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2009-05-14 23:48:05

Aaron Brooks and Luis Scola halted a third-quarter charge Thursday and Houston downed the Los Angeles Lakers 95-80 to force a Game 7 in their playoff series. Houston won for the second time in three games without center Yao Ming, who is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a broken foot. The one loss without Yao, however, was a 40-point crushing in Los Angeles and that is where the Rockets must play the deciding game of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday. The winner of that...

2009-05-13 00:44:12

Kobe Bryant had 26 points Tuesday and the Los Angeles Lakers routed Houston 118-78 to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Pau Gasol finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds, Andrew Bynum scored 14 and Lamar Odom -- whose status had been questionable due to a back injury -- scored 10 and pulled down six rebounds for the Lakers, who can advance to the conference finals with a victory Thursday in Game 6 at Houston. The Lakers rebounded from a one-sided loss in Houston...

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2009-05-10 18:39:46

Aaron Brooks had 34 points Sunday and the Houston Rockets blasted off with a 29-point first quarter, going on beat the Los Angeles Lakers 99-87. Shane Battier scored 23 -- 12 of them in the opening quarter, which ended with the Rockets leading 29-16. The win pulled Houston into a 2-2 with the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. Game 5 will be played Tuesday in Los Angeles. Houston played without all-star center Yao Ming, who will miss the rest of the playoffs after suffering a...

2009-04-24 23:33:50

Aaron Brooks chased down the rebound of his own missed free throw as time expired Friday, clinching Houston's 86-83 victory over Portland. Houston took a 2-1 lead in the playoff series despite letting almost all of a 17-point, third-quarter lead melt away. The Trail Blazers came within 81-80 when Rudy Fernandez made a 3-point shot with 18 seconds to go, but Brooks and Shane Battier then made two free throws each to boost the Rockets' advantage back to five points. After Portland gave itself a...

2009-04-22 00:44:42

Brandon Roy pumped in 42 points to carry Portland to a 107-103 win over Houston, evening the playoff series between the Trail Blazers and Rockets at 1-1. Roy scored a dozen points in the fourth quarter, which included an 11-1 stretch run by the Blazers, and also pulled down seven rebounds for the game. Portland outscored Houston in the fourth quarter, which began with the game tied 73-73. Roy hit a free throw and Aaron Brooks scored on a three-pointer to put Portland ahead 105-103 with 1.5...

2009-04-19 00:53:24

Aaron Brooks scored 27 points and Yao Ming had 24 Saturday to lead Houston to a 108-81 rout of Portland in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series. Brooks was 5-of-8 from 3-point range and Yao scored all his points in the first half for fifth-seeded the Rockets, who have been eliminated in the first round in all six of its playoff appearances dating back to 1997. Luis Scola scored 19 points and Ron Artest had 17 for Houston, which led by 11 after one quarter and took a commanding...

2009-04-11 00:20:09

Aaron Brooks made two free throws with 2 seconds remaining Friday, boosting the Houston Rockets past Golden State 113-109. Houston led by 14 points 3 minutes deep into the fourth quarter and held on to maintain a half game lead over San Antonio at the top of the Southwest Division. Kelenna Azubuike hit a 3-pointer for the Warriors with 3 seconds to go that brought Golden State within two. Brooks, however, was perfect in the clutch to give Houston its fourth straight win and a 52-28 record...

2009-03-28 22:25:36

Yao Ming had 21 points and 15 rebounds and Aaron Brooks scored 21 Saturday to lead the Houston Rockets to a 110-93 win over the LA Clippers. Shane Battier added 15 points and Luis Scola and Ron Artest scored 13 each for the Rockets, who are one game behind the Southwest Division-leading Spurs after winning five of their last six games. The Clippers, playing without Marcus Camby (ankle) and Baron Davis (stomach ulcer), were led by Eric Gordon's 17 points with Chris Kaman adding 16. The Rockets...

2009-03-25 00:52:08

Deron Williams scored 19 points to lead the Utah Jazz past Houston 99-86 Tuesday in a match-up between two hot teams. The victory was the 13th consecutive home win for the Jazz and their 15th win in their last 18 games. Williams notched a dozen assists from the point, while Ronnie Brewer added 17 points and Paul Millsap 15. Aaron Brooks was high scorer for Houston with 20 points. The Rockets had their four-game winning streak broken, but the loss was only their fifth in their last 21...

2009-03-19 00:32:56

Aaron Brooks made four free throws in the final 25 seconds of the second overtime Wednesday, lifting Houston past Detroit 106-101. Brooks scored seven points in the second extra period to help the Rockets win their third straight game. Houston is holding down third place in the Western Conference, where only three games separate the third from the eighth-place teams. Yao Ming led the Rockets with 31 points and 15 rebounds. Ron Artest contributed 26. Neither side could score over the final 80...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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