11:25 PM EST, Fri December 06, 2019
6 hours ago

Scouting report: Rockets vs. Suns

The Rockets have an 11-game winning streak against the Suns.
11 hours ago

Rockets shoot through latest James Harden-swarming defense

The Rockets on Thursday faced a defense double-teaming or trapping James Harden far from the basket for an eighth-consecutive game
11 hours ago

Ben McLemore likely to return to bench role for Rockets

Ben McLemore is averaging 16.3 points in 30.8 minutes per game as a starter, making 47.1 percent of his shots, 39.7 percent of his 3s.
11 hours ago

James Harden's defense keys Rockets' win over Raptors

Harden is second in the NBA in post defense, giving up .29 points per possession on 14.8 percent shooting when defending in the low post.
Dec 5, 2019

Westbrook has triple-double as Rockets beat Raptors 119-109

TORONTO (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, James Harden shook off a slow start to score 23 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 119-109 on Thursday night, snapping a three-game road losing streak. Ben McLemore had a season-high 28 points, P.J. Tucker added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Danual House Jr. scored 16 as the Rockets handed Toronto its second straight home loss after a franchise-record nine straight wins to begin the season. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points, Fred VanVleet had 20 and Kyle Lowry 19 as the Raptors lost back-to-back...
Dec 5, 2019

Rockets cruise past Raptors to secure road victory

They had to be better in many ways to beat the Toronto Raptors, 119-109, mostly by defeating a defense that went to new extremes to take James Harden out of the offense. But they might have clinched the win with the coaches’ challenge they controversially were not granted on Tuesday in San Antonio.
Dec 5, 2019

Texans' Vernon Hargreaves: "Feel like I could be here for the long-term'

Since being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and claimed off waivers, Hargreaves joined a first-place team and a defending AFC South division champion. He's fitting in well, including one start in two games played.
Dec 5, 2019

Raptors’ Nurse readies “janky” defense and others for Harden

Nurse, known as a particularly creative and daring coach, went with a box-and-one in the NBA Finals against the Warriors’ Stephen Curry, a defense that Curry called “janky” but helped turn that series. Nurse said on Thursday he had another box-and-one, a triangle-and-two and some other options in mind to defend Harden and the Rockets.
Dec 5, 2019

House returns, hoping to help Rockets get out of a pickle

“It’s been hard, but can’t get mad about it,” House said of going out sick after coming back after missing games with a bruised back and sore left shoulder. “It’s flu season. It got me. It really got me.”
Dec 5, 2019

Texans' Keke Coutee remains a healthy scratch

Coutee was benched earlier this season after dropping a pass against the Indianapolis Colts that was intercepted with the coaching staff wanting to see better attention to detail in general from the former Texas Tech standout.
Dec 5, 2019

Source: Rockets to file protest of loss to Spurs

The Rockets prepared to file a protest of Tuesday’s loss to the Spurs, a person with knowledge of the team’s plans said, with an argument that will cite the James Harden dunk that did not count as an example of a “misapplication of rules.”
Dec 4, 2019

Scouting report: Rockets at Raptors

The Rockets swept last season’s games against the Raptors.
Dec 4, 2019

Rockets center Clint Capela picks up where he left off

With 22 rebounds on Tuesday, Rockets center Clint Capela extended his streak of games with at least 19 rebounds to eight straight, the longest stretch with that many boards in the past 50 NBA seasons.
Dec 4, 2019

Playing time in Rockets' double overtime loss could prove costly

By blowing a 22-point lead in Tuesday’s loss to the Spurs, the Rockets could have cost themselves more than one game if they're not able to bounce back from a double overtime game before the long flight and early morning arrival in Toronto.
Dec 3, 2019

Walker lifts Spurs; Rockets fall in 2OT despite Harden’s 50

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lonnie Walker IV had a career-high 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame James Harden’s 50 points by rallying from a late 10-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 135-133 in double overtime Tuesday night. DeMar DeRozan added 23 points, nine assists and five rebounds as the Spurs won their second straight at home and snapped the Rockets’ two-game winning streak. Harden played a season-high 49 minutes coming off a 60-point outing Saturday over three quarters against Atlanta. He was whistled for two charges in the second overtime. The second came against...