Best Comeback of the Year

Down 17 in first half, Rockets blast back, knock off Pelicans 95-93

The Rockets were getting killed early as the Pelicans hit 14 of their first 18 shots, building a 17-point lead in the second quarter, and it looked like this New Orleans team just had Houston's number. But Kevin McHale made an adjustment. The Rockets went small, putting Trevor Ariza on Anthony Davis, and the team blasted off from there, pulling off their biggest comeback of the season with a 95-93 win in New Orleans. Dwight Howard made a successful return to the court, posting 4 points and 7 rebounds under a minutes restriction (17), but it was Ariza, James Harden and Donatas Motiejunas that truly shined in this one. Ariza hit 9-13 shots for 22 big points, grabbed 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Motiejunas posted 21 points and 8 rebounds, including a key offensive grab late in the game. Harden finished with 25 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds... and had this filthy dunk on both Asik and Davis!
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    TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    Dwight Howard set to make his Rocket return Wednesday in New Orleans By Clutch
    After missing the last 26 games with a knee injury, Dwight Howard plans to join the Houston Rockets on the floor on Wednesday.
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    THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    Vernon Maxwell speaks openly about... everything By Clutch
    Vernon Maxwell finally comes home to Houston and speaks openly about his ugly departure and his defense on Michael Jordan.
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    THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    NBA admits they botched the no-call on James Harden's late drive By Clutch
    It's 'official' now as the NBA has conceded in their referee report that they should have called a foul on Zach Randolph on Harden's late drive.
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    MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    James Harden makes his play for the throne By Clutch
    Podcast: On that classic game and game within the game between James Harden's Rockets and LeBron James' Cavs on Sunday.
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    Rockets acquire KJ McDaniels, Pablo Prigioni in deadline trades By Clutch
    The Rockets made a pair of deadline day deals, acquiring KJ McDaniels and Pablo Prigioni.
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    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    Is Goran Dragic to Houston suddenly possible? By Clutch
    It's Trade Deadline week. We discuss the scenario that every Rocket fan is hoping for -- a Goran Dragic return to Houston.
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    Patrick Beverley wins the 2015 All-Star Game Skills Challenge By Clutch
    Patrick Beverley pulled off a huge upset Saturday night, becoming the 2015 All-Star Skills Challenge Champion.
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    If there's an 'idiot' here, it's Charles Barkley By Clutch
    Charles Barkley blasted Daryl Morey and analytics for doing the obvious in adding superstar talent. What Barkley said about the James Harden trade at the time will open your eyes.
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