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Scoreboard Roundup – 3/25/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/25/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Brooklyn Nets 91 (30-40) – Charlotte Hornets 88 (30-40)

Los Angeles Clippers 111 (47-25) – New York Knicks 80 (14-58)

Atlanta Hawks 95 (54-17) – Orlando Magic 83 (22-51)

Indiana Pacers 103 (31-40) – Washington Wizards 101 (40-32)

Chicago Bulls 116 (44-29) – Toronto Raptors 103 (42-30)

Miami Heat 93 (33-38) – Boston Celtics 86 (31-40)

Cleveland Cavaliers 111 (47-26) – Memphis Grizzlies 89 (50-22)

Los Angeles Lakers 101 (19-51) – Minnesota Timberwolves 99 (16-55)

Houston Rockets 95 (48-23) – New Orleans Pelicans 93 (37-34)

Sacramento Kings 108 (26-45) – Phoenix Suns 99 (38-34)

San Antonio Spurs 130 (45-26) – Oklahoma City Thunder 91 (41-31)

Portland Trail Blazers 92 (45-25) – Utah Jazz 89 (31-40)

Philadelphia 76ers 99 (18-54) - Denver Nuggets 85 (27-45)

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers 4 (30-29-16; 76pts) – Chicago Blackhawks 1 (44-23-6; 94pts)

Edmonton Oilers 4 (21-40-13; 55pts) – Colorado Avalanche 3 (33-28-12; 78pts)

Dallas Stars 4 (36-28-10, 82pts) – Calgary Flames 3 (40-27-7, 87pts) - SO

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Rockets Expect Howard to Return Wednesday

Rockets Expect Howard to Return Wednesday

Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is expected to play in Wednesday night's game against New Orleans, according to head coach Kevin McHale.Howard has not played since Jan. 23 due to knee problems. He's expected to be limited to 20 minutes per game as he works his way back into the lineup. “I am always anxious to play,” Howard told the Houston Chronicle. “Not being on the floor for a long time, watching from the sidelines is hard. I will be happy to finally get back out there and play.”The Rockets have gone 17-9 since losing Howard, and have the third-best record in the Western Conference.The 29-year-old Howard has played in 32 games this season, averaging 16.3 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game.

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Rockets Forward Terrence Jones Out Indefinitely with Collapsed Lung

Rockets Forward Terrence Jones Out Indefinitely with Collapsed Lung

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- The injuries keep piling up for the Houston Rockets front-court as starting forward Terrence Jones will be out of action indefinitely as he recovers from a collapsed lung.

Jones suffered the injury in the first quarter of the team's win against Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.

"He got hit really hard in the ribs," Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said. "They don't think he cracked a rib, but he's having a tough time breathing right now."

Already playing without center Dwight Howard, Jones has been a vital part of the team's success this season.

The third-year forward was averaging 12.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks this season for the Rockets while averaging 27.5 minutes per contest.

"Guys have to step up, I sure wish Kostas [Papanikolaou] was ready to play, but he's not ready to play, either," McHale said. "You just have to deal with it and be ready to go."

Heading into Friday night, Houston sits third in the Western Conference standings.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 3/17/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/17/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament - Midwest Region – First Round: (16) Hampton 74 (17-17) – (16) Manhattan 64 (19-14)

NBA:  Detroit Pistons 105 (24-43) – Memphis Grizzlies 95 (47-21)

New York Knicks 104 (14-53) – San Antonio Spurs 100 (41-25) OT

Houston Rockets 107 (45-22) – Orlando Magic 94 (21-48)

New Orleans Pelicans 85 (37-30) – Milwaukee Bucks 84 (34-33)

NHL: Ottawa Senators 2 (34-21-11; 79pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 1 (26-34-9; 61pts) OT

New Jersey Devils 2 (30-29-11; 71pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 0 (39-21-10; 88pts)

Buffalo Sabres 2 (20-43-7; 47pts) – Boston Bruins 1 (36-23-11; 83pts) SO

Montreal Canadiens 3 (44-20-7; 95pts) – Florida Panthers 2 (31-25-14; 76pts)

Minnesota Wild 3 (39-24-7; 85pts) – Nashville Predators 2 (43-21-8; 94pts)

Winnipeg Jets 5 (35-23-12; 82pts) – San Jose Sharks 2 (34-28-8; 76pts)

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Dwight Howard Begins On-Court Practice

Dwight Howard Begins On-Court Practice

Bob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON, Tx.) -- Dwight Howard is making his way back onto the court.

The Houston Rockets center has begun on-court rehabilitation after a procedure on a knee edema.

“He’s starting to do a combination of treadmill/floor stuff, which is a good sign, but they’re going slow, said Rockets coach Kevin McHale.”They want to make sure they have a handle on it. It’s bothered him really all year.”

Despite Howard’s absence, the Rockets are 10-6 since the Houston big man was sidelined on Jan. 30. James Harden has carried the Rockets, as he averaged 26.7 points and 7.6 assists during the month of February. In March, Harden is off to an even hotter start as he is averaging 29.3 points and 9.3 assists through four games.

Through 32 games this season Howard is averaging 16.3 points and 11 rebounds per game. 

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LeBron Misses Two Big Free Throws in OT, Rockets Beat Cavs 105-103

LeBron Misses Two Big Free Throws in OT, Rockets Beat Cavs 105-103

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- LeBron James missed two free throws with under five seconds remaining in overtime and James Harden missed his second one on purpose in the Rockets 105-103 win over Cleveland on Sunday.

Harden led the way with for Houston with 33 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.

"That's a very good team over there," Harden told ABC after the game.  "We were battling through injuries all season.  We wanted to come out here and prove that we were a good team."

James, who finished with 37 points in the loss, could have given the Cavaliers the lead, but missed both free throws.

"There is no excuse. I missed free throws," James said. "I missed the two biggest ones of the game to put us up with seconds on the clock and I didn't come through. I failed my teammates."

The game featured some shoving from both sides and players scrambling on the court for loose balls, but James said that he wasn't bothered by it.

"It was old-school basketball," James said. "When you have two teams with the same aspirations and trying to get better every day, it can get like that."

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Brewer Leads Rockets Past Raptors, 98-76

Brewer Leads Rockets Past Raptors, 98-76

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- Rockets guard Corey Brewer had a season-high 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as Houston (37-18) defeated the Toronto Raptors (37-18) on Saturday night, 98-76.

Leading 56-52 with 3:41 to play in the third quarter, Houston went on a 12-1 run to close out the period. Rockets guard James Harden contributed 20 points, with 16 of them coming in the third quarter.

Forward Amir Johnson led the way for the Raptors with 27 points and five rebounds while guard Kyle Lowry had 11 points and four assists.

Up next for the Rockets, a Monday night home showdown against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 2/20/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/20/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Orlando Magic 95 (18-39) - New Orleans Pelicans 84 (27-27)

Indiana Pacers 106 (22-33) - Philadelphia 76ers 95 (12-42)

Toronto Raptors 105 (37-17) - Atlanta Hawks 80 (43-12)

Detroit Pistons 100 (22-33) - Chicago Bulls 91 (34-21)

Miami Heat 111 (23-30) - New York Knicks 87 (10-44)

Cleveland Cavaliers 127 (34-22) - Washington Wizards 89 (33-22)

Minnesota Timberwolves 111 (12-42) - Phoenix Suns 109 (29-26)

NHL: New Jersey Devils 4 (23-26-9, 55pts) - Vancouver Canucks 2 (33-22-3, 69pts)

New York Rangers 3 (35-16-6, 76pts) - Buffalo Sabres 1 (17-38-4, 38pts)

Carolina Hurricanes 2 (21-29-7, 49pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (23-31-5, 51pts)

St. Louis Blues 5 (38-16-4, 80pts) - Boston Bruins 1 (28-21-9, 65pts)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 2/10/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/10/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Detroit Pistons 106 (21-32) – Charlotte Hornets 78 (22-30)

Chicago Bulls 104 (33-20) – Sacramento Kings 86 (18-33)

Memphis Grizzlies 95 (39-13) – Brooklyn Nets 86 (21-31)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 71 (24-0) – LSU 69 (17-7)

(10) Notre Dame 60 (22-4) – Clemson 58 (14-10)

NHL: Ottawa Senators 2 (21-22-9; 51pts) – Buffalo Sabres 1 (16-36-3; 35pts)

New York Islanders 3 (35-18-1; 71pts) – Edmonton Oilers 2 (15-31-9; 39pts)

Dallas Stars 5 (25-21-8; 58pts) – Boston Bruins 3 (28-19-7; 63pts)

New York Rangers 5 (31-16-5; 67pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (23-28-4; 50pts)

Montreal Canadiens 2 (35-15-3; 73pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 1 (23-22-9; 55pts) OT

Florida Panthers 6 (24-17-11; 59pts) – Anaheim Ducks 2 (34-14-7; 75pts)

St. Louis Blues 2 (35-15-4; 74pts) – Arizona Coyotes 1 (20-28-7; 47pts)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 2/4/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/4/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Indiana Pacers 114 (18-32) – Detroit Pistons 109 (19-31)

Atlanta Hawks 105 (41-9) – Washington Wizards 96 (31-19)

Boston Celtics 104 (18-30) – Denver Nuggets 100 (19-31)

Brooklyn Nets 109 (20-28) – Toronto Raptors 93 (33-17)

Houston Rockets 101 (34-15) – Chicago Bulls 90 (30-20)

Milwaukee Bucks 113 (27-22) – Los Angeles Lakers 105 (13-36)

Minnesota Timberwolves 102 (9-40) – Miami Heat 101 (21-28)

Oklahoma City Thunder 102 (25-24) – New Orleans Pelicans 91 (26-23)

San Antonio Spurs 110 (31-18) – Orlando Magic 103 (15-37)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (4) Duke 72 (19-3) – Georgia Tech 66 (10-12)

(7) Villanova 70 (20-2) – Marquette 52 (10-12)

(10) Notre Dame 71 (21-3) – Boston College 63 (9-12)

(16) Wichita State 62 (20-3) – Bradley 59 (7-17)

(17) Maryland 64 (19-4) – Penn State 58 (14-9)

(18) VCU 72 (18-4) – George Mason 60 (7-14)

(19) Baylor 77 (17-5) – TCU 57 (14-8)

Purdue 60 (15-8) – (20) Ohio State 58 (17-6)

Oklahoma State 65 (15-7) – (25) Texas 63 (14-8) OT

NHL: New York Rangers 3 (30-15-4; 64pts) – Boston Bruins 2 (27-17-7; 61pts)

Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (29-14-8; 66pts) – Edmonton Oilers 0 (14-29-9; 37pts)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/30/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/30/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Philadelphia 76ers 103 (10-37) - Minnesota Timberwolves 94 (8-38)

Atlanta Hawks 105 (39-8) - Portland Trail Blazers 99 (32-15)

Cleveland Cavaliers 101 (28-20) - Sacramento Kings 90 (16-29)

Houston Rockets 93 (33-14) - Boston Celtics 87 (16-29)

Toronto Raptors 127 (32-15) - Brooklyn Nets 122 (18-28)

Dallas Mavericks 93 (31-17) - Miami Heat 72 (20-26) 

New Orleans Pelicans 108 (25-22) - Los Angeles Clippers 103 (31-15)

Utah Jazz 110 (17-30) - Golden State Warriors 100 (36-8)

NHL: St. Louis Blues 3  (31-13-4, 66pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 2  (17-25-6, 40pts)

Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (28-13-8, 64pts) - New Jersey Devils 1 (18-22-9, 45pts) - Overtime

Colorado Avalanche 3 (21-18-11, 53pts) - Nashville Predators 0 (31-11-6, 68pts)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/28/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/28/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 99 (27-20) – Portland Trail Blazers 94 (32-14)

Philadelphia 76ers 89 (9-37) – Detroit Pistons 69 (17-30)

Toronto Raptors 119 (31-15) – Sacramento Kings 102 (16-28)

Atlanta Hawks 113 (38-8) – Brooklyn Nets 102 (18-27)

Houston Rockets 99 (32-14) – Dallas Mavericks 94 (30-17)

Minnesota Timberwolves 110 (8-37) – Boston Celtics 89 (16-28)

Denver Nuggets 93 (19-27) – New Orleans Pelicans 85 (24-22)

New York Knicks 100 (9-37) – Oklahoma City Thunder 92 (23-23)

San Antonio Spurs 95 (30-17) – Charlotte Hornets 86 (19-27)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (8) Notre Dame 77 (20-2) – (4) Duke 73 (17-3)

(9) Kansas 64 (17-3) – TCU 61 (14-6)

(10) Louisville 81 (17-3) – Boston College 72 (9-10)

(12) Wichita State 58 (19-2) – Loyola of Chicago 47 (13-8)

(18) Northern Iowa 59 (19-2) – S. Illinois 52 (9-13)

Purdue 83 (13-8) – (22) Indiana 67 (15-6)

Georgia Tech 70 (10-10) – (23) Miami 50 (14-6)

(24) Oklahoma 81 (13-7) – Texas Tech 36 (11-10)

NHL: Washington Capitals 4 (25-14-9; 59pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 0 (27-13-8; 62pts)

New Jersey Devils 2 (18-22-8; 44pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (22-23-4; 48pts) SO

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/23/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/23/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Toronto Raptors 91 (28-15) - Philadelphia 76ers 86 (8-35)

Cleveland Cavaliers 129 (24-20) - Charlotte Hornets 90 (18-26)

Atlanta Hawks 103 (36-8) - Oklahoma City Thunder 93 (22-21)

New York Knicks 113 (8-36) - Orlando Magic 106 (15-31)

Miami Heat 89 (19-24) - Indiana Pacers 87 (15-30)

Chicago Bulls 102 (29-16) - Dallas Mavericks 98 (30-14)

New Orleans Pelicans 92 (22-21) - Minnesota Timberwolves 84 (7-35)

San Antonio Spurs 99 (28-17) - Los Angeles Lakers 85 (12-32)

Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (16) VCU 63 (16-3) - Saint Louis 61 (9-10)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/15/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/15/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Milwaukee Bucks 95 (21-19) – New York Knicks 79 (5-36) from London

Houston Rockets 112 (28-12) – Oklahoma City Thunder 101 (18-20)

NHL: Boston Bruins 3 (24-15-6; 54pts) – New York Rangers 0 (24-13-4; 52pts)

Minnesota Wild 7 (19-19-5; 43pts) – Buffalo Sabres 0 (14-28-3; 31pts)

Vancouver Canucks 4 (24-15-3; 51pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 0 (17-21-7; 41pts)

Ottawa Senators 4 (18-17-8; 44pts) – Montreal Canadiens 1 (27-13-3; 57pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (28-14-4; 60pts) – Edmonton Oilers 2 (10-26-9; 29pts)

Colorado Avalanche 4 (19-17-9; 47pts) – Florida Panthers 2 (20-13-9; 49pts)

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Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Elsa/Getty Images(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard were battling for position under the basket in the first quarter Monday night -- perhaps are little too hard -- and Garnett ended up getting ejected for being literally hard-headed.

Garnett took exception to Howard's pushing and shoving and bounced the ball off of the Rocket's center's head. With just under eight minutes to go in the first quarter, the two began to exchange words and Garnett took the crown of his head to Howard's jaw.

The NBA league office will review the incident and hand down any disciplinary action if it is deemed necessary.

Back to the action on the court: James Harden lit up the Nets defense as he put up 30 points. Howard would add eight points and five rebounds.

Houston would go on to win the game 113-99.

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Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Elsa/Getty Images(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard were battling for position under the basket in the first quarter Monday night -- perhaps are little too hard -- and Garnett ended up getting ejected for being literally hard-headed.

Garnett took exception to Howard's pushing and shoving and bounced the ball off of the Rocket's center's head. With just under eight minutes to go in the first quarter, the two began to exchange words and Garnett took the crown of his head to Howard's jaw.

The NBA league office will review the incident and hand down any disciplinary action if it is deemed necessary.

Back to the action on the court: James Harden lit up the Nets defense as he put up 30 points. Howard would add eight points and five rebounds.

Houston would go on to win the game 113-99.

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Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Elsa/Getty Images(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard were battling for position under the basket in the first quarter Monday night -- perhaps are little too hard -- and Garnett ended up getting ejected for being literally hard-headed.

Garnett took exception to Howard's pushing and shoving and bounced the ball off of the Rocket's center's head. With just under eight minutes to go in the first quarter, the two began to exchange words and Garnett took the crown of his head to Howard's jaw.

The NBA league office will review the incident and hand down any disciplinary action if it is deemed necessary.

Back to the action on the court: James Harden lit up the Nets defense as he put up 30 points. Howard would add eight points and five rebounds.

Houston would go on to win the game 113-99.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/12/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/12/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Boston Celtics 108 (13-23) – New Orleans Pelicans 100 (18-19)

Houston Rockets 113 (27-11) – Brooklyn Nets 99 (16-22)

Detroit Pistons 114 (14-24) – Toronto Raptors 111 (25-12)

Orlando Magic 121 (14-27) – Chicago Bulls 114 (26-13)

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers 7 (17-19-7; 41pts) – Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (27-13-4; 58pts)

Washington Capitals 2 (23-11-8; 54pts) – Colorado Avalanche 1 (18-17-8; 44pts)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/8/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/8/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Charlotte Hornets 103 (14-24) – Toronto Raptors 95 (24-11)

Houston Rockets 120 (25-11) – New York Knicks 96 (5-34)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (25) Old Dominion 72 (13-1) – Marshall 51 (4-11)

NHL: Boston Bruins 3 (21-15-6; 48pts) – New Jersey Devils 0 (15-21-7; 37pts)

Carolina Hurricanes 5 (13-24-4; 30pts) – Buffalo Sabres 2 (14-25-3; 31pts)

Philadelphia Flyers 3 (16-18-7; 39pts) – Washington Capitals 2 (21-11-8; 50pts) OT

Chicago Blackhawks 4 (27-12-2; 56pts) – Minnesota Wild 2 (18-16-5; 41pts)

St. Louis Blues 7 (25-13-3; 53pts) – San Jose Sharks 2 (22-15-5; 49pts)

Nashville Predators 3 (27-9-4; 58pts) – Dallas Stars 2 (18-15-7; 43pts) OT

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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/22/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/22/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA:  Houston Rockets 110 (20-7) – Portland Trail Blazers 95 (22-7)

Charlotte Hornets 110 (9-19) – Denver Nuggets 82 (12-16)

Chicago Bulls 129 (18-9) – Toronto Raptors 120 (22-7)

Utah Jazz 97 (9-20) – Memphis Grizzlies 91 (21-7)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: Temple 77 (8-4) – (10) Kansas 52 (9-2)

(16) Notre Dame 91 (12-1) – Northern Illinois 66 (4-5)

(17) St. John’s 66 (10-1) – Long Beach State 49 (5-8)

(18) West Virginia 77 (11-1) – Wofford 44 (9-3)

(19) Oklahoma 85 (8-3) – Weber State 51 (4-6)

(21) Ohio State 93 (10-2) – Miami OH 55 (3-8)

(22) Baylor 70 (10-1) – Southern 66 (3-10)

(24) Colorado State 75 (12-0) – Charleston Southern 54 (5-5)

(25) TCU 80 (12-0) – Grambling State 39 (2-8)

NHL: Washington Capitals 2 (17-10-6; 40pts) – Ottawa Senators 1 (14-14-5; 34pts)

Nashville Predators 5 (22-8-2; 46pts) – Columbus Blue Jackets 1 (14-16-3; 31pts)

Florida Panthers 4 (15-9-8; 38pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (22-6-5; 49pts)

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