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Rockets forward Josh Smith scores 23 points in losing effort
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Rockets forward Josh Smith scored 23 points on 8 of 10 shooting from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, in Houston's 121-109 loss to the Mavericks Sunday.

It was Smith's first 20-plus point playoff game since 2013 when he scored 29. Smith, who also went 3 of 6 from the free throw line, added six rebounds and three assists to his totals.

He and the Rockets will look to close out Dallas in Game 5 Tuesday.

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Harden, Howard set playoff highs in Rockets' win over Mavericks
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rockets guard James Harden and center Dwight Howard both set career playoff highs to lead Houston to a 130-128 victory over Dallas and a 3-0 series lead in the opening round of the playoffs.

"James was great tonight," coach Kevin McHale said, per the Houston Chronicle. "What can you say? I've seen it a lot this year. The guy has played fantastic. A big game when we needed him to play well. He did. He stepped up."

Harden led the charge offensively, scoring a career playoff high 42 points and dishing our a team-high nine assists, while Howard dominated the boards, grabbing a postseason best and a franchise record 26 rebounds. He outrebounded the rest of his teammates 26-20. Harden's previous career playoff high was 37 against the Trail Blazers last year. Howard's previous best in rebounds was 24 in 2009, when he led the Magic to the NBA Finals.

"Dwight was unreal. He got every rebound and was just a beast down there," McHale told reporters after the game, per the Chronicle.

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Rockets' Dwight Howard plays 33 minutes, feels no extra soreness
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rockets center Dwight Howard played 33 minutes in his team's Game 2 win Tuesday, his highest usage since Jan. 19, and said the next day he felt no extra soreness after the increased workload, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"I feel pretty good," Howard said. "However long I am on the floor, I’m going to play as hard as I can. When I need a break, I have to trust my teammates. (Backup center) Clint (Capela) has been playing some great basketball. I thought he has done an excellent job for never being in this situation, coming out there, getting some blocks, rebounding the ball, finishing, making plays around the basket. He’s been great. We have to be able to trust each other. While I’m on the floor I’m going to give whatever I’ve got."

The Rockets didn't practice Wednesday but are scheduled to do so Thursday. Coach Kevin McHale said that the test will be how Howard feels in the coming days, but his 33 minutes were "a nice baseline" and that the center could "maybe play a little more" moving forward.

The Rockets are a pick 'em for Game 3 in Dallas Friday.

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Rockets forward Terrence Jones says his nose is fine
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

After taking a shot to his nose during Tuesday's Game 2 win over the Mavericks, Rockets forward Terrence Jones said his nose was feeling fine Wednesday, reports the Houston Chronicle.

"It's a little swollen, but these are nicks and bruises I can play with," he said.

Jones had to miss a portion of the Game 2 win when his nose was bloodied in the second quarter. Jones returned in the third quarter and scored five points in 22 minutes.

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Rockets guard Jason Terry fined for Game 2 flop
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Rockets guard Jason Terry has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for flopping during Game 2 of the team's playoff series against the Mavericks, per the Houston Chronicle

Terry played 24 minutes, scored eight points and grabbed a pair of rebounds in the Rockets victory. 

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2014-15 Team Leaders
PPGJames Harden , SG27.4
RPGJosh Smith , SF6.4
APGJames Harden , SG7
FG%Donatas Motiejunas , PF50.4
FT%James Harden , SG86.8
3P%Jason Terry , SG39
BLOCKSJosh Smith , SF116
STEALSJames Harden , SG154
MPGJames Harden , SG36.8
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