2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
65-17, 1st in Southwest

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

The Rockets defense has been stellar the past 2 games, especially late, holding Golden State to 26 points combined in the last two 4th quarters. Which is why this quote today from one of their defensive anchors, PJ Tucker, is extremely interesting. "It's something that's built up all year. We see our defense now be as good as it is, but we still feel it could be a lot better. We just watched film, and honestly it wasn't great. We didn't play great defense last night. Everybody is talking about how great we were on that end, but we really don't feel that way. We need to keep working and be even better next game."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden on Chris Paul's absence: "It's tough, but we don't just want to be down about it. We don't want to be pouting around. Keep our same swagger, our same positive energy. And we kind of feed that off to him as well. Be happy, be ready. Get this thing right, get this thing going and be back in no time."

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

James Harden said he was over at Chris Paul's place until about 2:30 in the morning last night, "Just talking about life man. Just talking about life."


Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

More Chris Paul on the Rockets practice court.


Shawn Fitzgerald ESPN Producer 

Rockets guard Chris Paul walking into practice today.


Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Chris Paul walking into the Rockets practice court.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Mike D'Antoni on Chris Paul's injury: "I hate it for him above all. He's practically won us these last two games." He added that he may extend his rotation to 8 maybe 9 guys, and that Eric Gordon will start in Paul's place for Game 6.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Despite being ruled out for Game 6, Mike D'Antoni says Chris Paul will travel with the team to Oakland.

Harden will have to play 'perfect' without CP3 (1:34)
AP Photo/David J. Phillip

CP3 to miss Game 6 with hamstring strain

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss Saturday's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Friday.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets announce that Chris Paul is out for Game 6 due to a right hamstring strain. He will be-evaluated when the team returns to Houston.

Max, Stephen A. on opposite sides for Harden's 0-11 3-point game (1:56)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

"Not good," a Rockets source replied to a text asking about Chris Paul (hamstring) feels this morning.

Stephen A.: CP3 shouldn't even travel to Game 6 (1:53)
Rockets down Warriors, on brink of Finals (1:09)
Houston unites for victory amid tragedy (1:00)
Harden cares about winning, not missing shots (0:47)

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.42nd
Rebounds Per Game43.5Tied-18th
Assists Per Game21.5Tied-26th
Points Allowed103.9Tied-6th

Team History