Lillard sinks Rockets at buzzer

May 3, 2014

Lillard sinks Rockets at buzzer

Damian Lillard couldn’t believe when he got a clear look at the rim. With the final buzzer about to sound, he took his shot. “I got my feet squared up and it felt real good leaving my hands,” Portland’s point guard said. “Once I ...

Howard, Lin come up big as Rockets down Blazers

May 1, 2014

Howard, Lin come up big as Rockets down Blazers

Jeremy Lin was so unhappy with his performance in Houston’s Game 4 loss to Portland that he hardly slept at all after the game. Lin should sleep like a baby after his work in Game 5. Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds, ...

Rockets pick up crucial Game 3 win on road

Apr 26, 2014

Rockets pick up crucial Game 3 win on road

James Harden found his shot, and Troy Daniels made his. Harden scored a career playoff-best 37 points in Houston’s 121-116 overtime victory over the Trail Blazers on Friday night, narrowing Portland’s playoff advantage to 2-1 with Game 4 set for Sunday. But it was ...

Aldridge blasts Rockets again

Apr 24, 2014

Aldridge blasts Rockets again

LaMarcus Aldridge’s son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers’ playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks. To the Houston Rockets the Portland star probably looked like a superhero on more ...

Nets beat Rockets to reach playoffs

Apr 2, 2014

Nets beat Rockets to reach playoffs

The Brooklyn Nets are so good at home now that even the Houston Rockets can’t beat them. The Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Rockets at home for the first time in 11 years, getting 32 points from Joe Johnson in a ...

Heat get back on track with victory

Mar 17, 2014

Heat get back on track with victory

Ray Allen was somewhat surprised to see how open he was. So was Dwyane Wade, who even took an extra dribble before believing his eyes and sending a 50-foot pass to the best 3-point shooter in NBA history. Moments later, the Miami Heat were ...

Rockets avenge blowout loss

Mar 8, 2014

Rockets avenge blowout loss

James Harden and the Rockets were determined to make up for their most lopsided loss of the season when they got a second shot at Indiana on Friday night. Not only did Houston do that, but it handed the Eastern Conference-leading Pacers their biggest ...

Howard helps lift Rockets to win over Magic

Mar 6, 2014

Howard helps lift Rockets to win over Magic

Dwight Howard received the worst reception of his career last season when he made his initial return to the city that was his NBA home for eight seasons. This time, for his second trip, he was wearing yet another jersey and met by a ...

Parsons, Howard catapult Rockets past Trail Blazers

Jan 21, 2014

Parsons, Howard catapult Rockets past Trail Blazers

The last time the Houston Rockets scored more than 70 points in a first half they followed it with a franchise-low 19 points after halftime. They had no such letdown Monday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points ...

Nowitzki's 31 propels Mavs

Dec 24, 2013

Nowitzki's 31 propels Mavs

Dirk Nowitzki scoffed at the notion that he’s playing as well now as he did when he led the Dallas Mavericks to a title in 2011. He will, however, concede that at age 35 he’s having a pretty good season. Nowitzki scored 31 points, ...

Rockets fend off Warriors

Dec 14, 2013

Rockets fend off Warriors

The Houston Rockets won the bid for Dwight Howard in free agency over the Golden State Warriors this summer, and they’re winning the matchup on the court again this season. James Harden had 26 points and nine assists, Chandler Parsons scored 23 points and ...

Lin, Rocketsdown Knicks

Nov 15, 2013

Lin, Rocketsdown Knicks

James Harden was back in the lineup, Jeremy Lin was back at Madison Square Garden, and that was just enough to help the Houston Rockets withstand Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks. Harden scored 36 points in his return from a one-game absence, ...