2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
13-4, 1st in Southwest
play
Rockets rout Grizzlies (1:09)
play
Harden drills 3-pointer in Parsons' face (0:20)
play
Harden, Capela catch Grizzlies sleeping on alley-oop (0:21)
play
Gasol gets tech for kicking Capela's shoe (0:32)
ESPN Stats & Information

Shades of Big O, Tiny in James Harden

In his last six games, Harden has been scoring and dishing out assists at a historic rate. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rockets superstar joins Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson and Tiny Archibald as the only players in NBA history to average at least 40 points and 10 assists in a six-game stretch.

Play
Michael Gonzales/NBAE/Getty Images
2d

The Rockets Score 90 Points In A Half

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Domonique Foxworth admit the Rockets look significantly better with Chris Paul back scoring 90 points in the first half, recap the Celtics defeating the Warriors, and Steelers topping the Titans.

Play
2d

Rockets, Celtics, Towns' marijuana stance, sliding Clippers

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Nick Friedell talk Rockets and Celtics (4:55), Towns' marijuana advocacy (28:45), the sliding Clippers (41:15), a Portis-Mirotic update (49:05) and Jody Avirgan on the 30 for 30 podcast Hoodies Up (1:02:35). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Andrew Han take questions (1:21:20).

play
CP3, Harden show what they can do together (1:17)
play0:44

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike D'Antoni: "Chris played really well. You can see the difference that he's going to make, especially when James rests."

play0:36

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden on Rockets scoring 90 by halftime: "I️ thought something was wrong with the score."

play0:38

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden on Chris Paul: "He looks really good on the court. Obviously, he looks comfortable. The more he gets his wind back and gets more minutes, he'll get even better."

play0:40

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Paul on James Harden: "I've never seen somebody score so effortlessly."

play0:39

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Paul: "We just try to play the right way, make the right plays and move the ball. It's fun. It's fun to play that way."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

It's not sweater weather in Phoenix, but Chris Paul couldn't resist the symbolism of a rocket taking off.

Michael Gonzales/NBAE/Getty Images
3dTim MacMahon

Paul's return sparks Rockets to 90-point half

Chris Paul was spectacular in his return after missing almost a month because of a bruised knee, as he led the Rockets to a franchise-record 90 points in the first half of Thursday's 142-116 rout of the Suns.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Rockets are the third team in the shot-clock era (since 1954-55) to score at least 90 points in the first half of a game. The Rockets scored more points in the first half than 39 teams did in an entire game this season, including the Warriors earlier Thursday night.

play
Harden erupts for 48 points (0:15)
ESPN's Stats & Info

Harden, Rockets blast off

Houston could not be stopped in the first half of Thursday's game at Phoenix. The Rockets' 90-point half tied for the second-most points scored in a first half in the shot-clock era (beginning 1954-55). James Harden's 33 points in the half were a career-high and a franchise record for first-half points.

play
Harden Euro-steps for tough two (0:21)

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.62nd
Rebounds Per Game44.911th
Assists Per Game22.015th
Points Allowed104.09th

2017 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
2(13)Isaiah HartensteinPF
2(15)Dillon BrooksSFOregon

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-18134.765
2016-175527.671
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659