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Sep 16, 2018

Dwyane Wade returning to Heat for a final season

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade looked into the camera, stood alone in the middle of a darkened room and talked for 10 minutes. He struggled with his words at times, unable to control his emotions. He wept. And finally, he made what he called the hardest decision of his life. One more year. Retirement needs to wait a little bit longer for Wade, who announced Sunday night in a video taped earlier in the day that he's returning for a 16th and final NBA season.
Sep 16, 2018

Rockets associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik to retire

Jeff Bzdelik, the Rockets' associate head coach who oversaw the dramatic improvement in the team's defense, will announce his retirement on Monday.
Sep 15, 2018

2018 Houston Rockets Schedule

All Times EasternOct. 17 New Orleans, 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at L.A. Clippers, 9 p.m. Oct. 24 Utah, 8 p.m. Oct. 26 L.A. Clippers, 8 p.m. Oct. 30 Portland, 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Chicago, 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Indiana, 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 Indiana, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Denver, 9 p.m. Nov. 15 Golden State, 8 p.m. Nov. 17 Sacramento, 8 p.m. Nov. 21 Detroit, 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at Detroit, 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Washington, 7 p.m. Nov. 28 Dallas, 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at San...
Sep 14, 2018

Prosecutor to review club incident involving Rockets' Harden

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Prosecutors are reviewing allegations that Houston Rockets star James Harden took a woman's cellphone outside a Scottsdale nightclub last month. Police told The Arizona Republic that a city prosecutor is looking at their investigation. The 42-year-old woman reported that she was recording a fight Aug. 11 when Harden grabbed her by the wrist. She says he then grabbed her cellphone and threw it onto the roof. According to the police report, Harden and someone in his entourage gave her $500 to pay for a replacement. The woman was treated at a hospital for a wrist...
Sep 13, 2018

Prosecutors: Celtics' Jabari Bird choked, kicked girlfriend

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird choked his girlfriend multiple times, kicked her and prevented her from leaving his apartment for hours last week before he collapsed in distress.
Sep 12, 2018

Thunder's Russell Westbrook has procedure on knee; status for opener in doubt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee on Wednesday, putting his availability for the season opener against the Golden State Warriors in doubt.
Sep 10, 2018

Spurs coach Becky Hammon featured in empowering Macy's commercial

One of the faces of a just-released Macy's campaign is Becky Hammon, the trailblazing Spurs coach.
Sep 6, 2018

Rockets back in The Bahamas on a work trip

The players arrived for the mini training camp in Nassau on Sunday and plan to stay all week.
Sep 5, 2018

James Harden cuts Nike logo off his socks, but that has nothing to do with Colin Kaepernick

The Rockets' James Harden has been cutting Nike logos off his socks since 2017, but of course, that has nothing to do with Colin Kaepernick.
Sep 5, 2018

Sue Bird's big 4th quarter leads Storm past Mercury and into WNBA Finals

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was on the brink of seeing maybe her last good chance at getting to the WNBA Finals evaporate. She was playing with a broken nose, her team was playing from behind for almost all of Game 5, and against her rival and friend that never loses in these situations. And to make matters worse, Bird couldn't find her shot, missing eight consecutive attempts. It made what Bird accomplished during a 5-minute stretch of the fourth quarter on Tuesday night in lifting the Seattle Storm past the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 in Game 5 one of the best performances of her career at any...
Sep 5, 2018

LeBron James says he 'stands with Nike' in reference to Colin Kaepernick

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James says he 'stands with Nike,' a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for his style and his philanthropy from the Harlem Fashion Row.
Sep 4, 2018

Mystics defeat Dream to earn first trip to WNBA Finals

ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Mystics overcame a quiet night from Elena Delle Donne to earn a trip to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, holding off the Atlanta Dream 86-81 in the decisive fifth game of their semifinal series Tuesday night.
Aug 31, 2018

Suns get Anderson, send Knight, Chriss to Rockets

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have completed a four-player trade that sends guard Brandon Knight and forward Marquese Chriss to the Houston Rockets for forward Ryan Anderson and guard De'Anthony Melton. Knight had been considered in line to start at point guard for the Suns after missing last season while recovering from knee surgery but now will see time as a backup to Chris Paul in Houston. The 6-foot-10 Anderson, who two years ago signed a four-year, $80 million free agent deal with Houston, figures to start at power forward alongside this year's No. 1 overall draft pick, center...
Aug 31, 2018

Rockets trade Ryan Anderson to Suns in 4-player deal

With the addition of Carmelo Anthony taking forward Ryan Anderson a step further removed from the Rockets' rotation, the Rockets agreed to deal the veteran forward to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday for young forward Marquese Chriss and point guard Brandon Knight, a person with knowledge of the deal said.
Aug 27, 2018

Spurs' Manu Ginobili announces his retirement

The news that Spurs fans have long dreaded is finally here.