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7-11, 4th in Southwest

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Power forward Donatas Motiejunas said he's supposed to visit the doctor on Tuesday to get cleared to practice with the team. Motiejunas hasn't played this season as he recovers from back surgery. "He's moving in the right direction," Bickerstaff told reporters on Monday night.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

J.B. Bickerstaff said after the Rockets 116-105 loss to the Pistons on Monday that it's not time to panic however the team needs to play with a sense of urgency. Rockets were down by as much as 28 to the Pistons before rallying. "We're playing with fire in a nightly basis by giving these teams big leads."

Jackson, Drummond power Pistons over Rockets (1:19)

Rockets storm all the way back

Houston trailed by as many as 28 in Detroit, but a Ty Lawson 3-pointer cut it the deficit to 4 early in the fourth quarter. The Pistons are trying to restretch the lead, now back to 9. Follow live

James Harden forgets to play defense (0:13)

Rockets going the wrong way

The Rockets are down 23 points to the Pistons at halftime. Their largest comeback win this season was a 16-point comeback against the Trail Blazers on Nov. 18. Detroit's Reggie Jackson has 17 points while Andre Drummond has 10. James Harden leads Houston with 11 points. Halftime stats

Rockets failing to launch at the Palace

Detroit has busted open a 24-point lead midway through the second quarter and Houston's early-season woes continue to plague them. Follow live

Pistons claim early lead over Rockets

Houston has 12 of its 15 points coming from inside the paint, but Detroit has 6 well-received points from Aron Baynes off the bench midway through the first quarter. Follow live


Rockets (7-10) at Pistons (8-9)

James Harden is averaging 34.5 points and shooting 44.6 percent since Houston fired Kevin McHale. They're looking for their third straight win as Detroit is trying to avoid a three-game slide. Follow live

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Rockets rise to No. 25 in rankings

Marc Stein pushes Houston up two notches thanks to late rallies to beat the 76ers and the 'Melo-less Knicks. The coaching change hasn't exactly sparked the Rockets. Power Rankings

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden on Kobe Bryant retiring: "Legend. I grew up watching him. He was my quote, unquote MJ that everybody sees. Just for him to be done for his last go out, its sad, its the end of a dynasty. He had a really good run but it comes to an end, he's a monster, he's a beast."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked what he learned from Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard laughed then said next question. He did praise Bryant in an earlier question.

Rockets beat Knicks in OT (1:15)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets upended the Knicks in overtime, 116-111. James Harden led the way with 26 but he had plenty of help. Marcus Thornton added 18 off the bench and the Rockets had 16 steals. Dwight Howard had a highlight reel two-handed dunk over rookie Kristaps Porzingis in overtime.


Final: Rockets 114, Knicks 111 (OT)

Houston put up 32 points in the fourth quarter as a clutch Marcus Thornton 3-pointer pushed for overtime where the Rockets escaped with the victory. Box score

Howard posterizes Porzingis on alley-oop (0:22)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden comes into Sunday's game against the Knicks scoring 90 points the last two games. Harden is shooting 55.3 percent from the floor during this time.

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James Harden among top DFS plays

Jim McCormick lists Harden among his top recommendations for Sunday night, when the Rockets will visit the Knicks. Harden comes off two extremely efficient outings. Best buys (Insider)

Harden's 50 points help keep 76ers winless (1:33)

Final: Rockets 116, 76ers 114

Sixers F Robert Covington had 28 points, 8 steals, 7 rebounds, 5 assists. The previous 4 Sixers with at least 25-5-5-5 went on to lose that game. Same thing happened tonight, as James Harden dropped 50 points to keep Philly winless on the season. Box score

Team Stats

Points Per Game101.612th
Rebounds Per Game43.918th
Assists Per Game20.321st
Points Allowed107.528th

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