2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
32-12, 2nd in Southwest
Harden impresses again with 13th triple-double in loss (0:59)
Heat overcome monster Harden effort in win (1:09)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Rockets guard James Harden had his 4th 40-point triple-double of the season. That's one shy of the NBA single-season record of 5, set by Oscar Robertson of the 1963-64 Cincinnati Royals (via Elias Sports Bureau).

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said Eric Gordon tweaked his ankle and didn't have much lift on his shot. Gordon shot 3-17 off the bench in loss to Miami.


Dragic scores 21 and Heat stun Rockets, 109-103

Goran Dragic had 21 points and eight assists, Wayne Ellington scored 18 off the bench and the Miami Heat overcame another triple-double from James Harden to beat the Houston Rockets 109-103 on Tu

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden recorded his 13th triple-double of the season but the Rockets suffered a bad loss to the Heat, 109-103. Miami, with the second-worst record in the league, had lost four in a row coming in. Harden finished with 40-11-10, the fourth 40-point triple double of the season for him. That's the most for any player in the last 30 years.

Harden drives in for another bucket (0:25)
Harden works through the D for a nice layup in loss (0:22)
Dekker dunks it home for Houston (0:20)
Harden sets up Ariza for early layup (0:20)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Anderson is out with the flu and Corey Brewer replaces him in the starting lineup.

Is this the NBA's greatest class of stars in decades? (1:19)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets have no plans on resting team leading scorer and NBA assist leader, James Harden, despite playing four games in five nights this week. Harden, who leads the league in total minutes played at 1,571, has played in every game the last two seasons. "I'm (not) excited about my rest," Harden told reporters in Miami on Tuesday. "For myself, it's about the leadership that I show to my teammates and to this entire organization and to my fans. I'm blessed. I'm 27-years old and I'm able to play basketball at a high level. I might not be here for long. I take advantage of the opportunities when I'm here and just have fun doing something that I love."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets starting center Clint Capela is getting closer to a return. Capela, who hasn't played since Dec. 17 with a small fracture of his left fibula, might play in Tuesday's game at Miami. The Rockets will determine Capela's status after shootaround. The Rockets are 21-7 with Capela in the starting lineup. On the season, Capela averages 11.8 points and eight rebounds per game.

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Rockets drop one spot in rankings

Houston is No. 3 in this week's Power Rankings. The Rockets will host the Warriors on Friday. The teams are trying to become the first pair of teams to average better than 114 points per game since four teams did it in 1990-91. Week 13 Power Rankings

ESPN Stats and Information  

James Harden reached 1,000 points and 500 assists on the season in his 43rd game, tying Tiny Archibald (1972-73) and Oscar Robertson (1964-65) for the second-fewest games needed to reach that threshold in a season (via Elias Sports Bureau).

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Rockets starters stuff stat sheet

All five Rockets starters produced double-digit points and at least seven rebounds on Sunday. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, the last starting lineup to do that belonged to the Charlotte Bobcats in 2012. The last time a Rockets starting lineup put up those numbers was in 1970.

Wednesday night is a star-studded affair in the NBA (1:34)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Sunday marked the first time that 2 different players recorded a triple-double, while also tallying 7 turnovers on the same day (Harden, Westbrook), since individual turnovers were first tracked in the 1977-78 season (via Elias Sports Bureau).

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston's 32 victories are second-most in the league and the Rockets are two back in the loss column from the No.2 seeded Spurs. The Rockets road victory at the Nets was their 16th of the season, tied for second-most in NBA.

Harden's 12th triple-double aids Rockets' win (0:55)
Harden's triple-double leads Rockets past Nets (1:33)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

After scoring 105 points in each of the previous two losses, Houston exploded for 137 points in its win at Brooklyn.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets and Nets combined for 88 three-point attempts on Sunday, tying the NBA record for most combined attempts. The Rockets have been involved in all 3 games tied with 88 attempts according to ESPN stats and info.

Team Stats

Points Per Game114.92nd
Rebounds Per Game44.39th
Assists Per Game25.72nd
Points Allowed107.624th

Team History


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