Houston Rockets Articles

Few people thought the Houston Rockets could make it this far. They were counted out after falling into a 3-1 hole against the Los Angeles Clippers, only to surge and make a historic comeback in the second round. Such a feat was not meant to...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
NBA Western Conference Finals Preview and Prediction
The Houston Rockets are riding one of the craziest emotional highs you’ll see in the NBA. Looking dead and done in their series against the Los Angeles Clippers last Thursday night, down three games to two on the road and losing big in the...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Who wants to watch DeAndre Jordan — or anyone, for that matter — shoot 34 free throws in one game? That’s what happened Sunday night, in Game 4 of Jordan’s Los Angeles Clippers’ series against the Houston Rockets...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. You should think of the woman who brought you into this world fondly: Give her a call, send her some flowers, perhaps even have a meal with her if she’s not too far from your area code. Be a nice son or...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Chris Paul has long been one of the NBA’s best players. But Saturday night, he ascended into the echelon of timeless legends. His inspired, hobbled performance in the Los Angeles Clippers’ Game 7 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, 111-...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Los Angeles is the basketball capital of the world. The home of the Lakers, the sport’s most storied franchise, is also the breeding ground for many of the NBA’s best ballers, and will likely continue to be for a long, long time. ...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
One of the more missable stories of the NBA season has been Dwight Howard’s absence from the Houston Rockets’ lineup. The former three-time Defensive Player of the Year has suited up for just 32 contests this year, owing his most recent...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
You can call Daryl Morey the beef master. The Houston Rockets’ general manager is more outspoken — and more well-known — than most men of his profession. A contrarian innovator with a mouth to make you know about it, he...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
March, the month when football’s fully asleep and baseball is still reaching for the alarm clock, is when the NBA really starts to take off. James Harden seemed to understand that yesterday, delivering a sizziing, MVP-caliber performance...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Charles Barkley’s always got a lot of words, and a lot of opinions, during TNT broadcasts. Last night, Houston Rockets’ general manger Daryl Morey wasn't too thrilled with what Chuck was saying. Barkley laid into the Rockets...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Holy hell, Kyrie Irving. 55 is a lot of points. The Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard was sensational last night, leading his team past the vaunted Portland Trail Blazers, 99-94. Irving shot 17-for-36, tallying 56 percent of his team...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Add another line item to James Harden’s MVP resume. The Houston Rockets star scored 45 points against the Indiana Pacers last night, and did it with extreme efficiency. The Beard was 12-for-18 from the field, and 14-for-15 from the charity...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
The term “addition by subtraction” has rarely seen brighter days.  The Detroit Pistons are playing their best basketball in years, after cutting so-called star Josh Smith from their roster, eating tens of millions of dollars...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
“Strained right knee” is a mysterious term even for medical experts, and certainly so for the average, Houston Rockets-loving person. But that’s about all Dwight Howard’s franchise has revealed about his extended absence,...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
It was not a nice summer for the Houston Rockets, and their celebrity general manager Daryl Morey. After Chris Bosh spurned ongoing talks with Houston to return to the Miami Heat on a deal worth around $118 million, the basketball world was ready...
Rob Doster
7 months ago
Must-Watch NBA Games of the Week
Monday: New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00 PM ETAnthony Davis is the future of NBA big men — an insanely long, multi-skilled player with enough athleticism and speed to both protect your rim and slash to it to score from deep on...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
The NBA season is here. Well, tomorrow it will be, anyway — and we’re here to guide you through the year’s most exciting appetizer contests.Houston Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers - Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 PM ET, TNTThere’ll...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Paul Pierce set a hell of a tone for the NBA preseason when he poked the Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah in the forehead. “We’re going to be the instigators,” he said of his new club, the Washington Wizards. After more unusually...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Lebron James
LeBron James - the world’s greatest active basketball player - has officially opted-out of his contract with the Miami Heat. This wasn’t a completely unexpected move, but the timing is a bit curious. James was slated to earn $20.6...
Evan Buhler
1 year ago
100 Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names
The NBA season is about to tip off, which means it’s almost time for fantasy basketball. To win a championship, you’ve got to hit the draft big boards hard, fast break the waiver wire-to-wire and have the ball bounce your way. But in...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
As always, the NBA Draft started at breakneck speed. Commissioner David Stern came out from behind his almighty Oz curtain and was greeted as he has been for years — with aggressive booing from the Prudential Center crowd. “Thank you for the...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
Athlon Sports’ 2012 NBA Mock Draft (updated June 27, 4:45 p.m. ET) breaks down all 30 picks in the first round, highlighting each “tier” of talent and exploring several trade rumors in the opening round of the June 28 draft. TIER 1 Potential...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
by Josh Kipnis The owners of the NBA are cry-babies.  We saw them whine and tear during the lockout, and now they think that’s the only way they can get what they want.  They crawl up to Daddy (Commissioner David Stern), scrunch up...
Josh Kipnis
3 years ago
Yao Ming is quitting basketball. The eight-time All-Star who averaged 19 points and 9.2 rebounds per game was an enigma when it came to the NBA game. Now multiple stress fractures in his feet have forced him to hang up his sneakers instead of...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Skilled, potentially dominant big men are very difficult to find in basketball these days. Dwight Howard’s had years to develop something resembling an offensive repertoire, learning from one of the last talented inside scorers, Patrick Ewing....
Scott Henry
3 years ago