USA Basketball picks 57 players for men's Tokyo Games pool
USA Basketball is a step closer to choosing the team that will play in this summer’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, releasing the names Thursday of 57 players who are part of the pool to fill the squad. It’s also already drawing major interest from some NBA stars who have yet to taste Olympic gold. USA Basketball will pare the list to a 12-person Olympic team by early summer. Jordan, who now plays for Brooklyn, is also a newcomer to the pool even though he was on the 2016 Olympic team. “But for USA Basketball to receive the commitment of so many outstanding players remains an indicator of the great honor of representing your country means to these men.”
Authorities searching for missing 14-year-old boy from Sorrento
Authorities in Sorrento are searching for a missing 14-year-old boy. Eric Gordon went missing on March 1, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said Gordon was picked up by a friend at his home and has not been seen since. If you have any information on Gordon, please contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Wall scores 24 to lead Rockets over Wizards 107-88
Houston Rockets' John Wall reacts during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Houston. Wall scored 24 points to help Houston to a 107-88 victory over Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards. Houston was leading by six when Wall re-entered the game. “I was itching to get back in in the fourth quarter," he said. “The fourth quarter was good," Silas said.
McCollum scores 44 to lift Trail Blazers past Rockets in OT
(AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Ore. – CJ McCollum scored 44 points, including a 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left that gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 128-126 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Lillard's layup pushed the Blazers ahead 125-123 with 30 seconds left in overtime, but Harden made a 3 to push the Rockets ahead with 15.3 seconds left. Then with 6.3 seconds left, the ball found McCollum again and the Blazers' guard hit another long range shot putting Portland ahead 128-126. After Wood cut the Blazers lead to 123-120 with a layup, Harden tied the game again at 123 with 38.6 seconds left. After a missed 3-pointer by Lillard, Houston’s PJ Tucker was called for a loose ball foul on the rebound with 32 seconds left.
Rockets set to go into opener with 9 available players
Houston Rockets' James Harden looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against tha San Antonio Spurs in Houston, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)The Houston Rockets are preparing to have only nine available players, James Harden among them, for their first two games of the season because of ongoing quarantine issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Rockets play their opener in Portland on Saturday and visit Denver on Monday. Harden being ineligible to play meant the Rockets did not have the eight available players needed to start a game, so what was to have been their opener on Wednesday against Oklahoma City was postponed. Ben McLemore and Kenyon Martin Jr. are not with the Rockets on the trip and are self-isolating, the team said.
The Latest: Virus KOs UCLA women's game at Oregon State
As a result, their game against the Bruins had to be called off because of testing and contact tracing. The 10th-ranked Bruins will still travel to Eugene to play at Oregon on Jan. 3. ___The Cleveland Browns have delayed their flight to New York for Sunday’s game against the Jets to conduct contact tracing after a player tested positive for COVID-19. ___While the Premier League charges ahead, several lower-tier English soccer games have been suspended because of coronavirus cases. The day's other suspended games include league leader Portsmouth against Swindon Town.
Davis, Lakers run past Rockets for 3-1 West semifinals lead
Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis (3) and P.J. James had 16 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists for the Lakers, who outrebounded the Rockets 52-26. Russell Westbrook had 25 points and James Harden had 21 for the Rockets, who got 19 from Eric Gordon and 14 from Austin Rivers. It was 57-41 Lakers at the break, meaning Houston had scored 79 points in its last 48 minutes of basketball. Rockets: Houston is one of the franchises that has overcome a 3-1 deficit, doing so against the Clippers in the second round of the 2015 playoffs.
James, Davis help Lakers hold on to beat Rockets, tie series
Markieff Morris scored 16 points for the Lakers. James took only 15 shots in Game 1 and was scoreless in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 112-97 loss, but he was dominant on both ends in the final period of this one. He had eight points in the quarter and a powerful blocked shot on Russell Westbrook that flew far out of bounds. James Harden scored 27 points and Eric Gordon made six 3-pointers and added 24 for the Rockets, who made 22 3-pointers. Tucker had 18 points and Robert Covington 17, but Westbrook finished only 4 for 15 while scoring 10 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.
Rockets run away from No. 1 seed Lakers, take Game 1 112-97
James Harden scored 36 points and the Houston Rockets ran away from the Lakers 112-97 on Friday night, the second straight round the No. Russell Westbrook added 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and Eric Gordon had 23 points for the Rockets, the No. They forced 17 turnovers that led to 27 turnovers and played the much bigger Lakers even on the backboards. The Lakers playing for only the second time in 11 days. Lakers: Assistant coach Jason Kidd missed the game because of what coach Frank Vogel said were severe back spasms.
Harden scores 31 points, Rockets beat Thunder for 3-2 lead
Houston Rockets' P.J. That was a fortunate turn of events for the Houston Rockets. We need him.Schroder led the Thunder with 19 points 18 of them in the second quarter, when Oklahoma City had its only lead of the game. Steven Adams had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and Darius Bazley had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Thunder. Houston scored 20 of the games first 27 points, but the Thunder erased the deficit in the second -- taking a brief lead of as many as five points -- before the Rockets took a 48-45 lead into the half.
Rockets can advance, Thunder look to force a Game 7
The Rockets will take a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 against the Thunder in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Monday night. Dennis Schroder led the Thunder with 19 points in Game 5 18 in the second quarter, when Oklahoma City had its only lead of the night. If the Rockets win Monday, they would play Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. INJURY WATCH: Rockets G Russell Westbrook (quad) returned for Game 5, with seven points and seven assists in just under 24 minutes. The Lakers would get nearly a full week to rest if the Rockets dont win Game 6.
Schroder scores 30; Thunder top Rockets to even series
Eric Gordon scored 23 points and Danuel House added 21 for the Rockets, who won the first two games of the series. The Thunder shot 47.8% and the Rockets 47.7% before the break. The Rockets led 93-80 before Schroder made a 3-pointer and Houston's Austin Rivers was called for a foul away from the shot. Schroder hot a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Oklahoma City climbed within 93-92 at the end of the third. Thunder: Shot 61% in the first quarter.
Harden's 37 points lead Rockets past Thunder in Game 1
Houston All-Star Russell Westbrook, who played his previous 11 years with the Thunder, was out with a quad injury. Jeff Green scored 22 points and Eric Gordon added 21 for Houston, which isn't sure how long it will be without Westbrook. Chris Paul, who joined the Oklahoma City in the trade that sent Westbrook to Houston, finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Gordon scored 16 points and Harden had 15 in the first half to help the Rockets take a 68-52 lead. Oklahoma City cut its deficit to 10 at one point in the third quarter, but the Rockets pulled away and led 104-83 heading into the fourth.
Westbrook scores 31 as Rockets get 120-116 win over Bucks
It was the 36th straight game with at least 20 points for Westbrook, who led Houston's offense on a night James Harden scored 24. So, I think a lot of tonights on me.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee. But Houston scored the next nine points, highlighted by a 3 and a steal from P.J. Westbrook made two free throws before a shot by Antetokounmpo left Milwaukee up 116-115 with 16.5 seconds remaining. The Rockets were up by two after a basket by Westbrook with about 1 minutes left in the third quarter.
Harden has 49 to lead Rockets over Mavericks 153-149 in OT
Harden made 1 of 2 free throws before Trey Burke made a 3-pointer to get the Mavericks within 3 with about 15 seconds left in OT. Harden made 1 of 2 free throws after that, Burke missed a 3, and Harden got the rebound to secure the victory. Houston scored the next eight points, with the last five from Harden, to take a 147-143 lead. Harden cut the lead again seconds later with a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to go. Covington got the Rockets within two points with two free throws.
The NBA on Christmas: Things to know about league showcase
The Raptors played at New York in 2001 in their debut Christmas game and haven't played on Dec. 25 since. The last champ that got Dec. 25 off was San Antonio in 2007. And with the Raptors playing again, Sacramento not part of NBA Christmas since 2003 now has the second-longest active drought on the holiday. The Lakers were 5-24 going into their Christmas 2015 game, and the Knicks were 5-25 going into their Dec. 25 game the previous year. The group: Those born on Dec. 25 who played on Dec. 25.ocala.com
The NBA on Christmas: Things to know about league showcase
The Raptors played at New York in 2001 in their debut Christmas game and haven't played on Dec. 25 since. The last champ that got Dec. 25 off was San Antonio in 2007. And with the Raptors playing again, Sacramento not part of NBA Christmas since 2003 now has the second-longest active drought on the holiday. The Lakers were 5-24 going into their Christmas 2015 game, and the Knicks were 5-25 going into their Dec. 25 game the previous year. The group: Those born on Dec. 25 who played on Dec. 25.dailycommercial.com
The NBA on Christmas: Things to know about league showcase
The Raptors played at New York in 2001 in their debut Christmas game and haven't played on Dec. 25 since. The last champ that got Dec. 25 off was San Antonio in 2007. And with the Raptors playing again, Sacramento not part of NBA Christmas since 2003 now has the second-longest active drought on the holiday. The Lakers were 5-24 going into their Christmas 2015 game, and the Knicks were 5-25 going into their Dec. 25 game the previous year. The group: Those born on Dec. 25 who played on Dec. 25.news-journalonline.com
Police: Suspects developed in unsolved Daytona homicides
Daytona police have been working on the three homicides, part of a rash of shootings that left nine people dead in the city in November. Daytona Beach police said on Wednesday they know the identities of suspects in two of three unsolved shooting cases that left three people dead last month. We have developed suspects, not in all three cases but I believe two cases will be rapidly solved soon, said Daytona Beach police Chief Craig Capri. [READ MORE: Daytona man shot in driveway in attempted robbery dies at hospital][READ MORE: Daytona Beach teen shot to death; police seek killer][READ MORE: Daytona man shot dead as he checks on gunfire outside home]Capri declined to give details of the progress made in the unsolved homicides citing an active investigation. Daytona police have been working on the three homicides, part of a rash of shootings that left nine people dead in the city in November.news-journalonline.com
Daytona police investigate possible murder-suicide: Man, woman found dead of gunshot wounds in car
Rocky Hudson, 49, and Sarah Jackson, 31, both of Daytona Beach, were found shot and dead inside a car near 453 Lockhart Street, police said. Daytona Beach police are investigating a possible murder-suicide that occurred in a Midtown neighborhood Saturday morning, officials said. Rocky Hudson, 49, and Sarah Jackson, 31, both of Daytona Beach, were found shot and dead inside a car near 453 Lockhart Street, police said. [READ MORE: Daytona man shot dead as he checks on gunfire outside home][READ MORE: Daytona man shot in driveway in attempted robbery dies at hospital][READ MORE: Daytona Beach teen shot to death; police seek killer]Jackson had on a Halifax Health Medical Center uniform, said police who are investigating the deaths. The apparent murder-suicide is the second Daytona Beach police worked in as many days.news-journalonline.com
Police, neighborhood react to Daytona unrelated shooting deaths
During a press conference Friday, Police Chief Craig Capri released few details about the killings, which he said were "unrelated." But he said the city is safe and that crime, especially violent crime, is down despite the recent shooting deaths. As for the residents being worried, Capri said he understood that but he said his officers are out in force working to prevent any further shootings. Daytona Beach police investigators said they found 19 spent rifle shells outside the house. This is the second deadly spate of shootings in Daytona Beach this year.news-journalonline.com
Daytona man shot dead as he checks on gunfire outside home
DAYTONA BEACH A 36-year-old man having dinner with his family heard gunfire outside and walked to the front door to check. Thats when a rifle round bore through the door, struck him in the head and killed him, police said. Fausto Flores-Hernandez died in the doorway inside the home at 140 N. Franklin St. on Wednesday, Daytona Beach Police said in a press release Thursday. The killings of the other two men also happened in the Midtown area of Daytona Beach. One of the rounds struck the door above the door knob and then hit Flores-Hernandez in the head.news-journalonline.com
Daytona Beach teen shot to death; police seek killer
Eric Gordon was found slumped over in his car, which had been shot at multiple times, around 9:39 p.m. on the grounds of Campbell Middle School, Daytona Beach police Chief Craig Capri said at a press conference Sunday afternoon. An 18-year-old Daytona Beach man was shot in the head Saturday night causing him to crash into a school building, police said. Capri said investigators are trying to determine what happened but need the publics help. "We are asking for the publics help, Capri said. Gordons mother, who also pleaded for the publics help, said her son, who loved basketball, was not a troubled kid and he helped take care of her.news-journalonline.com
Chinese state media and Tencent suspend broadcast of NBA preseason games in China
Chinese state-run television network CCTV said it was suspending the current broadcast arrangements for the NBA's preseason games in China. Tencent, which owns the digital streaming rights for NBA in China, said it would also "temporarily suspend" the preseason broadcast arrangements. It follows a tweet made by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey in which he showed support for the anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The tweet, which was later deleted, drew strong criticism in the world's second-largest economy. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defended Morey.cnbc.com