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Houston Rockets: American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas
The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston. They compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the Toyota Center, located in Downtown Houston. The Rockets have won two NBA championships and four Western Conference titles. The team was established in 1967 as the San Diego Rockets, an expansion team originally based in San Diego. In 1971, the Rockets moved to Houston.

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Rockets' Russell Westbrook's pre-game attire: 'No Regrets' with thankful nod to Thunder franchise

Russell Westbrook was back in the arena where he played for 11 seasons, and the message on his sweatshirt made his feelings clear: "No Regrets"
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How Rockets' James Harden has set NBA records, changed game and ignored criticism

In a city where the Rockets play second fiddle to the Texans and sometimes the Astros, James Harden's play continues to make headlines and draw crowds
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NBA denies Rockets' protest over James Harden's uncounted basket in loss to Spurs

Although the NBA disciplined three officials, Commissioner Adam Silver did not believe missed call warranted league overturning game's outcome.
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'Missed' dunk by James Harden proves costly in Rockets' double-OT loss to Spurs

James Harden's dunk did not end up counting in a confusing moment in the fourth quarter of the Houston Rockets' loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
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Rockets' Austin Rivers implores refs to give dad and Clippers coach Doc a technical foul

Clippers coach Doc Rivers was ejected after receiving two technical fouls. Son Austin, a guard for the Rockets, was loving every minute of it.
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Chris Paul jokingly asks new Rockets star Russell Westbrook to leave Thunder locker room

The Rockets' Russell Westbrook and the Thunder's Chris Paul faced each other for the first time since their offseason trade. CP3 even brought jokes!
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Rockets' D'Antoni exudes calm despite lame-duck status: 'It's not going to change the way I coach'

Mike D'Antoni is not under contract beyond this season, but he won't let that affect him. Especially when he believes Houston has a true title shot.
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Pence says NBA is acting like a subsidiary of China

Vice President Mike Pence slammed the NBA on Thursday, accusing them of not standing up for free speech. Pence cited a tweet from Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey that supported..
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China's CCTV shuns NBA season opening games following Hong Kong tweet row

Chinese state television did not air the National Basketball Association's (NBA) season opening games, underscoring the damage on the U.S. league's business in the country following a Houston Rockets..
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Shaq backs Rockets' Morey in Hong Kong protest controversy

National Basketball Association Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal on Tuesday said he agreed with Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who came under fire from China after he voiced his support for..
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"Daryl Morey was right": Shaq speaks out on NBA-China controversy

The Houston Rockets GM set off a firestorm between the NBA and China when he tweeted his support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong
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Can Adam Silver save the NBA in China?

The 2019 NBA season starts tonight, but the organization is still facing backlash from China after Rockets' manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Wall Street..
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NBA's relationship with China frayed over Hong Kong protests

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says China asked the league to fire Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, following Morey's tweet supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The situation has..
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NBA's Silver says Hong Kong tweet furor already hit league's bottom line

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
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NBA Commissioner says league hit by huge financial losses due to Hong Kong tweet

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
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Adam Silver: China wanted Rockets GM Daryl Morey fired over tweet, NBA said 'no chance'

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the Chinese government and partners asked the NBA to fire Daryl Morey fired, but Silver staunchly refused.
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LeBron James breaks his silence on NBA-China dispute

For the first time, LeBron James is taking on the standoff between the NBA and China. On Monday night, the basketball star said Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was "misinformed" or "not..
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How Lakers handled uncertainty of China trip: 'We came out really good'

Here's an inside look at how the Lakers handled their week in China amid an international incident spurred by a tweet from Rockets GM Daryl Morey.
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LeBron James says Rockets GM Daryl Morey 'misinformed' on China tweet, then clarifies remark

LeBron James said Daryl Morey was "misinformed" in his tweet about Hong Kong protesters, but clarified he meant in regards to the reaction.
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Rockets' James Harden on NBA-China dispute: 'I'm staying out of it'

James Harden made it known he doesn't intend to address the controversy anymore, steering the conversation back to basketball and the upcoming season.
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Breaking down the NBA's China controversy

The opening of the NBA season is just two weeks away. But right now, the focus isn't on the games. Last Friday, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey posted a now-deleted tweet expressing his..
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Houston Rockets gear no longer sold on Chinese sites

Sites including JD.com and Tmall have stopped selling the team's merchandise following general manager's comments
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NBA cancels media events for teams in China

The NBA announced it was canceling all media availability between players and the press, for the remainder of the Brooklyn Nets' and Los Angeles Lakers' stay in China. The decision comes a week after..
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Rockets' Daryl Morey should resign to preserve the NBA’s revenue, investments and goodwill

Doing business in China is different. We aren’t in America, and the NBA knows this, writes Stanley Chao, managing director for All In Consulting.
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China's business bullying jumps to new heights over tweet by NBA Rockets GM

At least Daryl Morey got support from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver who, to his credit, said the league would adhere to American values: Our view
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Chinese companies cut ties with NBA over tweet supporting Hong Kong protests

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are facing off in China against a backdrop of controversy. Chinese businesses have threatened to cut ties with the league after a Houston Rockets executive..
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NBA-China standoff intensifies over controversial tweet

The fallout between the NBA and China has intensified after Chinese organizers canceled a fan event in Shanghai just one day before an exhibition game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles..
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Chinese authorities arrest Rockets fan for threatening to burn national flag

A man wearing a Rockets jersey was arrested by Chinese authorities for "insults directed against the national flag" after he threatened to burn flag.
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NBA working on relationship with China after controversial tweet

The National Basketball Association is working to mend its relationship with China after the Rockets' general manager posted a tweet supporting the Hong Kong protests. China has since suspended all NBA..
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NBA says free speech remains vital amid China rift

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league wasn't apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. (Oct...
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China row threatens to upstage league's return to Japan

The NBA returned to Japan for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday, with preseason action between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors - but it was the league's growing crisis in neighboring..
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China TV drops NBA exhibition games; league defends free speech

Chinese state television said on Tuesday it would not air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping pressure on the U.S. basketball league after a tweet by a Houston Rockets..
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China suspends broadcast of NBA preseason games

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended Tuesday morning a team executive's comments supporting Hong Kong protesters. Silver says he accepts the consequences in China for Houston Rockets General Manager..
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China smartphone maker Vivo says to suspend all cooperation with NBA

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo said on Tuesday it will suspend all cooperation with the National Basketball Association (NBA), joining a series of Chinese firms cutting ties with the league following a..
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NBA's Silver says won't regulate what players, employees say on issues

National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday it is not up to the NBA to regulate what players, employees and team owners say amid anger from China over a tweet from Houston..
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NBA head laments "economic impact" of China controversy

Commissioner Adam Silver backs Houston Rockets general manager's right to free speech, but admits the damage caused by a single tweet about Hong Kong "will take some time to heal"
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China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar

Chinese state television said on Tuesday it wouldn't air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping further pressure on the U.S. basketball league after a tweet by a Houston Rockets..
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NBA head Adam Silver defends response over tweet uproar

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the league's response to the Houston Rockets general manager's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, telling Japan's Kyodo News that his organization..
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NBA's crisis in China threatens multibillion-dollar ties

Stress is arising from a series of issues, including a pro-Hong Kong tweet from Houston Rockets' Daryl Morey
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NBA stirs U.S. hornet's nest, faces China backlash over Hong Kong tweet

An increasing number of U.S. lawmakers voiced anger on Monday over the NBA's response to a Houston Rockets official's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, raising U.S.-China tensions as talks to..
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Factbox: NBA taking flak in China, a valuable market with 500 million fans

The National Basketball Association (NBA) came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official supporting protests calling for democracy in the Chinese-ruled city of Hong..
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Factbox: Fans, U.S. politicians, others react to NBA's China controversy

The National Basketball Association (NBA) took flak on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official supporting Hong Kong protests for democracy.
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Houston Rockets GM ignites scandal with tweet backing Hong Kong protesters

The NBA faces major backlash after a team executive waded into an international controversy. Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey apologized after posting this image in support of protesters in..
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Firestorm over Houston Rockets GM's tweet about Hong Kong and China

Daryl Morey's backing of protesters sparked outrage from China, criticism from Chinese companies, NBA and some players and support from many U.S. politicians form both sides of the aisle
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Your Monday Briefing

Syria, Houston Rockets, Nobel Prize: Here's what you need to know.
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Basketball's NBA under fire in China, at home over HK protest tweet

The National Basketball Association (NBA) came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official in support of Hong Kong protests for democracy, the latest overseas..
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Basketball's NBA under fire over Rockets' twitter furore

The National Basketball Association came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official in support of Hong Kong protests for democracy, the latest overseas business to..
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Brooklyn Nets owner, Alibaba co-founder Tsai decries Houston Rockets GM's Hong Kong tweet

Joseph Tsai, owner of the Brooklyn Nets and co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said that the damage from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of..
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U.S. lawmakers lash 'shameful' NBA response to Hong Kong protests tweet

U.S. lawmakers joined a chorus of criticism of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the organization distanced itself from a tweet by the manager of the Houston Rockets in support of the..
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Houston Rockets general manager apologises for Hong Kong protest tweet

The general manager of the Houston Rockets basketball team apologised on Monday for a tweet in support of Hong Kong protests, saying he did not intend to offend fans in China, where business partners..
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