Houston Rockets

4th Southwest | 41-41
  • Field Goal %
    14th
    45.2 FG%
  • 3-point %
    19th
    34.7 3P%
  • Points Scored
    3rd
    107 PPG
  • Total Rebounds
    19th
    43.1 RPG
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    Pau Gasol says he wants to play in Rio Olympics for Spain despite Zika

    MADRID (AP) — Chicago Bulls star Pau Gasol says he wants to play in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics despite concerns over the Zika virus. The 35-year-old center announced in an article for Spanish newspaper Marca on Saturday that he’s available for the Spanish national team in what will be his fourth Olympics. Gasol said last month he was considering not playing in Rio because there was too much uncertainty about Zika. He later said he was considering freezing a sperm sample. The mosquito-borne disease has been linked to severe birth defects in infants born to infected women. Two-time silver medalist Gasol called Zika “a serious issue” and said it was his duty to make people aware of it. Pau Gasol

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    NBA No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons’ cousin killed in New Jersey hit-and-run

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Family members say the cousin of Ben Simmons, who was picked first by the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA draft, has died after being struck by a car in a New Jersey neighborhood. Twenty-one-year-old Zachary Simmons died after being struck early Saturday while crossing a street in Hoboken. Authorities say the sport utility vehicle that struck the Ramsey man fled the scene. The victim’s mother, Monique Steele, told WCBS-TV her son had gone with Simmons to the NBA draft earlier in the week. She said he was walking back from a friend’s birthday party when he was struck and killed. Police were still searching for the fleeing vehicle Saturday night. Our thoughts are with the Simmons