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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Going primetime: "The Jump" serving as pregame for ABC games

Jan. 18, 2020 11:44 AM EST

ESPN has gone through many pairings and approaches trying to build a pregame show during its 18 seasons broadcasting the NBA. This time it's using a successful daily show. The Rachel Nichols-led “The Jump” has been a daytime hit since debuting four years ago and is going primetime. It will lead off...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) looks for a shot as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) reaches in during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Lillard leads Trail Blazers to 117-107 win over Rockets

Jan. 16, 2020 1:20 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After getting off to a disappointing start this season, the Portland Trail Blazers are focused on playing much better going forward. On Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets they did that, limiting James Harden to his fewest points of the season in a 117-107 win. “A season is...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant reacts while the Grizzlies run out the clock in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant, Brooks lead Grizzlies to 121-110 win over Rockets

Jan. 15, 2020 12:39 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Early this season, the young Memphis Grizzlies were still learning how to close out games — a shortfall the team has overcome during its longest winning streak in more than three years. The Grizzlies outscored the Houston Rockets 36-27 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night as...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks to pass the ball under pressure from Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Harden passes 20,000 points, Rockets beat Wolves 139-109

Jan. 11, 2020 10:44 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden didn't have much to say after he surpassed 20,000 points on Saturday in Houston's blowout win over Minnesota. “It's a great accomplishment obviously," he said. “I have a bigger picture and bigger goals but it's pretty cool." Teammate and longtime friend Russell...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroeder (17) knocks the ball away from Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Westbrook scores 34 in return, but Thunder roll past Rockets

Jan. 10, 2020 1:30 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder spoiled Russell Westbrook's return. Westbrook scored 34 points, but the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 113-92 on Thursday night. Westbrook was a league MVP and two-time scoring champ for the Thunder before being traded to the Rockets last summer for Chris...

Harden, Young post triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks 122-115

Jan. 9, 2020 1:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night. Harden had 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second straight triple-double. Young had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He and...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game againsty the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Harden, Young get 40-point triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks

Jan. 8, 2020 11:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — James Harden's big first quarter gave Houston a lead that seemed safe. His misses helped give Atlanta a chance. Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night. Harden had 10 assists and 10...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) dribbles as Philadelphia 76ers guard Josh Richardson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Westbrook set to return to face a Thunder team that is OK

Jan. 7, 2020 3:13 AM EST

Once Russell Westbrook headed to Houston, the Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to be headed toward a rebuild. The team Westbrook returns to face this week doesn’t look like a team headed for the lottery. It’s playing like one Westbrook might see again in the postseason. The Thunder welcome back...

Philadelphia 76ers center Al Horford (42) looks to pass the ball as Houston Rockets guard James Harden defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Harden nets 44 in triple-double, Rockets beat 76ers 118-108

Jan. 4, 2020 12:04 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni is convinced James Harden operates on a different level than most players, especially after his latest dazzling performance. Harden had 44 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket as Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee, bottom, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Harden has 35 as Rockets down Nuggets 130-104

Dec. 31, 2019 10:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Now that the Houston Rockets are healthy, James Harden is excited for his team's possibilities. But he knows there will be ups and downs as his teammates figure out how to play together. Harden scored 35 points after missing the last game with an injury to lead the Rockets to a 130-104...