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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 …


Gerald Green’s conference finals culmination of long journey

Each time Gerald Green has stepped on the court this season for his hometown Houston Rockets, it seemed like he was playing an elimination game. He couldn’t find a team …


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 …


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


Houston’s Clint Capela develops into pivotal player for Rockets

Houston’s Clint Capela certainly isn’t a household name, and doesn’t get nearly the attention other centers like Ruby Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns receive. But after he outshined those stars the …


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 …


Chris Paul finally gets into conference finals as Rockets advance

Chris Paul is often the most fiery player on the court, but even his Houston Rockets teammates had never seen anything like Tuesday night. Paul scored a playoff career-high 41 …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Chris Paul scores 41 as Rockets eliminate Jazz 112-102

Chris Paul scored a playoff career-high 41 points with eight 3-pointers to finally reach the conference finals, helping the Houston Rockets eliminate the Utah Jazz 112-102 in Game 5. It …


Chris Paul Scores 27, James Harden 24 as Rockets take 3-1 lead over Jazz

Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds while James Harden scored 24 points to power the Houston Rockets to a 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Joe Ingles career night leads Jazz over Rockets 116-108

Joe Ingles had a career-high 27 points and the Utah Jazz squandered a huge early lead before using a big fourth quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 116-108 to tie …


James Harden’s 41 points lead Rockets over Jazz in Game 1

James Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets raced out to a huge lead and sailed to a 110-96 win over the Jazz in Game 1 of the Western …


Clint Capela scores 26; Rockets eliminate Wolves with 122-104 win

Clint Capela had 26 points and 15 rebounds, James Harden added 24 points and the Houston Rockets pulled away in the third quarter to get another lopsided win and eliminate …


James Harden, Rockets blast past Wolves with 50-point third quarter

James Harden gave Houston quite the jump-start with 22 of the team’s 50 points in the third quarter, as the Rockets cruised past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-100 on Monday night …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns lead T-wolves past Rockets 121-105 in Game 3

Jimmy Butler hit four 3-pointers among his 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns snapped back from a bad start to the series with 18 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Minnesota …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Chris Paul, Gerald Green help Rockets rout Timberwolves 102-82 in Game 2

Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to take the lead and cruise …


NBA capsules: Russell Westbrook, Thunder beat Rockets 108-102

Russell Westbrook and Paul George each scored 24 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder used a timely fourth-quarter run to pull away for a 108-102 win over the Houston Rockets …


NBA capsules: Rockets roll to 60th victory, cruising past Hawks 118-99

James Harden had a triple-double with 18 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in three quarters and the Houston Rockets rolled to their 60th victory, beating the Atlanta Hawks 118-99 …


NBA capsules: Rockets beat Clippers, clinch Southwest Division title

James Harden scored 24 points, Eric Gordon added 23 and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers for a 101-96 victory on Thursday night in Houston.


NBA Capsules: Rockets run win streak to 16, beat Thunder 122-112

Chris Paul scored 25 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-112 on Tuesday night for their 16th straight win.


NBA Capsules: Rockets extend streak to 15 with 123-120 win over Celtics

Eric Gordon scored 29 points off the bench, James Harden had 26 points and 10 assists, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Boston Celtics 123-120 on Saturday night to extend …


NBA capsules: Chris Paul, Rockets roll to fourth straight win, rout Cavs 120-88

Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists, Ryan Anderson added 21 points and the Houston Rockets became the latest team to thump Cleveland on national TV, beating the disconnected …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

James Harden has first 60-point triple-double in NBA history

James Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double as the short-handed Houston Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 114-107. Harden scored …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

NBA capsules: Eric Gordon scores 30 as Rockets beat Timberwolves 116-98

Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. James Harden returned to Houston’s lineup after missing seven …


Houston’s Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green suspended 2 games apiece by NBA

Houston’s Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green have both been suspended for two games for entering the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room after a game earlier this week. Ariza and Green …


NBA capsules: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson help Warriors beat Rockets 124-114

Stephen Curry had 29 points, Klay Thompson added 28 and the Golden State Warriors pulled away late in the fourth quarter for a 124-114 victory over the Houston Rockets on …


NBA capsules: Wizards hand Rockets fifth straight loss

Otto Porter Jr. scored 26 points, Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 21 each, and the Washington Wizards beat visiting Houston 121-103 on Friday night for the Rockets’ fifth …