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Wall scores 24 to lead Rockets over Wizards 107-88

HOUSTON (AP) — John Wall scored 24 points in his first game against his former team, leading the Houston Rockets to a 107-88 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. Wall was selected by Washington with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft and spent his entire career with the Wizards before he was traded to Houston in December for Russell Westbrook and a future first-round pick. Wall had 15 points and four assists by halftime, including a left-handed layup that came after a nifty behind the back move and put Houston up 53-45 in the second quarter. He cooled off in the...
Jan 24, 2021

Wizards fall to Spurs 121-101 in return from COVID-19 layoff

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Patty Mills scored 21 points, Lonnie Walker IV added 16 and the San Antonio Spurs used their depth to beat Washington 121-101 on Sunday night in the Wizards' first game in two weeks. The Wizards had their previous six games postponed because they did not have enough eligible players due to the league’s COVID-19 protocols. Washington was playing for the first time since Jan. 11, when it beat the visiting Phoenix Suns 128-107. LaMarcus Aldridge added 15 points, Devin Vassell had 14 points and Keldon Johnson had 13 for San Antonio. Dejounte Murray, who missed the second...
Jan 24, 2021

Eric Gordon, DeMarcus Cousins help Rockets cruise past Mavericks

DALLAS — Eric Gordon scored a season-high 33 points, DeMarcus Cousins had his best game for Houston with 28 points and 17 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 133-108 on Saturday night.
Jan 22, 2021

Rockets withstand final review in 103-102 win over Pistons

DETROIT (AP) — Jerami Grant's driving layup on the final play came too late, and the Houston Rockets held on for a 103-102 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Down one with 3.4 seconds remaining, the Pistons inbounded to Grant, who faked a handoff to Blake Griffin and then drove down the right side of the lane. Time clearly ran out before he laid the ball in, but he was also bumped by Houston's P.J. Tucker. Replays showed that contact also came after time expired, and after a review, the game ended with the Rockets holding on. Grant scored 21 points for Detroit, which rallied...
Jan 21, 2021

AP source: Cavaliers trading Porter to Rockets for pick

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are finalizing a trade to send troubled forward Kevin Porter Jr. to the Houston Rockets for a future draft pick, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press on Thursday night. The Cavs are sending Porter, a first-round pick two years ago who hasn't played this season, to the Rockets for a protected second-round pick. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade has to be approved by the NBA. Porter's days with the Cavs came to an end late last week when he had an outburst in the team's locker room after learning his...
Jan 21, 2021

Deandre Ayton has 26 and 17 to lead Suns past Rockets

Deandre Ayton had season highs with 26 points and 17 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 109-103 on Wednesday night to end a two-game skid.
Jan 21, 2021

Ayton has season-high 26 points, Suns beat Rockets 109-103

HOUSTON (AP) — Deandre Ayton had season highs with 26 points and 17 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 109-103 on Wednesday night to end a two-game skid. The Suns won for the first time since Jan. 9. Between the two losses, they had three games postponed because of health and safety protocols after playing at Washington. The Suns led by 20 points in the third quarter, but the Rockets used a couple of runs to get back in it. A jump shot by Devin Booker, who had 24 points, pushed the lead to eight with less than three minutes to go. But Houston scored the next six points,...
Jan 20, 2021

A look inside James Harden’s Thirteen restaurant in Houston

A look at the inside of James Harden's restaurant and some of the food.
Jan 19, 2021

Bulls beat Rockets; Victor Oladipo solid in Houston debut

Zach LaVine scored 33 points, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a strong effort by Victor Oladipo in his Houston debut, beating the Rockets 125-120 on Monday night.
Jan 16, 2021

Spurs top Rockets to end 4-game home skid

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio couldn't match the intensity of the short-handed Houston Rockets for three quarters, yet a strong finish by the Spurs was enough to snap a four-game home losing streak.
Jan 16, 2021

Mass on kidney to keep LeVert out indefinitely for Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caris LeVert's debut with the Indiana Pacers has been put on hold indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney. President of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard made the announcement Saturday, three days after LeVert became part of a blockbuster, four-team deal that sent perennial All-Star James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo to the Houston Rockets. Pritchard did not provide details of the diagnosis including whether it was cancerous and declined to establish a timeline for LeVert's return. “In the medical process...
Jan 16, 2021

Spurs end 4-game home skid, top short-handed Rockets 103-91

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Dejounte Murray had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rallied to beat the undermanned Houston Rockets 103-91 on Saturday, snapping a four-game home losing streak. Murray had seven points in the fourth quarter, including a breakaway dunk that put the Spurs up 97-85 with 3:18 remaining after stripping Mason Jones of the ball at midcourt. Rockets center Christian Wood had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and Jones had a season-high 24 points. Ben McLemore had a season-high 21 points on 4-for-7 shooting from 3-point range. Houston...
Jan 15, 2021

James Harden says his Rockets' exit wasn't disrespectful

James Harden defended the way he left Houston in his introductory press conference in Brooklyn.
Jan 15, 2021

Vernon Maxwell re-tells story of the time Hakeem Olajuwon slapped ‘taste out of my mouth’

Vernon Maxwell talked a lot about his Rockets days, but his best story was about Hakeem Olajuwon.
Jan 15, 2021

Rockets' Christian Wood jokingly calls Shaq 'a casual' after big night

Christian Wood had some fun with Shaquille O'Neal on TNT's "Inside the NBA."