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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

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, 5:57 p.m.

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, 4:30 p.m.

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, 4:22 p.m.

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, 8:09 p.m.

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, 9:10 p.m.

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, 9:59 p.m.

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, 8:44 p.m.

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, 3:16 p.m.

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, 2:45 p.m.

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 …


Rockets advance, wait to see if they’ll get shot at Warriors

Minutes after the Houston Rockets eliminated the Utah Jazz to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season they were already looking ahead to the possibility of …


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

NBA playoffs: Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the …



UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

NBA roundup: Warriors, minus Kevin Durant, stop Rockets’ 9-game win streak

HOUSTON – Klay Thompson scored 30 points, DeMarcus Cousins had a season-high 27 and the Golden State Warriors snapped Houston’s nine-game winning streak Wednesday night with a 106-104 victory over …


NBA roundup: Rockets beat Hornets 118-106, run win streak to 9 games

James Harden scored 28 points and Eric Gordon added 22 as the Houston Rockets cruised to their season-high ninth straight win, 118-106 over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

NBA roundup: James Harden scores 42 points to help Rockets beat Celtics

James Harden had 42 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets held on the beat the Boston Celtics 115-104 on Sunday for their fifth …


NBA roundup: James Harden scores 58 points, Rockets beat Heat 121-118

James Harden had 58 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Miami Heat 121-118 on Thursday night.


NBA capsules: James Harden’s streak of 30-point games ends at 32

James Harden scored 28 points, ending his 32-game streak with at least 30, and the Houston Rockets beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday night in Houston.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 11:55 p.m.

NBA roundup: Rockets beat Warriors 118-112 without ailing James Harden

Eric Gordon scored 25 points with four 3-pointers, Chris Paul converted two free throws with 1:08 left on the way to 23, and the Houston Rockets outplayed the Golden State …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 12:17 a.m.

NBA roundup: Paul George, Russell Westbrook lead Thunder rally against Rockets

Paul George scored 45 points, Russell Westbrook matched the NBA record with his ninth straight triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets …


Rockets, Bulls finalize deal sending ’Melo to Chicago

The Rockets and Bulls have finalized a trade sending Carmelo Anthony from Houston to Chicago. The Bulls acquired the draft rights to Jon Diebler and cash considerations in exchange for …


Couch Slouch: Offense out of control in today’s defenseless NBA

Couch Slouch: Before this season, there was a little-noted change in the NBA rulebook that stated, “Defenders shall not impede any shot by an opponent; if at all possible, the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

NBA capsules: James Harden, Eric Gordon help Rockets rally past Lakers in OT

James Harden scored 48 points, Eric Gordon added 30 and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime Saturday night.