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Deandre Ayton: Rockets “Robert Covington is a big dude” During the opening round of the NBA 2K tournament, Phoenix Suns star Deandre Ayton pointed out the physical stature of Houston Rockets wing Robert Covingto…

Rockets: Ben McLemore gets updated on coronavirus conditions in China In addition to reaching out to the kids, McLemore also caught up with former teammates Ray McCallum and Jared Cunningham, who are currently in China waiting for basketball to resume. McCallum and McLemore played for two seasons together in Sacramento while Cunningham played in eight games with them from 2013-14.

DeAndre Hopkins working out with Will Fuller in Houston DeAndre Hopkins remains in Houston, even if the Texans have moved on from him. The Texans traded Hopkins to the Cardinals on March 16. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday he is unconcerned despite Hopkins and David Johnson still needing to pass physicals to finalize the trade.

Re-living Damian Lillard's shot still gives us goosebumps The entire series was a classic in its own right, let alone adding in Damian Lillard's incredible Game 6 buzzer-beater. The Rockets had won the regular season series, 3-1 that year. Both teams scored over 100 points in each of the four games. The big question is: How was this almost six years ago?

Deandre Ayton: “Rockets were triple-teaming, I was diming everybody” "I was diming everybody. They was triple-teaming me." Deandre Ayton doesn't have a problem with the Rockets' small ball defense. pic.twitter.com/EcOfxI5MK5. - NBA on ESPN April 4, 2020.

Interview: Cayleigh Griffin on her first season with the Rockets Cayleigh Griffin, courtside reporter for the Rockets on AT&T SportsNet Southwest broadcasts, joined the RocketsWire Extra podcast on Tuesday to break down her first season in Houston. The network serves as Houston's local TV partner for 70 NBA games in the regular season and through the first round of the postseason.

Rockets GM Daryl Morey optimistic 2019-20 NBA season can be saved In comments Tuesday to SportsTalk 790, Daryl Morey maintained his recent optimism that the 2019-20 season will eventually proceed.

7 Historic Houston Sports Wins To Watch On the short list for the greatest baseball series ever played, the 1980 National League Championship Series between the Astros and Philadelphia Phillies included four extra-innings affairs, plenty of thrilling plays, and more back-and-forth action than a table tennis match.

Trail Blazers classics: Damian Lillard's iconic buzzer-beater lifts Portland over Houston Rockets in 2014 Western Conference playoffs The All-Star point guard etched his place in Blazers' lore by swishing a stunning series-clinching three-pointer out of a timeout with 0.9 seconds left.

How to Watch: Damian Lillard's "The Shot" game-winner vs. Houston How to Watch: Damian Lillards "The Shot" game-winner vs Houston originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest. The legendary 0.9 shot… Trail Blazers fans will never forget that day. It was May 2, back in 2014 with the Blazers battling the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of their first round playoff series.

Houston Rockets Birthdays: The interesting story behind Zaid Abdul-Aziz Scoring over 4,500 points in his career, Zaid Abdul-Aziz spent more time on the Houston Rockets than any other team, having four solid seasons in the 1970s…

Houston Rockets: Is the Front Desk Going to Crumble Amid Financial Troubles for the Owner? Fertitta also admitted that he had to furlough roughly 40,000 employees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 11, the Rockets haven't played a single game due to the NBA being suspended.

Rockets history: Olajuwon posts triple-double with no turnovers Although Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon is viewed as one of the best players in NBA history, not many know he was a triple-double machine. It's wel…

Memories from Damian Lillard's "The Shot" game winner vs. Houston HOW TO WATCH: Lillard's game winner vs Houston. WHEN: Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00pm. Channel: NBC Sports Northwest, Channel 737, 617. Stream the game here. Or stream the game on your phone with the 'MyTeams' App. available in the App Store for iPhones and on Google play.

Houston Open to be played a week before the Masters The Houston Open is moving up one week this fall and will be the lead-in tournament to the Masters as the PGA Tour adjusted its schedule Monday because of the coronavirus. The Masters was officially moved back to Nov. 9-15, which had been the dates for the Houston Open, the first at the revamped Memorial Park, a public golf course.

Rockets seasons of missed opportunity: 1985-1986 The Rockets dethrone the Lakers in a 114-112 victory to advance to the 1986 NBA Finals. Sampson capped off the night with 29 points and five boards, as Olajuwon led the way with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks in the win.

Don't Ever Underestimate the Heart of Rudy T Last week, Rudy Tomjanovich - Rudy T to, well, everyone - was finally elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He has been up for the honor numerous times, but finally made it in 2020 along with a cast of basketball legends that includes Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan.

What We Learned by Watching Every Shot Luka Doncic Has Taken This Season Some 26 teams were scheduled to be in action on Tuesday night-an all-you-can-eat League Pass buffet that included a bout between the Bucks and Sixers; a return to the surprisingly feisty matchup between the Pacers and Heat; and a chance for the Mavericks and Rockets, two of the highest-scoring offenses in the league, to test one another.

Rockets legends welcome Rudy Tomjanovich to Hall of Fame When Tomjanovich is enshrined later this year, he'll join former Rockets legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, and Calvin Murphy at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. After Saturday's announcement, Berman caught up with those previously enshrined Hall of Famers from the Rockets for their reaction.

Mario Elie celebrates Hall of Fame nod for Rudy Tomjanovich Former Houston Rockets guard and two-time NBA champion Mario Elie expressed his immense joy Saturday at the news of Rudy Tomjanovich making the Basketball Hall of Fame. Now 71 years old, Tomjanovich played for the Rockets from 1970 through 1981, and was head coach from 1992 through 2003.

Ben McLemore Makes Young Fan Cry With Surprise IG Live A teary-eyed kid couldn't hide his excitement when McLemore entertained his request for a call on Instagram live on Monday. Check out the amazing interaction between the Rockets player and fan:. After struggling to find his footing in his early years with the league, Ben McLemore has found his niche off the bench under Mike D'Antoni in Houston.

The Rockets lead DeAndre Ayton to victory in NBA 2K tournament The Houston Rockets were in action in the opening round of the NBA 2K tournament, and they got back to their winning ways against the Miami Heat. In case y…

Tas Melas: Three players who could take advantage of an NBA… An extended playoff run, a chance to run his team in the postseason, nailing down an award. We look at some of the benefits of a long break.

How will Rockets’ small-ball hold up in the postseason? But ultimately if the postseason does continue, the biggest threat the Houston Rockets could face on the small-ball front is the Denver Nuggets.

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