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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Harden outduels James as Rockets get by Cavaliers in OT

Mar 2, 2015

Harden outduels James as Rockets get by Cavaliers in OT

James Harden has been putting up MVP-caliber numbers all season. Given the chance to go head to head with one of his biggest competitors for the award, Harden and the Rockets came out on top. Harden scored 33 points and Cleveland star LeBron James ...

Feb 22, 2015

Rockets blow out Raptors

The Houston Rockets needed a spark against the Toronto Raptors to bounce back from a loss to Dallas in which they were so lethargic that coach Kevin McHale said it looked like they were wearing “mud shoes.” Corey Brewer provided that spark, coming off ...

Harden powers Rockets past Suns

Feb 11, 2015

Harden powers Rockets past Suns

The Houston Rockets blew an early 18-point lead and were down by one after three quarters in Phoenix. Then, as he so often does, James Harden took over. The NBA’s leading scorer got 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter and the ...