Rockets thinking about protesting game vs. Spurs

DeMar De Rozan thinks James Harden could score 100 in a game

If the National Basketball Association league office awards Houston the win, the Rockets would be 14-6 on the season, rather than 13-7. They were 11-13 through December 4th and the "is the Spurs dynasty finally over?" takes were flying around like insane.

Leading 102-89 at the time, the Rockets went on the surrender their advantage and lost the match 135-133 in overtime.

In other games Tuesday, Luka Doncic delivered another masterclass as the Dallas Mavericks overpowered the New Orleans Pelicans 118-97.

The Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reported after the game that the Rockets were considering protesting the game over the missed points.

For those who doubt the Nuggets as a real threat to the Los Angeles teams in the playoffs, Tuesday was more fuel for the fire. "He got us this win".

Butler had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in the win while Duncan Robinson added 22 points and Bam Adebayo 18 points.

Anthony Davis' double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds and LeBron James' 25 points and nine assists saw the Lakers bounce back from their loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

"This is a team that we think we have, we've just got to play like this consistently and we haven't really done that", San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said.

Houston are fifth in the Western Conference and San Antonio 12th, after their eighth win of the season. Walker finished with a career-high 28 points and scored 18 of those points in the fourth quarter - including eight straight to close the game and force overtime. Walker's run started with an alley-oop dunk followed by consecutive 3-pointers to tie it at 115-all with 11.5 seconds remaining. After the Lakers got their heads handed to them by Luka Doncic and the Mavericks on Sunday, the theme in the L.A. locker room postgame was that the Lakers needed to play a full 48 minutes - not flip the switch in the third quarter - against the better teams. "He can do some things a lot of us can't". Battling the flu that had him in bed all day before the game - then taking IV fluids at halftime just to keep going - Davis had 25 points.

Rockets: Harden remained in the game after tweaking his left ankle and tumbling to the court with 5:26 remaining. Capela appeared to step on Harden trying to save the ball.

Spurs: Walker's previous career highs were 16 points against Denver on April 3 and 26 minutes against Golden State on February 6.



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