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Pence: NBA akin to 'wholly owned subsidiary' of Beijing

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused the National Basketball Association of acting "like a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime" in China, in a speech that also chided Beijing for economic and human rights abuses.

Lakers and Nets warmly greeted by fans in China

The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets were greeted by cheers in their first preseason game in Shanghai on Thursday, which went ahead as scheduled despite the battle between China and the NBA over a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.

China won't show NBA preseason games after Hong Kong tweet

China won't broadcast or stream NBA preseason games held in the country. It's a dramatic escalation of a political firestorm that began when the general manager of the Houston Rockets expressed support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Warriors defeat Rockets, will face Cavaliers in NBA finals

Stephen Curry and Golden State turned all those Houston bricks into a road back to the NBA Finals. Kevin Durant scored 34 points, Curry sparked another third-quarter turnaround, and the Warriors earned a fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals by beating the Houston Rockets 101-92 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night.

Eric Gordon leads Rockets to Game 5 victory

Eric Gordon scored 24 points off the bench Thursday night to help the Houston Rockets survive an off shooting night by James Harden and push the defending champion Warriors to the brink of elimination.

Durant, Warriors beat Rockets in Game 1

Kevin Durant scored 37 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 119-106 road win over the Houston Rockets to open up the Western Conference finals Monday night.

Spurs easily beat Rockets 121-96

Kawhi Leonard recorded 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 121-96 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series.