James Harden scored 30 points, carrying Houston on a night when Dwight Howard did little after fighting with Kevin Garnett, and the Rockets beat the slumping Brooklyn Nets 113-99 on Monday.
James Harden had 25 points and nine assists in just three quarters and the Houston Rockets beat New York 120-96 on Thursday night.
If there’s one way to change the present and future of the Knicks, it’s by facilitating a superteam in Houston with Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James.
James Harden scored 37 points and Aaron Brooks made a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets to a 102-100 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night.
Asked if it was tough that the Knicks sent Harden to the line often when they got close, Melo replied, “We didn’t put him on the line, they put him on the line.”
Considering the way former Knick Jeremy Lin has been playing, the Rockets might not need James Harden to turn things around when they seek their 16th win in 17 games against New York.
NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.
East Rutherford, Newark or Brooklyn. The Houston Rockets win no matter where the nomadic Nets call home.
The return of Stoudemire shouldn’t really be a big deal. It’s very clear that Anthony, the main man no matter who is on the Knicks, has to get the overwhelming majority of his minutes at the four.
His old fans booed him. His old friend clobbered him. Otherwise, it was Linsanity all over again at Madison Square Garden.
Jeremy Lin doesn’t know if he’ll ever perform as well as he did during his charmed February with the New York Knicks last season. For now he’s content to be a key contributor on his new team.
The Lakers handed Mike Brown the pink slip after 5 games and will undoubtedly turn to Phil Jackson as their first choice replacement.
CBS Sports Network analyst and former first-round pick Wally Szczerbiak joined CBS Local Sports to give perspective as to what the prospects are going through on the biggest night of their basketball lives.
Like everyone red blooded American, I would have loved to see the Heat lose in the Finals to the Oklahoma City Thunder. With that being said, part of me is happy because this asinine LeBron James narrative can finally be put away.
As much as the Heat have outplayed the Thunder in this series, the margin has been extremely small. A few plays here and there and the Thunder could easily be the team up 3-1. If Oklahoma City can do a few things differently, they can still win this series.