Warriors’ Durant likely out for Games 1 and 2 vs Blazers

Basketball 05/13/19, 18:38

Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road.The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP has a bit more cheerleading to do before he gets back on the court.Durant is likely to miss Games 1 ...

Rockets ousted from playoffs by Warriors again

Basketball 05/11/19, 17:47

James Harden and the Houston Rockets were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors yet again.Now the Rockets are left to ponder how they'll get over the hump and past the Warriors to contend for a title.The two-time defending champion Warriors beat Houston 118-113 in Game 6 of the Western Conference ...

Curry, short-handed Warriors knock out Rockets in Game 6

Sports 05/10/19, 23:10

Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant's absence to finish off Houston in six games, beating the Rockets 118-113 on Friday night to advance to the Western Conference finals.Klay Thompson added 27 points to help the two-time ...

Durant goes down, Warriors hold off Rockets in Game 5

Sports 05/09/19, 00:37

Klay Thompson scored 27 points, including a key layup with 4.1 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant's calf injury to beat the Houston Rockets 104-99 on Wednesday night for a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.Durant strained his right calf late in the third quarter. ...

Durant-Harden duel may go distance; Bucks can finish Celtics

Sports 05/07/19, 16:38

Kevin Durant vs. James Harden. This duel may just go the distance, and the two stars know it.Everyone figured the Western Conference semifinal between Golden State and Houston had a chance to be more like the NBA Finals in terms of talent on each side, and now it's tied at ...

Harden helps Rockets tie up series with Warriors

Basketball 05/07/19, 02:24

James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets held on for a 112-108 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night to even their Western Conference semifinals series at 2-2.The Rockets were up by nine before the Golden State scored the next seven points, capped by a 3 ...

Harden scores 38 as Rockets even series with Warriors

Sports 05/06/19, 23:20

James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets held on for a 112-108 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night to even their Western Conference semifinals series at 2-2.The Rockets were up by nine before the Golden State scored the next seven points, capped by a 3 ...

Harden scores 41 as Rockets outlast Warriors 126-121 in OT

Basketball 05/05/19, 02:19

James Harden made a 3-pointer to finish off the Golden State Warriors in overtime. Eric Gordon helped the Rockets get to that point with the best playoff performance of his career. Harden scored 41 points, and Houston outlasted the Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night to cut the deficit in the Western Conference ...

Rockets look to avoid falling in 0-3 hole against Warriors

Sports 05/03/19, 16:51

James Harden knows the success or failure of the Houston Rockets falls on him regardless of what the rest of the team does in the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden Warriors.That burden, he says, is one that most people can't understand but that makes him better, something he'll need ...

Harden still dealing with eye injury; will play in Game 3

Sports 05/02/19, 12:20

Houston's James Harden will play in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday despite injuries to both of his eyes after being hit by Draymond Green in Game 2.Harden practiced with the team Thursday as the Rockets prepare to host Golden State for ...

James Harden played with blurred vision and stinging eyes

Sports 05/01/19, 01:42

James Harden's eyes were still red and stinging well after the final buzzer.He could barely see on the court let alone read the box score after the game.The reigning MVP hopes he will feel better with a few days off before the Rockets' Western Conference semifinal series against Golden State ...

Durant leads the way again, Warriors lead Rockets 2-0

Sports 05/01/19, 00:24

Kevin Durant scored 29 points and established an early defensive tone against James Harden, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Houston Rockets 115-109 on Tuesday night for a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.Harden got hit in both eyes early but was able to return and finished with ...

On Basketball: Warriors, Rockets should be embarrassed

Basketball 04/30/19, 08:19

Golden State and Houston should be embarrassed.And NBA fans should be livid.Steve Kerr, the Warriors' coach and about as classy an act as there is in the league, opened his media session Monday by pantomiming a flop on a reporter in the most thinly veiled jab he could possibly take ...

Officiating becomes focus of Warriors-Rockets Game 1

Basketball 04/29/19, 17:39

Stephen Curry made a point Monday of studying all 16 3-pointers James Harden attempted in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.He wants to be better prepared to defend the Houston star who has such a knack of drawing his man in to generate contact as he jumps forward to ...

Rockets, Bucks seek to avoid falling into 2-0 holes

Sports 04/29/19, 11:26

The MVP front-runners are in some trouble.It's a virtual certainty that either Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo or Houston's reigning MVP James Harden will win the coveted award this season. And while the voting results there won't be known until June 24, the only results that truly matter right now to both ...

Warriors edge Rockets, Celtics beat Bucks in openers

Basketball 04/28/19, 17:36

Kevin Durant scored 35 points in outdueling James Harden and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 104-100 on Sunday in the opener of what is shaping up to be a sensational best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal. Houston's Chris Paul was ejected with 4.4 seconds left for a second technical. ...

Durant’s 35 points carry Warriors past Rockets in Game 1

Sports 04/28/19, 17:25

Kevin Durant scored 35 points in outdueling James Harden and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 104-100 on Sunday in the opener of what is shaping up to be a sensational best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal. Houston's Chris Paul was ejected with 4.4 seconds left for a second technical. ...

Rockets eager for another chance at the champion Warriors

Basketball 04/27/19, 16:27

From coach Mike D'Antoni to his stars James Harden and Chris Paul and all the rest of the Rockets, another chance at the champion Golden State Warriors has been on their mind for months.Golden State and Houston will face off in the playoffs for the fourth time in five years ...

Warriors prepare for rested Harden, Houston in West rematch

Sports 04/27/19, 02:04

After outlasting the no-name Los Angeles Clippers in six games, the Golden State Warriors have a superstar on their hands next.James Harden and the Houston Rockets in a rematch of last year's Western Conference finals. That's when the Rockets let a 3-2 lead slip away and saw the Warriors go ...

Clippers cut Warriors’ lead to 3-2; Rockets advance

Basketball 04/25/19, 00:31

Lou Williams hit a fadeaway jumper with 1:29 left and finished with 33 points and 10 assists, the Warriors uncharacteristically clanked shots much of the second half and couldn't make key stops, and the Los Angeles Clippers sent their first-round series back home with a 129-121 Game 5 win over ...

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