1. Monday Playoff Takeaways: James Harden Reminds NBA How High Rockets Ceiling Goes

    In case you'd somehow forgotten, James Harden and Chris Paul are both pretty decent at this whole basketball thing...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 6 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. James Harden, Rockets Explode for 50-Point Quarter, Crush Timberwolves in Game 4

    The Houston Rockets took a 3-1 series lead over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs with a 119-100 win Monday night at Target Center in Minneapolis...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 7 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. James Harden Struggles, but Rockets Take 2-0 Series Lead vs. Timberwolves

    After escaping Game 1 against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a narrow three-point win, the Houston Rockets rolled in Wednesday's Game 2 at Toyota Center and seized control of their first-round playoff series with a 102-82 victory...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 5 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. James Harden Erupts for 44 Points as Rockets Beat Jimmy Butler, Timberwolves

    James Harden apparently isn't slowing down in the playoffs after an incredible regular season.  The Houston Rockets star scored 44, including 13 in the fourth quarter, to help the No...

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  5. NBA Playoff Bracket 2018: Predictions for Remainder of Postseason Picture

    Despite falling to second place in the Western Conference and losing start point guard Stephen Curry for the first round of the NBA playoffs because of a Grade 2 MCL sprain, the ...

    Paul Kasabian Written by Paul Kasabian about 9 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  6. Ranking the Top 50 Players in the 2018 NBA Playoffs

    Sit tight. The NBA postseason-participant player rankings you (obviously) ordered are en route. We just have to go over a few ground rules first. Players are being evaluated as if we're acquiring them for the 2018 playoffs...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Dan Favale and Adam Fromal about 11 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  7. Handing Out Awards for Every NBA Team

    With the 2017-18 NBA season finished, it's time to get congratulatory. We'll honor each team's MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and Best Newcomer/Biggest Surprise—plus ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  8. NBA Playoff Bracket 2018: Round-by-Round Predictions

    You can now breathe. The end of the NBA 's 2017-18 regular season featured one twist after another as myriad squads battled for playoff positioning in both conferences...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 12 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Playoff Bracket 2018: Round-by-Round Guide to the Postseason

    The NBA playoffs kick off on Saturday in what has the potential to be one of the more entertaining and dramatic postseasons in years. Many questions exist leading into the playoffs, and they'll all be answered by mid-June...

    Paul Kasabian Written by Paul Kasabian about 12 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  10. Chris Paul Reportedly Told Steve Ballmer Doc Rivers Contributed to Clippers Exit

    Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul left the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason, in part, because of head coach Doc Rivers, according to a report from Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 13 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  11. Chris Paul: Old Dogs, New Tricks and the Pursuit of Happiness

    Three months before the start of the 2017–18 NBA season, Houston Rockets fans had hope. Maybe hope is too strong a word. Hope implies that there was a bad period, with the expectation of a good period to come...

    Kelly Iko Written by Kelly Iko about 13 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  12. Final Report Card Grade for Every NBA Team

    Red-pen enthusiasts assemble! Year-end NBA report cards are here, in all their unrepressed glory, equally underrating your favorite team and overrating every team that isn't your favorite team...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  13. Can You Be a Superteam with Two Stars? Houston Rockets Make an All-Time Case

    The Houston Rockets might not be the best team in NBA history, but they may be one of the most unique teams we've ever seen. They're winning like a superteam during an era that seemingly requires three superstars to compete...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 13 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  14. Mike D'Antoni: James Harden, Chris Paul, Rockets Won't Be Defined by Playoffs

    Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni said the backcourt tandem of James Harden and Chris Paul shouldn't be judged based solely on the team's postseason performance. On Wednesday, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 13 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  15. Chris Paul Nutmegs Ivica Zubac En Route to Sick Layup vs. Lakers

    Los Angeles Lakers big man Ivica Zubac has no business guarding any NBA point guards on the perimeter, let alone Chris Paul ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 13 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  16. Metrics 101: Ranking the NBA's Top 10 Free Agents This Summer

    Whether your favorite NBA team is set to embark on a playoff run and chase after the Larry O'Brien Trophy or is gearing up for an offseason spent with Ping-Pong balls and lottery picks, you can already start looking forward to free agency...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 14 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  17. NBA Awards Watch: Expert Predictions for Every Major Category

    For the second year in a row, the NBA will make fans wait for an awards show in late June to reveal who takes home hardware for MVP, Rookie of the Year and each of the league's major accomplishments...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Bleacher Report NBA Staff about 19 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  18. Searching for Flaws with James Harden, CP3 and the Houston Rockets

    To hear head coach Mike D'Antoni tell it, the Houston Rockets are in crisis. Caught in the middle of the rest-or-rust dilemma, the league's best team is also in, by its unreasonably elevated standards, a slump...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 20 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  19. The Ideal 1st-Round Matchup for Each Projected NBA Playoff Team

    Nobody gets to pick who they play in the first round of the NBA playoffs, but every team has its preferences. Even if they'd never admit it. Here, we'll break down who every projected playoff team should be hoping to see in the first round...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  20. Chris Paul's Wife Jada Hosts Prom Event for Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Students

    Chris Paul has been with the Houston Rockets for less than one season, but he and his family are already doing what they can to help the city through a tough time...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 23 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  21. NBA Power Rankings: Can Anyone Catch the Houston Rockets?

    Believe it or not, this'll be the second-to-last regular-season edition of NBA power rankings. Sad, right? Except...not really...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 25 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  22. Every NBA Title Contender's Biggest Question Mark

    Who's ready to fuss over the most pressing variables for the NBA 's top contenders? Before you say yes, consider what this entails. The subject matter is going to come off as preachy and nitpicky and, at times, anti-fun...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 27 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  23. Dwyane Wade, Anthony Rizzo and More Athletes Participate in #MarchForOurLives

    A number of professional athletes, former athletes, sports executives and coaches participated in the "March For Our Lives" rallies across the U.S...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 30 days ago 1 reads 0 comments