Latest Kelly Olynyk News

Canada basketball loads camp roster for Tokyo qualifying bid

May. 27, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

Virtually all of Canada’s top NBA players, excluding those who are injured, have accepted invitations to attend training camp next month in advance of that country’s last chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Canada will play host to a six-team qualifier in...

Rockets optimistic about future despite NBA-worst record

May. 18, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone said Tuesday that he isn’t sure who will be attending the June 22 draft lottery when the team finds out where it will pick in July’s draft. But based on the luck he had in his first season as GM, he joked...

Rockets get 122-115 win with Clippers resting stars

May. 14, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 20 points and fell a rebound shy of a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snapped a seven-game skid with a 122-115 victory over a Los Angeles Clippers team that rested several starters Friday night. Olynyk had 11 assists and nine...

Kuzma's late basket gives Lakers 3rd straight win

May. 13, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers are keeping alive their slim hopes of trying to avoid the play-in tournament. Kyle Kuzma's driving layup with 6.9 seconds remaining gave the short-handed Lakers a 124-122 victory...

Lillard, Blazers score 50 in first, blast Rockets 140-129

May. 11, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 34 points and nine rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers raced to a 140-129 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night. The Blazers scored 50 points in the first quarter, setting a franchise record...

NBA-leading Jazz beat Rockets 124-116 for 50th victory

May. 09, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Georges Niang tied a career high with 24 points and the NBA-leading Utah Jazz beat the short-handed Houston Rockets 124-116 on Saturday night to reach 50 victories. Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 — his seventh...

Bucks beat Rockets 141-133, tie Nets for 2nd place in East

May. 07, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brook Lopez had 24 points and Khris Middleton scored 21 of his 23 in the second half to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the short-handed Houston Rockets 141-133 on Friday night for their fifth consecutive victory. The Bucks (43-24) tied Brooklyn for...

Joel Embiid has 34 points in 3 quarters, 76ers beat Rockets

May. 05, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid had 34 points in just 25 minutes and the Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to six games with a 135-115 victory over the short-handed Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. The Eastern Conference leaders were up by double figures...