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Jokic, Nuggets bottle up Harden and Rockets in 105-95 win

Nov. 21, 2019 12:52 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Rule No. 1 in defending James Harden: Throw different looks at him. Rule No. 2: See above. At least, that was Denver’s highly effective blueprint. Nikola Jokic had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Denver played smothering defense on Harden and the Nuggets beat Houston 105-95 on Wednesday...

Carmelo Anthony takes a new outlook to his new team

Nov. 20, 2019 2:02 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had accepted the possibility that his NBA career might be over. That seems to have liberated him to come back on his own terms when he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. “I came to a point where I was willing to accept it either way,” Anthony said after...

Starting over: Anthony set with Blazers and jersey No. 00

Nov. 19, 2019 7:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is now with the Portland Trail Blazers and starting over with jersey No. 00. Word that the 10-time All-Star had joined the team broke Thursday night, but the agreement was not formalized until Tuesday when he signed a nonguaranteed contract that goes through January....

Harden, Westbrook help Rockets rout Trail Blazers 132-108

Nov. 18, 2019 11:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden has been scoring at such a prolific rate this season that his 36-point effort in Houston’s rout of Portland on Monday night actually caused his average to dip. “For him he had a subpar night,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said with a slight laugh. Russell...

Harden scores 49 points, Rockets beat Timberwolves 125-105

Nov. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Undermanned and playing for the second consecutive night, the Houston Rockets still had plenty of reason to be confident. “I would think it would give you confidence,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “You’re playing with a bazooka out there.” A bazooka...

Harden’s 44 points lead Rockets over Pacers 111-102

Nov. 15, 2019 11:35 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets got another huge offensive game from James Harden. But it was the team’s defense against the Indiana Pacers that the Rockets thought was the most impressive part of their win. Harden scored 44 points and the Rockets used a big fourth quarter run to pull away and...

AP Source: Carmelo Anthony to return to NBA with Blazers

Nov. 15, 2019 12:47 AM EST

Carmelo Anthony is getting another shot in the NBA. The 10-time All-Star is returning to the league with the Portland Trail Blazers, a person with knowledge of the details said Thursday. Anthony hasn’t played since a short stint with the Houston Rockets ended a little more than a year ago after just 10...

Harden scores 47 points, Rockets beat Clippers 102-93

Nov. 13, 2019 11:57 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was pestered and harassed on defense by Patrick Beverley for most of Houston’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Despite all of Beverley’s antics Harden still scored 47 points and the Rockets outlasted the Clippers 102-93 in a wild game that...

Houston’s Gordon expected to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

Nov. 13, 2019 12:59 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss about six weeks. Gordon was injured on Monday night against New Orleans and general manager Daryl Morey announced that he had surgery on Wednesday. Gordon has appeared in nine games with two...

Harden scores 39 points as Rockets beat Pelicans 122-116

Nov. 12, 2019 12:21 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As usual, scoring comes in concentrated bursts for James Harden. Harden scored 19 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 Monday night. The NBA's leading scorer has averaged 40.6 points in his last eight games, but...