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2017 Schedule
15-7, 2nd in Southwest

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

I just don't think Steven Adams looks like this anymore.

Harden vs Westbrook, who's the real MVP? (1:20)
Westbrook says Thunder will play their brand of ball against Rockets (0:56)
Harden wants Motiejunas in Houston sooner than later (0:16)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden said the faster Donatas Motiejunas can get to the Rockets the better.

Ben Alamar ESPN Analytics 

Rockets are 6th in ESPN's Basketball Power Index.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets are close to signing forward Donatas Motiejunas to a four-year $35 million deal according to multiple sources. The key to the deal is a $9 million guarantee for 2017-18. Rockets have until mid-July to make a decision on that.

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4hMarc Stein and Calvin Watkins

Sources: Rockets, Motiejunas reach 4-year deal

After pulling their offer sheet to Donatas Motiejunas, the Houston Rockets are signing the power forward to a four-year deal, sources told ESPN.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets pulled the $31 million offer sheet to power forward Donatas Motiejunas on Friday and are working on a new contract according to a source. Motiejunas returns to restricted free agency status. Motiejunas had signed a $37 million offer sheet with Brooklyn last week but after the Rockets matched the sheet, which was without $6 million in incentive clauses, he declined to report for a physical.

On this date: Washington punches Tomjanovich (1:17)
Westbrook-Harden must-see matchup (0:45)
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NBA Lockdown: The Trade That Wasn't

Jorge Sedano and Amin Elhassan look back on the deal that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers and examine how it would have changed the destiny of several teams.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets have no current plans to lift the offer sheet to power forward Donatas Motiejunas according to a source. After the Rockets matched the $31 million offer sheet, Motiejunas had two days to report for his physical and did not. The Rockets can still work a separate deal with Motiejunas.

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1dKevin Pelton and Larry Coon

Strange case of Donatas Motiejunas and the Rockets

Why do Donatas Motiejunas and B.J. Armstrong have a problem with Houston? And what can the Rockets do? We have the key questions and answers on this unique situation.

Rockets hand Lakers fourth straight loss (1:02)

You can find Eric Gordon downtown

Considering Gordon's accuracy from outside during the Rockets' 134-95 win over the Lakers on Wednesday night, why did he take one shot inside the line? His previous high on 3-pointers this season was seven when scoring a season-high 27 points vs. the Spurs.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Donatas Motiejunas had until tonight to show up for his physical with the Rockets and didn't. A source said a decision hasn't been made regarding if the Rockets will pull the offer sheet.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Rockets' 39-point win over the Lakers on Wednesday was the largest by either team in the 211-game history of the series. Eric Gordon led the Rockets with 26 points off the bench. He was 8-12 on 3-pointers, hitting the most 3-pt FG off the bench in Rockets history.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets rolled past the Lakers, 134-95. Rockets set season-highs in points and assists (35). The Rockets won their 15th game in their 21st game of the season. Houston didn't win its 15th game last season until the 27th game.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets with a season-high 31 assists against the Lakers.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Gordon has made a career-high eight three-pointers as the Rockets lead the Lakers 106-77 after three quarters. Gordon has a game-high 26 points.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Lou Williams made a 66-foot shot at the halfcourt buzzer for the Lakers. But the Rockets lead 67-55. Eric Gordon with 17, James Harden has 16. Houston shooting 50 percent from the floor. Williams? He's got 17.

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.22nd
Rebounds Per Game44.3Tied-12th
Assists Per Game24.63rd
Points Allowed106.923rd

Team History


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