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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook, Rockets use small ball to beat Lakers 121-111

Russell Westbrook scored 41 points and Robert Covington hit two clutch late 3-pointers while getting 14 points and eight rebounds in his auspicious Rockets debut, leading Houston to a 121-111 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Robert Covington to Rockets, Clint Capela to Hawks in 4-team trade

Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is headed to the Atlanta Hawks as the headline moves in a complicated four-team trade that was approved by …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

NBA roundup: Ja Morant leads Grizzlies past Rockets 121-110 for 6th straight

Rookie guard Ja Morant had 26 points and eight assists, Dillon Brooks scored 24 and the Memphis Grizzlies won their sixth straight game by defeating the Houston Rockets 121-110 on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

NBA roundup: Thunder spoil Russell Westbrook’s return to OKC, routing Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder spoiled Russell Westbrook’s return to Oklahoma City. Westbrook scored 34 points, but the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 113-92 on Thursday night.


NBA roundup: James Harden, Trae Young post triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks 122-115

James Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night.


NBA roundup: James Harden scores 44 in triple-double, Rockets beat 76ers

James Harden had 44 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the Houston Rockets’ 118-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

NBA roundup: Luka Doncic scores 41 points, Mavericks rout Rockets

Luka Doncic scored 41 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added a season-high 31 and the Dallas Mavericks never trailed in a 137-123 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday



NBA roundup: James Harden scores 49 points in Houston win

James Harden scored 49 points on a whopping 41 shots from the field and the undermanned Houston Rockets won their seventh straight gamer, 125-105 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

NBA roundup: James Harden scores 44 points as Rockets beat Pacers

James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets used a big fourth quarter run to beat the Indiana Pacers 111-102 on Friday night.


Houston’s Eric Gordon expected to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss about six weeks.


Rockets fan arrested, accused of punching Pelicans coach

A Houston Rockets fan is charged with punching a New Orleans Pelicans coach at the end of a game between the teams.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Fans at Rockets opener show support for Hong Kong protesters

A group of 30 fans at the Houston Rockets’ season opener against Milwaukee held signs and wore shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Adam Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Houston Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM’s tweet

In their first practice since a trip to Asia overshadowed by the aftermath of a tweet on the protests in China about Hong Kong by general manager Daryl Morey, the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

With China rift ongoing, NBA says free speech remains vital

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

James Harden set to pair with Russell Westbrook and chase title in Houston

James Harden isn’t listening to anyone who is worried about how things will work in Houston with the addition of Russell Westbrook. The Beard is convinced things will be great …


Russell Westbrook all smiles in introduction with Rockets

Russell Westbrook knows he’s in for a huge change in his move from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets. And he’s ready to do whatever it takes to …


Analysis: Russell Westbrook, James Harden will need to change their games

Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit. It won’t be that easy. They’ve both …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Report: Oklahoma City trades Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Stephen Curry, short-handed Warriors knock out Rockets in Game 6

Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant’s absence to finish off Houston in six games, beating the …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

NBA roundup: James Harden helps Rockets tie up series with Warriors

James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets held on for a 112-108 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night to even their Western Conference semifinals series …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019

James Harden scores 41 as Rockets outlast Warriors 126-121 in OT

James Harden scored 41 points, including a big 3-pointer in overtime, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night to cut the deficit in the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

James Harden still dealing with eye injury; will play in Game 3

Houston’s James Harden will play in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday despite still dealing with injuries to both of his eyes. …


James Harden played with blurred vision and stinging eyes

Houston star James Harden hopes his injured eyes benefit from a few days off before Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal. He could barely see on the court let …


Tim Reynolds: Warriors, Rockets should be embarrassed

Golden State and Houston should be embarrassed. And NBA fans should be livid. The complaining about officiating has become the story of the Golden State-Houston series, and it needs to …


Rockets’ Chris Paul fined $35K for ‘reckless’ contact with ref

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul has been fined $35,000 for what the NBA called “aggressively confronting and recklessly making contact” with an official during Game 1 of the Western Conference …


Warriors edge Rockets, Celtics beat Bucks in openers

Kevin Durant scored 35 points in outdueling James Harden and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 104-100 on Sunday in the opener of what is shaping up …


Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni: James Harden not only MVP, but most improved, too

Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni thinks James Harden should win a second straight MVP award but something else as well – the league’s most improved player. It’s daunting to think: Harden …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019

Rockets eager for another chance at the champion Warriors

From coach Mike D’Antoni to his stars James Harden and Chris Paul and all the rest of the Rockets, another chance at the champion Golden State Warriors has been on …