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WATCH: 76ers shoot down Harden's Rockets

Jan 22, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Harden notches his 20th straight game with 30 or more points, but the Rockets were no match for the 76ers

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Joel Embiid leads Philly as she scores 32 points and grabs 14 rebounds. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Harden records historic 19th straight game with 30+ points

Jan 20, 2019 - 7:23 PM

'I'm just trying to do whatever it takes to rack up as many wins as we can,' says James Harden

FEAR THE BEARD. James Harden posts another 40-point outing to rally the Houston Rockets back from a 21-point deficit over the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from NBA.

Rockets take off in OT as Lakers let game slip away

Jan 20, 2019 - 1:30 PM

James Harden and Eric Gordon deliver the big buckets as the Rockets snatch the game from the Lakers

Harden erupts for 58, but Rockets still fall to Nets in OT

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie fires 33 points as the Nets outlast James Harden and the Rockets in overtime

DISAPPOINTED. James Harden says it’s ‘very frustrating’ that the Rockets surrendered a seven-point lead against the Nets in overtime.

Rockets lose Swiss big man Capela for 4-6 weeks: reports

Jan 15, 2019 - 12:25 PM

The 24-year-old, who is averaging 17.6 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks this season, suffers a right thumb injury

SIDELINED. Clint Capela will miss significant time for the Houston Rockets, who have been on a tear lately. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


Harden eclipses Kobe's scoring streak as Rockets down Grizzlies

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:57 AM

The reigning league MVP reaches the 30-point mark for the 17th straight time to hold the record for most consecutive 30-point games since the NBA/ABA merger

SCORING MACHINE. James Harden toys with the Grizzlies by dropping 36 first-half points. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


Harden drops triple-double as Rockets rout Cavs

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:26 PM

MVP James Harden explodes for his fourth 40-point triple-double of the season

NEW TARGET. Despite setting record numbers anew, James Harden says he’s more focused on the Rockets claiming the top seed in the Western Conference. Photo from NBA Twitter

Antetokounmpo powers Bucks over Harden's Rockets

Jan 10, 2019 - 2:27 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks spoil MVP James Harden's stellar outing of 42 points and 11 rebounds

DO-IT-ALL STAR. Giannis Antetokounmpo showcases another all-around game to lead the Bucks to a gritty win over the Rockets. Photo from NBA Twitter

Trail Blazers trip Rockets as Harden's 40-point streak ends

Jan 06, 2019 - 4:14 PM

James Harden falls just a bucket short of recording 40 points or more for a sixth straight game

SPOILER. Aside from spoiling James Harden’s record bid, the Trail Blazers halt the Rockets’ six-game winning streak. Photo from NBA Twitter

Harden hits game-winner to lift Rockets past Warriors

Jan 04, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Houston clinches their sixth straight win as Golden State slips to 3rd place in the West

MVP-WORTHY. James Harden makes another case for the Most Valuable Player award. Photo from NBA


Red-hot Harden lifts Rockets, Westbrook bounces back

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:42 PM

MVP James Harden joins Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as the only NBA players in the last 30 years to score at least 400 points in a 10-game span

WATCH: Harden sustains hot streak, Antetokounmpo hits triple-double

Dec 30, 2018 - 1:45 PM

MVP James Harden joins NBA legend Oscar Robertson in the record books as Giannis Antetokounmpo powers the Bucks to a league-best record

STREAKING. James Harden erupts for 41 points to lift the Rockets past the Pelicans. Photo from NBA Twitter

Harden's conviction includes repeating as NBA MVP

Dec 28, 2018 - 4:42 PM

'I receive a lot of hate but that won't stop me from going out there and killing every single night, being the dog that I am,' says Houston superstar James Harden

SIZZLING. James Harden, who has scored at least 35 points in 6 straight games, erupts for 45 points to power the Rockets past the Celtics. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: NBA Christmas Day recap

Dec 26, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Lakers rout defending champion Warriors as Irving late show lifts Celtics past Sixers

GAME HERO. Kyrie Irving delivers in the clutch for the Boston Celtics. Photo from NBA Twitter

James Harden drops 41 in Houston’s Christmas Day win over OKC

Dec 26, 2018 - 8:04 AM

James Harden's heroics power the Rockets to the 8th spot in the West

41 POINTS. James Harden leads the Houston Rockets to a win with 41 points. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Warriors up; Beal, Bryant lift Wizards in 3OT

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Jonas Jerebko shines in the Warriors' win as Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant deliver monster numbers in the Wizards' triple-overtime triumph over the Suns

REVELATION. Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko plays a key role in powering the Warriors to their 22nd win. Photo from Golden State Warriors

Chris Paul to miss at least two weeks with hamstring strain

Dec 22, 2018 - 10:34 AM

The Houston Rockets are on a 0-5 record without Chris Paul this NBA season

BIG BLOW. Chris Paul is down with another hamstring injury again. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Houston Rockets nab 3-point record in rout of Washington

Dec 20, 2018 - 1:09 PM

The Houston Rockets get back to winning ways as they cruise to their 5th straight win

WAXING HOT. James Harden tallies 35 points off a 6-of-11 clip from beyond the arc. Photo from NBA Twitter

Rockets release China's Zhou Qi

Dec 18, 2018 - 10:18 AM

Zhou Qi fails to establish himself in Houston playing just a handful of games from the bench in 2017-2018 with no starts

RELEASED. Zhou Qi's NBA career with the Houston Rockets ends abruptly after he failed to establish himself. Photo from Houston Rockets Facebook

Pistons roll to snap Celtics' streak

Dec 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Detroit Pistons halt the Boston Celtics' league-leading winning streak to 8 games

BACK AT IT. Blake Griffin and the Pistons clip the Celtics to arrest their own six-game skid. Photo from NBA

LOOK: Harden sets record in triple-double show

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Reigning MVP James Harden makes history as the first NBA player with 4 career 50-point triple-doubles

Two months after brawl, Rockets maul Lakers

Dec 14, 2018 - 12:20 PM

James Harden erupts for 50 points in a triple-double show as the Houston Rockets tear down LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers

SENSATIONAL. Reigning MVP James Harden powers the Rockets to a repeat victory over the Lakers. Photo from NBA

Rockets blast Blazers, Spurs eclipse Suns

Dec 12, 2018 - 12:48 PM

James Harden fires 29 and Chris Paul tallies a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snap a three-game slide

HOT SQUAD. Chris Paul and 6 other Rockets players wind up in double figures against the Blazers. Photo from Houston Rockets

Rookie Doncic powers Mavericks past Rockets

Dec 09, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The 19-year-old Slovenian rookie catches fire in the final quarter as the Dallas Mavericks escape the Houston Rockets

STELLAR. Teen sensation Luka Doncic and the Mavs rally past James Harden and the Rockets for their ninth straight home win. Photo from NBA

Jazz blast Rockets to keep hot streak going

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Five players reach double figures as the Utah Jazz display unselfish offense yet again

RESURGENT. Recovering from November’s shooting slump, the Utah Jazz roll to their fourth victory in 5 games. Photo from Utah Jazz

Rockets romp over Spurs in Lone Star State clash

Dec 01, 2018 - 2:35 PM

James Harden and Chris Paul combine for 37 points and 20 assists

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. James Harden leads the way for the Houstin Rockets. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP


Minus Melo, Rockets blast Warriors

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:58 AM

After officially severing ties with Carmelo Anthony, the Rockets rout the defending champion Warriors behind James Harden

EVEN. James Harden fires 27 points as the Rockets finally pull even with a 7-7 record. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets, Carmelo Anthony 'parting ways' after 10 games

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:44 AM

'The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialized,' says Houston general manager Daryl Morey

MOVING ON. Carmelo Anthony and Houston Rockets are 'working toward a resolution.' Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Harden powers Rockets to first home win as Melo situation gets sorted out

Nov 12, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Carmelo Anthony, who is in his first year in Houston, is reported to be waived by the team soon

EARLY EXIT. Carmelo Anthony could be on his way out of Houston. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP


The week in photos: November 3-9, 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VICTORY PARADE. Russian cadets march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Thunder thump Rockets despite missing Westbrook

Nov 09, 2018 - 1:25 PM

After a 0-4 start, the OKC Thunder roar to a seventh straight victory behind Paul George

BALL OUT. Houston's Carmelo Anthony (left) Gary Clark block Oklahoma's Steven Adams from shooting during the first half of the game won by the Thunder. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

Floundering Houston Rockets 'lost swagger'

Nov 01, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Although baffled by the Rockets' woeful 1-5 start, Houston coach Mike D'Antoni expects the team to figure it out

LOST. James Harden’s injury isn’t the only thing that’s hurting the Houston Rockets. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Houston offers 4 first-round picks for Jimmy Butler

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The win-now Rockets look hell-bent on adding one more star to their roster

POLARIZING. Jimmy Butler’s stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves has been nothing but controversial. File photo

Houston's Harden to miss 2 games with hamstring strain

Oct 26, 2018 - 9:54 AM

The NBA Most Valuable Player says the injury is 'nothing serious'

STRUGGLING. With James Harden sitting out, the Houston Rockets’ early struggles may just continue. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Draymond Green: Banned Rockets-Lakers players got off lightly

Oct 23, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Green believes the trio should have been banned for longer given the explosive nature of the confrontation

PUNCHES THROWN. Carmelo Anthony #7 and Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets restrain Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers with the help of Lonzo Ball #2 during a 124-115 Rockets win at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Without suspended Chris Paul, Rockets fall to Clippers

Oct 22, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Houston absorbs its second loss in 3 games as Paul serves a two-game suspension

FALLING SHORT. Not even an impressive double-double from James Harden could lift the Rockets over the Clippers. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images


Ingram, Rondo, Paul suspended after Lakers-Rockets brawl

Oct 22, 2018 - 8:20 AM

The NBA slaps Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Houston Rockets' Chris Paul with multiple suspensions

MELEE. Los Angeles' Lonzo Ball (left) and Lance Stephenson try to restrain Brandon Ingram during the brawl that erupted between the Lakers and the Houston Rockets. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers-Rockets brawl: Chris Paul claims Rajon Rondo spit on him

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Houston's James Harden says teammate Chris Paul only stood up for himself

PEACEMAKER. Lakers' LeBron James pulls away his friend and Houston's Chris Paul away from the melee. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Jordan Clarkson shows some love for ejected Ingram

Oct 21, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The former Lakers member warns others not to mess with the usually silent Brandon Ingram

BROTHERS. Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram have spent time together in the young Lakers squad. Photo from AFP

WATCH: Fight breaks out in Lakers-Rockets game

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Things have already turned ugly in the opening week of the 2018-2019 NBA season

BRAWL. Rockets' Chris Paul and Lakers' Rajon Rondo come to blows as LeBron James and their teammates try to break them up. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets deal LeBron, Lakers 2nd loss in fight-marred game

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Punches were thrown late in the game that led to the ejection of Houston's Chris Paul and Los Angeles' Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram

Houston's James Harden (left) and PJ Tucker sandwich Lakers superstar LeBron James. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Davis shines as Pelicans rout Rockets, Kawhi debuts in Toronto

Oct 18, 2018 - 12:57 PM

MVP James Harden flirts with a triple-double but it isn't enough to get the Houston Rockets past the New Orleans Pelicans

SOLID DEBUT. Kawhi Leonard drops 24 points in his first game with the Toronto Raptors. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Carmelo Anthony joins Rockets

Aug 14, 2018 - 8:21 AM

This is the forward's fourth NBA team in 13 months

OFFICIAL. Carmelo Anthony moves to the Houston Rockets from Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron set for Lakers home debut vs Rockets

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar debuts on the road against Portland on October 18 before playing his first home game against Houston two days later

NEW HOME. LeBron James returns to Cleveland for his lone game against the Cavaliers on November 21. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers Facebook account

Carmelo Anthony to sign with Houston Rockets

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The 10-time All-Star is coming off a season that saw him record career-lows of 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds with the Oklahoma City Thunder

POWER SQUAD. Carmelo Anthony will join fellow All-Stars Chris Paul and James Harden in the Houston Rockets. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP


Carmelo Anthony traded by OKC to Atlanta, but waived for free agency

Jul 20, 2018 - 8:42 AM

The Houston Rockets are the frontrunners to sign Carmelo Anthony after the waivers

TRADED. File photo shows Carmelo Anthony. #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the basket against Nicolas Batum #5 of the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on January 13, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP  STREETER LECKA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Rockets seek Carmelo Anthony after losing Mbah a Moute

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:20 AM

The forward is expected to have his contract bought out by OKC

HOUSTON'S WISH. The Houston Rockets look to sign Carmelo Anthony after their major frontline loss. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Houston Rockets sign Chris Paul to new $160M contract

Jul 09, 2018 - 8:16 AM

The 4-year deal, reportedly about $160 million, reunites Chris Paul with NBA MVP James Harden

Derrick Rose stays with Minnesota, Trevor Ariza leaves Houston

Jul 01, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Derrick Rose inks a one-year deal with the Timberwolves while Trveor Ariza ends a 4-year stint with the Rockets

VETERANS. Derrick Rose looks to provide quality minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves while Trevor Ariza seeks to help the young Phoenix Suns. Rose photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP and Ariza photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Image/AFP


Chris Paul inks deal with Rockets, DeAndre Jordan 'verbally' commits to Mavericks

Jul 01, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Everyone who formed the Los Angeles Clippers' own version of the 'Big 3' has left

DIFFERENT DECISIONS. DeAndre Jordan (left) leaves the Los Angeles Clippers while Chris Paul stays with the Houston Rockets. Jordan photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP and Paul photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP