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Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rockets look to future after trading Harden to Brooklyn

Jan. 17, 2021 4:27 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden forced his way out of Houston without bringing the Rockets an NBA title. Now that he’s in Brooklyn, the Rockets hope the huge haul of draft picks they received in the trade will allow them to chase championships in the future. “Our goal remains unchanged,”...

Houston Rockets' Christian Wood, right, looks to pass as he is defended by San Antonio Spurs' Rudy Gay (22) and Patty Mills during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Spurs end 4-game home skid, top short-handed Rockets 103-91

Jan. 16, 2021 8:39 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio couldn't match the intensity of the short-handed Houston Rockets for three quarters, yet a strong finish by the Spurs was enough to snap a four-game home losing streak. DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Dejounte Murray had 18 points and 10 rebounds and San Antonio rallied to...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) passes the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Houston. (Troy Taormina/Pool Photo via AP)

Harden sees title chance, says he'll sacrifice shots for it

Jan. 15, 2021 4:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden used his final interview in Houston to say that his team wasn't good enough. He has a whole new message now that he's in Brooklyn. Harden sees a roster that features Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, a coaching staff that includes a coach under whom he became the NBA's leading...

Houston Rockets guard Sterling Brown (0) and forward David Nwaba (2) celebrate their win over the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rockets rally past Spurs 109-105 in 1st game without Harden

Jan. 14, 2021 11:03 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Houston’s first game without James Harden went better than anyone could have expected. Christian Wood had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the Rockets rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-105 on Thursday night in their first game since trading away the franchise cornerstone....

James Harden of the Houston Rockets reacts to a basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

Analysis: Nets have pieces, now they need to fit together

Jan. 14, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Having a Big Three is great. That is, if those players want it to be great. And that’s the challenge in Brooklyn now, after agreeing to the trade that landed three-time reigning scoring champion James Harden from Houston: Getting Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, all individually great, to want to be...

Houston Rockets' James Harden leaves the court following a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Houston. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

James Harden headed to Nets in blockbuster multiteam deal

Jan. 14, 2021 9:55 AM EST

James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a potent trio featuring some of the NBA's highest scorers. The Nets acquired the three-time scoring champion from the Houston Rockets in a deal that became official on Thursday, a move Harden has sought for...

AP source: Brooklyn Nets agree to 4-team deal for James Harden, acquiring 3-time scoring champion from Houston Rockets

Jan. 13, 2021 4:48 PM EST
HOUSTON (AP) — AP source: Brooklyn Nets agree to 4-team deal for James Harden, acquiring 3-time scoring champion from Houston Rockets.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and coach Stephen Silas, right, react after a play during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Houston. (Troy Taormina/Pool Photo via AP)

Harden says 'crazy' Rockets situation can't be fixed

Jan. 13, 2021 12:08 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden publicly acknowledged his discord with the Houston Rockets for the first time Tuesday night following back-to-back blowout losses to the Los Angeles Lakers. “We're just not good enough ... I love this city. I literally have done everything that I can,” Harden...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) watches his shot next to Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Houston. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

James scores 26 as Lakers roll over Rockets 117-100

Jan. 12, 2021 10:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points in just more than three quarters and the Los Angeles Lakers never trailed in a 117-100 rout of the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Anthony Davis added 19 points and 10 rebounds in three quarters to help the Lakers to their second straight blowout over the...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) dunks over Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Toyota Center in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Davis has 27 as Lakers roll to 120-102 win over Rockets

Jan. 10, 2021 10:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Anthony Davis had 27 points, LeBron James added 18 and the Los Angeles Lakers won for the sixth time in seven games with a 120-102 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. “(Tonight) was just A.D. being A.D. and just having him back in the lineup gives us a whole other...