See NBA roundup on D2Hakeem Olajuwon has changed the spelling of his first name, but he's still The Dream.
Olajuwon was the centerpiece of Houston's 102-86 victory over Dallas Wednesday night with 22 points and 22 rebounds, leading the Rockets to their 15th win in 16 games and pulling them within a half-game of first-place San Antonio in the Midwest Division."I'm happy with my game. Our whole team has made it easier for me by the way they are playing," said Olajuwon, who formerly spelled his first name Akeem.
Olajuwon got 20-plus rebounds for the sixth time this season and Vernon Maxwell led Houston in scoring with 27 points.
The Mavericks lost for the 12th time in 15 games and extended their road losing streak to seven games.
The Rockets, who never trailed, led 52-35 at halftime. Their largest lead of the half was 41-21.