2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
57-14, 1st in Southwest
Max and Stephen A. split on LeBron, Harden for MVP (2:15)

The Lab deep dives on the Jazz

This week in The Lab, we discuss the Jazz and their impressive re-build project this season, ask once again how legit the Rockets are, break down the problems in OKC and more.

Nichols: 'MVP conversation is closed' (2:55)
Stephen A. champions Harden's MVP campaign (2:16)
Rockets keep soaring against Trail Blazers (0:56)
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1dTim MacMahon

Harden won't be denied in bid for first MVP

James Harden stared down Damian Lillard and the Blazers and didn't blink, scoring 42 points in again showing he's the NBA's best this season.

CP3 calls MVP race for Harden not even close (1:03)
Harden scorches Trail Blazers for 42 (0:53)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Did the Rockets get any satisfaction out of snapping the Trail Blazers' 13-game winning streak? "Heck nah," Chris Paul said. "Nah, we ain't talked nothing about their streak. We came in here like, it's really about us. We just wanted to come in here, win a game and go home."

Blazers' comeback comes up short (0:54)
Rockets end Blazers' win streak (1:40)
CP3 brings down game-sealing rebound (0:38)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

In a matchup of two of the Western Conference's top three teams, the Houston Rockets snapped the Portland Trail Blazers' 13-game winning streak with a 115-111 victory Tuesday at the Moda Center in Portland. The Rockets, who have the NBA's best record at 57-14, also now own the league's longest winning streak at six games. James Harden powered Houston's offense with 42 points.

Harden hits from deep twice to go over 40 points (0:31)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Trail Blazers' 13-game winning streak ended with a 115-111 loss to the Rockets. MVP frontrunner James Harden scored a game-high 42 points — highlighted by a couple of stepback 3s in crunch time — but it was Chris Paul who sealed the win by chasing down an offensive rebound and draining two dagger free throws.

Harden speeds past Lillard for layup (0:18)
Harden connects with Capela for slam (0:17)
Harden shows off nice moves on step-back 3 (0:18)
Aminu is hot early from behind the arc (0:19)

Team Stats

Points Per Game113.72nd
Rebounds Per Game43.417th
Assists Per Game21.724th
Points Allowed104.811th

Team History