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HOUSTON - After Stephen Curry bounced back from the first scoreless first half of his playoff career to score 33 points in the last two quarters and help the Golden State Warriors eliminate the Houston Rockets and advance to the Western Conference finals ...
May 11, 2019
NBA
HOUSTON - Houston coach Mike D'Antoni thinks James Harden should win a second straight MVP award.The veteran coach also believes the Beard should take home another award, too."I don't know if he'll get MVP, he ...
Apr 28, 2019
NBA
HOUSTON - The Houston Rockets were the best team in the NBA in the regular season.They played like it on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time), using a balanced scoring attack to rout the Golden State Warriors 127-105 and even the Western ...
May 17, 2018
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HOUSTON - Utah had a four-point lead in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) when Donovan Mitchell missed a jumper and sailed above three Houston Rockets to grab the rebound and finish with a nifty one-handed slam.He ...
May 3, 2018
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HOUSTON - Chris Paul has a long history of playoff heartbreak.So does James Harden.And Mike D'Antoni has more than either of them combined.Separately, they've never gotten it done at playoff time. Together, their fortunes might change. ...
Apr 9, 2018
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MIAMI - Another year. Another record. The NBA's 3-point craze is not slowing down.Sometime this weekend, almost certainly during one of the nine games on Friday night's schedule, someone will connect from beyond the arc and take ...
Mar 30, 2018
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HOUSTON - After extending their winning streak to 10 games with a victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time), the Houston Rockets were happy, though far from satisfied.These Rockets, who are 44-13 entering the All-Star break ...
Feb 15, 2018
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DALLAS - James Harden is an All-Star for the sixth straight season. New Houston teammate Chris Paul will miss the February party for the second year in a row following nine consecutive appearances for the Western Conference.The Rockets aren't ...
Jan 25, 2018
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BOSTON - Marcus Smart helped complete a furious comeback for Boston on two plays he never touched the ball.Smart drew an offensive foul on James Harden with 7.3 seconds left, getting the ball back in time for Al Horford to sink ...
Dec 29, 2017
NBA
LOS ANGELES - The way Chris Paul sees it, this is only the beginning for the Houston Rockets.James Harden scored 36 points, Eric Gordon added 22 off the bench and the Rockets blew past the Los Angeles Lakers 118-95 on Sunday ...
Dec 4, 2017
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HOUSTON - Chris Paul is expected to return for the Houston Rockets on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) after missing all but one game this season with a bruised left knee.The point guard, who is in his first year with the Rockets ...
Nov 16, 2017
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NEW YORK - Mike D'Antoni ran an offensive system known as seven seconds or less, so he likes things fast.Good thing, because NBA coaches find things come at them more quickly this season.They are losing time and timeouts, with ...
Oct 13, 2017
NBA
HOUSTON - Chris Paul is quickly getting adjusted to the up-tempo, high-volume offense under Mike D'Antoni's Houston Rockets.Paul had 11 points, 12 assists and four steals to lead the Rockets to a 144-82 exhibition victory ...
Oct 6, 2017
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HOUSTON - Chris Paul didn't talk about his legacy, and never uttered the word "championship" on Friday when he was officially introduced as the newest member of the Houston Rockets.Still, Paul's motivation for opting into the last year ...
Jul 15, 2017
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NEW YORK - The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets are still trying to work out a deal involving Carmelo Anthony, though it may take some time - if it happens.The teams continue to talk about a trade but no deal is imminent, ...
Jul 14, 2017
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NEW YORK - Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA.Westbrook was voted MVP on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles during his historic season. He ...
Jun 27, 2017
NBA
EXPERIENCE is usually the best teacher for PBA coaches, who take plays and systems from their various predecessors and make or mold them into their own.But they also draw inspiration from their NBA counterparts, who are worthy enough to coach in ...
Jun 4, 2017
NBA
HOUSTON - San Antonio is heading to the Western Conference finals for the 13th time thanks to a player who has never been there.The Spurs eliminated the sluggish James Harden and Houston Rockets with a 114-75 victory in Game 6 on ...
May 12, 2017
NBA
HOUSTON - After fighting through a terrible chest cold for the last few days, James Harden finally felt like himself on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time)."I can finally breathe," Harden said.And the Houston Rockets can, too, after his performance helped them ...
May 8, 2017
NBA
ERIK Spoelstra and Mike D'Antoni got honored by their fellow NBA coaches after being named co-recipients of the inaugural Michael H. Goldberg National Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year award on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).The league's 30 ...
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May 8, 2017
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EVEN the San Antonio Spurs get blown out sometimes.So do the Toronto Raptors, every time they play a postseason game in Cleveland.But the huge deficits they faced on the scoreboard Monday have been erased, and the only deficit that matters ...
May 3, 2017
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