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Rockets star James Harden's foundation has committed $500,000 to refurbish basketball courts in Houston as part of his charitable efforts throughout the city. "Since I stepped here day one, they've embraced me," Harden said after giving bikes to dozens of children at Tuffly Park as part of his annual JH-Town Weekend. "They've opened the door and just showed me so much love that I felt the need to give it back."

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Tom Nissalke, first coach of Utah Jazz, dies at 87

Tom Nissalke, who was the first coach of the Utah Jazz and also coached in the NBA in Seattle, Houston and Cleveland, has died at age 87. He also was the ABA Coach of the Year with Dallas.

Stephen A.: Harden won MVP for the same reason he criticizes (1:34)
Harden shows off a new move (0:20)
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Rockets' Tucker withdraws from Team USA camp

P.J. Tucker said he twisted his left ankle twice during Team USA practices, and the Rockets forward thought it best to withdraw from consideration for the World Cup roster.

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Morey: 'Factual' Harden a better scorer than MJ

Rockets GM Daryl Morey has always championed his players, and he has gone to a new extreme in praising James Harden, saying his star guard is a better scorer than Michael Jordan.

Cain: It's absurd to think Harden is a better scorer than MJ (1:28)
Jalen is hyped for Russ' return to OKC, Lakers-Clippers on Christmas (1:52)
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Sources: Clips vs. Lakers tops Christmas games

The Clippers and Lakers will play at Staples Center on Dec. 25, sources told ESPN. Other Christmas Day games include Bucks at 76ers and Celtics at Raptors, sources said.

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After doubts, Melo confident he wants to play

Carmelo Anthony, after doubting himself following his release from the Rockets after 10 games last season, said he's "in the gym every single day" and wants to play in the NBA.

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Christmas Day games set for 2019-2020 NBA season include Clippers-Lakers, Pelicans at Nuggets, Celtics at Raptors, Bucks at 76ers (Malika Andrews) and Rockets at Warriors (Tim MacMahon).

Carmelo: Leaving Rockets was 'deeper than basketball' (1:42)
Melo: Wasn't my choice to step away but had to (0:47)
Melo: Never said anything about a farewell tour (1:04)
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Westbrook: Ready to sacrifice for Rockets, title

After spending his first 11 seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Westbrook officially embarked on his new chapter Friday. "I only care about one team," he said, "and that's the Houston Rockets."

Westbrook isn't worried about sharing the ball with Harden (0:51)
Ohm: Westbrook-Harden duo will work in regular season (0:42)
Westbrook wants people to know he is a nice guy (0:53)
Westbrook praises OKC for taking him in (0:36)
Morey: Adding two MVPs has worked out well in the NBA (0:42)
Young baller scores Harden's stepback on Harden (0:17)

The Woj Pod: Beal's Contract, Wall's Injury, WSH future

New Washington Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard joins The Woj Pod to discuss the future of Bradley Beal and John Wall, changing the way the franchise does business, mining the international talent pool, the influence of Mike D'Antoni on his career, working for Tark at UNLV and much more.

James Harden breaks camper's ankles, throws it down (0:20)

Team Stats

Points Per Game113.911th
Rebounds Per Game42.128th
Assists Per Game21.228th
Points Allowed109.121st

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