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Houston overcomes 3-1 series deficit to eliminate LA

Houston - The Houston Rockets clinched the franchises's first berth in the conference semifinals in nearly two decades Sunday with a Game 7 victory at home to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers.

Op-Ed: Five questions for the NBA's Western Conference

With the 2014-15 NBA season set to start at the end of the month, it's time to ask five questions for the Western Conference.

NBA Trade Rumors: Rajon Rondo to Houston Rockets?

Houston - July was a busy month for most NBA franchises reeling in high-calibre free agents, but for those like the Houston Rockets that failed to add the big name talent they coveted, a trade to acquire star PG Rajon Rondo could remedy their situation.

Lillard's buzzer-beater gives Portland thrilling win vs Houston

Portland - It's Damian Lillard's world and we're just thrilled to watch it unfold. The star point guard for the Portland Trailblazers sunk a three-pointer with 0.9 seconds left on the clock, propelling Portland to its first playoff series win in 16 years.

NBA Scores: DeRozan helps lead Raptors over Rockets 107-103

Toronto - The Toronto Raptors took the court on Wednesday night without point guard Kyle Lowry, but fellow guard Demar DeRozan picked up the slack, scoring 29 points in leading his squad to a 107-103 victory over Houston.

NBA Trade Rumors: Jeremy Lin to LA Lakers?

Los Angeles - The Houston Rockets have failed to trade backup center Omer Asik by the December 19 deadline they gave themselves, reportedly because the team was looking for too much in return, but something could happen soon now that Jeremy Lin could be included.

NBA News and Rumors: Omer Asik headed to Dallas Mavericks?

Houston - I might be early in the 2013-14 NBA season, but already a number of trade rumors have hit social media and the biggest name rumored on the move this week is center Omer Asik of the Houston Rockets.

NBA News and Rumors: Rockets making a bid to Dwight Howard

Los Angeles - NBA free agency is set to begin and the Houston Rockets are pulling out all the stops to sign All-Star center Dwight Howard.

Op-Ed: Dwight Howard – Will he stay or will he go?

NBA free agency period is fast approaching and L.A. Lakers star center Dwight Howard has a decision to make, stay in LA and build on the legacy of great big men or take his talents elsewhere.

NBA: Rockets' coach Kevin McHale's daughter dies at 22

Houston - Alexandra "Sasha" McHale, the 22-year-old daughter of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale, died Saturday after a battle with lupus. Sasha had been hospitalized since November 10.

NBA: Anxiety disorder could end rookie player's career

Houston - Houston Rockets rookie Royce White is prepared to walk away from the NBA. White has an anxiety disorder, and is deathly afraid of flying. He has not played at all this season, and will meet with Rockets GM Daryl Morey Monday to discuss his situation.

NBA: Lamar Odom traded to Los Angeles Clippers

As part of a 4-team trade deal, Dallas Mavericks forward Lamar Odom is going back to the team that drafted him: the Los Angeles Clippers. The deal will also send Clippers point guard Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz.

NBA: Parker leads Spurs to overtime win against Houston

San Antonio - Led by point guard Tony Parker’s near-flawless performance, the San Antonio Spurs got back on the winning track Wednesday night, hosting the Houston Rockets in a 101-95 overtime win.

NBA star Yao Ming announces retirement from basketball

NBA basketball star Yao Ming of Houston Rockets has announced his retirement from basket ball due to injuries suffered during his active years in the NBA.

NBA: The Houston Rockets make Kevin McHale new head coach

Houston - The Houston Rockets parted ways with their former coach Rick Adelman after five years of what the organization deemed good, but not successful. The Rockets had a nice list of coaches to take over, but Kevin McHale ended up as the man to take over.

NBA: Lakers name Mike Brown their new head coach instead of Shaw

Los Angeles - Mike Brown lost his job a year ago after the Cavs lost to the Boston Celtics in the Conference Semifinals. Brown has been working as a NBA analyst on ESPN, and came out of nowhere to be named the Lakers new head coach instead of Brian Shaw.

Op-Ed: NBA: Choking Spurs lose 6th straight, unworthy of title

San Antonio - On Friday night, the San Antonio Spurs showed their five-game losing streak to the Houston Rockets, and after playing to overtime, left town choking, gasping and out of air over their latest debacle, confirming they are unworthy of playing for the title.

NBA: Spurs trip up Rockets, 115-107, win 3rd straight

Houston - Starting a three-game road trip with the second half of a back-to-back, the San Antonio Spurs battled the Houston Rockets in a hard-fought 115-107 win on Saturday night, pressuring post-season teams for home court advantage in the approaching playoffs.

NBA: Gordon comes back in big win over Rockets 106-103

Los Angeles - The Clippers have been struggling of late losing five in a row, while the Rockets have been rolling winning five in a row. Something had to give, and with Eric Gordon back in the line-up for the Clippers, they came out on top.

NBA: Trades aplenty coming at today's deadline

Most people thought that the Carmelo Anthony trade was going to be the biggest deal this season. Then you get the Deron Williams trade to the New Jersey Nets, and at the NBA trade deadline more pieces get moved just in time for the playoff race.

NBA: Martin leads Rockets to victory despite Anthony’s 50 points

Denver - Usually when a player scores 50 points for their team, they walk away with a victory. Not in this case. Denver's Carmelo Anthony scored 50 points but still lost. The Rockets have now won three in a row keeping them in the hunt for the West's eighth spot.

NBA: Spurs ruin Houston in second half, Rodeo Road Trip up next

San Antonio - A game that stayed close through the first half saw San Antonio torch the net with a three-point barrage in the fourth quarter that helped bury the Houston Rockets, 108-95, and giving the Spurs a big lift as they prepare for their annual Rodeo Road Trip.

Houston Rockets' Yao Ming reportedly retiring due to injury

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is reportedly considering retirement if his injury prevents him from participating in next NBA season. The Rockets' star center has undergone major surgery to repair his broken left foot.

Houston Rockets' Yao Ming Will Soon be a Father

Houston's Rockets' basketball superstar and NBA's tallest player Yao Ming is having a baby, a Chinese Newspaper reported yesterday. Yao Ming is married to his equally-famous basketball player and longtime girl friend Ye Li of Shanghai, China.

NBA: Collision Causes Gashes and Missing Teeth

Friday night Houston Rockets' forward Carl Landry and Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki collided while driving to the basket forcing both players to leave the game.

Houston Rocket's Yao Ming's Injury Could be Career Threatening

NBA player Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets may be in danger of getting sidelined in his next season due to a foot injury which was recently discovered to be 'expanding' and not getting better.

Yao Ming Powers Houston Rockets to Victory over L.A. Clippers

Popular Chinese NBA player Yao Ming powered his team to victory against L.A. Clippers Saturday with a final score of 110-93 as the Rockets moved to a game shy of taking the lead for southwest division

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Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Derrick Williams (7) is guarded by Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18) during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Nov 23, 2013; Houston, TX
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