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NBA suspends Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green of Houston Rockets 2 games

11:35 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The NBA is suspending Houston’s Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green two games apiece for aggressively entering the Clippers’ locker room after a Rockets loss Monday night in Los Angeles, the league said Wednesday. Rockets players Chris Paul and James Harden will not face discipline or fines for their “peacemaker” roles, […]

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Houston Rockets shocked and disappointed Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers weren’t disciplined

The Houston Rockets are shocked and disappointed that Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers avoided any disciplinary action as a result of the events during and after the Clippers’ contentious win Monday night in Los Angeles, team sources told ESPN. Rockets forwards Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green were both suspended two games for entering the Clippers’ […]

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden to return Thursday, barring setback

The Houston Rockets expect All-Star guard James Harden to return from a hamstring strain Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, barring any setbacks during Wednesday’s practice, coach Mike D’Antoni confirmed. Harden, who has missed the past seven games, is officially listed as questionable for Thursday’s home game. If he does play, he will be limited to […]

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Trevor Ariza of Houston Rockets focus of NBA probe into Clippers locker room altercation

1:49 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN As the NBA gathers information for its investigation into the events surrounding the bombastic LA Clippers-Houston Rockets game on Monday night, forward Trevor Ariza has been further isolated as the person most responsible for the Rockets’ postgame charge into the Clippers’ locker room, league sources told ESPN. Rockets All-Stars Chris […]

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Houston Rockets push into LA Clippers’ locker room

5:04 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN LOS ANGELES — In the aftermath of a cantankerous loss to the LA Clippers, Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza and stars Chris Paul and James Harden marched through a back corridor and into the Clippers’ locker room late Monday night, suggesting that they wanted to confront Clippers players Austin Rivers […]