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2009-04-14 00:55:48

Drew Gooden had 20 points and 15 rebounds Monday in the San Antonio Spurs' 101-72 shellacking of Golden State. The victory allowed the Spurs to remain in a tie with the Houston Rockets for first place in the Southwest Division. San Antonio and Houston are tied with the Portland Trail Blazers for the third spot in the Western Conference playoff chase. Tim Duncan finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Tony Parker scored 17 for San Antonio, which has won three straight. Anthony Randolph...

2009-04-13 22:27:36

Yao Ming scored 22 points Monday to help the Houston Rockets move into third place in NBA West with an 86-66 win over New Orleans. Von Wafer scored 13 points and Luis Scola had 15 rebounds for Houston, which won its fifth straight game. The Rockets were a half-game ahead of San Antonio and Portland in the Southwest Division with both the Spur and Trail Blazers playing later Monday. The Rockets scored 18 consecutive points in the second quarter. David West had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the...

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...

2009-04-10 00:15:10

Ron Artest had 26 points Thursday and the Houston Rockets beat Sacramento 115-98 to take a half game lead over San Antonio and Portland in the NBA West. Yao Ming had 20 points and nine rebounds. Luis Scola finished with 15 points and eight rebounds, Von Wafer had 13 points and Shane Battier scored 12 for the Rockets -- who have won three straight and lead the second-place Spurs by a half game in the Southwest Division. Houston ended the night in third place in the Western Conference behind...

2009-04-07 23:56:19

Yao Ming scored 20 points and had 16 rebounds Tuesday, powering the Houston Rockets to their second consecutive win, a 98-83 victory over Orlando. Yao out-dueled Dwight Howard, who had 13 points and 10 rebounds, in a battle of All-Star centers. Yao's effort against Howard was part of a solid defensive effort by the Rockets that knocked the Magic back to the No. 2 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference behind the Boston Celtics. Their defense was very good, their size bothered us, said Orlando...

2009-03-30 17:26:00

H-O-R-S-E, Five-on-Five, Food, DJ Components of Once-In-A-Lifetime Day for Local Family HOUSTON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Nervous energy was running high today as Lisa English stepped onto the newly painted home-court - her driveway in Stafford - as winner of the inaugural Direct Energy Driveway Challenge with the Houston Rockets. But the nerves were well worth it for the mother of three as she was joined by her daughter Tia, sons, Timothy and Trevon, her husband, Vernon, and nearly 100...

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...

2009-03-22 18:00:50

Luis Scola scored five points in the closing seconds Sunday, enabling the Houston Rockets to escape with an 87-85 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Houston's win moved the Rockets a half-game ahead of the Spurs atop the Southwest Division. Scola hit layups with 29.3 and 11.2 seconds to play, and added a free throw in the final second. Ron Artest led the Houston scoring with 24 points. Scola finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds, and Yao Ming had 13 points. Tim Duncan totaled 23 points,...

2009-03-20 22:45:45

Ron Artest led seven players in double figures with 20 points Friday and the Houston Rockets coasted to a 107-88 whipping of Minnesota. Houston won its third straight and has captured seven of nine games. Yao Ming had 14 points and eight rebounds, eventually sitting out the latter stages of the contest. The Rockets were able to rest their starters after they had to go two overtimes in a victory over Detroit Wednesday. The win over the Timberwolves brought the Rockets within a half game of San...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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