11:19 AM EST, Fri December 09, 2022
1 hour ago

Alperen Şengün unleashes mammoth dunk over Zach Collins, Spurs

An offensive foul call reversed a major highlight in Houston's 2022-23 season.
12 hours ago

Johnson's hot start helps Spurs beat Rockets, end skid at 11

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Keldon Johnson scored 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs snapped an 11-game losing streak by beating the Houston Rockets 118-109 on Thursday night. Johnson made his first nine shots and his first three 3-pointers in helping San Antonio win for the first time since Nov. 11. Tre Jones had a career-high 26 points and reserves Doug McDermott and Josh Richardson added 12 points apiece. Rookie Jabari Smith Jr. scored 23 points for Houston. Alperen Sengun added 16 points and 11 rebounds, with all five Rockets starters scoring in double figures. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich...
Dec 8, 2022

How confidence has helped Rockets rookie Jabari Smith find 3-point stroke

A little bit of confidence can go a long way.
Dec 7, 2022

Tari Eason, Rockets showcase growing toughness during hot streak

"We're young, but we're here."
Dec 6, 2022

James Harden praises Jalen Green's 'swagger,' growth in second season

The Beard was impressed with Houston's new face of the franchise after Monday's game.
Dec 6, 2022

Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr. shine as Rockets spoil James Harden's return

Houston's backcourt of the future came through Monday night.
Dec 5, 2022

Rockets outlast 76ers in 2 OTs; Harden 4 for 19 in return

HOUSTON (AP) — Jalen Green scored 27 points and Kevin Porter Jr. added 24 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 132-123 double-overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night as James Harden struggled through his return from injury. Harden had 21 points but shot 4 for 19 from the field in his first game since Nov. 2. Coach Doc Rivers said Harden, who spent just more than eight seasons with the Rockets before being traded to Brooklyn in January 2021, would be on a minutes restriction in his return. But Harden didn’t seem to be limited much, and played 39 minutes. He had missed 14...
Dec 5, 2022

Sixers' Harden to return Monday against Rockets after injury

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden will return Monday night for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Houston Rockets after missing 14 games with a foot injury. Harden, who spent just more than eight seasons with the Rockets before being traded to Brooklyn in January 2021, last played Nov. 2. He had a tendon strain in his right foot. Harden won the MVP award with the Rockets in 2018 and was a three-time scoring champion in his time in Houston.
Dec 5, 2022

Triple-doubles and revenge games: James Harden's best Rockets moments

The Beard will return to Houston once again on Monday night.
Dec 3, 2022

Andrew Wiggins scores 36 points, leads Warriors past Rockets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored a season-best 36 points and matched his career high with eight 3-pointers, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Houston Rockets 120-101 on Saturday night in the second game of back-to-backs for both teams. Stephen Curry scored 30 points with eight 3s of his own to go with 10 assists. Jordan Poole started in place of a resting Klay Thompson and added 21 points and five assists, one night after a 30-point performance off the bench with a season-high seven 3s. Wiggins knocked down consecutive 3s midway through the third quarter and shot 14 of 19...
Dec 2, 2022

Rockets rally from 16 down to beat Booker, Suns 122-121

PHOENIX (AP) — Jalen Green scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half and the Houston Rockets overcame a 16-point deficit to stun the short-handed Phoenix Suns 122-121 on Friday night. Houston won after blowing a six-point lead in the final two minutes. Devin Booker and Cameron Payne made back-to-back 3-pointers to tie it at 121, but the Rockets pushed ahead by a point when Green made one of two free throws with 28.8 seconds remaining. That set up a frantic final possession that included four missed shots by the Suns, including a 16-foot jumper by Booker at the buzzer. It was one of the...
Dec 1, 2022

Rockets' Stephen Silas 'disappointed' by readiness after blowout loss

Stephen Silas wasn't happy with his team's start to Wednesday's blowout loss to Denver. 
Dec 1, 2022

Houston Rockets mailbag: What is the path back to contention?

Stephen Silas' squad has limped out to a slow start, but there could be hope.
Nov 30, 2022

Murray, Jokic guide Nuggets to 120-100 rout of Rockets

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 26 points, Nikola Jokic had 10 of his 12 assists in the first half and the Denver Nuggets cruised past the Houston Rockets 120-100 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Jokic added 17 points and nine rebounds in just 27 minutes. Aaron Gordon scored 20 points and Bruce Brown had 18 for Denver, which never trailed in beating Houston for the second time in three days. Kevin Porter Jr. scored 23 points and Alperen Sengun had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets, who fell behind 6-0 and 13-2 and trailed by as many as 33 points. The Nuggets built...
Nov 30, 2022

James Harden eyeing return from injury when Rockets host 76ers

The former Houston star has missed most of November with a foot injury.