NBA
HOUSTON - James Harden had 37 points and the Houston Rockets snapped a four-game skid with a 117-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time).The Rockets trailed for much of the early part of this game ...
Mar 11, 2020
NBA
HOUSTON - D.J. Augustin scored 24 points off the bench, Aaron Gordon added 19 and the Orlando Magic got a 126-106 win over slumping Houston on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) to hand the Rockets their fourth straight loss."We didn&# ...
Mar 9, 2020
NBA
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Terry Rozier scored 24 points and the fast-starting Charlotte Hornets beat the slumping Houston Rockets, 108-99, on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).The Hornets roared ahead 20-0 in the first 6 1/2 minutes. The Rockets ...
Mar 8, 2020
NBA
CHICAGO - When the brilliant minds behind this publication decided to add a comments section at the end of each article, the idea was to create a marketplace for friendly, respectful, and spirited conversation. Back in 2016, when I first started this column. ...
Mar 3, 2020
NBA
NEW YORK - The small-ball Rockets had big problems in New York.The Knicks bullied them on the backboards and pummeled them in the paint, making an impressive first impression on their new team president.Rookie guard RJ Barrett tied his season ...
Mar 3, 2020
NBA beefs are usually between a superstar and an irritant, or a new-school player and an "old guy hatin'."Rarely does one have bonafide stars from both sides - in the case of the Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Houston ...
Mar 2, 2020
NBA
CHICAGO - When he is done chasing an NBA title he will probably never win, James Harden, if he so wishes, can have a good second act as a comedian,The guy is uproariously funny.A couple of days ago, while talking to ...
Mar 1, 2020
NBA
HOUSTON - On a night when the Houston Rockets scored 140 points, all anyone wanted to talk about was their defense.Russell Westbrook and James Harden combined for 63 points as the Rockets sailed to their fifth straight win, 140-112, over the ...
Feb 27, 2020
NBA
HOUSTON - For James Harden, it wasn't a choice.He had to be at Kobe and Gianna Bryant's memorial service in Los Angeles on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) even though his Houston Rockets had a game that night."It ...
Feb 25, 2020
NBA
SALT LAKE CITY - James Harden scored 38 points and Russell Westbrook had 34 to boost the Houston Rockets to a 120-110 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).Harden (13 for 23, 6 3-pointers) and Westbrook ( ...
Feb 23, 2020
NBA
SAN FRANCISCO - James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists, leading the Houston Rockets past the cold-shooting Golden State Warriors 135-105 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) in the teams' first game back from the All-Star break.Russell ...
Feb 21, 2020
NBA
HOUSTON - James Harden scored 42 points, Russell Westbrook had 36 and the Houston Rockets snapped Boston's seven-game win streak with a 116-105 victory over the Celtics on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time).Houston broke it open with a ...
Feb 12, 2020
On the NBA pregame tunnel walk, you're starting to see two types of guys.There are players who wear Supreme hoodies and rare sneakers - regular stuff that regular guys covet.Then there are the stuntmen (perhaps best embodied by Russell Westbrook) - ...
Feb 12, 2020
NBA
CHICAGO - The desire to accumulate all things large has become an obsession in modern day living.Giant flat screen TVs have taken over our living room walls. The streets crawl with enormous SUVs. And our collective affinity for French fries grew from ...
Feb 9, 2020
NBA
HOUSTON - James Harden had 40 points and 11 assists, and the short-handed Houston Rockets overcame an early deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets, 125-110, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time).It's the third straight win for Houston, and ...
Feb 5, 2020
NBA
HOUSTON - Houston coach Mike D'Antoni has been around James Harden long enough to know that he'd eventually snap out of his shooting slump.But he admitted on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) that he was quite relieved to see ...
Feb 3, 2020
NBA
HOUSTON - James Harden scored 35 points, Russell Westbrook added 32 and the Houston Rockets built a big lead and held on for a 128-121 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time).Harden led the Rockets with a ...
Feb 1, 2020
NBA
PORTLAND, Oregon - Damian Lillard had 36 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his first career triple-double, and the Portland Trail Blazers spoiled James Harden's return after a two-game absence, beating the Houston Rockets, 125-112, on Wednesday ...
Jan 30, 2020
NBA
HOUSTON - Houston saw what potential it could achieve when Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Eric Gordon play well on the same night.Westbrook had 28 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists, Harden added 27 points and the Rockets snapped a four-game ...
Jan 23, 2020
NBA
HOUSTON - Chris Paul scored 28 points and Danilo Gallinari added 25 as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat cold-shooting James Harden and the Houston Rockets, 112-107, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time). Paul ...
Jan 21, 2020
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