Billy Donovan News
Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Thunder
James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and advance to the Western Conference semifinals
Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing
LeBron James is going for another playoff sweep, and the Clippers are dealing with the loss of Blake Griffin
Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder
James Harden scored 35 points and the Houston Rockets overcame 51 points from Russell Westbrook in a triple-double, clawing back from a double-digit deficit for a 115-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder
Harden has 37 points; Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87
James Harden scored 37 points to outshine Russell Westbrook, and the Houston Rockets pulled away in the third quarter and coasted to a 118-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series
Thunder will likely play Russell Westbrook more minutes in playoffs
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Thunder were disciplined in managing Russell Westbrook 's workload and minute distribution throughout the regular season, but head coach Billy Donovan says Westbrook's minutes will increase in the postseason. "Yes, I do see his minutes going up in the playoffs," Donovan said.
Thunder's Westbrook focused on playoffs, not historic season
Shortly after the Thunder wrapped up their regular-season finale, Russell Westbrook made it clear he was finished talking about individual accolades
Robertson endorses Westbrook for MVP
Oscar Robertson endorsed Russell Westbrook him for the most valuable player award before the Thunder's regular-season finale against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night
Robertson honors Westbrook, but Nuggets top Thunder
Russell Westbrook had eight assists in the first half with Oscar Robertson in the building, but the Denver Nuggets beat Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 on Wednesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams
With Gottfried out, which coaches should NC State pursue?
It wasn't all that long ago that NC State fans and athletic director Debbie Yow were ecstatic with Mark Gottfried. He went to the NCAA tourney in each of his first four seasons and made it to the sweet 16 twice (2012 and 2015). But the last two years have been a train wreck in Raleigh. The Wolfpack
Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan among All-Star Game reserves
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are teammates again, while? Gordon Hayward , DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker are about to get their first opportunities on the All-Star stage. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade 's run of 12 straight selections in the NBA's midseason showcase is on the cusp of ending.