Cristiano Ronaldo's Stunning Form For Real Madrid Requires Context           >>           Spain Team Undergoing DNA Shift From Barcelona To Real Madrid Under Julen Lopetegui           >>           Salah Is No Messi But Liverpool's Star Man Continues To Dazzle           >>           NFL VP Troy Vincent Confirms Changes To NFL Catch Rule           >>           The Dominant 20: Novak Djokovic's Moment Of True Greatness           >>           Analysis: Is Suu Kyi’s Health Cause for Concern?           >>           Senate To Plug ‘Tsunami’ Leaks On Import Tax Collection           >>           Police To Intensify Weapons Search Ahead Of Elections           >>           New Workplace Dispute Office Resolved Over 4,700 Cases Of Salary Disputes In 2017            >>           Eye On Possible GE14 Troublemakers           >>          














+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]


Upcoming Events

Prayer Times

The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


: 04:57AM


: 05:07AM


: 06:24AM


: 06:46AM


: 12:29PM


: 03:36PM


: 06:31PM


: 07:40PM


The Business Directory




  Home > World_Sp

Rockets Weather Back-To-Back, Carve Up Bucks For 17th Straight Win

James Harden celebrates during Houston's win over the Bucks on Wednesday, their 17th in a row. AP Photo/Morry Gash


 March 9th, 2018  |  11:18 AM  |   232 views



The Houston Rockets won their 17th game in a row in a 110-99 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. As usual, it was James Harden setting the tone offensively, scoring 26 points.


Playing on the second night of a back-to-back, Harden and his teammates sliced and diced their way through a young Bucks team that was hopeful of snapping another long winning streak, which it did a couple of years ago to the Golden State Warriors and their 24-game streak.


Each night he steps on the floor during the final stretch run of the season, Harden offers another reminder of just how dominant he has been. He can get to the rim almost at will with an array of moves and then can break an opponent's heart -- and ankles -- by knocking down shots from anywhere on the court. Harden delivered 21 points in the first half, creating a hole deep enough that the Bucks could never get all the way out.


What has to scare the rest of the league is just how much confidence the Rockets are playing with on a nightly basis over the past month. They play like a team that knows just how good it is and is intent on proving it each night. The Rockets players' belief in one another -- on both ends of the floor -- is noticeable as the group continues to find ways to win. Eric Gordon knocked down some key shots as he finished with 18 points, and the Rockets got a nice lift from their bench, outscoring the Bucks' bench 40-27.


Chris Paul controlled the pace when needed, chipping in with 16 points and 11 assists, including the backbreaking bucket with 45.1 seconds that ended a last-gasp rally by the Bucks. This marks the second time in Paul's career one of his teams has rattled off 17 victories in a row. The other time was with the 2012-13 Los Angeles Clippers.


After a sluggish first half in which he scored only eight points, Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 30, but he didn't get enough help in the waning moments for the Bucks to pull off the upset. The issue for Milwaukee remains the same as it has been for several years: Who is going to help Antetokounmpo when he can't get things rolling or has to navigate his way through the teeth of an opponent's defense?


Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe combined for 33 points, but neither is the type of game-changing talent who can take enough weight off Antetokounmpo's shoulders against a team as talented as the Rockets. The Bucks have lost six of their last seven and sit in a tie for eighth in the Eastern Conference with the Miami Heat.


The Rockets go for their 18th win in a row on Friday night in Toronto against the Raptors.



courtesy of ESPN

by Nick Friedell


If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at pr@brudirect.com


Related News

Sabah Resource Development And Information Technology Minister Siringan Passes Away At 68

 2018-03-21 09:00:52

Xi Jinping Warns Any Attempt To Split China Is 'Doomed To Fail'

 2018-03-21 09:09:47

Behold the Dollar Bulls: A Rare Breed Roaming Global FX Markets

 2018-03-21 10:20:45