Cavs Notebook: Lue says Green to help on Harden

J.R. Smith will do most of the heavy lifting tonight for the Cleveland Cavaliers as he attempts to check Houston’s James Harden, but he will have some help. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue told reporters during his pregame press conference Jeff Green will also play in a big part of attempting to help contain Harden. Green […]

J.R.’s Mission Impossible: Try to D up Harden

J.R. Smith could be in line for a lead role should another Mission Impossible sequel be in the works. For that’s pretty much his job description tonight for the Cleveland Cavaliers when they host the Houston Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena. Smith’s mission — should he choose to accept it (he really doesn’t have a […]

Harden’s 60-point triple-double makes history

James Harden is no stranger to piling up big numbers on the hardwood, but what he did Tuesday night was historic. Harden scored 60 points as part of a triple-double in the leading the Rockets to a 114-107 conquest of the visiting Orlando Magic. Scoring 60 points as part of a triple-double — adding 10 […]

Chances of LeBron leaving increasing, writer says

Don’t look now, Cleveland Cavaliers fans, but with what’s been transpiring with your favorite basketball team on the court has once against rekindled talk about LeBron James bolting Northeast Ohio again via free agency this summer. Sam Amick of USA Today appeared on the HoopsHype Podcast with Alex Kennedy and sees the possibility of James […]

KD on Capela: His role with Rockets is ‘easy’

Clint Capela’s boast that he and his Houston Rockets teammates are “better” than the Golden State Warriors after after their 116-108 win Saturday night in Houston didn’t impact the Warriors much. At least according to Golden State forward Kevin Durant. “They should feel confident,” Durant told reporters of the Rockets after practice Monday. “Obviously, we’re […]

Rockets’ Capela after taking down Dubs: ‘We are better’

While the Cleveland Cavaliers — and 28 other teams in the NBA — are suffering from the same illness, the Houston Rockets are just fine, thank you. The “illness,” of course, has been diagnosed as “Warrior paranoia.” As in, trying to figure out anecdotes to cure or at least temper different levels of self-doubt and […]

Rockets’ Harden expected to return Thursday

Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden has been out since Dec. 31 because of a Grade 2 left hamstring strain but is planning to make his return this Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to ESPN, Harden should be able to go versus the Wolves barring any setbacks during Wednesday’s practice. Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters Sunday that […]

James again king of jersey sales in China

LeBron James‘ team may be struggling against Steph Curry’s, but King James has reclaimed his throne in China. Since James returned home to Cleveland in the summer of 2014, the Cavaliers are 9-17 against the Warriors, even though four of those victories came in him leading Cleveland to the NBA title in 2015-16, ending the […]

Reports: Rockets try to tangle with Clippers after loss

The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the visiting Houston Rockets 113-105 on Monday, but that apparently wasn’t the only beating either team wanted to put on the other. According to multiple and ongoing reports, the two teams exchanged not-so-pleasantries after the game, much of which appeared to stem from Rockets star Chris Paul’s return to face […]

Rockets sign Brown, release Weber

The Houston Rockets have signed guard Markel Brown to a two-way contract and released Briante Weber, the team announced in a press release. Brown has been playing for the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League, after getting waived by the Thunder in training camp. He was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers in training camp […]

Rockets’ Harden could return Thursday

Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden has been out since Dec. 31 because of a Grade 2 left hamstring strain but could return to the lineup this week. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters Sunday that Harden could play as soon as Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves or Saturday versus the Golden State Warriors. On the season, Harden is averaging […]

Rockets to sign R.J. Hunter to deal

The Houston Rockets will add guard R.J. Hunter to their roster Sunday, according to a report. The move was tweeted by Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. Rockets to sign 2015 Celtics first-round draft pick R.J. Hunter to a two-way contract. Can't quite place the name? Check with Baylor (gently.) via @houstonchron — Jonathan […]

Chris Paul: Ref Scott Foster was ‘at his finest’ after T

Add another to the list of NBA players who are frustrated about the growing friction between referees and players. Chris Paul, late of the Los Angeles Clippers and now of the Houston Rockets, took it a step further Wednesday night, calling our veteran official Scott Foster by name after a game with the Portland Trail […]

Rockets’ Harden could be back next week

Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden has been out since Dec. 31 due to a Grade 2 left hamstring strain but could return to the lineup sooner than expected. According to ESPN Houston, Harden is progressing well with his recovery and should be back on the court next week. On the season, Harden is averaging 32.3 […]