Rockets bounce back for easy win against Nets

Jan 16, 2017

Rockets bounce back for easy win against Nets

Even an offense as potent as Houston’s can go cold during the long NBA winter. “It happens,” James Harden said. “But as long as we stay at an even level, we just continue to get better, continue to learn from our mistakes, we’ll be ...

Harden's big night carries Rockets

Jan 9, 2017

Harden's big night carries Rockets

James Harden had his 10th triple-double of the season to help the Houston Rockets run their winning streak to eight games. He still sees a lot of room for improvement. “One hundred percent,” Harden said after finishing with 40 points, 11 assists and 10 ...

Westbrook's 49 not enough as Thunder fall

Jan 6, 2017

Westbrook's 49 not enough as Thunder fall

The Houston Rockets weren’t happy to have squandered an 18-point lead, leaving them tied with Oklahoma City with just seconds left on Thursday night. But they were proud of the plays they made at the end of the game to hang on for the ...

Jun 11, 2016

Westbrook, Harden to skip Rio Games

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets guard James Harden confirmed Friday they have joined the growing list of NBA stars who are backing out on playing for the two-time defending champion U.S. team at the Rio Olympics. Harden, this season’s second-leading ...

May 27, 2016

Rockets, D'Antoni finalize four-year deal: report

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. D’Antoni reached agreement with the Rockets on a four-year deal on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation ...

Warriors eliminate Rockets

Apr 28, 2016

Warriors eliminate Rockets

Klay Thompson knew Golden State had to come together, that every player needed to raise his game with Stephen Curry on the sidelines. “None of us can do it alone,” Thompson insisted hours earlier. He sure got things started, scoring 27 points with seven ...

Harden sinks late jumper to lift Rockets in Game 3

Apr 22, 2016

Harden sinks late jumper to lift Rockets in Game 3

The Houston Rockets were down by one point with no timeouts and mere seconds remaining Thursday night. In that moment James Harden was the only one they wanted to have the ball. And as usual their star delivered. Harden scored 35 points, including the ...

Harden has big night in win over Clippers

Nov 8, 2015

Harden has big night in win over Clippers

Seven games into the season, the Houston Rockets have already experienced more ups and downs than most teams. They lost their first three games before turning things around to win four in a row. Much of it is due to James Harden, who scored ...

Warriors back in NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years

May 28, 2015

Warriors back in NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years

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, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time ...

Harden's 45 carry Rockets

May 26, 2015

Harden's 45 carry Rockets

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 do was take that frustration out on the other team. Harden did just that, scoring a ...

Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets

May 22, 2015

Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets

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. Stephen Curry scored 33 points before Harden lost the ball in the closing seconds to end a spectacular ...