Warriors try again to close out Rockets, reach NBA Finals

...Both teams got a big lift from a player who had been struggling with his shot and are hoping the trend continues. Josh Smith scored 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, in Game 4. Klay Thompson finally...

Warriors top Rockets in Game 1 of Western Confenece Finals

...13 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists to boost the Warriors when they needed it most.Ariza scored 20 points and Josh Smith had 17 points and seven rebounds for Houston, which played without Howard for most of the fourth.In the conference...

Rockets' Howard has sprained knee; Game 2 status uncertain

...team, but I can't help the team if I'm hurt."Howard hurt his knee in a first-quarter collision with teammate Josh Smith. He came back into the game in the second quarter but lacked his usual athleticism and left with less than a minute...

Rockets back in conference finals first 1st time since '97

...picking up an offensive foul later in the fourth.Harden was under the weather and on the bench in the fourth quarter when Josh Smith and Corey Brewer helped Houston outscore Los Angeles 51-20 to close out the win in Game 6. The MVP runner-up looked...

Rockets kept believing despite large deficit in Game 6

...fourth quarter on the bench for the Rockets, who have won two in a row after trailing the series 3-1. Former Hawk Josh Smith scored 14 of his 19 points in the fourth.Trailing 87-68, Houston outscored the Clippers 51-20 over the end of...

Rockets close out Mavericks in Game 5

...for Houston.Dwight Howard had 18 points and 19 rebounds to help the Rockets dominate inside and former Atlanta Hawk Josh Smith scored 20 points. The Mavericks couldn't get going from long-range, going just 5 of 26 on 3-pointers.Monta Ellis...

Harden's big game helps Rockets drop Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS - James Harden scored 19 of his 44 points in the fourth quarter and Josh Smith added 18 to help the Houston Rockets beat Indiana 110-100 on Monday night, handing the Pacers their sixth consecutive loss...

Heat's Dwyane Wade suffers knee bruise in loss to Cavaliers

...101In Dallas, James Harden scored 24 points to lead Houston past the Mavericks.Trevor Ariza added 19 and former Hawk Josh Smith had 15 points and 12 rebounds.Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points to lead Dallas. Monta Ellis added 19.

Hawks surge past Harden-less Rockets

...Corey Brewer's layup attempt and Teague hit his big 3 from the left wing to bring the capacity crowd to its feet.Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas each scored 14 points for the Rockets, who had won their past three gamesMillsap had 16 points...

Harden's big game helps Rockets beat Cavaliers in OT

...Houston's next possession, but no foul was called and the shot clock expired.James drove into the lane and was fouled by Josh Smith, but he missed both free throws to finish 3 for 11 at the line. Harden, who had his 26th 30-point game this season...