Rockets advance to West semis

/ Apr 26, 2017

Rockets advance to West semis

The Houston Rockets are headed to the Western Conference semifinals after using strong defense and a balanced scoring attack to overcome another big game by Russell Westbrook and eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 105-99 victory in Game 5 on Tuesday night. James ...

Thunder outlast Rockets, trim series lead to 2-1

/ Apr 22, 2017

Thunder outlast Rockets, trim series lead to 2-1

Russell Westbrook figured out that he didn’t have to do it all. Once that happened, the Thunder figured out how to beat the Houston Rockets. Westbrook scored 32 points in a triple-double and the Thunder held off the Rockets 115-113 on Friday night to ...

Westbrook’s 51 not enough for Thunder

/ Apr 20, 2017

Westbrook’s 51 not enough for Thunder

Russell Westbrook put up gaudy numbers on Wednesday night. The Houston Rockets got a more modest performance from James Harden, but a collective scoring effort helped them rally for a 115-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder to take a 2-0 lead in the ...

Beverley, Harden lead Rockets over Thunder

/ Apr 17, 2017

Beverley, Harden lead Rockets over Thunder

Although James Harden is Houston’s undisputed star, he can’t top Russell Westbrook entirely on his own. As is so often the case, Patrick Beverley was there for support Sunday night. Harden scored 37 points to outshine Westbrook, and the Rockets pulled away in the ...

Warriors beat Rockets for 60th win

/ Mar 29, 2017

Warriors beat Rockets for 60th win

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors didn’t get much time to celebrate their 60th win, not with a game at San Antonio coming Wednesday night. Curry scored 32 points, Klay Thompson had 25 and the Warriors built a big lead early and held ...

Superb Harden leads Rockets past Thunder

/ Mar 27, 2017

Superb Harden leads Rockets past Thunder

James Harden was Houston’s fourth-leading scorer on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, it was clear to everyone that he was the key to Houston’s victory. Lou Williams scored 31 points off the bench, Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and ...

Pacers' Robinson III soars to dunk crown

/ Feb 19, 2017

Pacers' Robinson III soars to dunk crown

Glenn Robinson III is the NBA’s new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers’ mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. Robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from George along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse ...

/ 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 ...