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AP sources: Wall to be bought out, intends to join Clippers

Jun. 27, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

John Wall and the Houston Rockets have agreed that his contract will be bought out, a move that will free him to sign with any team of his choosing, two people with knowledge of the situation said Monday night. Wall’s preference will be to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers,...

Houston takes Auburn's Jabari Smith with third overall pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After falling to the third overall pick by the Houston Rockets after most projected him to go No. 1 in the NBA draft, Jabari Smith Jr. wasn't worried about the two teams that didn't pick him. He was looking ahead to how he'll help the one that did. “Ultimately I...

Magic-Rockets, Pistons-Blazers to open Vegas summer league

Jun. 20, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Summer League will start with a little Midnight Madness feel, at least in some of the country. And if the Orlando Magic keep the No. 1 draft pick, then that player won't wait long for his summer debut. The league released the 75-game summer...

AP source: Mavericks acquire Christian Wood for 4 players

Jun. 15, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement said the Houston Rockets are trading center Christian Wood, their leading scorer and rebounder this season, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for four players and a draft pick. Boban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, Sterling Brown and Marquese...

Rockets guard Jalen Green partners with new Asian league

Jun. 01, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Before Jalen Green joined the Houston Rockets, becoming the highest-drafted Asian American player in the NBA, he'd already experienced close up how passionate the people of the Philippines were about the game he loved to play. It's part of the reason he's...

Celtics reach NBA Finals, hold off Heat 100-96 in Game 7

May. 30, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Not this time. After being thwarted on the doorstep of the NBA Finals three other times in the previous five seasons, the Boston Celtics have broken through. The beasts of the East, again. And now a chance at an NBA title awaits. Eastern...

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...