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Scoring leader James Harden hit with one-game ban by NBA

The National Basketball Association suspended Houston Rockets star forward James Harden for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers` LeBron James in the groin, the league said Monday.

James Harden hits 40 points to power Rockets over Suns
James Harden hits 40 points to power Rockets over Suns

NBA scoring leader James Harden netted 40 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and passed off nine assists Tuesday, sparking the Houston Rockets over the Phoenix Suns 127-118.

NBA: James Harden pours in 45 points to lead Rockets past Pacers
NBA: James Harden pours in 45 points to lead Rockets past Pacers

James Harden bounced back in a big way on Monday, scoring 45 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 110-98 NBA victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Harden was one point shy of his career high set on February 20, 2013 against Oklahoma City.

Nets` Kevin Garnett tossed after head-butting Dwight Howard
Nets` Kevin Garnett tossed after head-butting Dwight Howard

Kevin Garnett lost his cool and his Brooklyn Nets lost again on Monday, falling 113-99 to the Houston Rockets.

Duncan, Green spark injury-hit Spurs over Rockets
Duncan, Green spark injury-hit Spurs over Rockets

Danny Green scored 24 points while Tim Duncan scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lift injury-hit reigning NBA champion San Antonio over visiting Houston 110-106 Sunday.

Memphis Grizzlies` growl is stronger than Houston Rockets` lift off
Memphis Grizzlies` growl is stronger than Houston Rockets` lift off

Something had to give when the first place Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets squared off for NBA bragging rights Monday night.

Houston Rockets rip Minnesota Timberwolves in Mexico City matchup
Houston Rockets rip Minnesota Timberwolves in Mexico City matchup

James Harden scored 23 points and Dwight Howard added 22 to lead the Houston Rockets over Minnesota 113-101 Wednesday in only the second NBA regular-season game played in Mexico City.

NBA: Rockets beat Spurs to claim 6th consecutive win
NBA: Rockets beat Spurs to claim 6th consecutive win

The Houston Rockets rolled past in-state rival San Antonio Spurs 98-81 at Toyota Center to claim a dream start - the sixth consecutive victory of the new season.

Dwight Howard overpowers short-handed Spurs
Dwight Howard overpowers short-handed Spurs

Dwight Howard took advantage of some extra space to roam, scoring 32 points as the undefeated Houston Rockets trounced the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 98-81 on Thursday.

Houston Rockets douse Miami Heat in battle of unbeatens
Houston Rockets douse Miami Heat in battle of unbeatens

James Harden and the unbeaten Houston Rockets continued their sizzling start to the NBA season on Tuesday with a 108-91 triumph over the Miami Heat.

Houston Rockets down 76ers, head for Miami unbeaten
Houston Rockets down 76ers, head for Miami unbeaten

The Houston Rockets routed the rebuilding Philadelphia 76ers 104-93 on Monday to improve to 4-0 in the fledgling NBA season, with their toughest test to date looming Tuesday at Miami.

Wade says he will stay with Heat

Dwyane Wade will stay with the Miami Heat to aid the club he helped to three NBA titles in rebuilding after the loss of superstar LeBron James, he said on Tuesday.

Regular season games set for London, Mexico City

The NBA will play regular-season games in Mexico City and London in the 2014-15 campaign, the league said Thursday.

Regular season games set for London, Mexico City

The NBA will play regular-season games in Mexico City and London in the 2014-15 campaign, the league said Thursday.

Rockets fall to Blazers in Game 2

The Houston Rockets lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 105-112 at the Toyota Center, their second loss in the first-round NBA playoff series.

Mavericks beat mistake-prone Spurs to level series

Monta Ellis tallied 21 points and Shawn Marion scored 20 as the Dallas Mavericks routed the error-prone San Antonio Spurs 113-92 to level their opening round NBA playoff series at 1-1 on Wednesday.

Ex-NBA star McGrady switches to baseball

Tracy McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star guard, has signed a deal to become a right-handed pitcher with minor-league baseball`s Sugar Land Skeeters, the Texas-based team announced Wednesday.

Blazers beat Rockets in overtime

Portland Trail Blazers edged past the Houston Rockets 122-120 in overtime at the Toyota Center, claiming their victory in first round of the NBA post-season.

Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener

The San Antonio Spurs, led by Tim Duncan`s 27 points, rallied for a 90-85 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday to open their NBA playoff series.

Nowitzki and Nash make NBA history

A pair of former Dallas Maverick teammates, Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash, made National Basketball Association history on the same night by achieving a couple of milestones.