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Damian Lillard among noteworthy All-NBA picks; Klay Thompson left out

Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker were also big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced.


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: 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 …


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 …


Playoff time: 10 things to know for the NBA postseason

Here are some nuggets going into the NBA playoffs: Golden State is trying to reach its fifth straight NBA Finals, which would put the Warriors in a select club. Milwaukee’s …



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: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Time to reflect on NBA storylines as playoffs approach

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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.




UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

NBA roundup: James Harden scores 45 in Rockets’ win over Celtics

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NBA capsules: John Wall, Wizards beat Rockets 135-131 in OT despite James Harden’s 54

John Wall scored a season-high 36 points, including six in overtime, and the Washington Wizards overcame James Harden’s season-best 54 points to outlast the Houston Rockets 135-131 on Monday night.


NBA Capsules: Rockets get back to .500, rout Warriors in Green’s return

James Harden scored 27 points and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 107-86 on Thursday night in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals.



NBA capsules: James Harden scores 25 in return, Rockets top Bulls 96-88

James Harden scored 25 points, including 11 in a decisive run in the third quarter, in his return to the Houston lineup and the Rockets defeated the Chicago Bulls 96-88 …


As NBA training camps open, many stories worth noting

Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, Jimmy Butler’s situation in Minnesota is among 10 items of note as the league heads into …


Houston’s James Harden wins NBA MVP over LeBron James, Anthony Davis

James Harden was voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player after twice being runner-up, beating out four-time winner LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans at the NBA Awards on …


Jess Walter: Looking at the great ‘what if’ had the SuperSonics stayed in Seattle

It’s been 10 years since the Seattle SuperSonics left the Northwest to become the Oklahoma City (Stolen) Thunder. That’s 10 years of fans like me praying for a new NBA …


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 …


James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis finalists for NBA MVP award

Houston’s James Harden, Cleveland’s LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA’s MVP award. Harden, who led the league in scoring. Harden, who led …


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, …


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 …


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 …


Norman Chad: In the NBA playoffs, please don’t touch the merchandise

Like the swallows in San Juan Capistrano, the NBA playoffs descend upon us every spring. And though you might think the NBA playoffs are interminable, they actually come and go …