Tag: Houston Rockets

Russell Westbrook celebrates during a Houston Rockets game in late 2019. (Image: Peter Carini/Getty)

RWB at MSG or CLT? Russell Westbrook Knicks and Hornets Trade Rumors

Houston, RWB has a problem. Russell Westbrook, a 9-time All-Star, wants the Houston Rockets to trade him and the short list currently includes the New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic, and Detroit Pistons. Westbrook averaged 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game with the Houston Rockets last […]

Jeff Van Gundy is linked to the head coaching vacancies with the LA Clippers and Houston Rockets. (Image: Getty)

NBA Coaching Rumors: Jeff Van Gundy (Clippers, Rockets)

The NBA coaching carousel will be in full swing this offseason with several big-profile coaches available for jobs to coach some of the top stars in the league. The Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets showed interest in Jeff Van Gundy. At least five teams need a head coach, […]

Houston Rockets swingman Daniel House, Jr. mugs LA Lakers star LeBron James in Game 1. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Houston Rockets Face Elimination Without House, LA Lakers Up 3-1

In the Western Conference semifinals, the Los Angeles Lakers have an opportunity to knock out the Houston Rockets with a 3-1 series lead. The Rockets face a win or go home scenario in Game 5 and will play without backup swingman Daniel House, Jr., who was bounced from the NBA […]

James Harden of the Houston Rockets and LeBron James of the LA Lakers at Staples Center in 2019. (Image: Getty)

Well-Rested LA Lakers Meet the Small-Ball, 3-Happy Houston Rockets

The well-rested and top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers take on the #4 Houston Rockets in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals. The Rockets went the full distance with a seven-game series in the opening round of the playoffs against the #5 Oklahoma City Thunder. James Harden only scored 17 points in Game […]

Chris Paul of the OKC Thunder blows by Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets in Game 6. (Image: AP)

Game 7 Preview: Houston Rockets and OKC Thunder Tied 3-3

Another exciting Game 7 is on the docket today in the NBA Playoffs. The #4 Houston Rockets and the #5 Oklahoma City Thunder are tied 3-3 in their first-round series. Chris Paul and OKC’s three-guard attack will battle James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and Mike D’Antoni’s small-ball offense. The winner will […]

Chris Paul of the OKC Thunder defends James Harden of the Houston Rockets in Game 4. (Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty)

NBA West: Elimination Game for Oklahoma City, Houston Rockets Up 3-2

With Russell Westbrook rejoining the Houston Rockets in Game 5 after missing the first four games against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a quad injury, the Rockets regained the lead 3-2 in their first-round series against the Thunder. Chris Paul and the Thunder have their backs against the wall in […]

Tom Thibodeau, ex-coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, could land a head coaching job with the Knicks, Nets, or Rockets. (Image: Jim Mone/AP)

NBA Rumors: Rockets, Nets, Knicks Interested in Coach Tom Thibodeau

Tom ‘Thibs’ Thibodeau, ex-head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls, is on the short-list for several NBA teams seeking a new head coach, including the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, and Houston Rockets. Thibodeau coached 598 games in the NBA with a 352-246 record. In seven full seasons, […]

Rudy Tomjanovich on the sidelines while coaching the Houston Rockets. (Image: Getty)

Rudy Tomjanovich Heading to Basketball Hall of Fame

Rudy Tomjanovich, a five-time NBA All-Star player and a two-time NBA champion as head coach of the Houston Rockets, earned an induction into the 2020 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Tomjanovich won two NBA titles in the mid-1990s with Hakeem Olajuwon. Tomjanovich spent 34 seasons with the Rockets as a […]

Boston Celtics Marcus Smart guards LA Lakers star LeBron James during a game at TD Garden in Boston. (Image: Brian Babineau/Getty)

NBA Weekend: Nuggets/Thunder, Celtics/Lakers, Rockets/Jazz

Two of the best teams in the Western Conference square off when the Denver Nuggets (38-17) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (33-22) on Friday evening. On Saturday, the Utah Jazz (36-18) and Houston Rockets (35-20) meet in a potential preview of a postseason series between the #4 and #5 seeds. […]

Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden dazzling fans with a 60-point performance in Houston. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Rockets Nuke Hawks, James Harden Drops 60 in 47-Point Blowout

The Atlanta Hawks (4-16) were smoked by the Houston Rockets (13-6) from the opening tip off all the way to the game-ending buzzer. James Harden dropped 60 points for the Rockets in a 158-111 decimation of the Hawks. The Hawks were on the second night of back-to-back road games. They […]

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard finally play at the same time for the LA Clippers. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

NBA Weekend: Houston Rockets Battle the LA Clippers and Dallas Mavericks

This weekend’s NBA action includes a highly anticipated matchup between the Houston Rockets and LA Clippers featuring James Harden and Russell Westbrook against Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. On Sunday, the Rockets host the up-and-coming Dallas Mavericks, but all eyes will be on a Harden and Luka Doncic shootout. The […]

The Houston Rockets are off a to an 11-3 start thanks to the James Harden and Russell Westbrook reunion. (Image: Sean Gardner/Getty)

Hot Start for James Harden and the High-Octane Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets superstar, James Harden is averaging a career-high 39.2 points per game, helping the highest-scoring offense in the NBA generate 119.5 points per game. The addition of his old teammate, Russell Westbrook, has paid off early dividends for both Harden and the Rockets. With an 11-3 record, the Rockets […]

Rookie Zion Williamson has everyone tuning in to New Orleans Pelicans games this season. (Image: AP)

NBA Southwest Preview: Here Comes Zion, Westbrook Harden Reunion

Russell Westbrook and James Harden are reunited in Houston after the Oklahoma City Thunder broke up their team and decided to rebuild from scratch. It’s funny how a team from one division could alter the trajectory of another division. But you’ll see how that narrative played itself out for the […]