James Harden says Rockets' winning streak 'doesn't matter'

A poll of media members in The Washington Post last March 16 pegged Harden as the heavy favorite. "That was so foreign to us because we never paid attention to it".

"When you're playing a guy like that who gets those types of calls, it's pretty much like you're playing in foul trouble", Smart told the Globe.

Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his 30 points in the third quarter, singlehandedly bringing the Bucks to within four points. He had shouldered the load in Paul's absence, helped his seamless transition into the squad, and maintained his alpha status without hurting the team.

The Houston Rockets, as hot as their name implies, haven't lost in 15 games. He is far from a lockdown defender, but Harden is above average, and when paired with Chris Paul - who grades out as an A defender overall - the Rockets' defense is not elite but solidly in the top 10.

James Harden led the way with 26 points, while Eric Gordon added 18 points off the bench. "Stay in the moment, not try to think about all that stuff". We want to play well and just have each other's back no matter what on both ends of the floor. They play like a team that knows just how good it is and is intent on proving it each night.

Westbrook has had to learn new personnel and adjust his game to George and Anthony, Donovan said, and he's playing his game while trying to keep his new teammates comfortable. "I thought in the second half, we got spread out a little bit from the 3-point line". This time around, he would be in the lineup.

After the Thunder needed overtime to beat a tanking Dallas team last week, Russell Westbrook made a point of the strong wins in OKC's past. The Rockets are in first place after winning their 16th game in a row.

But they didn't get. He has written over 500 columns for WFAN/CBS NY, and also worked as a freelance writer for Sports Illustrated and Newsday subsidiary amNew York. They're 8-9 since shooting guard Andre Roberson's season-ending knee injury.

Facing a dwindling margin for error in the heated Western Conference playoff race, the Thunder continued their descent down the standings with a 122-112 loss to the Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday night. The Pacers shot just 3-of-23 (13 percent) from the perimeter. We all understand it. Superstars are going to be superstars. You've got to play really certain.

Gobert earned his fourth straight double-double in leading the Jazz to their fourth straight win and ninth straight road victory.

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