Rockets Vs. Thunder: Houston Begins Rare Home-And-Home Double Header In Two Nights

The Rockets will play the Thunder twice in two days as they look for the first road win of the season Friday night in Oklahoma City.

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Rockets Vs. Thunder: Houston Blows 12-Point Lead To Lose 98-95

The Houston Rockets lost both games to the Oklahoma City Thunder in back to back nights, the latest loss was a 98-95. The Rockets had chances to win in this game, they actually led the Thunder by 12 points with three minutes left in the third quarter, but then the Rockets let the Thunder comeback and tie the game heading into the fourth quarter.

Houston had a 92-95 lead with 90 second left on a pair of Luis Scola free throws. Those would be the last points that Houston would score on the night. The Thunders' Kevin Durant ended up scoring the final six points of the game to defeat the Rockets 98-95.

The Rockets offense had chances to win the game but Chandler Parsons missed an open three-pointer 13 seconds left, but the Rockets got the ball back after it went out of bounds off of a Thunder player. With another chance Goran Dragic missed a 12-footer and then sent Durant to the line. Down three points and a chance to tie the Rockets never got a shot off as Dragic threw the ball away on the Rockets final possession.

Even though Scola and Dragic had season high in points at 28 and 20 apiece, the Rockets were not able to hold onto their lead and defeat the Thunder. This loss was the Rockets fourth in a row and now they are sitting at a 2-6 record on the year.

Head over to The Dream Shake for the latest news and notes on the Rockets, while Welcome To Loud City is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the Thunder.

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Kyle Lowry Faces Misdemeanor Battery Charge In Las Vegas

While Houston Rockets point guard Kyle Lowry has earned national plaudits as a rising star for his strong start to the 2011-2012 season, his name is in the news wire for the wrong reason Friday, as he has been charged for misdemeanor battery for an incident in a Las Vegas pick-up game over the summer.

According to the police report, Lowry was reportedly upset at a 30-year old referee who was calling a pickup game between NBA players during the lockout.

After the game, he is alleged to have chunked a ball at her torso and another at her while she was sitting down while cursing at her for the calls she made.

Afterwards, Lowry reportedly apologized to the referee for letting his emotions get the best of him.

He is scheduled to make a court appearance on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas.

The Rockets have declined to comment on the incident.

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Rockets Vs. Thunder: Game Preview, TV Info And More

Houston begins a rare home and home two-game stretch against the Western Conference favorites.

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