Garland, Mitchell lead Cavs past Lakers to 8th straight win
Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points and Darius Garland added 24 in the dynamic Cleveland backcourt’s return from injury absences, and the Cavaliers rolled past LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers 114-100 for their eighth consecutive victory.
James, Davis help Lakers win for first time this season
LeBron James scored 26 points and Anthony Davis added 23 to help the Los Angeles Lakers to their first win of the season with a 121-110 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. Russell Westbrook had 18 points for the Lakers (1-5), who had lost their first five games of the season under first-year head coach Darvin Ham. Los Angeles was the last winless team in the NBA.news.yahoo.com
Thompson has season-high 33, Warriors edge Lakers 117-115
Klay Thompson scored 16 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, Stephen Curry made a clutch layup with 46 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Lakers 117-115, spoiling another scoring milestone by LeBron James.
‘The Owners Are Coming for Them’: Stephen A. Smith Thinks Players Are Slacking on the Job While Taking Advantage of Collective Bargaining
The trade deadline has come and gone without the Lakers trading Russell Westbrook. We all know the Lakers have struggled, but now it’s getting to the point where […]news.yahoo.com
Americans are generally supportive of U.S. efforts to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict
NATO countries are trying to steer Russia away from invading Ukraine. And U.S. voters are generally supportive of the Biden administration's efforts to resolve the conflict. Jason McMann, a geopolitical risk analyst at Morning Consult, joins CBS News' Nikki Battiste with more.news.yahoo.com
Claxton oops over James late, Nets hold off Lakers 122-115
Nic Claxton threw down a tiebreaking alley-oop over LeBron James with 40.7 seconds left, and James Harden and the Brooklyn Nets returned from a week-long COVID-19 hiatus to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 122-115 Saturday night. The last helper was a lob that Claxton caught with two hands while soaring over James, who had just helped Los Angeles erase a 20-point deficit. Claxton posterized the 17-time All-Star, then made a free throw for a three-point play and a 118-115 lead.news.yahoo.com
LeBron draws blood on Stewart's face in Pistons-Lakers melee
LeBron James was ejected from the Los Angeles Lakers-Detroit Pistons game after drawing blood on Isaiah Stewart's face when they were tangled up while boxing out for a rebound on Sunday night. James's left elbow and hand appeared to make contact with Stewart above the neck, sending him into a bloody rage. Detroit's center had to be held back more than once, keeping him separated from the NBA superstar.news.yahoo.com
Crypto collectibles are selling for thousands — and celebrities like Mark Cuban are cashing in
The cryptocurrency world is abuzz with talk of digital collectibles, unique virtual tokens that can represent anything from art to sports memorabilia. People have been paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for these NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. Even Mark Cuban and other celebrities are cashing in on the NFT craze. It's reminded some investors of the initial coin offering, or ICO, bubble in 2017, when multiple start-ups issued new digital tokens to raise money. There are some parallels with the ICO frenzy — for example, celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Mark Cuban have recently sold NFTs.cnbc.com
NBA star Russell Westbrook invests in Varo Bank after $63 million funding round
Russell Westbrook #4 of the Washington Wizards reacts prior to playing against the Denver Nuggets at Capital One Arena on February 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. National Basketball Association star Russell Westbrook has joined financial tech firm Varo Bank as a new investor after the company raised $63 million in a new funding round. Varo Bank announced the funding round on Thursday, adding Westbrook's investment was made through his enterprise firm. Investment company Jefferies Group advised Westbrook in the transition. In his first year with the Washington Wizards, Westbrook is averaging 18.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 9.5 assists.cnbc.com
TV-radio listings: Jan. 28
TikTok user breaks down environmental racism in Harris County Apparently, some people believe environmental racism is a myth — and Frederick Lewis is not...Ted Cruz encounters his first burned bridge of 2021 The senator is not having a good time on Twitter lately. What you should know about Texans' new coach David Culley David Culley is known as a players' coach and even worked well with Terrell Owens.chron.com
TV-radio listings: Jan. 27
Here's how Rick Ross was influenced by Houston In the early years of his career, Rick Ross was largely influenced by DJ Screw and other...What was behind the John Wall-Russell Westbrook on-court feud? Wall and Westbrook both talked about what was going on in their spat on the court.chron.com
Rockets Trade Covington to Portland. Are Bigger Moves on the Horizon?
Late Monday night, the Rockets dealt Robert Covington for former Rocket Trevor Ariza and two first round draft picks, including the sixteenth pick in Wednesday's draft. Which brings about the question: Are the Rockets about to implode the entire team and start from scratch? Any deal to net one of the team's two superstars would have to include a package of players and draft picks. Already strapped for cash, with minimal young assets and no draft picks, it makes sense that the Rockets would at least consider imploding it all. So, if this is the end of this era of the Houston Rockets, perhaps burning the whole thing to the ground is the right approach.houstonpress.com
TV-radio listings: Nov. 12
Using Instagram clues to figure out James Harden's Rockets future James Harden caused a bit of a star with a cryptic Instagram video on Monday. 15 Etsy gifts to remind Houstonians of home Houstonians don't need to get on a plane to feel at home this year, shop Etsy instead.chron.com
TV-radio listings: Nov. 11
‘Hou-Ville' is coming to downtown Houston Santa is coming to town and bringing an Astros-themed gingerbread house with him. Astros to make Sugar Land Skeeters their Class AAA affiliate It just got a lot easier for Astros fans to see some of their team's top prospects. Houston's unsung heroes come to life in Discovery Green Looking to pay tribute to Houston's heroes? Discovery Green is the place for you.chron.com
TV-radio listings: Nov. 10
Texas lawmakers begin push to legalize marijuana Marijuana is legal in some form in 38 states, but Texas is not one of them...yet. Houston City Council approves COVID relief Fifteen restaurants & companies will deliver up to 20K meals per week, through the end of...chron.com
TV-radio listings: Nov. 9
Representation matters and Disney knows it A new Disney ad, "From Our Family to Yours," features a Filipino family paying homage to...Biopic depicting the life of Houston's DJ Screw debuts this month The Houston Cinema Arts Festival will host two events to honor the legendary DJ. Reports: Rockets' Russell Westbrook wants to be traded There are reports of Russell Westbrook wanting to move on from James Harden and the Rockets.chron.com
TV-radio listings: Nov. 8
Biopic depicting the life of Houston's DJ Screw debuts this month The Houston Cinema Arts Festival will host two events to honor the legendary DJ. Reports: Rockets' Russell Westbrook wants to be traded There are reports of Russell Westbrook wanting to move on from James Harden and the Rockets.chron.com
Rating the Roster Teardown Possibilities For Each Houston Team
It wasn't all that long ago that we were touting a "golden age" of Houston sports. each has at least one player who has the talent to be in the MVP conversation in his respective sport. MITIGATING FACTORMoving Harden almost assuredly turns this team into an also-ran, which would make for some likely apathy among Houston sports fans. It think betting on a teardown is betting on the underdog, but I think some sort of modified rebuild is absolutely in play. Someone is going to have a hell of a roster cleanup on their hands when they take over for him.houstonpress.com
Rockets Take 2-0 Lead on OKC: Four Thoughts
On Thursday, the Rockets took a commanding lead in the series beating Oklahoma City 111-98 thanks to a furious second half comeback. By the second half, Houston refocused its defense and found its shot. The key for House is effort and he gave it, particularly in the second half. His energy and quick hands were a big part of what spurred the Rockets second half comeback. After a miserable shooting first half, the Rockets did what they do: They kept shooting.houstonpress.com
COVID-19 Tests For All, Mayor Says and Russell Westbrook Donates Computers For Kids [UPDATED]
Foundation is providing 650 computers for students and their families in collaboration with Comp-U-Dopt, a charity distributing computers to the underserved. Skyping in from California, Westbrook spoke about the importance of students being able to continue their educations from home. The city's two testing centers will be ramping up with each of them able to handle up to 500 COVID-19 tests a day. The latest casualties were a Hispanic woman in her 90s and an African American man in his 70s, both with underlying health conditions according to the Houston Health Department. As of Monday afternoon, Harris County was reporting 28 COVID-19 related deaths in the unincorporated areas of the county, with a total of 1,508 confirmed cases.houstonpress.com
Rockets Crushed by Clippers in Disappointing Week
Facing an awful Knicks team, the Rockets got down early, made a run to come back, but fell short late. Related Stories Rockets vs Clippers: Scenes From The GamePlenty will be made by the national media that this a referendum on the Rockets small ball experiment. They remain fourth in the West, now two-and-a-half back of Utah and three-and-a-half back of the Clippers. But they are tied with Utah (the Rockets own the tiebreaker) and just one-and-a-half games up on Oklahoma City and two ahead of Dallas. The Western Conference is brutally tough and the Rockets can't afford to string together any more weeks like this one.houstonpress.com
James Harden scores 36 points, Rockets rout Warriors 129-112
HOUSTON - Despite an entirely different lineup of Golden State Warriors, James Harden was still out for blood Wednesday night. Harden had 36 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets routed Golden State 129-112, sending the short-handed Warriors to their sixth loss in eight games this season. Alec Burks led Golden State with 28 points. Russell, who sat on the Golden State bench, could return Friday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Golden State fell to 2-6 for the first time in eight years.
Harden scores 44, Rockets bounce back to beat Grizzlies
Houston Rockets guard James Harden shoots against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn.MEMPHIS, Tenn. - James Harden scored 44 points, and the Houston Rockets recovered from a poor performance a night earlier at Miami for a 107-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. Harden carried the load for the Rockets, who shot 38% from the field and were without Russell Westbrook, who took the night off for rest. The game got testy with about two minutes left when Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder appeared to take a shot to the groin while guarding Harden. After the foul was called on Crowder, Harden and the Grizzlies exchanged words, leading to Crowder's ejection. Houston was competitive against Memphis and a late burst in the half gave the Rockets a 62-60 lead at intermission.
Heat take huge early lead, rout Rockets 129-100
The Houston Rockets are incredibly talented. Jimmy Butler scored 18 points and had nine assists for the Heat, and James Johnson scored 17 in his season debut. The Heat had 38 assists to Houston's 19, and the Rockets were just 14 of 48 from 3-point range. Heat: Miami had a 48-point quarter at New York in 1989 and a 47-point quarter at Boston in 1990. So was Dorell Wright, part of the 2006 Heat NBA championship team.
Harden has 29, Westbrook has 28 in 126-123 win over Pelicans
HOUSTON - James Harden scored 29 points and Russell Westbrook added his second straight triple-double with 28 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-123 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Westbrook hit two clutch free throws to give Houston the three-point lead with 6.1 seconds remaining. Westbrook and Harden combined for 12 turnovers, with Harden leading the game with eight. Harden was 2 of 18 from the 3-point line after going 1 for 8 in the opener. For the last play of the third quarter, Westbrook found Austin Rivers for a corner 3 to cut New Orleans' lead to 100-97 entering the fourth quarter.