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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, Texas. The Rockets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member 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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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..
CBS News - Published

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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Videos for Houston Rockets

Chinese fans miffed at NBA, but not enough to skip game [Video]Chinese fans miffed at NBA, but not enough to skip game

Chinese fans in Shenzhen miffed at NBA, but not enough to miss exhibition game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets

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Chinese fallout continues amid NBA tweet controversy [Video]Chinese fallout continues amid NBA tweet controversy

Chinese organizers on Wednesday canceled a fan event on the eve of a NBA exhibition game in Shanghai, which is the latest fallout in a growing dispute over a tweet by a team official supporting the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

"I am here for Adam Silver" - Rockets' Harden [Video]"I am here for Adam Silver" - Rockets' Harden

Rockets star James Harden throws his support behind beleaguered NBA commissioner Adam Silver

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:35Published

China slams NBA in dispute over free speech [Video]China slams NBA in dispute over free speech

Chinese state media slammed the NBA on Wednesday saying it is peddling in a "secessionist pipe dream" escalating an ongoing dispute between Beijing and the U.S. league. Sareena Dayaram reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

Chinese state TV drops NBA games amid twitter row [Video]Chinese state TV drops NBA games amid twitter row

CCTV's move to cancel showings of NBA exhibition games comes after the NBA commissioner refused to condemn a tweet by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, supporting the Hong Kong protests.Gracie..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar [Video]China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar

NBA commissioner Silver defends free speech

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Basketball coaches focused on teams not China amid Twitter storm [Video]Basketball coaches focused on teams not China amid Twitter storm

Coaches remain tightlipped over China Tweet storm

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NBA under fire in China over GM's Hong Kong tweet [Video]NBA under fire in China over GM's Hong Kong tweet

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..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published

Houston Rockets' Harden says "we love China" after GM Hong Kong tweet [Video]Houston Rockets' Harden says "we love China" after GM Hong Kong tweet

Harden says "we love China" after Houston Rockets' GM Hong Kong tweet

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Houston Rockets GM apologizes on social media after tweeting support for Hong Kong protests [Video]Houston Rockets GM apologizes on social media after tweeting support for Hong Kong protests

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey apologizes on social media for his recent tweet in support of Hong Kong protests

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:44Published

 

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..
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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...
USATODAY.com - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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
CBS News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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
CBS News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Daryl Morey's Hong Kong tweet puts NBA and Rockets in tenuous spot with China

Daryl Morey's tweet expressing support for protesters in Hong Kong is not going over well with authorities in mainland China.
USATODAY.com - Published

Rockets owner says team is not political after GM Daryl Morey tweets about Hong Kong

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta on Friday scolded general manager Daryl Morey for a tweet Morey posted in support of protesters in Hong Kong.
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NBA star Carmelo Anthony planning return: 'I know I can still play'

NBA free agent Carmelo Anthony was crestfallen after Rockets GM Daryl Morey told him the team was "parting ways" last fall.
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Blockbuster trade reunites Russell Westbrook and James Harden

SportsPulse: Houston couldn't stay idle and watch everyone else improve. USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the blockbuster trade that sends Russell Westbrook to the Rockets where he will..
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AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

Person familiar with situation says Thunder trading Russell Westbrook to Rockets for Chris Paul
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Thunder trade Russell Westbrook to Rockets for Chris Paul in blockbuster

In the latest blockbuster deal of the NBA offseason, Oklahoma City is sending Russell Westbrook to Houston for Chris Paul and two first-round picks.
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NBA free agency: Winners and losers from Day 1, from Nets to Rockets

The Brooklyn Nets came out on top with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, while the New York Knicks watched as other teams outmaneuvered them.
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Houston Rockets among teams who see Twitter accounts suspended

The Houston Rockets were the most notable team to have their Twitter account suspended Monday, reportedly due to DMCA takedown notices.
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Rockets ousted from playoffs by Warriors again

James Harden and the Houston Rockets were eliminated in the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors yet again and are left searching for answers as to how they'll get over the hump to beat the Warriors..
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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade show their love for Steph Curry

The Warriors star scored 33 points in the second half of the Warriors' series-clinching win against the Rockets on Friday.
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Warriors move to conference finals despite missing Durant

The Golden State Warriors get past Houston Rockets without Kevin Durant to continue quest for third straight title
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Curry, short-handed Warriors knock out Rockets in Game 6

Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant's absence to finish off Houston in six games, beating the Rockets 118-113 to advance to..
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Steph Curry comes up huge in second half as Warriors eliminate Rockets again

After a scoreless first half, Steph Curry poured in 33 points in the second as the Warriors finished off the Rockets 118-113 in Game 6.
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Rockets win in Game 6 would set up an epic NBA Sunday

SportsPulse: If the Rockets beat the Warriors on Friday we could see an amazing Sunday ever in the NBA with three Game 7s. Just don't foget to wish mom a happy Mother's Day.
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The Latest: Kevin Durant to miss remainder of Houston series

Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of Golden State's Western Conference semifinal against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf
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Warriors coach Steve Kerr after inspired win: 'Our guys are (expletive) giants'

Steve Kerr compared the Warriors' win against the Rockets to Liverpool's upset of Barcelona: "Our guys are (expletive) giants."
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The Bucks Advance, The Warriors Win Despite Kevin Durant's injury

USA TODAY Sports' Josh Peter breaks down how the Warriors took a commanding 3-2 series lead over the Rockets and how the Bucks advanced.
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Durant goes down, Warriors hold off Rockets in Game 5

Kevin Durant goes down, Golden State Warriors hold off Houston Rockets for 104-99 win in Game 5
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Kevin Durant exits Game 5 between Warriors and Rockets with calf strain

Kevin Durant exited the Warriors' critical Game 5 against the Rockets in the third quarter with a calf strain, the team said.
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Durant-Harden duel may go distance; Bucks can finish Celtics

Kevin Durant and James Harden know their duel may go the distance as the Warriors and Rockets head into Game 5 tied at 2
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