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Clippers coach Doc Rivers ejected to delight of son Austin Rivers

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers was ejected for arguing with official Tony Brothers at half court on Wednesday night while his son, Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers, laughed and signaled for the officials to give his father a technical foul.As Doc Rivers was walking off the floor back to the locker room, Austin Rivers appeared to thoroughly enjoy the moment, celebrating by waving on the Houston fans
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Russell Westbrook on Patrick Beverley — ‘He don’t guard nobody, man’

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- Notorious pest Patrick Beverley's reputation as an elite defender isn't accurate, according to Russell Westbrook, who cited James Harden's 47-point performance in the Houston Rockets' 102-93 victory Wednesday over the LA Clippers as proof."Pat Bev trick y'all, man, like he playing defense," Westbrook said. "He don't guard nobody, man. It's just running around, doing nothing. ... All that commotion to get 47."Westbrook and Beverley have a long-running
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Inside the NBA’s silent tension surrounding Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey

[ad_1] NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for occasional jaunts to the Shake Shack located a half-mile away.Morey had reason to shut himself inside. When he tweeted an image on Friday, Oct.
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NBA Power Rankings Week 4

[ad_1] Three weeks down, three different No. 1 teams.In this edition, it's the Los Angeles Lakers who, despite seeing their seven-game win streak snapped Sunday night against the Toronto Raptors, climb to the top, thanks to a 1-3 week by the Philadelphia 76ers.Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Andre' Snellings, Royce Young and Bobby Marks and The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears) is ranking all 30 teams from
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Three key questions about Houston’s grand Westbrook experiment

[ad_1] Houston, we have a Westbrook ... now what?Following the initial shock of the Russell Westbrook trade to the Houston Rockets, there were three immediate questions about the superstar on the court:Can Westbrook shoot well enough to play in Houston's system?Can Westbrook and James Harden coexist?Does Westbrook make the Rockets better?Let's try to answer those questions after eight Westbrook games -- he has missed one matchup during Houston's 6-3 start
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NBA Power Rankings Week 3

[ad_1] We're two weeks into the regular season, which means it's OK to start reading into teams' starts to 2019-20.That's great news for the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers. Very, very bad news for the Golden State Warriors.Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Andre' Snellings, Royce Young and Bobby Marks, and The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears) is ranking all 30 teams from top to
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Houston Rockets-Washington Wizards shootout sets record for game decided by single point

[ad_1] The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards battled to a final score Wednesday night that looked more like the result of an All-Star Game than an early season matchup, combining to score 317 points, the most in an NBA game decided by a single point.The Rockets needed every one of James Harden's 59 points to prevail 159-158, as the Wizards matched the record for the most points scored in an
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Houston Rockets ban fan charged with punching Pelicans coach

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- A Houston Rockets fan has been charged with assault after allegedly punching a New Orleans Pelicans coach at the end of a game between the teams.Prosecutors charged Manuel Garcia with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching Pelicans assistant coach Joe Boylan in the face Saturday. Garcia's girlfriend was also arrested for allegedly preventing police from getting to Garcia.New Orleans assistant coach Joe Boylan was allegedly punched by a
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Russell Westbrook leads Rockets’ win over Thunder — ‘When I hoop, I have no friends’

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- Russell Westbrook, dressed in shiny black pants and a sleeveless NASCAR T-shirt, stopped by the visitors locker room on the way out of the Toyota Center on Monday night.Westbrook chatted with former teammates such as Steven Adams and Andre Roberson, as well as some staffers he knew well from his 11 seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also made small talk with Chris Paul, the point
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NBA Power Rankings Week 2

[ad_1] We're just one week into the regular season, and we've already seen some historic debuts, an overtime buzzer-beater, plenty of coach's challenges ... and, of course, the unraveling of the Golden State dynasty before our very eyes.Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Andre' Snellings, Royce Young and Bobby Marks, and The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears) is ranking all 30 teams from top to bottom, taking stock