2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
15-8, 2nd in Southwest
10h

ESPN Daily: How NBA Defenses Try To Stop James Harden

James Harden's basketball strengths are varied and, for a defense trying to guard him, frustrating. Now, teams are trying something different against the Houston Rockets' versatile star. ESPN senior writer Zach Lowe joins Mina Kimes to measure Harden's impact on the league this season and to discuss effective ways to stop him.

Harden gets over-the-head, no-look pass to Capela (0:26)
19h
Westbrook: 'We didn't challenge ourselves' (1:26)
15h
Westbrook comes up big with clutch layup (0:26)
17h
D'Antoni reacts to Rockets' protest being denied (0:25)
18h
Westbrook tosses alley to Capela from beyond the arc (0:15)
18h
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2dNick Friedell

Melo says after Rockets exit, he warned CP3

Carmelo Anthony said he wasn't surprised by the way Chris Paul's deal to Oklahoma City was handled by the Rockets. In fact, he told his good friend to "just be careful" in the wake of his own departure from Houston.

Harden, Booker get T'd up after heated exchange (0:54)
3d
Harden, Westbrook lead Rockets past Suns (2:00)
3d
Westbrook records 6th triple-double of the season (0:21)
3d
Capela swats Booker's shot attempt away (0:21)
3d
Westbrook feeds Capela with the alley-oop (0:28)
3d
Westbrook moves into 18th on all-time assists list (0:26)
3d
Westbrook's triple-double, Rockets' 22 treys fuel win (2:05)
5d
Westbrook appears to jaw at Drake after game-sealing layup (0:28)
5d
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5dTim MacMahon

Sources: Rockets protest to replay end of loss

The Rockets are protesting Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, contending that a James Harden dunk that wasn't counted as a basket was a misapplication of rules, sources told ESPN.

Harden banks in circus and-1 (0:26)
5d
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6dTim MacMahon

Sources: Protest of Harden missed dunk call likely

The Rockets are leaning toward filing a protest to ensure that the NBA office will have to make a ruling regarding James Harden's dunk that wasn't counted in Tuesday's double-overtime loss to the Spurs, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

Team Stats

Points Per Game120.42nd
Rebounds Per Game48.53rd
Assists Per Game22.125th
Points Allowed115.18th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2019-20158.652
2018-195329.646
2017-186517.793
2016-175527.671
2015-164141.500