Warriors Beat Rockets As James Harden Can't Get Final Shot Off

James Harden was brilliant all game, putting up a ridiculous 38/10/9 line without a ton of help from his non-Dwight Howard teammates. But on the final play of the game, down 99-98 with seven seconds to attack a scrambling Warriors defense, Harden inexplicably passed the ball to Howard, and when he got it back he… » 5/21/15 11:44pm Thursday 11:44pm

Clippers Blow Out Rockets, Advance To–Wait, What? The Rockets Won???

Late in the third quarter of last night’s game at Staples Center, the Rockets looked about as dead as any team has been in these playoffs. They’d been outscored 23-to-6 by the Clippers in the quarter and fallen behind by 19; they weren’t defending or working for good looks on offense and looked pretty much cool with… » 5/15/15 9:28am 5/15/15 9:28am

Rockets Return The Favor, Whoop The Clippers To Avoid Elimination

With the Grizzlies-Warriors, Wizards-Hawks, and Cavaliers-Bulls (before tonight) series all even at two games a piece, the Rockets-Clippers series was the outlier. The Clippers stomped all over the Rockets in Games 1, 3, and 4, winning by 16, 25, and 33 points. Chris Paul didn’t even play in the first, and played… » 5/13/15 1:13am 5/13/15 1:13am

It's Time For The Rockets To Go Home

In Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, the Clippers and Rockets conspired to murder the playoffs. Since then, the Clips have gotten their Point God back, gotten a taste for the Rockets’ blood, and taken a 3-1 series lead. As for the Rockets, they’re still trying to ruin this for everyone, and it’s time for… » 5/11/15 10:12am 5/11/15 10:12am

The Rockets And Clippers Tried To Murder The Playoffs 

If you were to take just a cursory glance at the box score from Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, you might think that a decent game was played. “This was a pretty high scoring game, that’s neat!” or, “Blake Griffin had a triple-double, that’s also neat!” or, “The score was close late into the fourth… » 5/05/15 11:46am 5/05/15 11:46am

Rockets' Twitter Guy Fired Over Emoji Violence

The Rockets’ Twitter account sent out a tweet Tuesday night as the team played Game 5 against the Mavericks, which showed a gun to a horse’s head in emoji, along with, “Shhhhh. Just close your eyes. It will all be over soon.” (Houston was in the process of eliminating Dallas.) The tweet was deleted shortly after, and… » 4/29/15 5:28pm 4/29/15 5:28pm

K.J. McDaniels Gets Two Chasedown Blocks In 10 Seconds


Houston Rockets rookie shooting guard K.J. McDaniels has quickly established himself as one of the best shot-blocking guards in the league. He’s averaging 1.1 blocks per game while playing just 22 minutes a night, and his 70 blocks put him ahead of big men like Taj Gibson, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Kenneth Faried. During… » 4/09/15 2:31pm 4/09/15 2:31pm

James Harden Thrown To Floor By Matt Barnes

James Harden got a step on Clippers D-and-3 guy (where "D" can be understood to stand for "dipshit goon with a sneer and six fouls to give") Matt Barnes in the second quarter; Barnes responded by unleashing his inner Wilber Marshall for some damn reason. For his efforts, he was awarded a flagrant-1 foul and some… » 3/15/15 4:35pm 3/15/15 4:35pm

Charles Barkley And His Crew Had The Dumbest Discussion About Analytics

There once was a time when TNT's Inside the NBA could be counted on to be the only sports studio show worth watching on a regular basis, but things have been trending downhill lately. Case in point: Last night's brain-dead discussion about basketball analytics, during which the collective ass-showing by those involved… » 2/11/15 9:38am 2/11/15 9:38am