Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

New York (AP), March 13 – The world’s sports schedule cratered at warp speed Thursday, with one of the biggest events on the U.S. calendar, the fun-filled and colorful college basketball tournament known as March Madness, becoming the first mega-event to be scrubbed due to fear of the spread of the coronavirus. Leaders at all […]

Rockets face tough Playoffs

MIAMI (AP) — The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The drama of the regular season went all the way to the very end of the regular season, with seven of the eight first-round playoff matchups not […]

Houston’s Harden wins NBA MVP over James and Davis

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — James Harden of the Houston Rockets was voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, beating out four-time winner LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans at the NBA Awards on Monday night. Harden joined Michael Jordan as the only players to average at least 20 points, eight assists, five rebounds […]

Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul’s grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination. Now the Houston Rockets must wait to see if his injured leg is strong enough to help them take one last step to the NBA Finals.Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points […]

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

BOSTON (AP) — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics remained perfect in Boston this postseason with their 10th straight victory […]

On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland’s locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home […]

Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series at 1-all

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets were the best team in the NBA in the regular season. They played like it Wednesday night, using a balanced scoring attack to rout the Golden State Warriors 127-105 and even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points on […]

Rockets dominate Jazz, 113 to 92, in Salt Lake

Salt Lake City, May 4 – The Houston Rockets, first in their playoff bracket, dominated the Utah Jazz tonight in the third game of the playoff series between the two teams but the first game in Salt Lake City, home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The final score of the […]

Rockets advance to 2nd round with eyes on bigger goals

 HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets spent almost no time celebrating their first-round playoff series win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. For the top-seeded Rockets, it simply moved them a little closer toward their goal of bringing the franchise its first title in more than two decades. “This was a pretty good step […]