LeBron, Harden, Westbrook lead All-NBA first team picks

/ May 19, 2017

LeBron, Harden, Westbrook lead All-NBA first team picks

For Cleveland’s LeBron James, there was history. For Houston’s James Harden, there was affirmation. And for Indiana’s Paul George and Utah’s Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that ...

Spurs rout Rockets to advance to West finals

/ May 12, 2017

Spurs rout Rockets to advance to West finals

San Antonio is heading to the Western Conference finals for the 13th time thanks to a player who has never been there. The Spurs eliminated the sluggish James Harden and the Houston Rockets with a 114-75 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night behind ...

Rockets demolish Spurs with barrage of 3-pointers

/ May 2, 2017

Rockets demolish Spurs with barrage of 3-pointers

The Houston Rockets were willing to take whatever the Spurs gave them in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Houston ended up with a record-setting offensive performance, a huge boost in confidence and home-court advantage. Trevor Ariza scored 23 points, James Harden added ...

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 ...

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 ...

/ Jun 11, 2016

Westbrook, Harden to skip Rio Games

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets guard James Harden confirmed Friday they have joined the growing list of NBA stars who are backing out on playing for the two-time defending champion U.S. team at the Rio Olympics. Harden, this season’s second-leading ...

/ 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 ...

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 ...

Harden has big night in win over Clippers

/ Nov 8, 2015

Harden has big night in win over Clippers

Seven games into the season, the Houston Rockets have already experienced more ups and downs than most teams. They lost their first three games before turning things around to win four in a row. Much of it is due to James Harden, who scored ...