The Rockets went to work to try to fix some of the issues that kept them from sweeping the Mavericks.
The Mavericks need Monta Ellis to keep attacking to have hope of extending their series against the Rockets.
SAN ANTONIO -- The series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs is shaping up to be the longest of the first round. But the lasting effects of the series may also extend beyond this postseason and push the league to tweak its rules in the offseason.
Out of desperation, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle found a starting lineup that clicked with J.J. Barea and Al-Farouq Aminu.
The Rockets missed 17 consecutive shots in critical stretch of Game 4, opening the door for Dallas to extend the series.
Jason Terry finding Dwight Howard for the ferocious one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.
Six Mavs score in double figures, including Monta Ellis with 31, as Dallas beats Houston 121-109 to force a Game 5.
Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists in his first playoff start since boosting Dallas' run to the 2011 championship and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 1
Rockets center Dwight Howard threw down a monster alley-oop against the Mavs.
Sam Day, a 13-year-old Rockets fan battling a rare form of bone cancer, paid a visit to his favorite team Sunday in Dallas.
Through the first three games of the postseason, Dwight Howard has returned to his old dominant ways.
Rockets center Dwight Howard swishes a full-court shot during today's practice in style with his yellow backpack.
The Mavericks-Rockets series is essentially over. All that's left is another display of pride from Dallas. We would expect no less.
The NBA has fined Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle $25,000 for publicly criticizing the officials after Friday night's Game 3 loss to the Rockets.
There's no such thing as a moral victory for the all-time great and face of the Mavericks.
It was James Harden's turn to hit a key shot down the stretch as Houston defeated Dallas.
James Harden scores a playoff career-high 42 points and Dwight Howard grabs 26 rebounds as the Rockets hold off the Mavericks for a 130-128 win in Game 3.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle criticized Friday's Game 3 officials for allowing the Rockets' physical play, and team owner Mark Cuban showed his displeasure to Adam Silver during the game.
ESPN's Michael Wilbon says the Rockets are not getting the respect they deserve.
Rockets guard James Harden says the team played excellent defense in the closing minutes of Game 3.
James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night.
An inside-the-huddle look at the sounds of the NBA's Western Conference playoffs.
Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki knocks down the 3-pointer early in the second quarter in Game 3 against the Rockets Friday night.
David Thorpe says John Wall and Dwight Howard are among the top candidates.
David Thorpe breaks down the 10 biggest difference-makers in the playoffs so far. Who leads the list after one week of action?
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