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January

29
Oladipo has 25 points, Rockets beat Trail Blazers 104-101

Victor Oladipo scored 25 points and the Houston Rockets shook off a terrible first quarter and held on late to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-101 on Thursday night. The Rockets were down by 20 points in the first quarter before using a big second to take the lead and hold on down the stretch for their fourth consecutive victory. A driving layup by Oladipo extended the lead to 101-98 with 26.2 seconds to go and Gary Trent Jr. missed a layup on the other end. Christian Wood made one of two free throws about 10 seconds later, before Anfernee Simons cut the lead to one with a 3-pointer with 3.1 […]

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January

22
Cleveland Cavaliers trading Kevin Porter Jr. to Houston Rockets

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade 2019 first-round pick Kevin Porter Jr. to the Houston Rockets for a heavily protected future second-round pick, sources told ESPN. The pick is top-55 protected, meaning it is likely to never convey, sources said. The Rockets are taking on Porter, a 6-foot-4 wing who was the 30th overall pick in the 2019 draft, as a reclamation project after personal issues have prevented him from playing this season. Porter, 20, averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per match during a promising rookie year last season. Sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that the Cavaliers decided to trade or […]

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November

17
James Harden rejects Rockets extension; focus on trade to Nets

After turning down the opportunity to become the first $50 million per year player in league history, Houston Rockets All-NBA guard James Harden has made it clear to ownership that he’s singularly focused on a trade to the Brooklyn Nets, sources told ESPN. As Harden’s conversations with the Nets’ stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving ramped up in recent weeks on the West Coast, sources said the Rockets made a pitch for him to sign the maximum admissible extension — two years and $103 million on top of the remaining three years, $133 million on his current deal. So far, Harden’s determination to get to Brooklyn has resulted in […]

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July

14
Rockets Westbrook tests positive of covid-19

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook shed some light Monday regarding his absence from the team at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in the Walt Disney World Resort by revealing he tested positive for Covid-19 prior to the club’s departure for Orlando, Fla. Westbrook posted the revelation to Twitter and Instagram. “I tested positive for Covid-19 prior to my team’s departure to Orlando,” Westbrook wrote. “I’m currently feeling well, quarantined and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared. Thank you all for the well wishes and continued support. Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!” Houston participated in […]

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May

08
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni eager to coach if season resumes

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni turns 69 on Friday, but ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reported D’Antoni “would have no reservations about being on the sideline if the NBA season resumes. Baxter Holmes of ESPN spoke to a pair of NBA general managers who expressed reservations about having older coaches and personnel work during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Based on all the information that we have today, probably people over 60 with preexisting conditions can’t go, for sure, no matter what their titles are,” one GM had stated. “Whether it’s a father of the star player or whether it’s the general manager […]

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October

15
Rockets’ Gerald Green likely out for extended stretch

Reserve swingman of the Houston Rockets, Gerald Green, has had his foot broken. According to sources, he may be out of the league for an extended period missing almost the whole stretch.  Green was injured during a pre-season game where the Rocket’s defeated the Toronto Raptors in Japan on Thursday. His team established that they will be seeking medical opinions to confirm the condition and determine the best course to take for a full recovery.  Green and his team of advisors are currently evaluating rehabilitation options offered by medical professionals after evaluating his condition. Though there is no confirmation, they are […]

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Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers

January

18
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers

The Rockets will play in the exact same arena tonight when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. The first time the teams played, November 7th, 2015, a botched goaltending call with 20 seconds remaining tainted a competitive match.  Down two points, Blake Griffin shot a potential game-tying shot, which Dwight Howard touched while the ball was on the rim. In the game the referees did not call the infraction rendering a replay meaningless. The NBA ruled the following day the refs missed the call. The second time the teams played, December 19th, 2015, the Rockets dominated nearly the entire game. At one […]

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Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings

December

15
Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings

After a horrible 114-108 loss the Houston Rockets put together last night against the Denver Nuggets, they have an opportunity to right the ship by facing the 9-15 Sacramento Kings tonight The Houston Rockets look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 104.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 29.1 points and 6.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13 points and 12.2 rebounds. Ty Lawson is dishing 4.4 assists and Clint Capela is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The […]

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