Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

10/18/2019

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that…

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

10/16/2019

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided…

LeBron: Rockets’ Morey ‘wasn’t educated’ on China tweet

10/15/2019

LOS ANGELES  — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation” regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong’s…

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

10/11/2019

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir. He was seen. He…

Protesters show support for Hong Kong at Wizards game

10/10/2019

Protesters handed out T-shirts and held up signs in support of Hong Kong on Wednesday night when the Washington Wizards hosted a team from the Chinese Basketball Association. The Wizards beat the Guangzhou Long-Lions 137-98 in a…

Rockets general manager’s Hong Kong comments anger China

10/07/2019

BEIJING — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tried Sunday, October 6, 2019, to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to…

Russell Westbrook to join James Harden in Houston, report says

AP 07/12/2019

LAS VEGAS — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards and a move that…

Harden scores 58 points in Rockets win over Heat

AP 03/01/2019

HOUSTON  — James Harden had 58 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Miami Heat 121-118 on Thursday night (Friday morning, Philippine time). Harden made 8…

Harden, Capella lead Rockets past feisty Hornets

AP 02/28/2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Harden scored 30 points, Clint Capela had 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-113 on Wednesday night (Thursday morning, Philippine Time) for their third…

LeBron’s home debut marred with fight

AP 10/21/2018

Los Angeles — Once the fists started flying late in the fourth quarter, LeBron James’ home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was relegated to the undercard. A wild multiplayer fight that included the normally mild-mannered Chris…

Rockets use strong defense to move a win from NBA Finals

AP 05/25/2018

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets are so full of physical defenders that Golden State coach Steve Kerr said many look like they could play football. And with three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt watching…

Rockets recover to knot WCF series

AP 05/23/2018

OAKLAND, California — Chris Paul pounded the ball down demonstratively on Stephen Curry’s home court in sheer delight. And maybe he sent a little message: These Rockets are for real and very much remain in the championship…

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