2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
44-25, 1st in Southwest
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16hTim MacMahon

Rockets' Rivers scores career-best 41 in win

The Rockets' Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points in a 129-112 win over the Kings on Sunday. "I believe I'm a premier scorer," he said.

Rivers erupts for first career 40 point game (1:56)
17h
Rivers climbs the ladder for the slam (0:15)
17h
Harden drops in off-balanced bucket (0:24)
17h
ESPN Illustration
2dTim Bontemps

Giannis, LeBron, Harden vie for MVP as finalists

The finalists for each of the NBA's six awards -- MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year -- were announced Saturday.

Harden drops 39 points vs. Lakers (1:56)
4d
Harden bodies Dudley for and-1 bucket (0:23)
4d
4d

The Hoop Collective: Teams Who Can Challenge The NBA's Best

After one week of bubble basketball, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the teams who could pose some serious problems for the top seeds in each conference. Plus, a breakdown of Luka Doncic's monster Tuesday night performance (25:35).

4d

ESPN Daily: NBA's issues in China

A recent ESPN investigation uncovered allegations of abuse, as well as a lack of schooling for athletes at three NBA China basketball academies. The report comes at a time when scrutiny on the NBA's relationship with China has never been greater. In October Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted his support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, prompting a severe reaction from China, which included pulling NBA broadcasts from the airwaves despite the league's widespread popularity in the country. Investigations into human rights abuses in the Xinjiang province, where one of the basketball academies was located, have also prompted many to criticize the NBA's ties to China. ESPN investigative reporter Steve Fainaru brings us his latest reporting on what happened inside the NBA China academies, and how the league is addressing these concerns.

J&J: Melo Comes Up Big Against The Rockets

Spend your afternoon with Jalen & Jacoby as they discuss the Blazers' big win over Houston, Luka's monster triple-double, Devin Booker's game-winner, Matthew Stafford's false positive COVID-19 test and Allen Iverson weighs in on Jordan-LeBron debate. Plus, the state of college athletics.

Lillard leads Blazers past Rockets in defensive affair (2:08)
6d
Trent flops as Harden knocks down 3 (0:20)
6d
Westbrook throws down monster flush (0:28)
6d
7d

PTI: NBA Restart is shaking up the standings

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon discuss the Rockets' upset over the Bucks, the Pac-12's players' stance on social justice and safety, Tom Brady's 43rd birthday, MLB updates and more.

7d

HQ: Pac 12 potential player boycott and more

Today's HQ crew asks if it's a big deal that PAC-12 football players are threatening to boycott, should Odell Beckham's comments give the NFL pause about moving forward with the season, if James Harden got Giannis back and much more!

Harden shuts down reporter's question about guarding Giannis (1:01)
8d

Team Stats

Points Per Game118.52nd
Rebounds Per Game44.616th
Assists Per Game21.729th
Points Allowed114.622nd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2019-204425.638
2018-195329.646
2017-186517.793
2016-175527.671
2015-164141.500