ONE HOT MESS

Terrible finish sees Rockets fall at home to lowly Lakers 98-92

The surprise came just before tipoff that Dwight Howard would sit the game out with a strained right knee... and the absence cost the Rockets. Houston had nothing going on the inside and the Lakers used a 12-1 run in the final 1:43 to stun the Rockets 98-92 Wednesday night at the Toyota Center. James Harden hit 7-11 shots for 24 points and 7 assists, but the game-changer was his live ball turnover with 43 seconds left when Wesley Johnson simply picked his pocket, went the length of the floor and got the bucket and foul, putting LA up by two. Harden took responsibility for the loss after the game. But the Rockets have some problems right now. Before it was the long-range shooting, but that returned tonight (15-38 from deep) and they still lost to a weak team. They need to get Dwight back soon as Dallas and their high-powered offense comes to town on Saturday.

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    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014
    Talking Rockets Depth Issues and Trade Possibilities with David Weiner By Clutch
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    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
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    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
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    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
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    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
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    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    Houston Rockets Salary Cap Update By David Weiner
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    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
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    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    Rockets will wear Chinese jersey this season, plan to unveil new alternates in 2015-16 By Clutch
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