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NBA Capsules: James Harden outduels Russell Westbrook as Rockets top Thunder

HOUSTON – Lou Williams scored 31 points, James Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and the Houston Rockets cruised to a 137-125 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder …


‘Granny’ shot master Rick Barry is glad someone had the guts to bring it back to the NBA

Despite evidence it can improve free throw shooting, especially for big men, the “Granny-style” free throw has remained foreign from the NBA since Hall of Famer Rick Barry retired in …


Ex-Zag Kyle Wiltjer makes NBA Rockets’ roster

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer has made the Houston Rockets’ roster, according to the Houston Chronicle.


James Harden signs four-year, $118 million extension with Rockets

James Harden wants to leave his mark in Houston and bring the Rockets their first championship since they won back-to-back titles in 1994-95.


AP Source: Rockets, Mike D’Antoni agree on 4-year deal

Mike D’Antoni is headed to Houston to try his “Seven Seconds or Less” offense with James Harden, one of the NBA’s most explosive offensive threats.


Stephen Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee

Stephen Curry will miss at least two weeks for Golden State with a sprained ligament in his right knee, dealing a blow to the Warriors’ hopes of following a record-breaking …


Klay Thompson scores 38 as Warriors beat Rockets

Klay Thompson scored 38 points and the Golden State Warriors overcame star Stephen Curry’s absence to beat the Houston Rockets 114-110 on Thursday night.


Rockets end Spurs’ 7-game streak with 88-84 win

The Houston Rockets had their best defensive performance of the season in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.


Kevin McHale fired by Rockets after 4-7 start

The Houston Rockets fired Kevin McHale on Wednesday with the team off to a lackluster 4-7 start just a year after advancing to the Western Conference finals.


Rockets embrace risk in trading for Ty Lawson

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey knows adding Ty Lawson is a risky move. He believes the possible reward is worth that risk. Lawson was acquired in a trade with …


Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

OAKLAND, Calif. – After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, …


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2015, 9:42 p.m.

Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

OAKLAND, Calif. — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again.


James Harden scores playoff career-high 45 to keep Houston alive

HOUSTON – James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston’s embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Coach Kevin McHale told him the best thing to …


Rockets upend Warriors as Harden scores 45

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the NBA Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory …


Golden State Warriors claim 2-0 edge in conference finals

OAKLAND, Calif. – James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips – and then he didn’t. Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp.


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2015, 9:39 p.m.

Warriors hold off James Harden, Rockets to take 2-0 lead

OAKLAND, Calif. — James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips — and then he didn’t. Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp.


Warriors’ rookie coach Kerr used to pressure

OAKLAND, Calif. – With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he’d be in the spotlight no matter how things played out …


Rockets wrap up series with Game 7 win over Clippers

HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles …


In brief: Rockets rally from 19 back, force Game 7

NBA: Corey Brewer scored 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets erased a 19-point, second-half deficit to stun the host Los Angeles Clippers 119-107 …


Smith embracing ‘new beginning’ in Houston

HOUSTON – Josh Smith has been a nice addition to the contending Houston Rockets and simply ignores those who credit Detroit’s recent success to his release. After all, the Rockets …


In brief: Tempers flare between Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard in Rockets’ win over Nets

NBA: James Harden scored 30 points, carrying Houston on a night when Dwight Howard did little after fighting with Kevin Garnett, and the Rockets beat the slumping Brooklyn Nets 113-99 …


In brief: Danny Green scores 24 points, leads injury-depleted Spurs past Rockets

NBA: Danny Green had 24 points and the injury-depleted San Antonio Spurs held off a late rally to beat the visiting Houston Rockets 110-106 on Sunday, snapping a six-game skid …


Burns, five others, join Hall of Fame

Hockey: A few months ago, Line Burns was driving to see a friend and stopped in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, where she used to live with her husband. She was gassing …


Rockets woo Carmelo Anthony

Prized free agent Carmelo Anthony visited the Houston Rockets on Wednesday and was greeted with images of him in two different uniforms of the franchise. A video board outside the …


Pressure mounts in Rockets-Blazers series

Houston’s James Harden says the pressure has shifted to the Trail Blazers in their first-round playoff series. Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge respectfully disagrees. Portland won the first two games in Houston …


Newsmakers

Scheduled After trying to repeatedly heal his surgically repaired left knee by having it drained of fluid, Metta World Peace said that he will undergo Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy on …


In brief: Harden helps Houston hold off Warriors

NBA: James Harden had 26 points and nine assists, Chandler Parsons scored 23 points and the Houston Rockets held off the Golden State Warriors 116-112 at Oakland, Calif., on Friday …