HOUSTON 3, DALLAS 0

Stars shine as Rockets take Mavs' best shot, still win to take 3-0 lead

You knew that taking Rajon Rondo out of the equation was going to give the Dallas Mavericks a short-term jolt, and that proved to be true Friday night as the Mavs exploded for 72 points in the first half -- the most Houston has given up in a half all season. But the Rockets didn't fold. James Harden posted a career playoff-high of 42 points and Dwight Howard grabbed a career playoff-high 26 rebounds as the Rockets beat the Mavs 130-128 in Game 3, taking a commanding 3-0 series lead. Harden calmly sank this jumper (See: Video) with 12.7 seconds left that proved to be the game-winner. Once again, Josh Smith and Corey Brewer were machines off the bench as Smith scored 18 points while Brewer scored 13 of his 15 in the second half.
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    SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015
    Every Houston Rocket Highlight from Game 3 in Dallas By Clutch
    The Houston Rockets took a 3-0 lead in their series with the Dallas Mavericks, putting up 130 points in Game 3 -- which means an incredible amount of highlights.
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    THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    Every Houston Rocket Highlight from Game 1 and Game 2 vs. Dallas By Clutch
    The Houston Rockets gave us some incredible highlights in Games 1 and 2 against Dallas -- here is video of every one of them.
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    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    Mavericks rule out Rajon Rondo indefinitely to ego injury -- err, I mean "back" injury By Clutch
    The Dallas Mavericks appear to be admitting their mistake in trading for Rajon Rondo, pulling him "indefinitely" from this series.
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    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    Podcast: The Josh Smith Show in Game 2 By Clutch
    Things were not looking good for the Houston Rockets as they entered the fourth quarter. Then Josh Smith happened.
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    SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015
    On Fire: Houston Rockets 2015 NBA Playoffs Intro Video By Clutch
    The new Houston Rockets player introduction video for the 2015 NBA playoffs.
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    SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015
    Podcast: Role players fuel Rockets in Game 1 win over Mavs By Clutch
    Jason Terry and Corey Brewer came up big as we discuss the Houston Rockets' 118-108 Game 1 win over the Dallas Mavericks
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    THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    Houston Rockets 2015 Draft Pick Situation By Clutch
    A look at how the final games of the season impacted the Houston Rockets situation in the 2015 NBA Draft.
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    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    Houston Rockets win division, land 2nd seed and will face Dallas in the first round By Clutch
    Everything fell into place on the final day of the season for the Houston Rockets.
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