Lou Williams, Clippers force Game 6 against champ Warriors

Sports 04/25/19, 00:24

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 ...

Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win

Basketball 04/24/19, 21:45

James Harden scored 26 points and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1.The Rockets advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season and will face the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors series.Ricky Rubio ...

Warriors will try to eliminate Los Angeles at home

Sports 04/23/19, 18:26

Steve Kerr drove home from a stunning 35-point defeat at Oracle Arena one night last month and thought of something on the bright side: He can't recall very many ugly losses during Golden State's sensational five-year run.This season has brought a handful of embarrassing performances in the final hurrah at ...

Jazz stave off elimination with 107-91 win over Rockets

Sports 04/23/19, 00:22

Donovan Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Utah Jazz to a 107-91 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of their Western Conference series on Monday night.Jae Crowder added 23 points. Ricky Rubio chipped in 18 points and 11 assists and ...

Bucks and Jazz have shot to sweep Pistons and Jazz on road

Basketball 04/21/19, 17:15

Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Houston's James Harden were this season's leading NBA MVP candidates . In their latest playoff games, the superstars had relatively lackluster performances and their teammates were more than capable of picking up the slack to put Detroit and Utah on the brink of elimination. The Bucks can finish ...

Rockets beat Jazz 104-101 for 3-0 series lead

Sports 04/21/19, 00:55

James Harden overcome a horrible shooting performance and scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Houston Rockets to a 104-101 win over the Utah Jazz for a commanding 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.Harden made a 3-pointer and added two free throws with 42.4 ...

Harden’s triple-double helps Rockets rout Jazz again

Basketball 04/17/19, 23:09

James Harden put on an MVP performance with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a second straight rout of the Utah Jazz, 118-98, on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.Harden, who recorded his third career playoff triple-double, had ...

Gordon X-factor for Rockets as playoffs begin against Jazz

Basketball 04/13/19, 16:20

Ask James Harden what Eric Gordon means to the Houston Rockets and the Beard answers immediately."Everything," he said.While much of the focus in Houston's first-round series with the Utah Jazz will be on Harden and Chris Paul, Gordon might be the X-factor that could key the Rockets to a win ...

George hits game-winner as Thunder rally to beat Rockets

Sports 04/09/19, 23:31

Paul George hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 112-111 on Tuesday night.Russell Westbrook had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 33rd triple-double of the season and ...

The season is winding down, and it’s time to talk NBA awards

Basketball 04/08/19, 01:29

Take a look at the five highest-scoring seasons in NBA history.— Wilt Chamberlain scored 4,029 points in 1961-62.— Chamberlain scored 3,586 in 1962-63.Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives around Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender (35) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in ...

Rockets set NBA record with 27 3s in 149-113 rout of Suns

Sports 04/07/19, 20:24

James Harden scored 30 points in just three quarters as the Houston Rockets broke their NBA record by making 27 3-pointers in a 149-113 win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.Eric Gordon led the 3-point brigade by tying a career high with eight, Harden added five, P.J. Tucker had ...

Harden’s 31 leads Rockets’ 135-103 rout of Clippers

Sports 04/04/19, 00:00

James Harden scored 31 points, Chris Paul added 29 points, and the Houston Rockets routed the Los Angeles Clippers 135-103 on Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview.Clint Capela had 24 points and 15 rebounds to help the Rockets win their fourth in a row. They showed little fatigue in ...

Harden scores 36, Rockets rout Kings 130-105

Basketball 04/02/19, 23:28

James Harden had 36 points and 10 assists, Houston matched its season high with 26 3-pointers and the Rockets beat the Sacramento Kings 130-105 Tuesday night.Eric Gordon and Danuel House Jr. each scored 19 points, Kenneth Faried added 12 points and 11 rebounds, and P.J. Tucker scored 13. The Rockets ...

Harden’s 38 helps Rockets cruise past Nuggets 112-85

Basketball 03/28/19, 21:19

James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to build the lead and get an easy 112-85 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.The Rockets trailed by as many as seven in the first quarter, but built a 62-44 lead at halftime behind ...

Bledsoe scores 23 to lead Bucks past Rockets, 108-94

Basketball 03/26/19, 21:53

Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points, including 16 in a decisive third quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Houston Rockets 108-94 on Tuesday night.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Milwaukee, which improved to an NBA-best 56-19.James Harden scored 23 and Chris Paul 19 for Houston, which lost ...

Harden scores 28, Rockets beat Pelicans 113-90

Basketball 03/24/19, 20:21

James Harden scored 28 points in a little less than 29 minutes, and the Houston Rockets downed the New Orleans Pelicans 113-90 on Sunday night.Chris Paul had 10 points and 13 assists, and Eric Gordon added 18 points for the Rockets, who hit 21 3s in winning for the fifth ...

Harden ties career best with 61, Rockets beat Spurs 111-105

Sports 03/22/19, 21:32

James Harden matched his career high with 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.Harden hit three straight 3-pointers to give the Rockets a 103-100 lead and scored all of Houston's points in ...

Harden scores 57, but Grizzlies top Rockets 126-125 in OT

Sports 03/20/19, 22:30

James Harden scored 57 points but the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted Houston 126-125 in overtime Wednesday night, handing the Rockets only their second loss in the last 14 games.Mike Conley scored 35 points for Memphis and Jonas Valanciunas had a career-best 33, including the game-winning free throw with less than a ...

Harden, Capela lead Rockets to easy win over Hawks

Basketball 03/19/19, 21:10

James Harden had 31 points and 10 assists, Clint Capela added 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Houston Rockets won their third straight game with a 121-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.The Rockets have won 12 of 13 and have 10 wins in their last 13 ...

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