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  1. Harden, Rockets too much for Mavs in Game 1Read the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | CBS Sports

    The Houston Rockets jumped out to a big lead in Game 1 and held on for a 118-108 victory to open their series against the Dallas Mavericks . Here's what you need to know about the start of this Texas tango: James Harden -- surprise! -- led the Rockets with 23 points and 11 assists, but a couple of former Mavericks deserve much of the credit for Saturday's result.

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  2. Harden has 24 points, Rockets beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1Read the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | WSB-TV

    Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis is blocked by Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard as he tries to score during the first quarter of game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Houston. Houston Rockets' James Harden also defends on the play.

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  3. NBA playoffs: Pierce leads Wizards past RaptorsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Daily Camera

    ... James Harden had 24 points and Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Houston Rockets to a victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their Western Conference series in Houston. Brewer made three 3-pointers in ...

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  4. Rockets cruise past Mavericks in Game 1Read the original story

    23 min ago | Sports Network

    James Harden had 24 points and 11 assists, Terrence Jones and Trevor Ariza did a little bit of everything and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 118-108 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Harden, who became the first Rockets player to record at least 20 points and 10 assists in a playoff game since Tracy McGrady in 2007, carried Houston for long stretches this season, but it was a balanced effort on Saturday.

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  5. Photos: Rockets too much for Mavericks in Game 118-108Read the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Dallas Morning News

    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki fouls Houston Rockets center Clint Capela on a play during the first half of game 1 of the first round of the NBA playoffs at Toyota Center in Houston on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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  6. NBA Playoffs: Mavericks/Rockets Game 1 - 2nd Half HighlightsRead the original story

    36 min ago | The Smoking Cuban

    Apr 18, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki shouts after scoring a basket during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Despite 24 points from the Mavericks' G.O.A.T., things didn't end up quite the way we hoped in Game 1 of the 1st round NBA playoff series between the Mavericks/Rockets.

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  7. Playoffs another step in learning curve for Rockets rookiesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Houston Chronicle

    Capela, Nick Johnson and Kostas Papanikoalou are all playing in their first playoff series and all three could tell just how different the atmosphere at the Toyota Center was as soon as the regular season ended. "I can tell it's not the regular season anymore," Capela said.

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  8. Rockets-Mavericks: Game 1Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

    Houston Rockets guard James Harden battles Dallas Mavericks guard Rajon Rondo during the first half of the Western Conference playoff game at the Toyota Center on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Houston.

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  9. Dwight Howard Blocks Tyson Chandler's Shot into Stands, Crowd EruptsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | BleacherReport

    It took Dwight Howard just a few minutes to get the Toyota Center crowd on its feet in Game 1 of the Houston Rockets' opening-round series against the Dallas Mavericks, thanks to a big play on the defensive end. Just minutes into the game, Mavericks 7'1" center Tyson Chandler attempted to drive to the basket on the 6'11" Howard.

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  10. Mavs' Richard Jefferson Assessed a Flagrant-1 for Shoving Rockets' Trevor ArizaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | BleacherReport

    ... deemed to have gone too far with the physicality in Game 1 of his team's opening-round series against the Houston Rockets. After the Rockets beat the Mavericks defense late in the second quarter, Jefferson refused to concede an easy basket. Instead ...

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  11. The Top 9 story lines for the NBA PlayoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Breeze

    Apart from MVP awards and the spasms of losing franchises Like Some We Could Name Around Here, this is when the important stuff begins. Nevertheless, Bron's numbers are down and the awe in abeyance.

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  12. On ESPN: Rockets-MavericksRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | NBA.com

    James Harden helped the Houston Rockets to their first division title since 1994 and the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs starting Saturday against Dallas. But the MVP candidate isn't content with what the Rockets have accomplished this season.

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  13. Parsons: "It's me against them"Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Dream Shake

    "I'm sure I will get booed and it's going to be loud in here, but that's just a small piece of this series that's really irrelevant at the end of the day. My job is to play and to help our team win games, not come in here and be a villain."

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  14. Warriors hold off Pelicans to launch playoff raceRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

    ... a 7-0 run of their own to pull within 93-83 with less than four minutes to play. The West's second-seeded Houston Rockets were also slated for action on the opening day of the playoffs, hosting the Dallas Mavericks. The Rockets secured the Southwest ...

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  15. Dallas Mavs vs. Houston Rockets live stream, TV time & 2015 NBA Playoffs oddsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    The Mavs vs. Rockets live stream and televised Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Playoffs arrives on Saturday evening to cap off a full day of postseason action. This will be a battle between the No.

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  16. Top 10 Plays and Moments from Houston Rockets' 2014-15 Regular SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    Before we watch the Houston Rockets dive into the NBA playoffs, let's first take a moment to recognize the terrific season that was. Despite numerous strokes of bad luck through injuries and more, the Rockets prevailed en route to a 56-win season and Southwest Division title.

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  17. Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets: Live Score and Analysis for Game 1Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    The entertaining rivalry between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks has a playoff backdrop for the first time since 2005. The disdain the Southwest Division combatants have for each other adds an undeniable level of intrigue, but drama is far from the only reason to keep an eye on this series.

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  18. Villanueva finally gets to play in a playoff gameRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    ... footnote Villanueva is well aware of. But it's a streak that will end tonight at 8:30 when the Mavs play the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of a first-round best-of-seven playoff series at the Toyota Center. "It's crazy how my career took that path,'' ...

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  19. National Publications: Rockets Will AdvanceRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | The Dream Shake

    Even with a depleted roster, the Houston Rockets are a popular pick to get by the Dallas Mavericks and advance in the Western Conference playoffs. After taking a look at how wrong everyone was about the Houston Rockets season this year, it's time to start making predictions again! After claiming the second seed in the murderous Western Conference, the Rockets are matched up with a familiar foe.

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  20. Western Conference Playoffs: #2 Houston Rockets vs #7 Dallas MavericksRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Maddux Sports Blog

    The 56-26 Houston Rockets and 50-32 Dallas Mavericks meet in the playoffs for only the third time ever and first time since 2005. The winner over the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs.

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