Ryan Anderson - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Ryan Anderson Houston's Nene suffers season-ending thigh injury HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets said Nene was out for the rest of the season Monday, one day after the veteran backup center tore a muscle in his left thigh. "I hate it for Nene," coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He's been so valuable all year, such a good guy." Nene was injured in the first quarter of Houston's 125-104 win over the San An... Mon, 08 May 2017 19:29:00 GMT 2017-05-08T19:29:00Z Harden, Rockets rout Spurs 125-104 to tie series HOUSTON (AP) — After fighting through a terrible chest cold for the last few days, James Harden finally felt like himself on Sunday night. "I can finally breathe," Harden said. And the Houston Rockets can, too, after his performance helped them rebound from consecutive losses to beat the San Antonio Spurs 125-104 and tie the Western Conference semifinal at 2-2. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 04:48:00 GMT 2017-05-08T04:48:00Z For LeBron, another Cavs' sweep is within reach LeBron James doesn't prolong the inevitable. The last seven times that James' teams have had a 3-0 lead in a playoff series, the matchup has ended in the most humane fashion — a sweep. He gets a chance at another Sunday, when Cleveland can oust Toronto and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. That's one of three Game 4s on Sunday's... Sat, 06 May 2017 16:53:00 GMT 2017-05-06T16:53:00Z Spurs facing tough task containing high-scoring Rockets SAN ANTONIO (AP) — After surviving an intense, physical battle with the Memphis Grizzlies, the San Antonio Spurs now face James Harden and the freewheeling Houston Rockets. With a leading MVP candidate leading its offense in Harden, Houston averaged 112.8 points in its five-game series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets attempted 169 3-pointers in that series, ma... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:16:00 GMT 2017-04-30T17:16:00Z Rockets determined to play better in conference semis HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason. They don't believe they played well so far despite downing the Russell Westbrook-led Thunder 4-1 in the first round. "That's what's exciting," Harden said. "We can play 10-times better, especially offe... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:43:00 GMT 2017-04-26T06:43:00Z Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook figured out that he didn't have to do it all. Once that happened, the Thunder figured out how to beat the Houston Rockets. Westbrook scored 32 points in a triple-double and the Thunder held off the Rockets 115-113 on Friday night to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the first-round Western Conference playoff series. ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:56:00 GMT 2017-04-22T11:56:00Z Thunder's Westbrook focused on playoffs, not historic season OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shortly after the Thunder wrapped up their regular-season finale, Russell Westbrook grew weary of talking about individual accolades. The Thunder guard happily answered questions about Oscar Robertson's MVP endorsement , and he answered a few questions about his record 42 triple-doubles in the regular season before his mood soured. When he was asked abou... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:33:00 GMT 2017-04-14T22:33:00Z Harden's triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves 123-118 HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had his 22nd triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to help the Houston Rockets wrap up the regular season with a 123-118 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. The MVP contender became the first player in NBA history to finish the regular season with at least 2,000 points (2,356), 900 ass... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:18:00 GMT 2017-04-13T02:18:00Z Harden gets 21st triple-double, leads Rockets past Kings SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It was another vintage triple-double game for James Harden. The only number the Houston Rockets superstar seemed concerned about, though, was 54 — the number of wins the Rockets have this season. Harden had 35 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds, leading the Rockets to a 135-128 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. It was ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:58:00 GMT 2017-04-10T01:58:00Z Rockets, without Harden, send Suns to 12th straight loss PHOENIX (AP) — Patrick Beverley knew much more would be expected of him with his Houston Rockets missing James Harden on Sunday night. That motivated the veteran guard to play well, which Beverley did in the Rockets' 123-116 win over the Phoenix Suns. Beverley scored a career-high 26 points and the Rockets sent the Suns to their 12th st... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:48:00 GMT 2017-04-03T04:48:00Z Williams leads Rockets to easy 137-125 win over Thunder HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was Houston's fourth-leading scorer on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, it was clear to everyone that he was the key to Houston's victory. Lou Williams scored 31 points off the bench, Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and the Rockets never trailed while cruising to a 137-125 victory. ... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:50:00 GMT 2017-03-26T23:50:00Z Harden hits layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift Rockets HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden isn't necessarily known for his speed. That said, he felt extremely fast on his coast-to-coast drive in the fading seconds Monday night. "I was running so fast," Harden said. "I felt like I was Usain Bolt." Harden drove the length of the floor for a layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets over... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:31:00 GMT 2017-03-21T05:31:00Z Harden has 40 in triple-double, Rockets top Nuggets 109-105 DENVER (AP) — James Harden shook off a hard fall and fatigue to lead the Houston Rockets to a 109-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. He scored 40 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out 10 assists for his 19th triple-double of the season and second in 24 hours. That's 81 points, 25 boards and 21 assists in two... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:30:00 GMT 2017-03-19T05:30:00Z Harden's triple-double helps Rockets top Cavs 117-112 HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets have shown at times this season that they could be title contenders. Lately, however, they've failed to rise to the occasion against the NBA's elite. That changed on Sunday night when Harden had a triple-double of 38 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to outduel fellow MVP candidate LeBron James and lead... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:18:00 GMT 2017-03-13T05:18:00Z Leonard's 39 points, defense, lead Spurs by Harden, Rockets SAN ANTONIO (AP) — With "MVP!" chants reverberating through the AT&T Center, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard outdueled Houston's James Harden in the fourth quarter of a battle between two of the league's top players. Leonard scored 39 points, including 17 in the final quarter, and made big plays on both ends in the final 30 seconds as the Spurs rallied for a ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:30:00 GMT 2017-03-07T15:30:00Z Harden scores 26, Rockets hit 20 3s to beat Clippers 122-103 LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Houston Rockets get going the way they did Wednesday night, all those 3-pointers become a blur. James Harden scored 26 points and the Rockets hit 20 of their first 39 attempts from beyond the arc in a 122-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Houston opened a 31-point lead early in the fourth quarter, so... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:34:00 GMT 2017-03-02T07:34:00Z Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What a bummer of a beginning to the Boogie-and-Brow era in the Big Easy. The Pelicans' tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Reserve Lou Williams hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points in his Rockets deb... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:18:00 GMT 2017-02-24T05:18:00Z Harden scores 42, rallies Rockets past Bulls 121-117 in OT HOUSTON (AP) — With the game on the line, James Harden resorted to his step-back jumper on three key plays and drained two of them. Harden had 42 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists to rally the Houston Rockets past the Chicago Bulls 121-117 in overtime Friday night. The star guard hit a step-back jumper over Paul Zipser with 36.1 seco... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 06:16:00 GMT 2017-02-04T06:16:00Z Warriors get 6th straight win, 125-108 over Rockets HOUSTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors wanted to make sure the Houston Rockets wouldn't beat them from the 3-point line. They carried out their plan perfectly, forcing the NBA's most prolific 3-point shooting team into a terrible shooting night in a 125-108 victory Friday night that extended Golden State's winning streak to six games. ... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:03:00 GMT 2017-01-21T05:03:00Z Harden's triple-double leads Rockets to 9th straight win HOUSTON (AP) — Forget slowing down James Harden. Right now, his opponents can't even put his play into words. Harden had 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his second straight triple-double and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 121-114 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight win. "There's not enough good words... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:51:00 GMT 2017-01-11T04:51:00Z Harden scores 53 in triple-double, Rockets beat Knicks HOUSTON (AP) — Minutes after collecting 53 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds in his second straight triple-double, Houston's James Harden was asked what it has been like to play in new coach Mike D'Antoni's system. "It's been a dream so far," Harden said. It looked more like a nightmare to the short-handed New York Knicks after Harden powered the Rockets... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:26:00 GMT 2017-01-01T05:26:00Z Rockets shooting the lights out under D'Antoni When Mike D'Antoni took over the Phoenix Suns in 2003 and started incorporating his plan to blow the doors off of the rest of the NBA, the coach remembers looking at the stat sheet almost sheepishly when he saw how many 3-pointers they were taking. "We'd put up 25 and get scared, like 'Oh my gosh, maybe we're doing too much,'" D'Antoni recalled this week.... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:30:00 GMT 2016-12-19T13:30:00Z Rockets make NBA-record 24 3-pointers, beat Pelicans 122-100 HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets didn't seem too impressed with their latest entry in the NBA record book. The Rockets made an NBA-record 24 3-pointers, led by Eric Gordon's 7-for-12 effort, and beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122-100 Friday night. "We just played how we play," said Harden, who shot 6 for 12 on 3s and finished with 29 p... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 05:07:00 GMT 2016-12-17T05:07:00Z Harden leads Rockets past Nets for 7th straight win HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets overcame their inability to make defensive stops by running over the Brooklyn Nets on the offensive end. James Harden had 36 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to lead the Rockets to their seventh straight win, 122-118 over the Nets on Monday night. "There's 82 games — every game isn't going to be p... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 04:55:00 GMT 2016-12-13T04:55:00Z Rockets overcome Westbrook's 7th straight triple-double OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Patrick Beverley savored getting the best of his rival, Russell Westbrook. Despite a seventh straight triple-double for Westbrook, Beverley and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-99 on Friday night. Beverley's history with Westbrook goes back to the 2013 playoffs, when Beverley went after the bal... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:39:00 GMT 2016-12-10T05:39:00Z Davis disgusted, Gentry frustrated as Pelicans' losses mount NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As far as Anthony Davis was concerned, there wasn't much to discuss. He appeared eager to escape the Pelicans' locker room rather than stew over what was arguably the most demoralizing of New Orleans' 16 losses this young season. Davis, who is having one of the best individual seasons of anyone in the NBA, had just seen his latest impre... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:19:00 GMT 2016-12-09T07:19:00Z Harden, Rockets snap Warriors' 12 game win streak in 2 OTs OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant just missed the garbage can with his postgame ice bag, and that told the story of Golden State's long night. Then, Draymond Green expressed his disgust with the officiating. James Harden notched his fourth triple-double of the season with 29 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Warri... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:49:00 GMT 2016-12-02T07:49:00Z