Found March 22, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
HOUSTON They still blow kisses to Mario Elie around here. In restaurants, at the grocery store, wherever. They still remember, because they need to. Elie had made a 3-pointer to put the Rockets ahead in the final seconds of the 1995 Western Conference Finals, and he blew a kiss at the San Antonio Spurs' bench. Seventeen years later, Rockets fans are still blowing it back. "I try not to be rude," said Elie, now an assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets. "I'm a coach now. I'm not a player no more. But living in Houston and having the only two championships here, people remember that." The Rockets won that series, and swept the Orlando Magic in the NBA Finals, winning their second championship in a row. That title instantly became the greatest sports moment in Houston history, and seventeen years later it still is. Beloved as they have always been, the city's NFL franchises (the Oilers and Texans) have never won the Super Bowl. Good as they h...

Yao returns to Houston, reflects on career

HOUSTON There is no if. This was Yao Ming at his philosophical finest; part Yoda, part Neo. In his first appearance at Toyota Center since his fragile feet forced his premature retirement last summer, Yao was bombarded was questions from media seeking to unearth any residual bitterness in his disposition. The statement was profound the first time Yao uttered it in response, yet...

Rockets G Martin has labral tear in shoulder

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Report: Fisher, Thunder close to deal

Former Lakers guard Derek Fisher traveled to Oklahoma City Wednesday to complete a deal to play with the Thunder, reported. Fisher is looking for a new home after the Lakers traded him to Houston at last week's deadline to acquire forward Jordan Hill The Rockets, who also received a 2012 first-round pick in the Fisher trade, reached a buyout agreement with the 37-year...

Rockets Re-Assign Greg Smith To Rio Grande

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Parsons leads big Rockets win over Warriors

HOUSTON (AP) -- Rookie Chandler Parsons had 20 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, leading the Houston Rockets to a 109-83 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Goran Dragic added 17 points and nine assists for the Rockets, who dominated the Warriors inside, outrebounding Golden State 48-31 and scoring 58 points in the paint. Luis Scola scored 18 and Samuel...

Fisher In Oklahoma City Finalizing Contract

Derek Fisher is in Oklahoma City finalizing a contract with the Thunder for the remainder of the season.

Rockets 109, Warriors 83

Goran Dragic had 17 points and nine assists, rookie Chandler Parsons had 20 points and a career-high 11 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat Golden State 109-83 on Thursday night. Luis Scola scored 18 and Samuel Dalembert added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who dominated the Warriors inside, outrebounding Golden State 48-31 and scoring 58 points in the paint. Richard...

Thunder sign PG Fisher for rest of season

The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed veteran point guard Derek Fisher for the remainder of the season. Fisher became a free agent Wednesday after clearing waivers. He had reached a buyout agreement with the Houston Rockets on Monday. The Rockets acquired Fisher and a first-round draft pick in 2012 from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for forward Jordan Hill. The 37-year-old...

Derek Fisher reportedly agrees to terms with terms with OKC Thunder

Veteran point guard Derek Fisher was a no-show to his new team after the Lakers dealt him to the Houston Rockets March 15th, prompting the Rockets to buy out his contract. Apparently Fisher has quickly found a new home in the Western Conference, agreeing to terms to join the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder: Fisher is scheduled to [...]

Thunder closing in on deal with Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher is not a starting PG in the NBA anymore, and the masquerading around as such that he did in LA this past season was painful to watch at times. But, he is still an extremely valuable NBA back-up I think, especially for a contending team. The Oklahoma City Thunder appear to agree with that assessment, and reports out of OKC are that they're close to inking a deal with...

Derek Fisher expected to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder

If my prediction holds up, and of course I believe in myself, the Western Conference finals will feature the Lakers going up against the OKC Thunder. And, if that happens, the thought that Derek Fisher could be signing there is HUGE!! It’s being reported that the veteran guard was spotted at  Will Rogers World Airport – That’s [...]

Derek Fisher Officially Signs With Thunder

Derek Fisher will be in uniform with the Thunder on Wednesday.

Warriors-Rockets Preview

The short-handed and inconsistent Houston Rockets haven't had much success building off victories, but a stretch of home games provides them with the opportunity to create some momentum. The Rockets look to win their seventh straight at home over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Houston is still in playoff position in the Western Conference, but is clinging to a...
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