Kevin Durant glanced over at the locker next to him and it still didn't feel right that James Harden wasn't there.
The Lakers had their struggles, but defense carried them past the Thunder.
Lakers' Artest, and his blond 'do, keep Durant in check.
Nine ESPN Fantasy experts lay out their sleepers and busts for the 2009-10 season, and such names as Leandro Barbosa, big Roy Hibbert and Ron Artest are discussed.
If Game 1 is an indication, the Lakers will have their hands full against the Rockets, writes J.A. Adande.
The Rockets surprised the Blazers by using Yao Ming in an atypical fashion in Game 1. How will the Blazers counter on D in Game 2?
Without Tracy McGrady and Rafer Alston, the Rockets are better than ever, because of creative thinking and flexible plans.
Keep track of the contenders for all the major individual NBA awards.
Ron Artest scored 20 points, Aaron Brooks and Von Wafer added 13 apiece and the Houston Rockets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-88 Friday night.
Ron Artest scored 22 points and Aaron Brooks added 19 in the Houston Rockets' 97-95 win over the fading Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
Ron Artest scored 21 points, Aaron Brooks had 20 and the Rockets moved past Portland in the Western Conference standings with a 98-94 victory over the Trail Blazers.
ESPN.com previews the Rockets' season, with predictions, lineups, fantasy forecast and the NBA Dish podcast.
Ron Artest doesn't want to be the No. 1 guy in Houston, and if he has to, he would be the sixth man if it means a title run, writes Marc Stein.
If everyone on the Rockets stays healthy, they could be playing with an 11-man rotation this season, writes Marc Stein.
How will the Houston Rockets fare in 2008-09? Here's John Hollinger's forecast.
Guy Lake breaks down the Ron Artest trade from a fantasy perspective, highlighting which players are most greatly affected.