Friday, per NBA Stats, Harden held Kristaps Porzingis to 1/7 shooting, primarily all post-up attempts, — Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) August 1, 2020. The Bucks won the minutes Brook Lopez played by six points and lost the rest of the game by 10. The Bucks were arguably their worst possible matchup, but it didn't matter. The Bucks lost the game despite finishing with 29 more rebounds than the Rockets. at @RoomsToGo l #OneMission, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Danuel House, Robert Covington, PJ Tucker. The Rockets took dozens of corner 3s in this game, and Lopez looked comfortable flying out to contest them. Westbrook goes for 31 points vs. (0:18), Giannis Antetokounmpo puts James Harden on his backside as he finishes down low with a lay-in. Rockets star available after COVID-19 recovery, Russell Westbrook points, Also read | Analysis: Early returns say so far, so good for NBA bubble, NBA standings. Rockets (2:00), Harden drains transition 3-pointer (0:18), Giannis gets to the rack for and-1 layup (0:21), Harden shuts down reporter's question about guarding Giannis (1:01). 12:00 am ET, at, Harden’s defense down the stretch was, Win ✔️Defense ✔️Starters in double digits ✔️#PhotoOfTheGame l @NityaCapital, The Greek Freak put up a near triple-double in the bubble. Training camp for the 2020-21 Rockets is scheduled to begin next Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Toyota Center in downtown Houston. Rockets (2:00), Harden drains transition 3-pointer (0:18), Giannis gets to the rack for and-1 layup (0:21), Harden shuts down reporter's question about guarding Giannis (1:01). Tucker, Robert Covington, and Harden in the post — to draw that primary assignment.

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“The Beard” excelled as a post defender in Friday’s win over Dallas, limiting 7-foot-3 Kristaps Porzingis to 1-of-7 shooting (14.3%). 11:12 pm ET, at James Harden is in the 92nd percentile in post-up defense. The Bucks have taken their final timeout.

4. Fixture: Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets, Date & Time: Monday, 3rd August, 8:30 PM ET (Tuesday, 6:00 AM IST).

Giannis is having a scintillating season where his scoring and rebounding have absolutely dismantled the opposition at times. Don’t give him anything easy, don’t foul him, make him — if you can — shoot jump shots.

(1:54), James Harden comes off a screen and makes a 3-pointer through contact for the Rockets.

Bucks (1:54) Russell Westbrook leads the Rockets with 31 points as they beat the Bucks 120-116., Undersized Rockets still have key shot-blocker in Robert Covington, Bucks rally past Rockets in opener despite Westbrook's strong debut, Harden, Westbrook combine for 80 as Rockets stun Dallas late, Texans star J.J. Watt nods to former Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo, Austin Rivers thanks Houston for 'amazing experience' with Rockets, Woj: Likely scenario for Rockets is Harden, Westbrook at training camp, Jeff Hornacek vows to bring experience, 'little things' to Rockets, Veteran center DeMarcus Cousins to sign one-year deal with Rockets, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. (1:54) Both Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets are contenders for the NBA title. The Bucks edged the Rockets, 117-111, in the only other meeting between the teams in the 2019-20 season — way back on opening night on Oct. 24, 2019. That was the case on Sunday, and the Rockets got a big win out of it. Prior to joining the Rockets, Brown spent his first three seasons in the NBA with the Bucks.

You have come to the ESPN Africa edition, for other ESPN editions, click above. The moral victory is arguably as important as the actual one. That's not really what happened. Considering how rarely they turn the ball over and how many 3-pointers they make, they can afford to get killed at the rim if those other goals are met. Many of their guards were late to the bubble. Milwaukee’s rangy and physical guards such as Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Matthews, and George Hill gave Harden problems, and he’ll almost certainly need to fare better in Florida for Houston to pull off the upset. Danuel House Jr. hits two free throws. (0:21), When asked about difficulties guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden quickly responds by dismissing the question (1:01). Houston has put itself in a position to get the seed that it wants in the playoffs., Brook matched a season high for points and rebounds against the Rockets. 11:42 pm ET, at Rockets Tickets on SeatGeek.

12:34 am ET, SUN 8:30 Russell Westbrook leads the Rockets with 31 points as they beat the Bucks 120-116. The question for Houston is, would they rather be No.

The game can be streamed via NBA League Pass, and subscribers to ESPN can also watch it through the ESPN App. While the Rockets beat the Bucks, the Celtics took down the Portland Trail Blazers in a 128-124 win, Jayson Tatum scored 34 points for the Celtics, while Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 30 points. I agree that CBS Sports can send me the "CBS Sports HQ Newsletter" newsletter. 1 offense to just 30 points in 17 game minutes. 11:09 pm ET, at 4 out West, only a game behind the No. Tonight, they lost on that front. The Houston Rockets edged past the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks 120-116 to clinch their second straight victory at the NBA bubble. The Bucks are excellent on the defensive end of the court and that’s going to be a problem for the Rockets. Antetokounmpo (30 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) and Westbrook (24 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists) were each in MVP form in that game, but Harden (19 points, 14 assists) had a season-worst shooting performance of 2-of-13 from the field, or 15.4%. The Bucks vs Rockets odds show that Milwaukee is a 3.5-point favorite. Stay on current site or go to US version. The rebounding issue also figures to loom large as the Bucks lead the league in Rebound Rate while the Rockets are among the worst, ranking 26th in that stat. The Eastern Conference has two playoff spots left, currently occupied by the Magic and Nets respectively, with the Washington Wizards at No.

@BBVA_USA | #CreatingOpportunities, Beard & Brodie combine for 55pts/15ast/13reb in the big win!

Their frontcourt trio of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton scored 86 …

They know they have to be much better than the franchise record 85 points that they allowed to Dallas in the first half. The problem for Houston on Friday wasn't scheme or roster.

3 Nuggets. The Rockets came back after a poor defensive performance against the Dallas Mavericks, limiting the Bucks to 16-of-46 from the three-point range. That puts the Rockets on the line up one.

As for today, the Rockets are currently in a tight battle in the Western Conference standings for playoff seeding, with Houston potentially able to finish anywhere from No. 11:46 pm ET, at

I've learned a lot of things over the years from the different organizations that I've been with... what's good, what's not, and some of the things that I can help Stephen out with, being a ex-head coach. The Bucks are excellent on the defensive end of the court and that’s going to be a problem for the Rockets. Kris Middleton missed two three-point attempts, allowing the Rockets to secure victory. Khris Middleton has played the role of a second star perfectly for Mike Budenholzer's team which boasts the best record in the NBA. But that would also mean getting the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round, a worse matchup for them than the No. Bucks vs. Tip-off of the latest Rockets-Bucks clash is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Central on Sunday, with a regional broadcast (featuring Houston announcers) available on AT&T SportsNet Southwest and a national telecast on ABC. Westbrook goes for 31 points vs. Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo made history for the Bucks, joining Hall of …