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  • Rockets vs. Mavericks

    It's the second night of a back-to-back for both teams.

    One night after squeaking by the Thunder in Oklahoma City, the Rockets return home to battle the cross-state rival Dallas Mavericks tonight in Houston. The Rockets could certainly have tired legs after the hard-fought match with the Thunder, but the Mavs are also on the second game of a back-to-back, so no excuses.

  • Rockets vs. Nets game thread: Eat your cupcakes

    Houston has dropped two in a row for the first time all season. It couldn't have come at a better time.

    The Rockets did not do well against the Nets last year. The team from Brooklyn was winless before they beat the Rockets. Then, as they continued to suck, they beat the Rockets again.

  • Rodney Stuckey Fully Healthy, to Visit Several Teams

    Ten-year NBA veteran Rodney Stuckey plans to visit several teams post-Labor Day. Stuckey has been fully healthy training this summer.

  • Rondo remains benched; Hoiberg credits his attitude

    Fred Hoiberg isn't standing down.

    Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo announced he would demand a trade if he continues to be benched - as he was Saturday against Milwaukee - but his coach isn't budging. Hoiberg told reporters during Monday's shootaround that Rondo will remain stapled to the bench.

  • ROSE GETS A SECOND CHANCE

    Vancouver, Canada - Derrick Rose AKA D-Rose was recently  judged not guilty for raping an ex- girlfriend with two of his close friends. He gets a second chance at basketball and life.

  • Rudy Gay, Spurs agree to a 2-year, $17 million deal, per report

    Gay opted out of a contract worth nearly this much to sign with San Antonio.

    Rudy Gay and the San Antonio Spurs have agreed to a two-year deal worth $17 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The second year of the deal will have a player’s option.

  • Russell Westbrook angry with Kevin Durant; doesn't rule out an extension with OKC

    Russell Westbrook is livid with former teammate Kevin Durant. The All-NBA guard's also considering a long-term deal with the Thunder.

  • Russell Westbrook causally shrugs off a fan aggressively giving him double middle fingers

    You have to do more than that to bother Russ.

    Opposing fans heckle, boo, and criticize opposing players. It’s what they do. Most, however, aren’t quite this direct with their heckling.

  • Russell Westbrook could become the 2nd NBA player ever to average a triple-double

    Keeping track of Russell Westbrook’s quest to become the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double.

    The only player in NBA history to average a triple-double throughout an entire season is Oscar Robertson. This year, Russell Westbrook is trying to become the second. And after his triple-double against the Knicks on Monday, Westbrook is on pace to do just that.

  • Russell Westbrook gets a ‘T’ for hitting official in head with ball

    'To get a tech is crazy to me.'

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Russell Westbrook said he has “no idea” why he was assessed a technical foul for hitting a game official in the head with a ball during the first quarter of Oklahoma City’s 123-112 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

  • RUSSELL WESTBROOK IS WHOEVER YOU WANT HIM TO BE

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook is shooting alone. On a basket in the far corner of the Thunder’s gleaming, white-lit practice facility, he’s firing shots and keeping up a playful running banter with an assistant coach.

  • Russell Westbrook pursues rebound so aggressively he bowls over teammate

    We all know Westbrook is on his way to becoming the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season. At this point, with Westbrook still averaging it comfortably and only a few weeks remaining, Westbrook is overwhelmingly expected to get it. If it takes knocking out a couple teammates to ensure he gets defensive rebounds, sure, that’s what Westbrook is going to do!

  • Russell Westbrook says European offenses are '10 times better' than in the NBA

    Russell Westbrook has seen the best offenses the NBA has to offer and believes that the offenses European teams run are vastly better.

    Fresh off the Oklahoma City Thunder's two-game stint in Europe, the All-Star guard was convinced that the offenses NBA teams implement aren't nearly as difficult to defend.

  • Russell Westbrook Scores Career-High, Blazers Beat OKC 126-121

    Russell Westbrook scored 58 points, but he couldn’t stop the Blazers, who beat him twice in six days. Highlights here!

    In a wild contest, Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 58 points, but it wasn’t enough. Oklahoma City fell to the Portland Trail Blazers on national TV, 126-121.

  • Russell Westbrook sets single-season triple-double record as his Oklahoma City Thunder battle the Denver Nuggetsa

    Westbrook has surpassed Oscar Robertson as the NBA’s single-season triple-double leader vs. Denver

    Sunday evening, vs. the Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder phenom Russell Westbrook has eclipsed Oscar Robertson as the NBA’s single-season triple-double leader.

    Oklahoma City’s six-time All Star supplanted Robertson’s 55-year-old record with 4:17 remaining in the fourth quarter.

  • Russell Westbrook to sign $85 million contract extension with Thunder

    After losing Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder are moving quickly to keep Russell Westbrook in town for longer than just this season. Westbrook and will sign a three-year, $85 million contract extension with the Thunder that'll tack on extra salary this year and add two additional years on his deal, including a player option for 2018-19, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

  • Russell Westbrook vs. James Harden: Who is more of a 'one-man show'?

    Harden and Westbrook could join an elite club with Oscar Robertson holding the only membership.

    On Tuesday, Houston Rockets point guard James Harden answered a simple question: How is his former Oklahoma City Thunder team different without superstar forward Kevin Durant?

  • Russell Westbrook was hit with the ‘Draymond rule’ after kicking Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the nuts

    This was definitely an accident, but it cost him.

    The NBA vowed to crack down on hits to the nuts after Draymond Green grew an infamous rep for doing so last season, particularly for striking the crotch of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams.

  • Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger leaves team

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.  (AP) -- Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger is leaving the team to take on a new challenge.

    Granger announced his decision Monday to leave the team after almost four years in the role. Granger was in charge of the business side for the team and played a major role in the construction of the new downtown arena that opened this past season.

  • San Antonio @ Dallas, Final Score: Spurs beat Mavs 102-89

    The Spurs took a skeleton crew up I-35 to face Dirk and the Mavs for the last time this season

    San Antonio went to Dallas with an 8-man rotation, with Dedmon being the only regular starter to stay in the lineup. Tony dressed, but never saw the court as the visitors were down big early, but gelled by the mid third quarter to take the lead and end the game without much fight by the Mavs, who scored only 28 in the second half.