Heat beat Rockets despite Harden's haul

Jan 18, 2017

Heat beat Rockets despite Harden's haul

The way the Miami Heat saw it, this was a reward. Goran Dragic had 21 points and eight assists and Wayne Ellington scored 18 off the bench as the Heat — saddled with one of the worst records in the NBA — overcame another ...

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 ...

Nov 8, 2016

Big Bulls sign Clyde Drexler's son

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The Iwate Big Bulls recently signed basketball Hall of Famer Clyde “The Glide” Drexler’s son Adam. The B. League’s second-division Big Bulls are currently 2-12, and the younger Drexler, a 196-cm forward, is expected to make his Iwate debut after the league’s current wide ...

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 ...

Warriors rout Rockets, lose Curry in Game 4

Apr 25, 2016

Warriors rout Rockets, lose Curry in Game 4

Stephen Curry sat on the bench with his head in his hands, facing another injury that could derail Golden State’s playoff run. The Warriors felt bad for the reigning MVP, but instead of sulking about their misfortune, they responded with a huge third quarter ...

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 ...

Warriors triumph in Game 2 with Curry out hurt

Apr 19, 2016

Warriors triumph in Game 2 with Curry out hurt

As Stephen Curry emphatically waved his arms to ignite the crowd and coached from the bench when he could do little else, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors’ supporting cast proved they can win on the playoff stage without their NBA MVP. They ...

Curry leads Warriors past Rockets in playoff opener

Apr 17, 2016

Curry leads Warriors past Rockets in playoff opener

Stephen Curry dazzled from long range and drove to the hoop with flair and fire until a tweaked ankle finally slowed him down. Once he sat for good after three firm requests to coach Steve Kerr about returning, his supporting cast handled the rest. ...

Mutombo encourages more Asians to follow Yao's lead

Apr 5, 2016

Mutombo encourages more Asians to follow Yao's lead

Dikembe Mutombo on Tuesday hailed the induction of “best friend” Yao Ming into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and urged more Asians to follow the Chinese star’s lead. Mutombo said more Asian players should leave their comfort zone and take risks just ...