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NBA Player Apologizes for Big 'Mistake' in China

Houston Rockets' Bobby Brown says he's sorry after sharing photo of tagged Great Wall

(Newser) - It's not quite as bad as peeing on the Alamo , but Bobby Brown of the Houston Rockets is still getting a hard time from commenters in China after leaving graffiti on the country's Great Wall. Brown, who played in China for three seasons, not only tagged the wall... More »

Linsanity Off to Houston

Knicks fail to match Rockets' offer for global sensation Jeremy Lin

(Newser) - It's official: Jeremy Lin is heading to Houston, leaving heartbroken Knicks fans behind. The Knicks, just before the deadline, decided not to match the Rockets' three-year, $25 million offer to the restricted free agent, reports the Huffington Post . If the Knicks had opted to match the Rockets' deal, which... More »

Linsanity to Head to Houston?

Knicks unlikely to match Lin's $25M offer from Rockets

(Newser) - Just months after setting New York on fire with his dynamic play—not to mention his inspiring pun potential—Jeremy Lin could be leaving the Knicks, reports the New York Times . The Houston Rockets have offered Lin a hefty $25 million, three-year contract that could force the Knicks to let... More »

Yao Ming Retires From Basketball

After two years of persistent left foot injuries, the Chinese great retires at 30

(Newser) - The NBA's version of the Ming Dynasty is done. After helping pro basketball gain a foothold in the world's most populous market, Chinese star Yao Ming has retired. Yao made it official today, telling a packed news conference in his hometown that a series of foot and leg... More »

Yao Out for Season, Maybe For Good

Re-fractured foot means Rockets center may miss all of next season, if not more

(Newser) - The broken left foot that knocked center Yao Ming out of the recently concluded NBA playoffs could be career-ending, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Pins were inserted a year ago after one of the Houston Rockets star's many injuries, and the foot re-fractured during the playoffs and hasn’... More »

Lakers Rout Rockets, Make West Finals

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and the Los Angeles Lakers emphatically silenced the doubters and the Houston Rockets, winning Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals 89-70 today to advance to the Western finals against the Denver Nuggets. With Gasol scoring 21 points and grabbing 18 rebounds, the Lakers looked like... More »

NBA's Statesman Mutombo Retires

(Newser) - Dikembe Mutombo officially called it quits today after an 18-year NBA career. "I had a wonderful, wonderful ride," said the eight-time All-Star, injured in Tuesday's game. Tomorrow, fittingly, he receives yet another award for humanitarian service. The 42-year-old has long been involved in efforts for his native Congo,... More »

Ron Artest Going to Houston Rockets

Fiery forward expected to make Houston a title contender

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets have made a deal to acquire Ron Artest from the Sacramento Kings, reports the Houston Chronicle. The gifted but hot-tempered forward is expected to give the Rockets a big boost toward chances at a title shot.  The Rockets will give up guard Bobby Jackson and one... More »

Utah Sends Houston, T-Mac Packing

Jazz get a date with Kobe's Lakers in the second round

(Newser) - Deron Williams scored 13 of his 25 points in the decisive third quarter, and the Utah Jazz beat Houston 113-91 on Friday to win the series 4-2 and knock the Rockets out of the playoffs in the opening round for the second straight year. Tracy McGrady scored 40 for the... More »

McGrady Scores 29 as Rockets Beat Jazz 95-69 to Stay Alive

Utah has their worst offensive game of year

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady scored 29 points, Luis Scola added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets staved off elimination Tuesday night by routing the Utah Jazz 95-69 in Game 5 of their first-round series. Dikembe Mutombo grabbed 10 rebounds as the Rockets cut their series deficit to 3-2 and... More »

McGrady Leads Rockets Over Jazz

Houston steals road win after losing two at home

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady snapped out of his fourth-quarter slump and scored seven of his 27 points in the final period, leading Houston to a 94-92 victory over Utah last night that gave the Rockets life in a series that could have been headed for a sweep. Rafer Alston added 20 points... More »

Jazz Beat Rockets 90-84 to Take 2-0 Series Lead

McGrady nearly has triple-double but disappears in 4th

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady disappeared again in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz took a commanding lead in their playoff series with the Houston Rockets. Deron Williams shrugged off an ankle injury and scored 22 points and Mehmet Okur added 16 points and 16 rebounds as the Jazz beat the Rockets... More »

Rockets Lock up No. 5 Seed

Scola shines in 93-75 drubbing of Clippers

(Newser) - Luis Scola had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets locked up the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 93-75 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Backup point guard Bobby Jackson added 15 points and five rebounds, and Tracy McGrady made up for a... More »

Jazz Beat Rockets 105-96

Utah takes tiebreaker for 1st round home court advantage

(Newser) - Carlos Boozer scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Utah beat Houston 105-96 on Monday, pulling the Jazz even with the Rockets in the muddled Western Conference standings with one game to go in the regular season. Mehmet Okur added 12 points and 12 rebounds and Deron Williams... More »

Iverson, Nuggets Move Closer to Playoff Berth

Denver controls own destiny, just needs a win Wednesday

(Newser) - Allen Iverson scored 33 points and J.R. Smith sparked the Nuggets out of their early doldrums with a 23-point performance in Denver's 111-94 rout of the Houston Rockets on Sunday night, putting the Nuggets on the cusp of the NBA playoffs. All Denver has to do now to get... More »

T-Mac, Rockets Beat Suns Easily, 101-90

Stoudemire the lone offensive bright spot for Phoenix with 37 points

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady had 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists, and Luis Scola added 19 points as the Houston Rockets cruised to a 101-90 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Rookie Carl Landry added 14 points and seven rebounds, and reserve guard Bobby Jackson had 13 points as... More »

Rockets Beat SuperSonics 103-80

Houston hands Seattle 18th loss in last 20 games

(Newser) - Rafer Alston scored 18 points and Luis Scola added 13 points and 12 rebounds as the Houston Rockets, playing without Tracy McGrady, easily beat the Seattle SuperSonics 103-80 on Wednesday night. McGrady sat out with a sore left shoulder that's bothered him for more than a week, but the Rockets... More »

Ewing, Olajuwon Head Hoops Hall Class

Riley, Vitale, Dantley among others honored

(Newser) - Dick Vitale cried when he heard he was selected to basketball’s Hall of Fame. The former NBA coach turned college basketball analyst joins Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing and Pat Riley, among others, in the Class of 2008. "I can't run, can't jump, can't shoot, but just have had... More »

Rockets Hold Off Sonics 79-66

McGrady carries Houston in victory to keep pace in Western Conference race

(Newser) - For the second straight night, Tracy McGrady carried the Houston Rockets in the second half of a game they couldn't afford to lose. McGrady scored 18 of his 25 points in the third quarter, and the Rockets kept pace in the wild Western Conference playoff race with a 79-66 victory... More »

McGrady Leads Houston Over Portland

Rockets' guard scores 35 points to help snap skid

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady scored 26 of his 35 points in the second half, and the Houston Rockets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 95-88 last night, the AP reports. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for Houston. The Rockets, once atop the Western Conference with a 22-game winning streak, are currently... More »

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