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American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas

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Houston Rockets: American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas
The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston. The Rockets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the Toyota Center, located in Downtown Houston. Throughout its history, Houston has won two NBA championships and four Western Conference titles. It was established in 1967 as the San Diego Rockets, an expansion team originally based in San Diego. In 1971, the Rockets relocated to Houston.


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Russell Westbrook Left $8,000 Tip For Housekeepers After NBA Bubble Exit

Incredible gesture by Houston Rockets superstar Russell Westbrook ... who showed his thanks to the NBA bubble housekeepers by leaving a fat, $8,000 tip!!! Remember, most players were stuck in the same.. - Published

Baylor season opener against Houston postponed by COVID-19 concerns

Baylor and Houston were set to open their college football seasons Saturday. The game was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. - Published

James leads Lakers to first NBA conference final in 10 years

The Los Angeles Lakers seal a 4-1 series win over the Houston Rockets to reach their first Western Conference final for 10 years.
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Lakers finish off Rockets with Game 5 rout to reach Western Conference finals

The Lakers started fast and rolled to a 119-96 win over the Rockets to reach the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2010. - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Danuel House Booted from NBA Bubble Over Unauthorized Guest in Hotel Room

Danuel House ... is being sent home. The Houston Rockets player has officially been kicked out of the NBA bubble environment in Orlando, Florida after league officials say he broke COVID protocol by.. - Published

Rockets' Danuel House leaving NBA bubble after investigation finds he violated health protocols

Houston's Danuel House is out of the bubble after an NBA investigation found he had unauthorized guest in his hotel room, violating safety protocols. - Published

James' Lakers one win away from Western Conference final

The Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from the Western Conference final after a bruising 110-100 victory against the Houston Rockets.
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NBA's Danuel House Investigated Over Woman in Hotel Room, Denies Wrongdoing

The NBA has launched an investigation into Houston Rockets forward Danuel House -- after he allegedly violated Bubble protocol by allowing a woman into his hotel room. The twist ... the woman in.. - Published

LeBron James sets tone with scoring and defense to lift Lakers over Rockets in Game 3

LeBron James tallied 36 points, six rebounds, five assists and four blocks to boost the Lakers over the Rockets in Game 3 and take a 2-1 series lead. - Published

James, Davis help Lakers hold on to beat Rockets, tie series

james, davis help lakers hold on to beat rockets, tie series
LeBron James had 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, Anthony Davis added 34 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers evened the Western Conference semifinals by beating ......
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Rockets' James Harden, Russell Westbrook overcome Lakers' LeBron James, Anthony Davis in Game 1

The Rockets' stars outperformed the Lakers' stars as Houston stole Game 1 with a comfy 112-97 win over Los Angeles. - Published

Chris Paul on Scott Foster's delay of game call: 'That (expletive) don't make no sense'

After the Houston Rockets defeated the OKC Thunder in Game 7, Chris Paul took issue with referee Scott Foster's delay of game call on him. - Published

Rockets beat Thunder to set up play-off series against Lakers

A late defensive play from James Harden helps the Houston Rockets set up a Western Conference semi-final against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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How James Harden sealed Houston Rockets' Game 7 victory vs. Oklahoma City Thunder despite poor shooting

James Harden might have struggled shooting the ball, but he came through with the biggest play in the Rockets' Game 7 win over the Thunder. - Published

Houston Rockets falter in final moments as Oklahoma City Thunder force Game 7

With Game 6 on the line - and the chance to wrap the series available to them - the Rockets couldn't close and now head to Game 7 vs. the Thunder. - Published

Houston Rockets take 2-0 series lead in first-round matchup with Oklahoma City Thunder

The Houston Rockets attempted an NBA playoff record 56 3-pointers (making 19) in their Game 2 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. - Published

Pacers hold off Rockets despite Harden's 45 points

pacers hold off rockets despite harden's 45 points
Myles Turner and Justin Holiday scored 18 points apiece as the Indiana Pacers withstood a 45-point performance from Houston star James Harden Wednesday in a 108-104 NBA victory over the Rockets...
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NBA cries foul and pulls out of Xinjiang project

nba cries foul and pulls out of xinjiang project
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has severed ties to a training center in China’s western Xinjiang region, where Beijing faces growing international condemnation over its treatment of..
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Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook confirms he tested positive for COVID-19

Russell Westbrook tested positive for COVID-19, the Houston Rockets star announced on Twitter Monday afternoon. - Published

Rockets' Russell Westbrook to produce documentary series on Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

Russell Westbrook has partnered with production company Blackfin for the series about one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history. - Published

NBA teams can reopen practice facilities Friday; at the moment, only three teams are on board

NBA's Rockets, Nuggets and Trail Blazers plan to open practice facilities for workouts Friday, but Golden State won't open until June 1 at earliest. - Published

Rockets strike Iraqi base hosting foreign forces for 3rd time in a week

rockets strike iraqi base hosting foreign forces for 3rd time in a week
Rockets struck an Iraqi base that hosts foreign forces on Tuesday, according to AFP. The Iraqi Al Sumaria news reported that two rockets struck the Basmaya camp, located south of Baghdad, on Tuesday...
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Rockets GM Daryl Morey happy with roster after trade: 'We feel very comfortable we can beat the Lakers'

Daryl Morey considers the Lakers the favorite to win the NBA title, but he's confident the Rockets have the roster to take down L.A. - Published

Robert Covington traded to Rockets, Clint Capela to Hawks in massive 4-team deal

Robert Covington and Clint Capela are on the move as part of a massive four-team trade agreed to by the Rockets, Hawks, Timberwolves and Nuggets. - Published

Harden passes 20,000 points, Rockets beat Wolves 139-109

harden passes 20,000 points, rockets beat wolves 139-109
James Harden scored 32 points in three quarters to surpass 20,000 and the Houston Rockets rolled to an easy 139-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. Houston led by ......
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Rockets' Russell Westbrook's pre-game attire: 'No Regrets' with thankful nod to Thunder franchise

Russell Westbrook was back in the arena where he played for 11 seasons, and the message on his sweatshirt made his feelings clear: "No Regrets" - Published

Harden has 35 as Rockets down Nuggets 130-104

harden has 35 as rockets down nuggets 130-104
HOUSTON (AP) — Now that the Houston Rockets are healthy, James Harden is excited for his team’s possibilities. But he knows there will be ups and downs as his teammates figure out how to play..
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How Rockets' James Harden has set NBA records, changed game and ignored criticism

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NBA rejects Rockets request to replay finale of game after referee error

The NBA rejects the Houston Rockets' request to replay the finale of their defeat by the San Antonio Spurs during which a James Harden dunk was incorrectly ruled out.
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NBA denies Rockets' protest over James Harden's uncounted basket in loss to Spurs

Although the NBA disciplined three officials, Commissioner Adam Silver did not believe missed call warranted league overturning game's outcome. - Published

Harden dunk incorrectly ruled out as Rockets beaten by Spurs

The Houston Rockets fall to a controversial 135-133 defeat by the San Antonio Spurs after a James Harden dunk is incorrectly ruled out.
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'Missed' dunk by James Harden proves costly in Rockets' double-OT loss to Spurs

James Harden's dunk did not end up counting in a confusing moment in the fourth quarter of the Houston Rockets' loss to the San Antonio Spurs. - Published

America's Rivalry With China Is Nothing Like the Cold War

america's rivalry with china is nothing like the cold war
Anyone looking for evidence of a growing economic and ideological conflict between China and the United States will have no trouble finding something —the trade war now roiling both countries’..
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James Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Pacers

james harden scores 44 points, rockets beat pacers
James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets used a big fourth quarter run to beat the Indiana Pacers 111-102 on Friday night. Houston has won a season-high six games in a row and Harden has..
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'Master of the game' Harden scores 47 points in Rockets win

James Harden is called a "master of the game" after his 47-point haul helps the Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Rockets' Austin Rivers implores refs to give dad and Clippers coach Doc a technical foul

Clippers coach Doc Rivers was ejected after receiving two technical fouls. Son Austin, a guard for the Rockets, was loving every minute of it. - Published

Harden scores 59 as Rockets win 159-158, Curry breaks hand in Warriors loss

harden scores 59 as rockets win 159-158, curry breaks hand in warriors loss
James Harden almost scored 60 points as the Houston Rockets won a high-scoring thriller against the Washington Wizards, while the Golden State Warriors' season went from bad to worse after Stephen..
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Chris Paul jokingly asks new Rockets star Russell Westbrook to leave Thunder locker room

The Rockets' Russell Westbrook and the Thunder's Chris Paul faced each other for the first time since their offseason trade. CP3 even brought jokes! - Published

Rockets' D'Antoni exudes calm despite lame-duck status: 'It's not going to change the way I coach'

Mike D'Antoni is not under contract beyond this season, but he won't let that affect him. Especially when he believes Houston has a true title shot. - Published

Pence accuses NBA of 'acting like a wholly owned subsidiary' of China

pence accuses nba of 'acting like a wholly owned subsidiary' of china
Vice President Pence on Thursday hammered the NBA and Nike for their handling of the controversy surrounding a Houston Rockets executive's tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters, accusing the companies..
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China's CCTV shuns NBA season opening games following Hong Kong tweet row

Chinese state television did not air the National Basketball Association's (NBA) season opening games, underscoring the damage on the U.S. league's business in the country following a Houston Rockets..
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Shaq backs Rockets' Morey in Hong Kong protest controversy

National Basketball Association Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal on Tuesday said he agreed with Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who came under fire from China after he voiced his support for..
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"Daryl Morey was right": Shaq speaks out on NBA-China controversy

The Houston Rockets GM set off a firestorm between the NBA and China when he tweeted his support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong
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Can Adam Silver save the NBA in China?

The 2019 NBA season starts tonight, but the organization is still facing backlash from China after Rockets' manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Wall Street..
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver will face ‘retribution’ for defaming China, state media says

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Chinese state media has warned that NBA commissioner Adam Silver will face “retribution” for defaming China in the latest twist to a dispute that began with a basketball team executive tweeting his..
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NBA's relationship with China frayed over Hong Kong protests

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says China asked the league to fire Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, following Morey's tweet supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The situation has..
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NBA's Silver says Hong Kong tweet furor already hit league's bottom line

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
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NBA Commissioner says league hit by huge financial losses due to Hong Kong tweet

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
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