1:17 AM EDT, Sun March 25, 2018
2 hours ago

Rockets break franchise win record with victory over Pelicans

As if there plans to mark the occasion that required just a little set-up time, the Rockets allowed no doubt.
2 hours ago

Harden's 27 help Rockets sail past Pelicans 114-91

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 27 points in three quarters and the Houston Rockets routed the New Orleans Pelicans 114-91 on Saturday night for their eighth straight victory. The NBA-leading Rockets improved to 59-14 to overtake the 1993-94 championship team for the most wins in franchise history. Houston never trailed and already had a huge lead to start the fourth before scoring seven straight points early in the period to make it 92-63 with 10 minutes remaining. Clint Capela had four points and a steal to lead Houston in that stretch. Capela finished with 18 points, 16 rebounds,...
3 hours ago

Pistons sharp from outside in 117-95 win over Chicago

DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Tolliver scored 25 points, and the Detroit Pistons made 13 3-pointers in the first half on their way to a 117-95 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. The Pistons have won three of four, with the only loss in that span in overtime at Houston, but Detroit still trails Milwaukee by 5 1/2 games for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls have lost five straight. The Pistons went 13 of 27 from 3-point range in the first half and led 66-47 after two quarters. Tolliver scored 16 points in the half. Tolliver made six 3-pointers for Detroit and...
5 hours ago

Eric Gordon embracing role as Rockets' fill-in point guard

With Chris Paul out for a second consecutive game, Eric Gordon remained in the starting lineup where he had averaged 21.3 points per game this season when filling in for Paul or James Harden. But the Rockets have been especially pleased with his play in his other role when one of the star point guards is out.
5 hours ago

Rockets' Mike D'Antoni, Pelicans' Alvin Gentry laud P.J. Tucker

When the Rockets previously played the Pelicans, coach Mike D'Antoni made a case that P.J. Tucker should earn All-Defensive team honors and that he was surprised that he had not already. But D'Antoni said it was not just his defense on New Orleans star Anthony Davis but his versatility throughout the season and that night that so impressed him.
5 hours ago

Pelicans' grueling schedule reaches zenith with 6th game in 8 days

The Pelicans brought a four-game winning streak since they previously played the Rockets into Saturday's game, which was remarkable if only because it meant they played four games since their game against the Rockets last Saturday.
23 hours ago

Curry returns, then injures left knee as Warriors beat Hawks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry returned from a six-game absence due to an injured right ankle only to go down again. This time, it's his left knee. Curry came back and scored 29 points before spraining his knee in the second half, and the banged-up, undermanned Golden State Warriors held off the Atlanta Hawks 106-94 on Friday night. Curry sprained his medial collateral ligament and was scheduled for an MRI on Saturday, the Warriors said. "It's a little somber in there. Everybody feels for Steph," coach Steve Kerr said. "He's in good spirits. I did talk to him. He's disappointed....
Mar 24, 2018

Stephen Curry returns then injures left knee as Warriors win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry returned from a six-game absence with a right ankle injury only to strain his left knee after scoring 29 points, and the beat-up, undermanned Golden State Warriors held off the Atlanta Hawks 106-94 on Friday night Curry grimaced as he hopped around and made it to the bench on a tender left side with 3:09 left in third after JaVale McGee fell over and the center's right elbow appeared to pound into Curry's left knee. The two-time MVP immediately sat in a chair and put his head down before going into the locker room. Nick Young scored 24 points with six...
Mar 23, 2018

Scouting report: Rockets vs. New Orleans

When/where: 7 p.m. Saturday; Toyota CenterTV/radio: ATTSW; 740 AM, 850 AM (Spanish)
Mar 23, 2018

Rockets' Chris Paul, Luc Mbah a Moute doubtful Saturday vs. Pelicans

The Rockets may be without guard Chris Paul and forward Luc Mbah a Moute for their weekend series against the New Orleans Pelicans and the Atlanta Hawks at the Toyota Center.
Mar 23, 2018

Source: Rockets to release center Brandan Wright

With center Brandan Wright unable to return from his knee issues this season, the Rockets will release Wright, who signed as a free agent last month, a person with knowledge of the move said.
Mar 23, 2018

Texans' Deshaun Watson throws T-shirts to fans at Rockets game

Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson had excellent seats for the Rockets' 14th straight home win Thursday night - a 100-96 win over the Pistons.
Mar 23, 2018

Warriors' Stephen Curry ‘definitely’ still interested in owning part of Panthers

A day after he reportedly was part of a potential ownership group that backed out of a bid to buy the Carolina Panthers, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry reiterated his desire Thursday to have an ownership stake in his hometown NFL franchise. “Definitely,” Curry said after practice. “Not a distraction, but definitely something I’m working on.” Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Michael Rubin, the billionaire executive chairman of sports-apparel company Fanatics, pulled his bid to buy the team after watching the price for the Panthers spike to $2.5...
Mar 22, 2018

Harden scores 10 in OT to lift Rockets over Pistons 100-96

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden struggled to find his shot for four quarters before the NBA's leading scorer mustered just enough offense in overtime to help the Houston Rockets to another win. Harden scored 21 points, including 10 of Houston's 12 points in overtime, to lift the Rockets to a 100-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. "Offensively we couldn't get it going but (it's) like that sometimes," he said. "Got to find ways to win games." After going 2 of 16 in regulation, including missing a shot that would have won it, Harden warmed up in overtime. He put Houston up with...
Mar 22, 2018

Rockets overcome sloppy shooting to beat Pistons in overtime

The record added a win. The standings showed another half game added to the lead on the Warriors, but all things considered, the Rockets won't object to having the video evidence burned, the game forgotten.