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    NBA Victory worked for the Indiana team against the Rockets James Harden, greeting his partner Ben McLemore. EFE Center Myles Turner contributed 18 points as leader of the Indiana Pacers who beat the Houston Rockets 108-104 and thus broke a streak of five consecutive defeats against the Texan team. Backup guard Edmond Sumner added 17 points and the Pacers were able to stop a late Houston reaction led by James Harden. It seemed the Pacers had clinched victory when they marched 104-90 with 5 minutes to go.. It was then that Harden got Houston going reducing it to 106-104 with a driving basket with 27 seconds to go. Harden scored 11 of the 14 points from Houston during...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Myles Turner had 18 points, reserve Edmond Sumner added a season-high 17 and Indiana held off a late rally by Houston and James Harden to break a five-game losing streak to the Rockets, 108-104 on Wednesday. It looked as if the Pacers had locked up the win when they went up 104-90 with 5:05 remaining. That's when Harden got Houston going, cutting it to 106-104 on with a driving basket with 27 seconds to go. Harden had 11 of Houston's 14 points during the surge. But after Victor Olidipo missed a 3-pointer, Turner tipped out the rebound to Justin Holliday with six seconds left. Holiday hit two foul shots to finish off Indiana's first...
    Florida sheriff orders deputies not to wear masks, bans civilians in masks from office Theres a Reason Why You Haven’t Been Able to Find Dr. Pepper on Grocery Store Shelves Turner helps Indiana hold off Harden rally to beat Rockets © APARC Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) defends a shot by Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Myles Turner had 18 points, reserve Edmond Sumner added a season-high 17 and Indiana held off a late rally by Houston and James Harden to break a five-game losing streak to the Rockets,...
    The Rockets were clicking, but face an injury scare heading into the postseason Houston figured out the James Harden-Russell Westbrook dynamic at the perfect time, as their play before the suspension of NBA action, and now in the bubble, has been exceptional. Westbrook is serving as a sort of point-center, both bringing up the ball and supplying some much-needed points in the paint for a team that relies heavily on the three-pointer. So, what could go wrong? Westbrook has been bit by the injury bug, and will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of a quadricep issue.Just how serious of a hit would a Westbrook injury be to the Rockets’ playoff chances?Well, extremely. Westbrook is one of the most...
    The Houston Rockets will take over Indiana Pacers in what will be the last match for both teams before setting a foot in playoffs. It will not be a fight for any seed as such but will be interesting to watch what ability the two teams hold before the ultimate face-offs. Both are coming out of an embarrassing loss in their previous games, how will they get themselves together? Lineup predictions and injury updates of James Harden and Co. Rockets have taken fourth place in the Western Conference standings after the Denver Nuggets. Despite their distorted and changing lineup, Rockets have managed to have a good time in the bubble. They have won 4 out of 6 games with some...
    The Western Conference battle between the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs is quite crucial. Both teams have an ulterior motive behind the game. The Rockets are looking to cement their fourth seed position with a win. Whereas, the Spurs are looking to find their way into the play-in tournament by surpassing the Portland Trail Blazers who are ninth in the standings. The teams are going against each other on Tuesday, August 11. Let’s see what the two teams from Texas have in store for us. Houston Rockets injury report and lineup prediction The Rockets are one of the best teams inside the NBA bubble at this time. They have three more games remaining and have a high chance of...
    Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images In the absence of an interior anchor or lockdown isolation defender, the Rockets have become the NBA’s peskiest defensive team. When the Houston Rockets effectively swapped Clint Capela for Robert Covington at the trade deadline, they not only unleashed the most progressive offensive system in NBA history but vastly widened their range of outcomes. For a team like the Rockets, the difference between losing a first-round playoff series and a Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals is negligible; neither scenario ends with them hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Whatever downside risk came with not playing a big man couldn’t be worse than the floor that previously existed. Houston was a good team before it...
    Texas helicopter crash kills 3 parks and wildlife employees Dollar Tree, Family Dollar reverse decision to require masks at all stores, but request customers wear them Rivers has career-high 41 as Rockets down Kings 129-112 © APARC Houston Rockets' Austin Rivers (25), center, puts up a shot past Sacramento Kings' De'Aaron Fox (5) and Nemanja Bjelica (88), upper left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points off the bench and the Houston Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 129-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings on...
    Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images Austin Rivers dropped 41 points on Sunday. Raise your hands if you had Austin Rivers crossing the 40-point threshold in the NBA bubble. Now put back down any of those hands that popped up, you liars. Entering Sunday’s contest, the Sacramento Kings’ situation was already sad enough, dealing with injuries, Buddy Hield’s shooting woes and a team that looked like it’s been sleepwalking in Orlando. Thanks to the Portland Trail Blazers’ win behind 51 points from Damian Lillard hours earlier, the Kings had already been officially eliminated from playoff contention. But their outlook got even more depressing in Sunday’s contest against the Houston Rockets, when it wasn’t James Harden who ignited for 40-plus points, but Austin Rivers...
    The Houston Rockets may have somewhat managed to establish an impressive performance despite parting ways with Clint Capela before the 2020 February NBA trade deadline, but they are still expected to find ways to address the major problem at the center position this fall. Though the season is still far from over, the Rockets have already been linked to several players who are expected to be available on the market in the 2020 offseason. One of the most intriguing targets for Houston is All-Star power forward Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Though he originally plays as a power forward, Love is also capable of manning the center position. He may have defensive issues, but he is an incredible rebounder,...
    Eric Gordon, #10, Houston Rockets, (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) The West is home to many of the NBA‘s brightest stars, but the contributions of role players could tilt the scales of a tightly-packed conference. Eric Gordon, Houston RocketsGordon has missed Houston’s first three games with a left ankle injury, and could remain on the sideline for two weeks as the Rockets jostle for positioning in a packed and fluid Western Conference. While the team is loaded with wings who can shoot and defend, none are quite like Gordon. Danuel House, who started in Gordon’s place against Dallas, is a rangier defender and better spot-up shooter, but lacks Gordon’s gravity and off-the-bounce creation. Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers are capable...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 21 points and Carmelo Anthony hit a big 3-pointer late to help the Portland Trail Blazers to a 110-102 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. The Blazers led by one before Lillard made one of two free throws. Anthony’s 3 then extended the lead to 107-102 when less than a minute to go. Lillard added two free throws and Anthony, who had 15 points and 11 rebounds, made one in the final minute to secure the victory for Portland, which is fighting for a playoff spot. James Harden led Houston with 23 points and nine assists on a night he was slowed by foul trouble. Jeff...
    Getty James Harden, Rockets The Rockets emerged from difficult games to get the NBA restart in Orlando underway with a pair of narrow wins, in overtime against Dallas, and by 4 points over the Bucks, the team with the best record in the NBA. That has Houston within a game-and-a-half of the No. 3 seed in the conference, trailing Denver. More significantly, it has some speculating that the Rockets are a big threat in the West to the presumed Lakers-Clippers conference finals meeting. That was the sentiment from ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith on Monday. Among other things, Smith said the win over the Bucks put “everybody on notice,” especially the Lakers and Clippers. The Rockets’ win over...
    Houston Rockets PJ TuckerSource: eBay Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker is partnering with eBay in a new influencer-style deal aimed to showcase and capitalize on Tucker's new sneaker loft. Financial terms of the agreement were not made available, but the pact is a short-term content deal that could lead to a more extended partnership. EBay will create video content inside Tucker's loft and "and launch a selection of sneakers inspired by his own collection," the company said in a statement. A similar style of sneakers will be auctioned on eBay. Tucker is known as the "Sneaker King" throughout the National Basketball Association. He famously used his first debit card to buy shoes on the eBay as a junior in high...
    Navy reluctant to reinstate former Missouri Gov. Greitens Alibaba expanded during the SARS health crisis — and its co-founder has advice to share James Harden, Rockets shut down Bucks with late run, impressive defensive stand It took a late run and a record-tying amount of 3-point shots, but the Houston Rockets are still undefeated inside the NBA’s bubble at Walt Disney World. The Rockets surged ahead late on Sunday night to knock off the Milwaukee Bucks 120-116 in a thrilling finish, marking their second-straight since play resumed. “We fought through it,” said Russell Westbrook, who led the Rockets with 31 points and eight assists. “Adversity showed up. Adversity showed up, and we showed out. I’m so proud of all...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets used strong defense down the stretch for a 120-116 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night. It was the 36th straight game with at least 20 points for Westbrook, who led Houston's offense on a night James Harden scored 24. Houston tied an NBA record for most 3-point attempts in a regulation game with 61, making 21 of them, and forced 22 turnovers. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee. He joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to have 15 games with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in a season in the last 50...
    The Umbrella Academy Made Me Fall in Love With Ghost Ben - Send Help How we negotiated a 2.75% mortgage rate (and you can, too) Westbrook scores 31 as Rockets get 120-116 win over Bucks © APARC Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook, left, passes under pressure from Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo during an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets used strong defense down the stretch for a 120-116 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night. It was the 36th straight game with at least 20 points for Westbrook, who led Houston's offense on a...
    Getty James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets The Houston Rockets have sniffed the Larry O’Brien Trophy many times over recent years. Unfortunately for James Harden and his fellow Houstonians, they’ve repeatedly fallen just short. Over the past five seasons, the Rockets have reached at least the Conference Semifinals on four occasions, while booking tickets to the Conference Finals twice over that span. While impressive, Harden and his fellow teammates are looking for more, namely an NBA Title. On the heels of the team’s first regular-season game since early-March, Harden sounds primed to deliver. Just take a look at his interaction with reporters on Thursday when asked if he had a message for the fans of Houston. We’re...
    James Harden and Russell Westbrook will play huge minutes for the Rockets in the playoffs. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) The Houston Rockets’ small-ball experiment has its benefits and in the NBA bubble, they’re a threat to any team in the Western Conference. But will their regular-season strengths ultimately be their undoing when the games count just a bit more?  The Houston Rockets‘ trajectory for the NBA’s restart plan has already gone awry, with Russell Westbrook succumbing to a positive COVID-19 test, Bruno Caboclo breaking bubble restrictions and Thabo Sefolosha opting out of the bubble entirely. Westbrook, of course, is the more impactful loss, and while he hopes to rejoin his teammates before action resumes, there’s no telling if he’ll be...
    Ever since Russell Westbrook’s induction into the ranks of the Houston Rockets at the start of this season, they boast of two incredible ball-handlers, in Westbrook and the phenomenal James Harden. Dominance seems like a major understatement for the way the duo have taken the stage by storm. However, fans and NBA pundits raised some concerns ahead of the suspension of the season. The two often go by the chance-by-chance offense. So whenever Westbrook is handling the drive, Harden just stands at the perimeter or even further rather than executing any off-ball movement. People actually went on the internet seeking answers to, “What is Harden doing?” But it seemed more like a strategy from Rockets rather than just a genuine...
    The Houston Rockets, heading into the NBA restart as the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, will only go as far as James Harden and Russell Westbrook take them. Harden is arguably the best shooting guard in the league, and prior to the season being put on hold back in March, he once again was making his case for NBA MVP. Harden averaged 34.4 points, 7.4 assists, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.7 steals for the Rockets. Always known for logging a ton of minutes during the regular season, Harden should be refreshed and ready to go on a run. Westbrook, on the other hand, is still producing despite wearing a different uniform. So far this season, he is averaging 27.5...
    Getty Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets It seems the Houston Rockets could have simply dodged a large bullet. Guard Eric Gordon exited Houston’s scrimmage versus the Boston Celtics on Tuesday within the second quarter with what seemed to be a scary left ankle harm. Eric Gordon was carried to the locker room after apparently injuring his left ankle. pic.twitter.com/xtX2gDvFcU — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 29, 2020 Gordon was finally dominated out for the rest of Tuesday night time’s scrimmage after present process an X-Ray on the injured ankle. In keeping with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the outcomes on Gordon’s X-Ray got here again damaging. The Senior NBA Insider famous that “for now,...
    Getty Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets The Houston Rockets may have just been stripped off one of their key pieces right after getting him back. Guard Eric Gordon exited Houston’s scrimmage versus the Boston Celtics on Tuesday in the second quarter with a left ankle injury. The team’s third-leading scorer came down on the foot of Celtics’ big-man, Vincent Poirer, after making a pass into the paint. Gordon then dropped to the floor, grimacing in pain, before teammates Michael Frazier and Tyson Chandler helped him to his feet and assisted him off the court and into the locker room.  Eric Gordon was carried to the locker room after apparently injuring his left ankle. pic.twitter.com/xtX2gDvFcU — SportsCenter...
    Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon may have suffered a bad ankle injury.While much of the safety concerns inside the NBA bubble center on COVID-19, there is always the looming threat of players getting injured in the act of playing actual basketball. That appears to be the case for Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon who suffered an ankle injury during Tuesday night’s scrimmage. Gordon laid on the court after landing awkwardly on his left ankle. He was slow to get up and had to be helped off the court. Gordon wasn’t able to put much weight on his leg when he got on his feet. You can watch the vide...
    Philadelphia 76ers center Al Horford is one of the players who are expected to be traded in 2020 offseason. With his disappointing performance in the 2019-20 NBA season, most people expect the Sixers to try to find ways to dump his massive contract this fall. One of the potential trade partners for Philadelphia in a deal involving Horford is the Houston Rockets. According to Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, the Sixers and the Rockets could explore a deal that would send Horford to Houston and Eric Gordon to Philadelphia. For the deal to work under the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, the Rockets would be needing to add more players to match the Sixers’ outgoing salary. However, if the trade becomes...
    CDC COVID-19 advice tells schools to wash hands, wear masks, dont touch. But not when to close An Unknown Salmonella Outbreak has Infected Over 100 People in 15 States Report: Rockets Rivers leaves Orlando bubble for urgent family matter Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers left the Orlando bubble because of an urgent family matter, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. © Bill Baptist / National Basketball Association / Getty No further details have been provided regarding Rivers' exit, though he expects to return to the NBA campus sometime this weekend, Charania reports. Upon returning, Rivers may have to undergo a 10-day quarantine in his room before he can rejoin the team for basketball activities. However, NBA protocol reportedly states...
    It took some time, but the Houston Rockets finally have their two stars back and are focused on making a deep run in the playoffs. The Rockets traveled to Florida on July 9 without James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Harden arrived five days later, citing “family issues.” Westbrook revealed he had tested positive for the coronavirus and didn’t arrive until Monday. He and Harden were on the floor together for the first time two days later. Despite all of that, the Rockets are confident that they will be ready to go when they re-open their season July 31 against Dallas. “We have as good of chance to win this as anybody,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “At the end of...
    Getty Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook is back in the NBA Bubble after a positive COVID-19 test forced the Houston Rockets star to depart from Walt Disney World back on July 13. Westbrook returned to the practice court on Wednesday after clearing the league’s quarantine protocol. Westbrook spoke with media ahead of Wednesday’s practice session in which he was asked whether or not he will play in Houston’s scrimmage against the Toronto Raptors on Friday. The former league MVP stated, “Honestly, I have to see if I can make a layup – let’s start there.” From the looks of things, that won’t be a problem. The Rockets shared a clip of Russ taking flight in his inaugural...
    Getty Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets James Harden isn’t the only Houston Rockets guard who got their body right during the NBA stoppage. Eric Gordon is Houston’s third-leading scorer for the 2019-20 season and “essential” to the team’s championship aspirations, according to general manager Daryl Morey. Problem is, Gordon’s spotty right knee, which led to surgery back in November, had stripped the Rockets of one of their most lethal scorers for a massive chunk of the season. The guard appeared in just 30 of the possible 64 games prior to the COVID-19 pandemic halting play. Thankfully for Gordon and his team’s title hopes, the downtime appears to have done plenty of good for the 31-year-old’s body.12...
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 02: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 02, 2020 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. New York Knicks defeated the Houston Rockets 125-123. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) The last piece of the Rockets puzzle has landed in Orlando. After announcing last week that he tested positive for the coronavirus, Russell Westbrook is on-campus in Orlando, arriving earlier today. Two negative tests are required before gaining access to the bubble. Once there, Westbrook...
    The Houston Rockets have not won a title since Hakeem Olajuwon took them all the way back in 1995. Since then, a lot of great players have played for the team, but have not found success. One of them is the two-time scoring champion, Tracy McGrady. TMac played for the Rockets for six years but never won a title. However, he believes superstar James Harden can end this franchise drought of 25 years. McGrady made an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump and spoke about the Rockets’ chances for a title. He was all-praise for Harden and said, “We’re talking about a guy that loves to play the game of basketball every night. James Harden is going to have the opportunity...
    Houston (USA), Jul 17 (EFE) .- The star guard of the Houston Rockets, James Harden, became the center of attention and controversy since yesterday, Thursday, in the Orlando “bubble” , where he is preparing the team to return to the competition. But the reason for that role has nothing to do with the sports section, but rather the reactions that someone who had used a protective mask that has been related to a certain political symbolism has had, an aspect that he denied this Friday. journalists. Harden noted that he did not intend to make a political statement by wearing a “Thin Blue Line” mask on Thursday and was not aware of what the mask represented. The thin blue line,...
    Getty James Harden's mask created waves. Houston Rockets superstar James Harden unknowingly created a controversy after a photo of the guard wearing a “Thing Blue Line” mask at the Orlando bubble went viral. Some fans took this as Harden’s way of supporting the “Blue Lives Matter” movement, but the Rockets guard admitted he only wore it because it covered his signature beard. “It was just something that covered my whole beard,” Harden told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “I thought it looked cool. That was it.” The flag is typically used to show support for police, but Harden noted he was not trying to make a political statement. “James Harden said wearing this mask — associated with...
    Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is taking heat from woke leftists online after a photo showed him wearing a face mask with the "Thin Blue Line" symbol on it. The symbol represents pro-police sentiments and is often associated with the nonprofit organization, Blue Lives Matter. What are the details? Harden was reportedly joining his teammates in the NBA "bubble" at Walt Disney World this week when the photo was taken and subsequently posted to social media accounts run by the league and his team. Mask Up
    NBA star James Harden has come under fire for wearing a face mask that some say sends a defiant 'pro-police' message.  The Houston Rockets star, 30, posed in the controversial face covering for a photo shared to the team's official Twitter account on Thursday.  Fans flooded the comments section beneath the tweet, asserting that the accessory was a 'blue patriot mask' or 'thin blue line mask', worn by those who oppose the Black Lives Matter movement.   According to The Washington Post the mask may be 'a pro-police symbol that critics have long claimed also stands for white supremacy'.  Harden's face covering also appeared to feature a print of the skull from the Punshier comic books - a symbol which has...
    Houston Rockets’ star point guard James Harden showed up at the NBA bubble in Orlando reportedly wearing a thin blue line mask. The Rockets shared a photo of Harden and his mask Thursday on Twitter and the NBA shared the photo as well. Harden’s mask featured a thin blue line, which is known to be a pro-police symbol, according to a report published by the New York Post. Mask Up ???? @NBA pic.twitter.com/PFsIuJybYb — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) July 17, 2020 Critics often claim the symbol is representative of white supremacy and people who wear it oppose the Black Lives Matter movement, the outlet reported. NBA Twitter is going crazy after James Harden was spotted wearing a Thin Blue Line...
    Houston Rockets star player James Harden is receiving backlash for wearing a Blue Lives Matter face mask in recent NBA and Houston Rockets tweets, ClutchPoints reports. Hide The NBA and the Houston Rockets’ official Twitter pages posted photos Thursday of Harden wearing a face mask with a skull and a thin blue line. Many were quick to point out that the “punisher” design of the face mask is used to express support for police in Blue Lives Matter spheres. Hide The Masked Beard!#WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/DJrp23M5TL— NBA (@NBA) July 17, 2020 Mask Up
    NBA scoring leader James Harden of the Houston Rockets practiced with his team for the first time in more than four months Thursday, saying his arrival at the league's restart bubble at Walt Disney World was delayed by family issues. Harden came to Disney earlier this week, satisfied his league-mandated quarantine requirements and got cleared to participate. PELICANS’ ZION WILLIAMSON LEAVES NBA BUBBLE BECAUSE OF ‘URGENT FAMILY MATTER’ “I'm happy I'm here," Harden said. “It felt actually really, really good to be out here with the guys, getting after it, just pushing our way. Every single day is going to be a new challenge for us." Harden has been working out, but said Thursday was his first time playing actual...
    ‘MASK UP’: Houston Rockets, NBA Promote Pic Of James Harden Wearing Pro-Police Face Covering
    James Harden can take over any game for the Rockets. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) The Houston Rockets superstar was seen walking into a hotel with some type of face covering. Now we have a better look of what it was. Houston Rockets star James Harden arrived in the Orlando bubble five days after the majority of his team did. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard was seen carrying his luggage into the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Tuesday evening around 10 p.m. ET. If you observe the video closely, you’ll notice him wearing some type of face protection. However, it’s nearly impossible to tell what exactly it was due to the lighting and his fedora. Two nights later, the mystery was...
    US coronavirus: More than 71,000 new cases were reported Thursday, the most ever 21 Shocking Secrets Restaurant Workers Know—and You Dont James Harden joins Rockets at Disney World, says family issues held him back The Houston Rockets have one half of their MVP backcourt back on the court. James Harden officially joined the Rockets in practice on Thursday after a delayed entry to Disney World, arriving in Orlando on Tuesday and self-isolating for the required two days. #13 hasn’t lost a step! pic.twitter.com/DExUbfZdgH— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) July 16, 2020 Harden’s return is obviously welcome news for Houston, which is still without Russell Westbrook after the star’s positive coronavirus test. The only reason for his delay that Harden would...
    Tilman Fertitta, CEO of Landry's, stars in CNBC's "Billion Dollar Buyer"Nick Valinote | CNBC The Houston Rockets are suing their insurance company, Affiliated FM Insurance Co, for denial of a $400 million business interruption policy related to losses suffered by the coronavirus outbreak, according to Bloomberg Law. Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta's Rocket Ball Ltd. and Clutch City Sports & Entertainment L.P., the holding company for the team and the Toyota Center, paid more than $700,000 in annual premiums on a policy worth approximately $400 million, according to the report. The suit was filed in Rhode Island. The Rockets became the first National Basketball Association team publicly-known to file a lawsuit to recover losses due to Covid-19. Insurance executives...
    US coronavirus: Arizona and Texas counties hit hard by coronavirus bring in refrigerated trucks as morgues fill up The recipe tweak that ruined McDonalds fries LeBron James is such a huge star that hes got an entire building to himself in the NBA bubble, a Houston Rockets player joked © Getty/Katelyn Mulcahy/Sean Gardner LeBron James, Austin Rivers. Getty/Katelyn Mulcahy/Sean Gardner Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers joked that LeBron James is such a huge star that he probably has an entire building to himself in the NBA bubble. "Y'all know 'Bron ain't staying where we staying, man," Rivers said in an Instagram Live on Wednesday.  Pointing to a luxury four-story house, he added: "This whole damn building [is] Lebron's."...
    LeBron James, Austin Rivers. Getty/Katelyn Mulcahy/Sean Gardner Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers joked that LeBron James is such a huge star that he probably has an entire building to himself in the NBA bubble. "Y'all know 'Bron ain't staying where we staying, man," Rivers said in an Instagram Live on Wednesday.  Pointing to a luxury four-story house, he added: "This whole damn building [is] Lebron's." NBA stars have been sharing their experiences from Walt Disney World, Orlando on social media since moving in to see out the remainder of the 2020 season. James is set to share any photos or videos of his room. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers joked that...
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James might be living life king size in the Orlando bubble. Houston Rockets’ player Austin Rivers recently jokes about how James seems to be living lavishly, away from everyone else. LeBron James living apart from everyone in his castle Today, Houston Rockets’ point guard Austin Rivers took over the SLAM media company’s official Instagram account to go live. Rivers took the viewers inside the Rockets’ private practice session. Fans also got to watch some scrimmages on the regular IG stories that Rivers posted. One thing that caught the fans’ attention more than others was when Rivers mentioned LeBron James. Apparently, many fans kept asking the 27-year-old Rockets’ player whether he had come across the Lakers...
    Nearly 100 Breonna Taylor protesters arrested on Kentucky AGs lawn Floods and the coronavirus create more uncertainty for China as food prices climb James Harden arrives in NBA’s Orlando restart bubble © Mike Stobe/Getty Images Turns out the Beard is feeling fine — Tuesday night he arrived in Orlando for the NBA’s restart. James Harden arrives five days after his teammates — without an explanation as to why — and now must pass three coronavirus tests before he can join his teammates on the practice court. The Beard has arrived!
    Getty Russell Westbrook, Rockets We’ve had some huge names and All-Star caliber gamers COVID-19 has largely spared NBA superstars. Till now. Houston’s Russell Westbrook, an eight-time All-Star and the league’s MVP in 2016-17, introduced that he has examined optimistic for the virus and isn’t displaying any signs. He mentioned he’s in quarantine and can be a part of his teammates as soon as he’s ready to take action. Westbrook posted on Twitter that he examined optimistic for COVID-19 earlier than his Rockets had been slated to reach within the NBA’s “bubble” surroundings on the Huge World of Sports activities Advanced at Disney World. He additionally inspired others to take precautions in the...
    Getty Russell Westbrook, Rockets We’ve had some big names and All-Star caliber players COVID-19 has mostly spared NBA superstars. Until now. Houston’s Russell Westbrook, an eight-time All-Star and the league’s MVP in 2016-17, announced that he has tested positive for the virus and is not showing any symptoms. He said he is in quarantine and will join his teammates once he is able to do so. Westbrook posted on Twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19 before his Rockets were slated to arrive in the NBA’s “bubble” environment at the Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. He also encouraged others to take precautions when it comes to the virus. “Please take this virus seriously,” he wrote....
    Houston Rockets forward Bruno Caboclo will not engage in any team activities for the next eight days after he accidentally broke quarantine. He will now be placed into an extended quarantine period, and he will undergo enhanced coronavirus testing, according to ESPN. If players are caught leaving the league’s bubble at the Walt Disney World Resort without a valid reason, or if they broke the initial quarantine period -- which consists of being limited to just a hotel room until passing multiple coronavirus tests in a more-than 24-hour span -- they would have to re-enter the league’s protocols. LAKERS G RAJON RONDO BREAKS THUMB IN PRACTICE, OUT 6-8 WEEKS Caboclo left his hotel room during the first quarantine period, ESPN...
    Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook on Monday announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Westbrook, 31, said the positive test came before his team's departure to Walt Disney World in Orlando for the resumed NBA season.  "I'm currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared," he said in a statement. "Thank you for the well wishes and your continued support. Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!" pic.twitter.com/Kq7CE26TxD— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020 The news comes just two weeks before the NBA season is scheduled to resume on July 30. The season was halted on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your...
    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets said Monday that he has tested positive for coronavirus, and that he plans to eventually join his team at the restart of the NBA season. Westbrook made the revelation on social media. As recently as Sunday, the Rockets believed that Westbrook and James Harden — neither of whom traveled with the team to Walt Disney World near Orlando last week — would be with the team in the next few days. In Westbrook's case, that now seems most unlikely. “I tested positive for covid-19 prior to my teams departure to Orlando," Westbrook wrote on his Instagram page. “I'm currently feeling well, quarantined,...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Houston Rockets star point guard Russell Westbrook announced on Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19.  “I tested positive for COVID-19 prior to my team’s departure to Orlando,” the nine-time All-Star said in a statement. “I’m currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared. Thank you all for the well-wishes and continued support. Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!” Westbrook is not with the team, which recently arrived in the NBA’s Orlando bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Once he is given a...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets said Monday that he has tested positive for coronavirus, and that he plans to eventually join his team at the restart of the NBA season. Westbrook made the revelation on social media. As recently as Sunday, the Rockets believed that Westbrook and James Harden — neither of whom traveled with the team to Walt Disney World near Orlando last week — would be with the team in the next few days. In Westbrook’s case, that now seems most unlikely. “I tested positive for covid-19 prior to my teams departure to Orlando,” Westbrook wrote on his Instagram page. “I’m currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook has become the latest athlete to have COVID-19.He wrote in a tweet just before 12 p.m. Monday that he tested positive for the virus before the Rockets left for Orlando, Florida, where the NBA is set to resume its season at the end of the month."I'm currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared," he said.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. pic.twitter.com/Kq7CE26TxD— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020
    Top Pentagon officials say Russian bounty program not corroborated Chick-fil-A postpones its annual free food event due to COVID-19 concerns Houston Rockets Traveled to Orlando Without James Harden or Russell Westbrook The Houston Rockets traveled to the NBA's Orlando bubble on Thursday but did so without their two stars. James Harden and Russell Westbrook didn't travel with the team but they're both expected to join the Rockets shortly. Until then, we're left to speculate as to why they aren't with the rest of the squad. © Provided by The Big Lead Houston stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook did not travel with Rockets today to Orlando and will join the team in near future, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.—...
    The 2019 NBA Off-Season had some of the biggest trades in the past few years. Anthony Davis moved to the Lakers, Paul George got traded to the Clippers and Russell Westbook reunited with James Harden in Houston. This dynamic duo of Westbrook and Harden had started back in Oklahoma. During the hiatus, both have put in a lot of work and it has put the league on notice. Recently NBA legend Dwyane Wade also praised them. Kelly Iko from the Athletic tweeted a quote from Wade, which said, “Now, Houston becomes even scarier. With both of these guys, they can run you out the gym.” “Now, Houston becomes even scarier. With both of these guys, they can run you...
    Tilman FertittaScott Mlyn | CNBC Landry's CEO and Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta will allow the public to buy stock in his new online gaming company. But they won't be able to wager on Houston Rockets games. The company joins Draftkings as the only other publicly traded online-only casino company in the U.S. The State of New Jersey initially restricted Fertitta's company from including National Basketball Association games, but last September approved NBA bets under the condition wagers excluded Rockets contests. Owners of sports franchises were banned from offering wagers for pro leagues in which they they owned a team. The online casino company will arise after Fertitta used a blank check entity, Landcadia Holdings II, to buy...
    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have signed free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute. This will be the second stint with the Rockets for Mbah a Moute, who played 61 games for Houston in the 2017-18 season. The 33-year-old is a 12-year NBA veteran who has also played for the Bucks, Kings, Timberwolves and 76ers. He hasn’t played in the league since he was released by the Clippers in April 2019. Mbah a Moute has averaged 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 686 games, including 453 starts. NBA teams are reporting to Orlando this week to begin practicing for the resumption of the season, which was put on hold in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Houston’s first...
    Coach Mike D’Antoni prepares the team for the competition in Orlando | Mike Stobe / . The Houston Rockets will no longer have Thabo Sefolosha for the resumption of the NBA campaign in Orlando. In his replacement, the team hopes to hire Luc Mbah to Moute, according to a report by .. Moute is a Cameroonian who started with the Clippers this season and was released in April. In four duels he only scored 20 points in total. The Houston Rockets are planning to sign forward Luc Mbah a Moute, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. – Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2020 Sefolosha was a helping piece coming from the bank that Texans will not have now. The team led...
    Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The Houston Rockets are the most unpredictable wild card for the 2020 NBA Playoffs. That was true before ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thabo Sefolosha would be opting out of the Orlando bubble, and it remains true after The Athletic’s Shams Charania followed up with the news that Luc Mbah a Moute will be replacing him. Welcome to the Rockets’ small-ball carousel, which leads the league in aging, possibly over-the-hill 3-and-D wings by a hefty margin. Again, this was the case in Houston long before Wednesday’s reported move. Tyson...
    The Houston Rockets stand sixth in the current NBA Western Conference table and will easily make it to the postseason this year. The team has been regular playoff entrants ever since James Harden signed with the franchise.  Getting past the conference semi-finals would be a major priority for the team this year. Considering the fact that this particular fixture has been a major roadblock for them, the Rockets would want to end the curse. Going into the Orlando bubble and competing with several restrictions is no walk in the park. Players understand what is required of them and one of the Rockets’ guards feels this year’s championship will be tougher than any other year.  Houston Rockets player feels coming...
    Rockets added important defensive player for the future | Bob Levey / . The Houston Rockets reached a two-year agreement with the forward, David Nwaba, the team itself reported on their social networks. To open a space for him on the roster, the Houston players released Isaiah Hartenstein. Recall that Nwaba had been released by the Nets last December, after suffering a serious injury to the Achilles heel, which will prevent him from playing when the season returns in Orlando. Free agent David Nwaba has agreed to a two-year deal with the Houston Rockets, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. – Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2020 The agreement will pay the 27-year-old player $ 900,000 for the remainder of the 2019-2020...