtue of Memphis’ loss to San Antonio earlier in the day. Luka Doncic had 40 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for the Mavericks. whose hopes of moving up from the seventh seed are fading with an 0-2 start in the eight-game seeding round. MAGIC 132, KINGS 116 Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Aaron Gordon scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half and Orlando continued its strong restart with a victory over Sacramento. Terrence Ross added 25 points to help the Magic win a season-best fifth straight game going back to before the pandemic-forced shutdown in March.Orlando won the last three before the hiatus and beat Brooklyn, the team it is battling for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, to open the restart. De’Aaron Fox scored 13 points after a career-high 39 in the restart opener for the Kings, who have lost both games in the bubble as they try to get in position for a shot at the final playoff spot in the West. Harry Giles III led Sacramento with a career-high 23 points. NETS 118, WIZARDS 110 Caris LeVert scored 14 of his 34 points in the final seven minutes to help Brooklyn beat Washington. Joe Harris scored a season-high 27 points and Jarret Allen added 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Nets. They rebounded from a loss to Orlando in their first seeding game to move seven games ahead of ninth-place Washington in the Eastern Conference standings. Thomas Bryant had a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Troy Brown Jr. added 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Wizards......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 3rd, 2020Related News

NBA LIVE UPDATES - Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets

The NBA season is back!  Live from the NBA Campus at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the 2019-2020 NBA Season returns to action with 22 teams set to play eight seeding games each to determine post-season berths and positioning!  The last two Most Valuable Players go head to head, as Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks take on James Harden and the Houston Rockets! Milwaukee, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, opened their NBA restart with a big win over the Boston Celtics.  Houston meanwhile moved up to fifth in the Western Conference after a thrilling comeback win over the Dallas Mavericks in overtime.  Tip-off is on Monday, August 3rd at 8:30 AM! Join us as we bring you live updates! .....»»

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Giannis shines as Bucks hold on, Harden nets 49 as Rockets blast off

Giannis Antetokounmpo shook off the rust of a long layoff by scoring 36 points to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 119-112 victory over the Boston Celtics in their first game of the NBA's restarted season. .....»»

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Rockets outgun Mavericks in overtime win

Robert Covington was the hero for the Rockets after a last-second tip-in forced overtime and the Mavs seemed to just run out of steam......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 1st, 2020Related News

NBA LIVE UPDATES - Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks

The NBA season is back!  Live from the NBA Campus at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the 2019-2020 NBA Season returns to action with 22 teams set to play eight seeding games each to determine post-season berths and positioning!  After an exciting first day of action, the NBA restart continues with a showdown in the Western Conference!  The sixth-seeded Houston Rockets face off against Texas rivals and seventh-seeded Dallas Mavericks in a crucial contest!  Tip-off is on Saturday, August 1st at 9:00 am! Join us as we bring you live updates! .....»»

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Harden shines as Rockets rout Celtics in final day of scrimmages

Finishing with 35 points, Harden helped his squad wrap up the exhibition games with a 2-1 record......»»

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Rockets, Celtics bounce back; Raptors stay unscathed as NBA restart looms

The Rockets and the Celtics tallied their first win after losing their prior games on Friday (Saturday, Manila)......»»

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Rockets poised to make deep playoff run after delays

Rockets poised to make deep playoff run after delays.....»»

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NBA Restart Team Overview: Indiana Pacers

RECORD: 39 - 26 The Pacers are tied with Philadelphia for fifth place in the Eastern Conferece, two games behind fourt-place Miami. Indiana alreadu clinched a spot in the upcoming playoffs. OVERVIEW: Indiana has shown improvement this season, even as star guard Victor Oladipo has only appeared in 13 games due to injury. Domantas Sabonis has blossomed into an All-Star while offseason additions Malcolm Brogdon and TJ Warren have been stellar. Myles Turner is no. 4 in the NBA in blocks. The Pacers are making a fifth straight playoffs appearance. Indiana was 5th the last two seasons, getting a top-4 finish to enter this year's postseason might as well push the team to the next round. NUMBER TO KNOW: Domantas Sabonis has 50 double-doubles this season, third most in the NBA. KEY ADDITIONS/LOSSES: N/A but Victor Oladipo might play in Orlando after all. SEEDING GAMES: vs. Philadelphia 76ers (8/2) vs. Washington Wizards (8/4) vs. Orlando Magic (8/5) vs. Phoenix Suns (8/7) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (8/9) vs. Miami Heat (8/11) vs. Houston Rockets (8/13) vs. Miami Heat (8/15).....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 19th, 2020Related News

NBA Restart Team Overview: Memphis Grizzlies

RECORD: 32-33, sitting at eighth-place in the Western Conference, seven games behind the seventh-seeded Dallas Mavericks and three-and-a-half games ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Sacramento Kings, who are all virtually tied for ninth place.  OVERVIEW: Following the departure of former franchise stars in Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, the expectations were not high for the Grizzlies. Powered by one of the league's youngest rosters led by a pair of 20-year olds in Rookie of The Year frontrunner Ja Morant and sophomore Jaren Jackson Jr. however, the Grizzlies are firmly in the running for a spot in the playoffs. Morant leads all qualifying rookies in scoring with 17.6 points per game and assists with 6.9 dimes per game His six-foot-eleven running mate Jackson meanwhile, is a threat on both ends of the floor. Veteran big man Jonas Valanciunas has also been solid for the Grizzlies with 14.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.  NUMBER TO KNOW: The Grizzlies are averaging 27.0 assists per game, second-most in the league.  KEY ADDITIONS/LOSSES: N/A SEEDING GAMES:  vs. Portland Trail Blazers (8/1) vs. San Antonio Spurs (8/3) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8/4) vs. Utah Jazz (8/6) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8/8) vs. Toronto Raptors (8/10) vs. Boston Celtics (8/12) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8/14)    .....»»

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Rockets Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test

Rockets Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test.....»»

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Russell may coronavirus

KUNG kelan pasimula at sabik nang lumarga uli sa NBA, saka pa nabitin sa laro si Houston Rockets guard Russel Westbrook......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2020Related News

Rockets’ Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  — Houston’s Russell Westbrook hasn’t made it to the NBA restart yet. The coronavirus did — but health protocols seemed to work as the league and its players hoped they would. On a day of troubling news for the league — Westbrook revealing that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and […] The post Rockets’ Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2020Related News

Russell Westbrook tests positive for COVID-19

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook announced on Twitter that he tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday (Tuesday in the Philippines). pic.twitter.com/Kq7CE26TxD — Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020 The 2016 - 2017 NBA MVP did not travel with the rest of the Rockets to Orlando, Florida over the weekend. Houston’s first game is July 31 (August 1 in the Philippines) against the Dallas Mavericks. (Story to be updated.)    .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 13th, 2020Related News