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2015-16 Schedule
1-1, 2nd in Southwest

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard James Harden is taking it game-by-game regarding when he plays. He wanted to play in back-to-back games this week to develop a rhythm. Rockets next game is Sunday vs Orlando in Hidalgo, Texas.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

At Rockets practice today, James Harden said he doesn't have ankle problems. He did suffer a badly sprained ankle over the summer and Harden said it didn't occur in the Drew Summer League. "Just trying to get it moving," he said of the ankle. "Get back into five-on-five rhythm."

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Howard played hurt in playoffs

Dwight Howard told SportsRadio 610 that he played through a torn MCL and meniscus during the Western Conference Finals vs. the Warriors. He averaged 14.4 PPG and 14.4 RPG while playing 38 minutes per game in the series.

His & Hers: Dwight Howard deserves credit for playing with injury (1:17)
Howard's playoff injury worse than originally thought (3:12)
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Cougars still living in the shadows

Houston's Thursday night trouncing of SMU was hardly noticed, as the Astros won Game 1 of the ALDS and the Texans dropped their prime-time matchup with the Colts. With the Rockets getting ready to open their season, will the Cougars ever get the attention they deserve? 3-point stance

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Howard says he had torn MCL in playoffs

Dwight Howard appeared Thursday on SportsRadio 610 and said he played through a torn MCL and meniscus during last season's Western Conference finals.

Rapaport defends LeBron on Sportsnation (5:27)
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Trevor Ariza hits stride in houston

Heading into his third season in Houston, what does Ariza bring to the table? And where did he land in our rankings this year? #NBARank: Nos. 91-100

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Kevin McHale said James Harden sprained his ankle badly this summer. "He just hasn't played a lot of basketball, just a lot of other stuff to stay in shape," McHale said. "Basketball is basketball and you got to play it to get your feel back and everything." Harden hasn't missed a practice and was supposed to get the second preseason game off but asked to play.

Harden leads Rockets over Mavs (0:31)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle calls 20 second timeout and holds it at midcourt.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

With Khloe Kardashian in the house, James Harden scored 12 points on 4-8 shooting in first quarter.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Khloe Kardashian just showed up for Mavs-Rockets.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets power forward Donatas Motiejunas (back) said he's started running. No timetable regarding when he will return."Everyday I feel better and better," he said. "That's the most important thing you feel like it's improving. The goal is to be 100 percent."

ESPN Stats & Info

Superman to the rescue

Houston was a much better team when Dwight Howard was in uniform last season. Will the Rockets take flight with a healthy Howard this season?

Harden using MVP slight as motivation (1:57)
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Motiejunas misses top 100

Houston's Donatas Motiejunas made the cut for our most recent edition of NBA player rankings. He may be disappointed to see just how close he was to making the top 100. #NBArank: Nos. 101-110

Father time catching up with Vince Carter (0:20)

Smith leads Grizzlies past Rockets, 92-89

Russ Smith scored 12 points, Jeff Green and Courtney Lee added 11 apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Houston Rockets 92-89 on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Harden declares he's best player in NBA before preseason loss (0:44)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Lawson will start at point guard tonight for the Rockets in preseason opener at Memphis over Patrick Beverley.

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.96th
Rebounds Per Game43.714th
Assists Per Game22.29th
Points Allowed100.517th

Team History


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