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W 111-104
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vs. SA
W 104-98
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Hou 50 - 53 NO
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Rockets rest Harden, Lin, Parsons for finale

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Houston Rockets, already locked into the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, have decided to rest James Harden, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons for Wednesday night's regular season finale against the New Orleans Pelicans.

The decision by coach Kevin McHale removes from the lineup two starters and a regular reserve who've combined for an average of 54.5 points.

Houston opens the playoffs on Sunday at home against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden25.4
Rebounds: Dwight Howard12.3
Assists: James Harden6.1
FG%: Dwight Howard59.4%
Steals: James Harden1.6
Blocks: Dwight Howard1.8
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8.0
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13.0
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13.0
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29.0
Full Standings
Offense (Rank)
Points: 107.8 (2)
Rebounds: 45.4 (4)
Assists: 21.4 (17)
FG%: 47.3% (5)
FT%: 71.2% (28)
3P%: 35.6% (17)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 103.1 (23)
Rebounds: 41.7 (8)
Assists: 22.2 (17)
FG%: 44.2% (6)
FT%: 75.8% (16)
3P%: 35.2% (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/16/2014 Josh Powell Signed as Free Agent
4/10/2014 Greg Smith Waived
4/10/2014 Dexter Pittman Signed as Free Agent
2/21/2014 Ronnie Brewer Waived
2/20/2014 Jordan Hamilton Traded For Aaron Brooks
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/12/2014 Chandler Parsons Sore wrist
3/29/2014 Dwight Howard Left ankle
3/28/2014 Patrick Beverley Torn left meniscus
3/17/2014 Dwight Howard Mild left ankle strain
2/19/2014 Ronnie Brewer Sprained right ankle
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