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New Orleans Pelicans
NEW ORLEANS -- The Houston Rockets have been so starved for a victory in the past three weeks that Coach Kevin McHale was in no mood to waste a good crisis. The Rockets, who had lost eight of their previous nine games, jumped out to a 48-40 halftime lead over the New Orleans Hornets Friday night, but then allowed four quick New Orleans points to start the second half, cutting their lead in half. McHale called a quick timeout, and that might have been the blunt message the stumbling Rockets needed as they refocused and coasted to a 100-82 victory over the Hornets at the New Orleans Arena. "We had one possession where we tried to set the record for most dribbles in a 24-second period, and we might have had another possession where no one passed it," McHale said. "That was not a good start." But the Rockets responded. James Harden scored 10 of his game-high 30 points during a 26-11 spurt in a 5:58 stretch of the third quarter as the Rockets took their bigges...
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The Houston Rockets have reinstated Royce White, who was under a suspension for not accepting a D-League assignment.
HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets are an average team, but they are average in the most tantalizing way. The Rockets never play an average game. They either play great, or they play terribly. Seems like either the Rockets are drilling 3s all night or the other team is.
This, perhaps, is an unintended consequence of the way they play. The Rockets like to get out wide and push the pedal...
HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets have reinstated suspended forward Royce White, and he’s due to report to the team’s developmental league affiliate Feb. 11.
The 6-foot-8 White, the 16th overall pick in the last draft, has been on the inactive list all season as he worked on an arrangement with the team to balance his acknowledged anxiety disorder with the demands of the NBA schedule...
Perhaps the saga can come to a close soon now. Royce White is once again a member of the Houston Rockets. He will have to report to the Rockets' D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, but there is every indication that he will be able to work his way to the NBA team. The Rockets released their official statement last night. It said in part:"The Houston...
With the official announcement that the New Orleans Hornets will become the New Orleans Pelicans expected to take place on Thursday, Jan. 24, SportsLogos.net recently published two images of what could be the new logo of the franchise.
Obviously, any leaked information of this nature should be taken with a grain of salt, but according to the article, the tip apparently came from...
It’s official, the New Orleans Hornets will be known as the New Orleans Pelicans next season. The official unveiling of the new logo and colors happened today. Red, blue and gold are the color scheme and a menacing – cut me some slack, I’m trying to buy into the notion that them selecting the new moniker is cool – Pelican.
I still don’t like it. But, all is not lost for...
NEW ORLEANS -- James Harden scored 17 of his game-high 30 points in the second half to lift the turnover-prone Houston Rockets to a 100-82 victory over the New Orleans Hornets Friday night at the New Orleans Arena. Winning for only the second time in 10 games, the Rockets broke open the game with a 26-11 spurt in a 5:58 stretch of the third quarter to take their biggest lead of...
The New Orleans Hornets will be changing their franchise name to the New Orleans Pelicans beginning next season. Louisiana is the Pelican State. The brown pelican is the state bird and appears on the state flag and seal, and official state painting. “Establishing the New Orleans Pelicans is a process of building a basketball…
James Harden scored 29 points, Chandler Parsons added 16 points and a career-high 11 assists and the Houston Rockets beat Brooklyn 119-106 on Saturday night for their 12th consecutive win over the Nets.
Omer Asik had 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Rockets, who outrebounded the Nets 50-31 and outscored Brooklyn 60-24 in the paint.
Nets star Deron Williams scored 27 points, but...
The Houston Rockets were rolling when they made their last visit to play the New Orleans Hornets.
Two-plus weeks later, the Rockets have slowed down considerably.
Houston goes for its second victory in 10 games on Friday night when these teams close out their season series.
Seven days after posting a 104-92 victory over the Hornets (14-28), the Rockets (22-22) were denied a season...
The New Orleans Hornets recently announced plans to change nicknames to the “Pelicans,” and they even unveiled the new team logo during the week. The pelican is the state bird for Louisiana, so the nickname has a lot more significance for New Orleans than the Hornets, which was the team’s nickname before moving to the Big Easy from Charlotte. Though the pelicans nickname is...
“Lennay Kekua” and “Diedrich Knickerbocker” would have gotten along famously.
In the early 19th century, author Washington Irving generated publicity for his first major book by posting missing persons announcements around New York for Knickerbocker, a Dutch journalist visiting Manhattan. According to Irving, Knickerbocker left his hotel one day and never returned. Fearing...
The Brooklyn Nets are looking to re-establish their recent momentum, while the Houston Rockets are hoping they've already begun doing just that.
The host Rockets may be feeling better about their chances Saturday night considering they're going for a 12th straight victory against the Nets.
Brooklyn (26-17) had pulled within one game of Atlantic Division-leading New York...