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UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 1:29 p.m.

Houston’s Chris Paul out for Game 6 vs Warriors with injury

The Houston Rockets will be without star guard Chris Paul for Game 6 because of a strained hamstring. This is a huge blow for a team trying to close out …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Eric Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a …


Rockets return home for Game 5 against Warriors

The Houston Rockets have a chance to take their first lead in the Western Conference finals with a win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. To do that …


Golden State’s Andre Iguodala still struggling with bruised knee

Andre Iguodala’s bruised left knee had improved, but he was still listed as questionable for the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

James Harden scores 30, Houston Rockets even series at 2 games apiece with Golden State Warriors

James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at two games apiece …


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Stephen Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a …


Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. The Warriors got it in Game 2 at Houston, and now the defending champions plan to do …


Stephen Curry, Warriors unconcerned about MVP’s shooting

Stephen Curry has just one 3-pointer in each of the first two games of the Warriors’ Western Conference finals series with the Rockets as the best-of-seven showdown shifts to Oracle …


Rockets head into Game 3 confident after big win in Game 2

The Rockets have reason to feel good. They’re tied with Golden State after winning Game 2 in a rout in the Western Conference finals. But they also know a big …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Greg Cote: Why the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers are likely to force Game 7s in conference finals

Narratives in a best-of-seven playoff series tend to pivot and change faster than a liar’s recollection. It only takes one game, one result, to flip the script, as we are …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Balanced Rockets tie Warriors in Western Conference finals

James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the …


Rockets have much to improve heading into Game 2 vs Warriors

The Houston Rockets have plenty to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals. The list includes limiting turnovers, eliminating open 3s and making things tougher …


Klay Thompson scores 28, Kevin Durant 37 as Warriors beat Rockets in opener

Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Golden chances: Kerith Burke’s broadcasting career started at WSU and has taken her from one basketball dynasty to another

It wasn’t long ago that Kerith Burke was spending her days at a Whole Foods grocery store. Now she’s working the sideline for the defending NBA champions.


Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni, king of the 3, draws singular praise

Golden State stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green admire Houston coach Mike D’Antoni from afar. They like how he empowers all his players to be scorers. Just let it fly …


NBA Conference Finals preview capsules

Capsules for NBA’s conference finals that start Sunday in the East, Monday in the West


Draymond Green elevates game, brings it on both ends for W’s

Draymond Green’s postseason has featured Charles Barkley declaring he’d like to punch the emotional Golden State star in the face, a death threat from a fan whom Green encouraged to …


The NBA’s Final Four: Cavs, Celtics, Warriors, Rockets

The NBA’s Final Four is set, and it is star-studded: LeBron, the champs, the top overall seed and Celtic Pride. The conference finals start Sunday in Houston, and the East …


Finally: Warriors-Rockets is the series everyone wanted

It’s a dream matchup in the Western Conference finals: Defending champion Golden State vs. top-seeded Houston. The Rockets were put together to knock off the Warriors, and have home-court edge …


Warriors reach fourth straight Western Conference finals

Steve Kerr reminded his Warriors after a Game 3 flop in New Orleans that the playoffs aren’t supposed to be easy. The postseason is especially hard for the defending champions, …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant lead Warriors into Western Conference finals

Stephen Curry had 28 points, Kevin Durant scored 24 and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the Western Conference finals by dismantling Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104 …


Warriors down Pelicans for 3-1 lead in NBA playoff series

Kevin Durant had 38 points and nine rebounds and Golden State soundly defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92 on Sunday to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their Western Conference …


Playoff capsules: Anthony Davis’ big game leads Pelicans to rout of Warriors

Anthony Davis had 33 points, 18 rebounds and four steals as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated Golden State 119-100 on Friday night, trimming the Warriors’ series lead to 2-1.


Stephen Curry returns to score 28, Warriors beat Pelicans

Stephen Curry came off the bench to score 28 points in a triumphant return from a knee injury and nearly six weeks off, and the Golden State Warriors held off …


Stephen Curry expected to return from knee injury for Game 2

Just as the Golden State Warriors had hoped, Stephen Curry is poised to return from a left knee injury to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Tuesday …


Warriors use big second quarter to pull away, rout Pelicans

Kevin Durant had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Draymond Green dazzled all over the floor with his fourth career postseason triple-double, and the Golden State Warriors thoroughly overmatched the New …


Warriors’ Stephen Curry questionable for Game 1

Stephen Curry has gone through his first 5-on-5 scrimmage since injuring his knee but coach Steve Kerr wasn’t ready to proclaim Curry a go for Saturday night. Kerr listed Curry’s …


Pelicans, Anthony Davis will challenge Warriors defense

Steve Kerr refers to Pelicans star Anthony Davis “one of the very best players on earth.” That means the Golden State Warriors’ defense will face a far different test than …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Stephen Curry back in full practice mode for Warriors

Stephen Curry has resumed full practice with contact and could play for the defending champion Golden State Warriors as soon as Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against New …


Warriors advance looking to build off strong first round

The defending champions are back – and Stephen Curry could return soon. Golden State endured merely a short blip in Game 4 while powering through its first-round series against San …