NBA Conference Semi-finals: James Harden scores 41 as Houston Rockets blast past Utah Jazz in series opener
James Harden scored 41 points as the Houston Rockets dominated the Utah Jazz 110-96 on Sunday in the opening game of their NBA Western Conference semi-finals.
NBA Playoffs: James Harden stars in Rockets' rout of Timberwolves; Jazz one win away from clinching series against Thunder
Harden underscored his status as front-runner for the NBA's MVP award after leading a stunning third quarter performance that saw the Rockets explode for an astonishing 50 points.
NBA Playoffs: LeBron James' epic start helps Cavaliers even series with Pacers; Rockets crush Timberwolves for 2-0 lead
LeBron James crystalized his reputation as one of the best playoff performers in NBA history on as the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from a game one rout with a 100-97 win over the Indiana Pacers.
NBA play-offs Western Conference preview: Spurs lack wherewithal to last long against Warriors, Trail Blazers bank on expert marksmen
The Warriors barely looked like world-beaters in the end-of-season stretch without Curry. But the reigning champions still feature three All Stars in Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson, and have been play-off-savvy.
Another inspirational display from MVP-candidate Harden included six rebounds and six assists as the Rockets delighted their home fans
NBA: Rockets clinch Western Conference playoff berth with win over Mavericks; Warriors and Cavaliers lose
The Houston Rockets clinched an NBA playoff berth with a rout of the Mavericks as reigning champions Golden State and the Cleveland Cavaliers both lost.
NBA: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan help Raptors halt Rockets' win streak at 17 games; Warriors, Cavaliers also lose
The Toronto Raptors withstood a late surge from Houston to halt the Rockets' 17-game NBA winning streak with a 108-105 victory in a clash of conference leaders.
NBA: Houston Rockets' James Harden becomes first player to score 60-point triple double in win over Orlando Magic
James Harden became the first player in NBA history to record a 60-point triple double as the short-handed Houston Rockets defeated the Orlando Magic 114-107 on Tuesday.
Mixing correlation with causation is dangerous business but there are only so many times the team can fail with Westbrook at its centre before you start wondering: is it even possible for Westbrook to win a title?
NBA: James Harden's 51-point outing in vain as Rockets lose to Clippers; Warriors beat Lakers for 11th straight win
Harden became the first player since Kobe Bryant in 2007 to register back-to-back 50-point games.
The Lakers improved to 11-18 on the season with Kuzma scoring 24 of his 38 points in the first half on nine-of-nine shooting.
Russell Westbrook lifted the Oklahoma City Thunder to a dramatic 119-117 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, capping a heart-pounding three overtime NBA contest.
NBA: Kevin Durant leads short-handed Warriors past Trail Blazers; depleted Celtics defeated by Bulls
The Golden State Warriors shrugged off the absence of Stephen Curry to edge past the Portland Trail Blazers as a depleted Boston Celtics crashed to defeat against the Chicago Bulls.
Jazz twice managed to take the lead in the first half — but both times the Rockets powered back in front.
NBA: Celtics rally to beat Warriors and stretch win streak to 14; James Harden scores 48 in victory over Suns
Rallying from a 17-point deficit, the Boston Celtics stretched their win streak to 14 games by beating Golden State 92-88 Thursday in a showdown of the NBA's top teams.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant both were ejected with 43 seconds left on Saturday night, a fitting end to a frustrating night for Warriors in a 111-101 loss to Memphis.
Recently acquired Rockets point guard Chris Paul donated $50,000 to a fund created by Houston Texans star JJ Watt.
NBA star Kevin Durant talks about the off-season trades and transactions during his trip to India to promote basketball in the country.
The Rockets traded for James Harden in 2012 and built the franchise around him. He has been an all-star in all five of his seasons in Houston.
Kevin Durant opted out of his contract so the Warriors had more money to pay top reserves Iguodala and Shaun Livingston but is expected to rejoin the club.