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 ...

Warriors rally to take Game 1

May 20, 2015

Warriors rally to take Game 1

Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small. It turned out to make a huge difference. Stephen Curry hit two free throws in the final seconds to finish with 34 points, and the Warriors rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second ...

Rockets oust Clippers

May 18, 2015

Rockets oust Clippers

The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers. “It’s the ultimate confidence-booster,” James Harden said. “There’s only a handful of teams that’s done ...

Harden, Rockets even series

May 7, 2015

Harden, Rockets even series

Stuck on the bench with four fouls for most of the third quarter, James Harden knew he would have to make up for lost time when he got back on the floor. Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to ...

Rose, Gasol spark Bulls

May 5, 2015

Rose, Gasol spark Bulls

The Chicago Bulls came in oozing with confidence, unafraid of LeBron James and convinced they could keep their playoff momentum rolling. Derrick Rose made sure they did. Looking like the league MVP he was before being slowed by knee injuries, Rose scored 25 points, ...

Curry voted Most Valuable Player

May 5, 2015

Curry voted Most Valuable Player

His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried. He had felt this way in the past — when he barely received any university scholarship offers out of high school, when some questioned whether his game could translate to the ...

Spurs edge Rockets for 10th straight

Apr 11, 2015

Spurs edge Rockets for 10th straight

The San Antonio Spurs hacked Josh Smith for most of the second half against the Houston Rockets on Friday night to keep the ball out of James Harden’s hands. Coach Gregg Popovich’s strategy worked. The Spurs held Harden to 16 points and got their ...

Spurs reel off ninth straight win

Apr 9, 2015

Spurs reel off ninth straight win

The San Antonio Spurs are surging to close the regular season, and the Houston Rockets couldn’t slow them down. Tony Parker scored 27 points in the Spurs’ 110-98 win Wednesday night, their ninth straight victory. Parker had 13 points in the opening quarter, shaking ...

Harden drops 51 on Kings

Apr 2, 2015

Harden drops 51 on Kings

James Harden continues to strengthen his case for the MVP award, and is forging a place as one of the best players in Houston Rockets history in the process. He had a career-high 51 points, and the Rockets squandered a huge early lead but ...

DeRozan's career-high 42 points leads Raptors past Rockets

Mar 31, 2015

DeRozan's career-high 42 points leads Raptors past Rockets

DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade. It’s hard to imagine any of their previous encounters was as entertaining as this one. DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied his career high with ...

Harden nets career-high 50 in win over Nuggets

Mar 20, 2015

Harden nets career-high 50 in win over Nuggets

Even the biggest stars of the Houston Rockets’ past couldn’t outshine James Harden on Thursday night. Harden scored a career-high 50 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on a night when the team celebrated ...

Rockets sink Clips on road

Mar 16, 2015

Rockets sink Clips on road

James Harden and the Houston Rockets got back on track after a pair of frustrating road losses, overcoming Blake Griffin’s return for the Los Angeles Clippers. Harden scored 34 points, Terrence Jones had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Rockets beat Los Angeles ...