Fire Extinguisher Becomes Weapon In Fight Between Robin Lopez And The Rockets Mascot

Robin Lopez does not like mascots. He has had an ongoing series of beeves with just about every mascot in the NBA, including our friend Clutch the bear here. You may recall the wonderfully cryptic interview he gave about his disdain for the Toronto Raptor, but he is by no means limited to anti-reptile violence. »Sunday 10:11am11/22/15 10:11am

A Blown Goaltending Call Might Have Cost The Clippers Their Revenge Against The Rockets 

With just about a shot clock’s worth of time left in the fourth quarter in last night’s Clippers-Rockets game, Blake Griffin rose and missed a layup that would have tied the game at 107. His follow-up also missed, thanks in part to Dwight Howard tipping it away when it was above the cylinder. »11/08/15 1:10pm11/08/15 1:10pm

James Harden's Drunk As Hell And Yelling About Adidas

Rockets shooting guard James Harden was spotted leaving a Manhattan club early this morning, clearly overjoyed as he sang a line from Travis Scott’s “Antidote.” The guy taking video for TMZ asked Harden, who signed a 13-year contract with Adidas in August, if the shoe company was still mad at him for wearing Nikes out… »9/16/15 12:10pm9/16/15 12:10pm

Astros, Rockets Suing Comcast Over Failed CSN Houston Network

In 2010, MLB’s Houston Astros and the NBA’s Rockets held $550 million in equity of their then-flagship network, Comcast SportsNet Houston. Four years later, DirecTV bought the network’s assets for a mere $1,000. Those four disastrous years have now resulted in a massive lawsuit brought by the professional sports clubs… »6/11/15 7:19pm6/11/15 7:19pm

Four Minutes Of Josh Smith Being Bad Against The Warriors

Josh Smith wasn’t absolutely horrible for the Rockets in their playoff series against the Warriors, but he did have his bad moments. Someone compiled and helpfully annotated his blunders—mostly on defense, with a few bad three-point attempts sprinkled in—in a four-minute video. There’s a nice Easter egg for those who… »5/29/15 2:25pm5/29/15 2:25pm

How Did We All Get Sucked Into James Harden's Nightmare?

He had more turnovers than shot attempts. The whole performance was bad—sickeningly bad, broadly and in nearly all its details—but the main thing to know is that in last night’s Game 5 elimination, Houston’s James Harden conveyed the ball to the Golden State Warriors more times (13, a playoff record) than he conveyed… »5/28/15 9:35am5/28/15 9:35am

The Golden State Warriors Advance To The NBA Finals

Despite the 104-90 victory, the Warriors didn’t make it easy on themselves. They shot only 41%—and a putrid 23% in the first quarter—and never got their three-point shooting on track. Andrew Bogut picked up two early fouls, and Klay Thompson picked up five pretty stupid fouls (and had to go back to the locker room… »5/28/15 12:42am5/28/15 12:42am

These Rockets Fans Are The Worst Tic-Tac-Toe Players Ever

Children generally learn the optimal tic-tac-toe strategy by the time they’re 10 years old, but don’t tell these Houston Rockets fans that. Selected to take part in a promotion before the fourth quarter of last night’s win over the Warriors, these two knuckleheads struggled equally with the tic-tac-toe and… »5/26/15 9:06am5/26/15 9:06am

First Quarter Offensive Explosion Propels Rockets Past Warriors

As well as the Warriors played in Game 3, the Rockets played even better in the first quarter of Game 4. Besides James Harden, the Rockets starters are all inconsistent offensive performers. But in the first quarter the Rockets went 17-21, 8-9 from three. James Harden scored “only” 10 of the Rockets’s 45 points, as… »5/26/15 12:31am5/26/15 12:31am