5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffsdimemag.com Apr 14 (2 days ago)We’re still recovering from a fever dream we had after peeking at a hypothetical Conference-free playoff structure for the playoffs this year. But even with the Conference separation in place, there are plenty of questions as we come up on the final thr…Upvote Share Tweet
Harden leads Rockets' rally against PelicansESPN.com Apr 12 (4 days ago)James Harden had 33 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 111-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night to maintain their spot in the Western Conference standings with the postseason just days away.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Apr 12 (4 days ago)? Two of the three teams battling it out for the Western Conference's final two playoff spots square off tonight, as the Suns make their only trip to Dallas to play the Mavericks. The Mavs (48-32), currently in the seventh spot, can punch their ticket t…Upvote Share TweetTimberwolves wing Corey Brewer isn’t exactly a dominant scorer. He’s averaging 12.2 points in 32.2 minutes a night this season (he was at 11.7 PPG before his outburst) and he’s never averaged more than 13 PPG in his career. That’s what made his 51-point…Upvote Share TweetMinnesota forward Kevin Love missed the Timberwolves' game against Houston on Friday night because of a hyperextended right elbow.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Apr 9? The Rockets will be without center Dwight Howard (left ankle strain) and guard Patrick Beverley (right knee sprain) again tonight. This is the seventh straight game Beverley and Howard have missed. Houston lost its first three without the pair but has…Upvote Share TweetEntering Tuesday night’s game against the visiting Rockets, Steve Nash needed just five more assists to pass Mark Jackson for third place for career NBA assists. In what has been possibly Nash’s most difficult season as a pro, the two-time MVP made sure…Upvote Share Tweet
Rockets' Harden, Jones score 33 each in winESPN.com Apr 9Terrence Jones and James Harden scored 33 points apiece, and the Houston Rockets kept up their playoff push with their third straight victory, 145-130 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesdaynba.com Apr 8? The Rockets will be without Dwight Howard for a sixth straight game and ninth in the last 11 when Houston pays a visit to the injury-riddled Lakers at Staples Center tonight. Howard first missed time March 17 against the Jazz, a day after a one-point …Upvote Share Tweet
Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Sundaynba.com Apr 6? New Orleans had won five in a row before losing four straight going into tonight's game. The Pelicans are going without their 2-3-4 scorers in Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday, plus reserve center Jason Smith, all missing due to injury. &qu…Upvote Share Tweet
The 5 Most Impressive Winning Streaks In NBA Historydimemag.com Apr 5With the San Antonio Spurs’ 19-game winning streak finally coming to a halt on Thursday night at Oklahoma City, we felt it was the perfect time to take a look at–and rank–the NBA’s most impressive winning streaks of all time. To be clear: when determini…Upvote Share Tweet
OKC's Durant ties MJ, but Rockets prevailESPN.com Apr 5James Harden scored 39 points, and the Houston Rockets ended a three-game skid and clinched their second straight playoff berth with a 111-107 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 5For much of Friday night's game against the Houston Rockets, it looked like Kevin Durant's streak of games with at least 25 points would come to a close at 39 straight, one shy of Michael Jordan for the best such stretch in the past 50 years. While Dura…Upvote Share Tweet
Lawsuit: Rockets Players Called Gay Caterer A "Faggot"deadspin.com Apr 3A man named Rasean Tate has filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Federal Court alleging that he was called homophobic slurs by several members of the Houston Rockets while he helped cater the Rockets' locker room during a game agains the Brooklyn Nets on Februar…Upvote Share Tweet
Rockets assistant Sampson takes Houston jobnba.com Apr 2Kelvin Sampson, who committed numerous NCAA violations in past coaching jobs, is Houston's new basketball coach.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 2A gay Brooklyn food service worker alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Houston Rockets players used homophobic slurs to taunt him before a February 2013 game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center, and that the catering company for which he wo…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 2Dwight Howard has received a second shot in his sore left ankle, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale said following Tuesday's 105-96 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.Upvote Share Tweet
Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesdaynba.com Apr 1> The Rockets, winners of 10 of 14, will try and prevent the Nets from winning a franchise record fourteenth straight home game. They will do so without Dwight Howard, the subject of trade rumors involving the Nets in 2011. Howard has missed three of…Upvote Share Tweet
Daily Dime: With playoffs near, Rockets hobbledESPN.com Apr 1With Dwight Howard out, the Rockets' home-court hopes in balanceUpvote Share Tweet
Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Timedimemag.com Apr 1The All-Star break is just that, it’s a break, a reprieve, after which NBA players are supposed to head back to work rested, refocused, and poised to pounce on the most important stretch of the season. Many players flourish after the All-Star break, com…Upvote Share TweetFinally some good news for Rockets fans, who heard late last week Dwight Howard might miss 10 games after having a cyst removed from his ankle. Following a torn meniscus against the Sixers last week, many observers felt Patrick Beverley‘s season was don…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Mar 31Clippers forward Blake Griffin went through shootaround with the team Monday morning after missing most of Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets, and coach Doc Rivers said Griffin is "50-50" to play in Monday night's game.Upvote Share Tweet
The Rockets And Warriors Are Bill And Jalen's Sleeper Title Conte...Apr 15In a clip that will excite Warriors and Rockets fans, Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose answer the question, "Outside the top five, do you have a title sleeper or a title napper?"
Rockets Take Down SpursApr 14Dwight Howard had 20 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Rockets past the Spurs 104-98.
Are The Spurs The Favorites In The West?Apr 14Tim Legler and Tom Penn discuss if the Spurs are still the team to beat in the Western Conference.
NBA's Worst Dressed CoachesApr 13Amin Elhassan breaks down the the worst dressed coaches in the league.
Bucks announce sale of team, won't moveApr 16Longtime Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl announced Wednesday that he has reached an agreement to sell the team to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. The deal is valued at $550 million, according to sources familiar with the transaction…
Daily Dime: Clippers head to playoffs with questionsApr 15The Clippers head to the playoffs looking for winning combos
Lamar Odom-to-New York Knicks deal imminent, sources sayApr 15Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are progressing toward a deal to sign veteran free agent Lamar Odom before the NBA regular season ends Wednesday, according to sources briefed on the situation.
Damian Lillard's new adidas deal may be worth up to $100MApr 14Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard signed a contract extension with adidas on Monday that will make make him one of the highest-earning endorsers in the NBA.