2016-2017 NBA regular season: playoff’s round Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls (games-playoffs) March 10, 2017 at NBATV channel online @NBA 5:00 PM PT full replay, result and recap the full game will be available.
Harden leads the way as Rockets pull away from Bulls, 115-94
CHICAGO — Although the Houston Rockets put up big offensive numbers in the second and third quarters, their work on the defensive end dominated the discussion in the postgame locker room.
Harden had 19 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds, and Houston rallied from an early double-digit deficit for a 115-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
Ryan Anderson added 21 points as the Rockets avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season.
Dwyane Wade had 21 points in 25 minutes for the Bulls after missing the previous two games with a left quad strain. Chicago has dropped four straight.
STATS LLC, CHICAGO — With 499 career victories, Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni is on the verge of becoming the 30th coach in NBA history to join the 500-win club.
Yet D’Antoni is focused on a different statistic as the Rockets (44-21) prepare to visit the Chicago Bulls (31-33) on Friday night. The veteran coach wants his team to earn a win and avoid its first three-game skid of the season. A bounce-back effort would allow D’Antoni to join Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers, Rick Carlisle and Nate McMillan as the only active coaches with 500 wins.
“We just have to get our stuff together,” D’Antoni told the Houston Chronicle after back-to-back losses against the San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz. “I’m not worried about what (playoff) seed we’re in. We like being third because that means we’re playing well. But if not, it’s fourth. We’re going to try to finish up as well as we can, try to get our stuff together and get in the playoffs healthy.”
Meanwhile, the Bulls would just like to get to the playoffs — period.
Chicago lost three consecutive games and will try to avoid a season-worst, four-game losing streak. Deflating losses against the Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic dropped the Bulls to two games below .500 and the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg was asked whether he still felt as if the Bulls were a playoff team.
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