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Before NBA draft lottery, Lakers already made Pelicans lucky

May. 16, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Time for the NBA draft lottery, where some team will get a nice reward for a miserable season. Not the Los Angeles Lakers, though. Their misery is set to make a good year even better for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are the lone playoff team among the clubs...

Rockets optimistic despite posting NBA's worst record again

Apr. 11, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Optimism abounds for the Houston Rockets despite finishing with the NBA’s worst record for a second straight season. “We didn’t have the season we wanted to, but we showed glimpses of what we can be,” rookie Jalen Green said. “So, I would hope that all the...

Hawks beat Rockets 130-114 but stay in 9th spot for play-in

Apr. 10, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta coach Nate McMillan is certainly glad his team's season didn't end Sunday with the regular-season finale. But next year he hopes the Hawks aren't clawing for a spot in the play-in tournament during the last few days of the season. Trae Young...

Pascal Siakam helps Raptors rally to beat Rockets 117-115

Apr. 08, 2022 23:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Gary Trent Jr. made the winning layup with 4.8 seconds left and the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets 117-115 on Friday night. Trent added 26 points for the Raptors in their home finale. With one game left in the...

Irving scores 42, Nets beat Rockets 118-105 to move to 8th

Apr. 05, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 42 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Houston Rockets 118-105 on Tuesday night to improve their position in the race for play-in seeding. Irving had 17 points in the fourth quarter to help the Nets pull away again after their 21-point lead...

Edwards has 33, Towns 28, Timberwolves beat Rockets 139-132

Apr. 03, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 33 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 28 and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a huge lead and held on for a 139-132 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. It’s the second straight victory for Minnesota, which is in seventh place in the...

Barnes scores 25 in Kings' 2nd win over Rockets in 3 days

Apr. 01, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Houston Rockets 122-117 on Friday night. The Rockets and Kings were playing each other for the second time in three days following Sacramento’s 121-118 win on Wednesday. “I...

Kings used balanced scoring attack to beat Rockets 121-118

Mar. 30, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Davion Mitchell, Damian Jones and Trey Lyles scored 24 points each, and the Sacramento Kings outlasted the Houston Rockets for a 121-118 win Wednesday night. It was a wild back-and-forth game where both teams had double-digit leads before staying close in the fourth...

NBA prospects get another college incentive with paid deals

Mar. 30, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NBA prospect Dyson Daniels will be tuned in for this weekend’s Final Four, watching college players pursue a national championship while maybe making endorsement money along the way. The Australian teenager won't feel like he is missing out, though. ...

Murray scores career-high 33, Spurs outlast Rockets 123-120

Mar. 28, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dejounte Murray scored a career-high 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 123-120 win over the Houston Rockets Monday night to inch closer to the final play-in spot in the Western Conference. It was the fourth straight victory for the Spurs, who moved...