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 ...

Warriors run over Rockets

Jan 18, 2015

Warriors run over Rockets

Klay Thompson had a great night offensively on Saturday. More impressive, though, was his work on defense as he limited NBA leading scorer James Harden to just 11 points. Stephen Curry and Thompson, known as the “Splash Brothers,” scored 27 points each and the ...

Harden, Howard help Rockets cool off Heat

Jan 4, 2015

Harden, Howard help Rockets cool off Heat

The Houston Rockets were so bad on Friday night that coach Kevin McHale talked about retiring. A day later, McHale felt much better. James Harden scored 28 points, Dwight Howard added 23 and the Rockets rolled to a 115-79 win over the Miami Heat ...

Harden drops 44 on Trail Blazers

Dec 23, 2014

Harden drops 44 on Trail Blazers

James Harden wouldn’t admit he was thinking about last season in Houston’s first game against Portland since the Trail Blazers eliminated the Rockets from the playoffs in the first round. Dwight Howard was certain he was. “I know it’s kind of like a weight ...

Hot Rockets move to 4-0

Nov 4, 2014

Hot Rockets move to 4-0

Play time is over, Houston. The Rockets are off to their best start since 1996 thanks in part to a lightweight schedule. Up next, games against NBA finalists Miami and San Antonio that will serve as an early-season proving ground for a team with ...

U.S. 5-0 after latest victory

Sep 5, 2014

U.S. 5-0 after latest victory

The bags were packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms. The only thing standing between them and Barcelona was a game against Ukraine, and it took them a little while to get into it. The U.S. national team eventually pulled ...

Howard helps lift Rockets to win over Magic

Mar 6, 2014

Howard helps lift Rockets to win over Magic

Dwight Howard received the worst reception of his career last season when he made his initial return to the city that was his NBA home for eight seasons. This time, for his second trip, he was wearing yet another jersey and met by a ...

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Harden the loser in trade from OKC

by Sam Smith

The Houston Rockets are going to make the playoffs, and without trading for James Harden there basically was no chance they would. The Oklahoma City Thunder still are among the top five contenders for the NBA championship, but not likely as strong a contender ...