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Old 12-27-12, 10:37 PM
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By JORDAN GARRETSON
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(AP) -- The Houston Rockets' high-powered offense is firing on all cylinders of late, and they've compiled an impressive winning streak as a result.

The Rockets will have to contend with another of the league's top scoring teams Friday night as they travel to San Antonio to play the Spurs, who have taken the first two meetings this season.

Houston and San Antonio rank first and second in points per game at 105.3 and 104.9, respectively, and their most recent matchup didn't disappoint. The Spurs won 134-126 in overtime at Houston on Dec. 10 as both teams saw three players score at least 20 points - and that was with Rockets star James Harden sitting out due to a sprained right ankle.

Harden returned the next game and the Rockets (16-12) have won seven of eight and five in a row since. Those last five victories came by an average of 17.2 points with Houston shooting 51.5 percent from the field.

An 87-84 win at Minnesota on Wednesday broke a string of three straight victories by 22 or more points, and it was the Rockets' third consecutive road win after they started 2-7 away from home. It was a gritty victory for a team that won by 23 points in Chicago one night earlier.

"We were kind of sluggish throughout the game," said Harden, who ranks among the league leaders at 25.8 points per game. "We stuck with it for four quarters. Every game we're not going to score the ball, we're not going to make shots every single game. In different games you have to grind it out and try to force a win."
Harden is averaging 29.6 points during the five-game winning streak, and 17 of his 30 points against the Timberwolves came in the fourth quarter. He converted three driving layups in the final 2:14, including the go-ahead basket with :39 left.

"When he's playing downhill on you, he's just a monster at that. He's coming at you," Houston coach Kevin McHale said. "It's just so hard to defend."

The Spurs (22-8) have won three straight overall and seven in a row at home to improve to 11-2 on their own court. A high-scoring attack is nothing new for San Antonio, which ranks fifth in the league over the last three seasons at 102.8 points per game.

But with the Spurs aiming for their first title since 2006-07, Tony Parker said the team is placing an even larger focus on defense. San Antonio ranks in the middle of the pack, allowing an average of 97.0 points.

"We want to be in the top five for everything defensively," said Parker, who leads the Spurs with 18.8 points and 7.2 assists per game. "We know if you want to win a championship, you have to be in the top five."

San Antonio allowed a season low in points in Wednesday's 100-80 win over Toronto, which had won five straight. The Spurs are giving up 88.3 points over their last three contests, which coincides with the return of defensive standout Kawhi Leonard.

Leonard, who sat out the previous 18 games with knee tendinitis, has 34 points and 10 steals in three games since coming back. His 4.1 steals per 48 minutes lead the NBA.

"With his length and ability to read situations, he can get a lot of deflections and steals that give you a good lift in some parts of the game," teammate Manu Ginobili said.

San Antonio won the first meeting 114-92 at home Dec. 7. Houston point guard Jeremy Lin tied a career high with 38 points in the second defeat, the Rockets' fourth in five meetings.

Four of the series' last 10 games have gone to overtime.
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Hmm Another tough team with a relatively mediocre record but surging. Spurs will be prepared and win this 108 - 100.
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Tough DEFENSIVE battle game especially if Spurs start slow and sluggish!!!!!:shocked

Spurs Need to Stump their foot on that GAS EARLY and never let go to save themselves an OT!!!

Me thinks Spurs play Super Good TEAM Defense and Houston will be Shut Down at Home of Spurs tonight!

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Spurs seem to be getting back in to the flow since losing 4 of 6. spurs win big.

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Rockets have been playing well lately.

I can see Harden draining a few timely threes.

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Old 12-29-12, 01:03 AM
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What a GREAT win for the Spurs!!!!

That was not an easy game and Spurs GRIND it!!!!!!

The Big Three carried the team all 4 quarters.
Leonard was just OUTSTANDING ON D.

The adjustment of constant TONY, TD, or MANU offense and Suffocating D in the Second half was Tremendous. Then Pop put the right hands at the perfect time. Give Pop a lot of credit. Rockets coach got out coached by Pop...

Captain Jack, Diaw, and to Patrick Mills who came up BIG from the Bench. Those were the difference makers in the second half Pop was talking about in his post game interview.

Let's hope Spurs learned a whole lot from this and carry that momentum over to the next 3 games one on the road starting with Dallas on Sunday!!!

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Is this a sign of the end of the world? A Spurs team scores 122 and only wins by 6 while on the same night a D'Antoni team holds their opponent to 87.
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Is this a sign of the end of the world? A Spurs team scores 122 and only wins by 6 while on the same night a D'Antoni team holds their opponent to 87.
Portland played vs La Lakers last night and Lakers won at home. Portland are not a good road team. Houston might have bad records but they were clicking on the road.

You can't compare that Portland team who lost thier last 2 games on the road and are 4/10 on the road to the MIGHTY Houston Rockets who have won 3 on the road and were on a 5 game winning streak.

Rockets game was so much tougher with that HUGE momentum. While Portland were lost their last 2 road games and won their last 6 home games.
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