NBA: Rockets beat Raptors despite poor shooting night; Celtics rout Western Conference leaders Warriors
NBA scoring leader James Harden unleashed 35 points on a poor shooting night and Gerald Green added 18 off the bench Tuesday as the Houston Rockets beat Toronto 107-95 in a showdown of contenders.
NBA: Rockets’ guard Chris Paul becomes fourth player to reach league's all-time top-10 steals and assists
Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul has become the fourth player to rank among the league's all-time top 10 players in both steals and assists
NBA: James Harden's 32-match 30-point scoring streak ends in Rockets' win over Hawks; LeBron James makes history
James Harden missed all 10 three-pointers he attempted, snapping his 32-game streak with at least 30 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the Atlanta Hawks.
NBA: Rockets beat Warriors despite missing leading scorer James Harden through illness; Jrue Holiday powers Pelicans to victory
Stephen Curry's 3 with 1:57 to play pulled the Warriors to 114-108 then his two free throws at 1:26 made it a four-point game before the Rockets came through at the line
NBA: Former Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy labels All-Star Game 'an embarrassment,' calls for its elimination
Jeff Van Gundy coached in the 2000 All-Star game, his Eastern Conference team falling to Phil Jackson and the Western Conference 137-126.
NBA: Rockets bank on James Harden's 40-point masterclass to brush aside Orlando; struggling Cavaliers beat Bulls
Chris Paul returned from injury, but it was James Harden's 40 points that fueled the Houston Rockets' 103-98 come-from-behind victory over the Orlando Magic in the NBA on Sunday.
An MRI exam revealed a grade-2 strain, a day after Chris Paul was injured in the second quarter of the Rockets 101-99 loss to the Heat in Miami.
NBA: Chris Paul goes off injured in Rockets' loss to Heat; Clippers beat Mavericks to end four-game losing streak
The defeat and Chris Paul's injury were a double-blow for a Rockets team that had looked to be turning the corner after a slow start to the season.
NBA: Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry star in Kawhi Leonard's absence to help Raptors cruise past Clippers; Rockets beat Trail Blazers
Raptors laid on a devastating scoring display to overwhelm the Clippers and serve notice that they remain a formidable threat even without the in-form Leonard.
NBA: James Harden leads Rockets to convincing win over Spurs; LeBron James' 28 points helps Lakers beat Mavericks
Harden delivered 23 points and 10 assists while Paul put up 14 points and 10 assists for the Rockets, who won the battle of the struggling Lone Star State teams.
NBA: James Harden helps Rockets thrash Warriors even as Kevin Durant, Draymond Green start; Nuggets rout Hawks
Draymond Green returned for the Warriors after serving a one-game suspension meted out by Golden State after his confrontation with teammate Kevin Durant.
NBA suspends Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul following Los Angeles Lakers-Houston Rockets brawl
The NBA came down hard on Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram Sunday, suspending him four games while banning teammate Rajon Rondo three games and Rockets guard Chris Paul two for their roles in a fourth-quarter melee.
LeBron James opts out of $35.6 million renewal deal with Cavaliers, claim reports; Lakers, Rockets favourites to sign NBA star
Four-time NBA MVP James could still sign a new deal with the Cavaliers, the hometown team he led to an NBA crown in 2016 to snap a major sports title drought dating to 1964.
NBA Western Conference finals: Rockets guard Chris Paul to miss Game 6 against Warriors due to strained hamstring
Houston said Paul will be re-evaluated after the Rockets return from Saturday's Western Conference matchup against the Warriors, with Houston leading the best-of-seven series 3-2 entering Game Six at Oakland, California.
NBA Western Conference finals: Rockets star Chris Paul's status uncertain for Game Six against Warriors
"Chris Paul will be evaluated tomorrow, but obviously you saw him limp off, and he's a tough guy," Houston coach D'Antoni said. "They'll do whatever they can do. If he's there, great. If he isn't, we have enough guys... We'll be all right."
NBA Western Conference Finals: Rockets outplay Warriors to end their winning streak at home, level series at 2-2
NBA regular-season wins leader Houston, powered by James Harden's 30 points and 27 from Chris Paul, edged defending champion Golden State 95-92 on Tuesday.
NBA Western Conference Finals: Stephen Curry silences critics as Warriors rout Rockets for 2-1 series lead
Stephen Curry silenced his critics with a 35-point display as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Houston Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 series lead.
NBA Western Conference Finals: James Harden inspires Houston Rockets to Game 2 victory over Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets' MVP candidate James Harden scored 27 points while Eric Gordon added 27 off the bench on a night when five players scored in double figures for a Rockets team chastened by a series-opening defeat on their home floor.
NBA Playoffs: Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets wrap up series wins to advance to Western Conference Finals
The Golden State Warriors will face the Houston Rockets for a place in the NBA finals after the Western Conference heavyweights wrapped up series wins on Tuesday.
NBA Playoffs: Kevin Durant scores 38 in Warriors' lopsided win over Pelicans; Rockets down Jazz for 3-1 lead
The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets can both book their spots in the Western Conference final with victories on their home courts on Tuesday.