2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
51-22, 2nd in Southwest
Harden, Westbrook matchup did not disappoint (1:11)
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12hCalvin Watkins

Rockets use offense to roll past Thunder

The offensive display by the Rockets on Sunday afternoon was another indication of how difficult this team will be to defeat when the playoffs begin.

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12hRoyce Young

Rockets best OKC in MVP candidate showdown

James Harden's Houston Rockets got the best of Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday in the final regular-season meeting between two of the leading MVP candidates.

Beverley believes resting players is a 'disgrace' (1:09)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden on the MVP competition with Russell Westbrook: "I just worry about what we have here and winning games. That's all."


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden on the NBA's statistical explosion this season: "The league is getting better all the way around. ... It's fun to watch. I'm happy to be a part of it."

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14hTim MacMahon

Beverley: Resting players 'a disgrace' to NBA

Rockets guard Patrick Beverley ripped the NBA's trend of resting players for preventative maintenance, calling it "a disgrace to this league."

Rockets down Thunder in showdown of MVP candidates (1:28)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets G Pat Beverley on the DNP-Rest trend: "I think that's bulls---. I think that's a disgrace to this league. I think that fans deserve better. I could care less about coaches ask players to rest or not. It's up to you to play or not, and if you don't you're disrespecting the game. And I don't believe in disrespecting the game, because there was a time where I wasn't playing in the NBA and I was trying to get here. So me resting I feel like is disrespecting me, disrespecting the name on the front of the jersey and disrespecting the name on the back of the jersey."

The Rockets' Red Rowdies pumped up after win (0:41)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden is all smiles despite the black tape on his sore left wrist as he socializes on his way out of the Toyota Center.

Harden thrilled with total team effort (1:11)
Westbrook takes Beverley down after no-call (0:29)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Billy Donovan keeps stressing that inconsistency of focus and effort killed the Thunder defensively against the explosive Rockets.

Harden takes hard fall on wrist, insists he's fine (0:45)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets' Red Rowdies are rocking after Houston rolled over the Thunder.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden was down for a few moments after scoring on a drive with 38.2 seconds left. He got up holding his left wrist as he walked off the court with two trainers. Harden didn't return but after the game he talked to Lisa Salters with his wrist wrapped in a bandage.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The fans who aren't fleeing for the exits held their breath as James Harden stayed down on the floor for several seconds after his dagger drive. "MVP! MVP!" the fans chanted as Harden finally got on his feet.

Westbrook gets 36th triple-double, celebrates with big dunk (0:21)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Ho-hum, Russell Westbrook has another 30-point triple-double. A more relevant stat this afternoon: The Rockets have four 20-plus-point scorers.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook with his 36th triple-double of the season: 26-10-11 with 5:29 left. Five away from tying Oscar, 10 games to go.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

You can always count on a couple of extracurricular moments between Pat Beverley and Russell Westbrook. In this case, it was initiated by Westbrook, whose knocked Beverley to the floor while committing a frustrating foul and pretended Beverley didn't exist as the feisty Rockets guard expressed his displeasure

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.82nd
Rebounds Per Game44.210th
Assists Per Game25.52nd
Points Allowed108.825th

Team History