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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

Steph Curry makes it sound so easy: ‘There's always time to turn it around’

May 29, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The two-time Most Valuable Player says the Warriors played an 'unbelievable' second half

FINALS BOUND. Golden State star Steph Curry helps tow the Warriors back to the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Coach Steve Kerr jokes about resigning before Warriors win

May 29, 2018 - 2:04 PM

The Golden State mentor says the defending champions' game plan fell apart in the first half against the Houston Rockets

LOADED. Warriors coach Steve Kerr thinks talent just took over in the second half of their Game 7 duel vs the Rockets. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

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May 29, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018, US President Donald Trump greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump and Abe agreed on May 28, 2018, that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, the White House said. The US and Japanese leaders will meet ahead of a much anticipated summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un back on schedule for June 12 in Singapore just days after Trump announced he was canceling it.   / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Warriors send off Rockets, face LeBron's Cavs anew in NBA Finals

May 29, 2018 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) Golden State battles LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the big stage for the 4th straight season

CLUTCH. Steph Curry fuel another 3rd-quarter storm as the Golden State Warrior rally past James Harden and the Houston Rockets to keep their NBA title defense going. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul out of Rockets lineup for Warriors decider

May 29, 2018 - 8:23 AM

The absence of the topnotch guard may be a devastating blow as Houston tries to advance to the NBA Finals against the defending champion

MAHOR BLOW. Chris Paul, who suffered a hamstring injury, concedes defeat in his attempts to play in Game 7. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Kerr on Klay: 'The guy's a machine'

May 27, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Hot-shooting Klay Thompson teams up with Steph Curry and Kevin Durant as the trio outscores the entire Houston Rockets, 87-86

SIZZLING. Klay Thompson knocks in 21 of his 35 points during the Warriors' scorching run in the second half. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets lose Chris Paul for Game 6 due to hamstring injury

May 26, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The star guard sits out the crucial match as Houston tries to wrap up the NBA West finals series against the Golden State Warriors

MAJOR LOSS. Chris Paul averages 21.1 points during the playoffs for the Houston Rockets. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Even minus Chris Paul, Houston coach says Rockets will be 'all right'

May 25, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The uncertainty over the injured guard's Game 6 status doesn't worry Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni

ANXIOUS. Houston coach Mike D'Antoni admits that Chris Paul, who suffered a hamstring injury, feels worried, saying his ’spirits aren't great.’ Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Call him crazy, but coach Kerr likes where the Warriors stand

May 25, 2018 - 2:11 PM

The defending NBA champions believe they know what it takes to turn the series around against the Rockets

MUST WIN. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors shoot for a homecourt win against the Houston Rockets in Game 6 to keep their bid for a 4th straight NBA Finals stint alive. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul 'worried' after late hamstring injury in Game 5

May 25, 2018 - 12:55 PM

If CP3 can't suit up in Game 6, NBA Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon is ready to take his starting spot

BIG BLOW. The Houston Rockets score a big win, but also absorbed a big casualty as Chris Paul suffers an injury against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets push defending champ Warriors to the brink

May 25, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Houston Rockets play big on the defensive end in the final stretch to stop the Golden State Warriors

THRILLER. James Harden of the Houston Rockets drives past Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during their tightly contested Game 5 duel. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

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May 24, 2018 - 10:05 AM

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IN NUMBERS: All even in NBA East and West finals

May 23, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Here's a rundown of some key numbers in the 4 teams’ conference finals success

Game 4 a 'trench warfare,' Kerr says as Rockets spoil Warriors' home record

May 23, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The upset loss snaps Golden State's record playoff home win streak at 16 games

SPOILER. The Houston Rockets overcome Steph Curry's scoring outburst in the 3rd quarter. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets drop huge 4th quarter to stun Warriors, level West finals at 2-2

May 23, 2018 - 11:32 AM

(UPDATED) James Harden and Chris Paul take charge as the Rockets respond to another Steph Curry scoring surge

SLAMMING. James Harden dunks over Draymon Green in one of the highlights of the Houston Rockets’ Game 4 triumph over the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Resurgent Warriors can't rest on record – Kerr

May 21, 2018 - 1:52 PM

Golden State surpasses the mark of straight home playoff wins set by the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s

NOT YET FINISHED. Steve Kerr is not in a celebratory mood despite his Golden State Warriors making history. File photo from Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Curry catches fire as Warriors bury Rockets by 41 for 2-1 lead in West finals

May 21, 2018 - 10:35 AM

The two-time MVP gets the better of Chris Paul this time as he erupts for 35 points

HOT HANDS. Stephen Curry waxes hot for 18 points in the 3rd quarter alone as the Golden State Warriors give the Houston Rockets their worst postseason beating. Photo from Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/AFP

'No panic' after Warriors' big loss to Rockets, says Curry

May 18, 2018 - 10:06 AM

Golden State coach Steve Kerr says Steph Curry and the defending champions will certainly find their groove again

NO WORRIES. Steph Curry thinks the Warriors remain in 'pretty good shape' even after the Rockets’ 22-point thrashing. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets roll past Warriors, level West finals to 1-1

May 17, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) Houston overcomes another big performance from Golden State star Kevin Durant

BIG-TIME PERFORMERS. Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors drives against James Harden of the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors need to be a ‘little greedy,’ says Steph Curry

May 16, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Golden State targets another big road win after seizing home-court edge from the Rockets in Game 1

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against Gerald Green #14 of the Houston Rockets in the second half in Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 14, 2018 in Houston, Texas. 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. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets coach wants 'mentally sharper' team for Game 2

May 16, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Houston's Mike D'Antoni says his team's lapses combined with Kevin Durant's 37 points for Golden State did them in

UPHILL BATTLE. Another loss would leave Houston with a mountain to climb, says Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni.  Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Kings’ Cauley-Stein wishes for a Rockets-Celtics finals

May 15, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The Sacramento Kings center wants to see a 'change of culture' in the 2018 NBA finals

RISING STAR. Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes will be in charge of selecting the 2018 Jr NBA Philippines All-Star team. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Warriors get their payback from Houston's 'mental' mistakes

May 15, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni puts emphasis on becoming mentally sharper to beat the championship-experienced Warriors

COMMUNICATE BETTER. A relatively quiet Chris Paul believes that the Rockets can even the Western Conference finals series. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors take Game 1 of West Finals

May 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM

(UPDATED) James Harden's 41-point performance still isn't enough to take the game from the 2017 NBA champions

INSTRUMENTAL. Kevin Durant propels the Warriors to defeat the Houston Rockets and take game one of the Western Conference Finals. Photo by Roland Martinez/Getty Images North America/ AFP

IN NUMBERS: Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets

May 14, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Here are the key numbers heading into the showdown of top rivals in the NBA Western Conference Finals

SEEKING TO EXTEND STREAK. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are gunning for their 4th straight NBA Finals appearance. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Are the Warriors threatened by the Rockets? Definitely, says coach Kerr

May 13, 2018 - 10:32 AM

The showdown between the two offensively explosive teams has been anticipated from the start of the NBA season

READY. Golden State coach Steve Kerr says the Warriors have embraced the challenge posed by the Houston Rockets. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: 2018 NBA conference finals schedule, Philippine time

May 12, 2018 - 4:41 PM

The Houston Rockets battle the Golden State Warriors in the Western finals, while the Boston Celtics clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern duel

Rockets built to beat Warriors, but defending champs take talks in stride

May 10, 2018 - 8:12 PM

Although Houston stands as West top seeds, Golden State says it doesn't matter

PUMPED UP. The Golden State Warriors are all set for the much anticipated West showdown against the Houston Rockets. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors seal West finals duel vs Rockets

May 09, 2018 - 12:54 PM

Golden State eliminates New Orleans, 4-1, to advance to its 4th straight NBA conference finals

CLOSE OUT. Kevin Durant goes for a dunk in Game 5 as the Golden Warriors wrap up the series against the New Orleans Pelicans. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul erupts for 41 as Rockets advance to West finals

May 09, 2018 - 10:23 AM

(UPDATED) The Houston Rockets wrap up their semis showdown against the Utah Jazz at 4-1

ON TO THE NEXT. Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell drives around Rockets forward Trevor Ariza in Game 5 of the West semis series won by Houston. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets dump Jazz, soar to 3-1 series lead

May 07, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Chris Paul drops 27 points and 12 rebounds as the Houston Rockets move within a win of a West finals berth

BIRTHDAY BOY. Chris Paul celebrated his 33rd birthday with a big performance to lead the Houston Rockets to a Game 4 win. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Rockets blast Jazz on the road, regain series control

May 05, 2018 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) Banking on a huge first half, Houston cruises past Utah to reclaim the playoff lead at 2-1

OVERPOWERED. PJ Tucker and the Houston Rockets come out strong from the get-go against Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of their playoff series. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Harden scores 41 as Rockets blast past Jazz in series opener

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:11 AM

James Harden notches his 6th 40-point playoff game and dazzles with a near-triple-double showing

HOLDING THE FORT. James Harden and the Houston Rockets defend their home court in Game 1 against the Utah Jazz. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Jazz lose injured point guard Ricky Rubio for at least one game

Apr 29, 2018 - 7:54 AM

A left hamstring strain sidelines the Spaniard in Utah’s second-round opener versus Houston

BIG BLOW. Ricky Rubio’s absence may be telling against a Houston side that holds a league-best regular season record. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Harden hits heights as Rockets soar over Timberwolves

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:57 AM

(UPDATED) The win gives Houston a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and a chance to advance to the second round with a game 5 win

36 POINTS. James Harden helped the Rockets score 50 points in the 3rd quarter, which ultimately decided the game. File Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets stop skid, Sixers win without Embiid

Mar 31, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Denver's Paul Millsap scores a season-high 36 points against OKC. Philadelphia's Ben Simmons scores a triple-double in 3 quarters versus the Hawks.

SIXERS VS HAWKS. Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots against Dewayne Dedmon #14 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on March 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers nail playoff spot, LeBron James' near-triple-double fuels Cavs win

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:29 PM

The Indiana Pacers advance to the NBA postseason for the 7th time in the last 8 seasons

ADVANCE. Victor Oladipo leads the Indiana Pacers to their 7th playoff berth in 8 seasons. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Houston Rockets set record, put celebration on hold

Mar 25, 2018 - 1:03 PM

The Houston Rockets clinch their franchise record 59th win

ON A ROLL. James Harden leads the Houston Rockets to a franchise record 59th win. File photo Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Kemba Walker's 46 leads record Charlotte Hornets rout of Memphis Grizzlies

Mar 23, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The 61-point winning margin is the largest in any NBA game since 1998 and marks only the 6th time in league history a team wins by 60 or more points

SIZZLING. In this file photo, Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts after a play against the Detroit Pistonsat Spectrum Center. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty

Houston Rockets shoot down red-hot Portland Blazers

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:36 PM

In a game featuring the NBA's two hottest teams, Houston's Most Valuable Player candidate James Harden scores 42 points to help the Rockets notch their 13th victory in 14 games since the All-Star break

SOARING. File photo of MVP Candidate James Harden of Houston. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

OKC Thunder ends Toronto Raptors run on Russell Westbrook triple double

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Westbrook's heroics, including back-to-back baskets to break a tie with 54.9 seconds remaining, denies the Raptors the longest win streak in club history

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. File photo of Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving warming up during the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers coach Rivers fined $15K for criticizing refs

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Rivers points out anomalies during the Clippers' game against the Houston Rockets

'A JOKE'. Doc Rivers points out to the reporters that the Clippers attacked the basketball for the most the game while the Rockets attempted 41 from the 3-point line but was sent to the FT line 3 times as often as LA. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP