#1 were just pretty nice plays von jin shuiqian 07.10.2019 05:02

HOUSTON - With Dwight Howard out Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks with an ankle injury, the Houston Rockets needed someone to step up.What they got was a bevy of players chipping in to pick up the slack.Josh Smith scored 18 points and James Harden added 17 as the Rockets used a balanced scoring effort to outlast the Mavericks for a 99-94 victory.Weve got so many weapons now, Harden said. Weve got a lot of depth on this team, a lot of guys that can contribute. When weve got so many guys contributing — six guys in double figures — its kind of hard to beat us.Along with Smith and Harden, Houston got 16 points from Donatas Motiejunas, Corey Brewer had 14, Trevor Ariza added 13 and Terrence Jones scored 10.It was the third straight win for the Rockets and the fourth loss in a row for Dallas.The Mavericks were down by 3 with 15.9 seconds left when Harden knocked Tyson Chandler down on a shot. He was given a flagrant foul after a review, but Chandler missed both free throws.Terrence Jones blocked a shot by Monta Ellis but knocked it out of bounds, giving Dallas another chance. The inbounds pass by Chandler Parsons sailed out of bounds to give Houston the ball. Harden made two free throws after that to secure the win.Ellis led the Mavericks with 33 points.Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said his team was done in by its 23 turnovers.It was the decisive factor of the game, without question, he said. We had chances, but that ultimately killed us.Dallas scored five quick points to get within 3 with two minutes left, but Smith made a layup before blocking a shot by Chandler on the other end. Dirk Nowitzki made a layup before Hardens flagrant foul.A 7-2 run by Houston pushed the lead to 95-87 with about three minutes left. That run was capped by a 3-pointer by Smith that came after an assist by Harden who was being heavily guarded by Rajon Rondo.I kick it out to him and he has the confidence to knock it down, and tonight he knocked a big one down in that fourth quarter, Harden said of Smith.Smith signed with the Rockets last month following his release by the Pistons.Im starting to find my way, starting to find spacing and other avenues to be productive and efficient, he said.Brewer made the first five points of the fourth quarter to extend Houstons lead to 86-78.Nowitzki made four quick points to cut Houstons lead to 2 points late in the third quarter before Jason Terrys 3-pointer made it 81-76. A jump shot by Ellis got Dallas within 81-78 entering the fourth quarter.Ariza was scoreless before opening the second half with a 3-pointer and he made another one with about nine minutes left in the quarter. That shot was the first points of a stretch during which he outscored Dallas 10-7 to leave Houston up 72-66. A third 3-pointer by Ariza capped that run.Parsons scored five points in an 8-2 run that tied it at 39 five minutes before halftime. Harden, who had eight assists, escaped pressure from Rondo with a nifty juke move and dished it Smith who made a 3 from the corner to leave Houston up 54-53 at halftime.TIP-INSMavericks: Parsons, who played his first three seasons in Houston before signing as a free agent with the Mavericks this off-season, got a smattering of boos every time he touched the ball in his second trip back. He had 21 points.Rockets: Hall of Famer and former Rockets great Hakeem Olajuwon watched the game from a courtside seat. ... Smith made a season-high four 3-pointers.HOWARD AILING: Howard has missed the last two games with a sprained right ankle, but after the game the Rockets announced that hes also dealing with swelling from fluid retention in his right knee. They said an MRI on Wednesday revealed the problem in his knee and that hell undergo further evaluation soon.WELCOME BACK: Jones (left leg nerve inflammation) played for the first time since Nov. 3 and received a standing ovation when he entered the game late in the first quarter. His first points came late in the first half when he swished a 3-pointer to give Houston a 44-41 lead. He was limited to just over 20 minutes as coach Kevin McHale tries to ease him back into the rotation after missing 41 games.I was just so anxious to get out there in the beginning, it got me a little winded early, Jones said. But besides that, I had a lot of fun.UP NEXTMavericks: Visit Miami on Friday.Rockets: Visit Boston on Friday. Air Max 97 Kaufen Schweiz . LOUIS -- The Tampa Bay Rays have placed right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed illness. Air Max 200 Outlet . "Yes, Id like to get them in," Detroits rookie manager said. "Mother Natures going to have a say in that." Sure enough, the Tigers had their game against the Kansas City Royals postponed because of rain on Thursday. http://www.vapormaxkaufenschweiz.com/vap...en-schweiz.html. "I love the game, its the best job you can have," he explained Tuesday as the players left Joe Louis Arena for the summer. "Ill sit down with my wife and well go from there. Vapormax Plus Schweiz . With just under five seconds remaining - the Raptors having clawed back from a 19-point deficit and pulled within one - DeRozan took the handoff from Chuck Hayes. Vapormax Damen Outlet . When the Dallas Mavericks needed to stop a Golden State rally in the fourth quarter, they looked for defensive help from the rookie point guard playing in just his sixth game.ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild rattled a 26-year-old rookie goalie on Tuesday night. The way they were clicking, it might not have mattered who was in the goal. Zach Parise scored twice and Josh Harding continued his dominance in goal to lead the Wild to a 5-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. Flames goalie Reto Berra, who beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime in his NHL debut on Sunday, stopped 13 of 15 shots through two periods, keeping the Flames in the game with a handful of saves on point-blank shots. But the Wild broke through with three goals in the third, including two in a 33-second span, that left Calgary head coach Bob Hartley shaking his head. "The goals that they scored, you could have taped Patrick Roy, (Ed) Belfour and (Martin) Brodeur together and we wouldnt have won that game," Hartley said. "They were so much better than us, they deserved the two points." Parises second goal, in particular, was a product of precision passing by Ryan Suter and Mikko Koivu that left Berra reeling and gave Parise half the net as his target. "You always like getting those on your tape when the goalie is sliding the other way," Parise said. "It was such a nice play by (Koivu and Suter) and I just happened to be the recipient. That was a world-class pass by Mikko. That was a little bit of a gift." Koivu, who posted his first multi-point night of the season with a goal and two assists, helped the Wild recover from a sluggish start after Calgarys Jiri Hudler opened the scoring with his sixth goal of the season. Minnesotas captain chipped in a rebound over Berras shoulder to tie the score just 4 minutes after Hudlers goal and the Wild were off and running. "I like the way we responded, getting the quick reply, esspecially who got it for us," Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said.dddddddddddd "That was a good message to the group that we were going to bounce back." Parise put the Wild ahead 2-1 with a power-play goal at 6:28 of the second period. Suter passed to Parise at the edge of the crease, where he was stonewalled by Berra. But the rebound bounced right back to Parise, who knocked it past the sprawled goaltender. Still, Berra kept the Flames close until the Wild struck twice midway through the third period to break the game open. First, Justin Fontaine gave the Wild a 3-1 lead, carrying the puck from behind the net before firing a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle that slipped past Berra. On the ensuing shift, Torrey Mitchell feathered a pass to Zenon Konopka on a 2-on-1 break, and Konopka beat Berra on the short side for his first goal of the year. "For sure I have to watch video about one or two goals," Berra said. "Maybe I should have those, but the other ones were just pretty nice plays." Meanwhile, Harding stopped 24 of 25 shots to win his fifth straight start. He leads the NHL with a 1.10 goals-against average and .950 save percentage and has given up just 12 goals in his last 12 starts. "Its impressive -- thats all you can say. Its really impressive," Yeo said. "What good goaltending allows you to do is, sometimes youre not quite there, but it allows you to find your game, and hes done that for us." NOTES: Harding entered the game with a 6-0-0 record and a 1.06 GAA in home games this season. ... Flames D Chad Billins made his NHL debut and assisted on Hudlers goal. ... Konopkas goal was his first point in 55 career games with the Wild. His last goal came on Dec. 16, 2011, when he played for the Ottawa Senators. ' ' '

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