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, ...

Wroten bursts onto scene as Sixers top Rockets

Nov 14, 2013

Wroten bursts onto scene as Sixers top Rockets

Tony Wroten’s first career start resulted in the first triple-double of his life. Wroten had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, James Anderson scored a career-high 36 points and Spencer Hawes made the go-ahead basket with 34 seconds left in overtime to help ...

Rockets edge Raptors in 20T

Nov 12, 2013

Rockets edge Raptors in 20T

The Houston Rockets were on the verge of their third straight home loss after blowing a double-digit, second-half lead for the second consecutive game. This time, guard James Harden said, the Rockets found the will to win. Jeremy Lin scored 31 points off the ...

| Feb 6, 2013

Harden the loser in trade from OKC

by Sam Smith

The Houston Rockets are going to make the playoffs, and without trading for James Harden there basically was no chance they would. The Oklahoma City Thunder still are among the top five contenders for the NBA championship, but not likely as strong a contender ...