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GIFs, Smack / Jan 26, 2015 / 9:30 am

GIF: Let’s All Watch Nick Young Nod Off On Defense

NIck Young, Corey Brewer

Say what you want about Kobe Bryant and his shot-happy gunning, but he carries a lot of respect, so he expects his teammates to play their hearts out in order to keep pace. We doubt Nick Young would have gotten away with slouching through this defensive possession opposite Corey Brewer in last night’s 98-87 Lakers loss to the Rockets if Bryant hadn’t been sidelined with a torn rotator cuff. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Jan 24, 2015 / 10:15 am

Video: James Harden Hits Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

James Harden

Any other night and James Harden is the biggest story in the NBA. But with Klay Thompson tossing daggers in the third quarter, Harden’s 33 points, 10 assists and game-winning buzzer-beater in a 113-111 Rockets win over the Suns were relegated to an afterthought. That’s a shame, too, because the Rockets off-guard came through like the superstar he’s become. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 23, 2015 / 10:45 pm

Watch James Harden Cross PJ Tucker, Soar Through Suns Defense For Slam

James Harden

James Harden

We’ll ask again: Who cooks better than James Harden? Watch the Houston Rockets superstar try and convince you no one does with a nasty crossover on PJ Tucker and soaring slam through the Phoenix Suns’ defense. Read More »

Smack / Jan 22, 2015 / 2:00 pm

Dwight Howard After Loss To Warriors: “Hawks Are The Best Team” (Video)

Dwight Howard, Stephen Curry

Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets have played the Golden State Warriors four times this season, and have come away loser on all four occasions. You’d think Houston’s defensive bell cow would have utmost respect for The Bay’s team, then, but you’d be wrong. Asked after last night’s 126-113 drubbing at the hands of Golden State if he’d just faced basketball’s best team, Howard demurred. Read More »

Smack / Jan 20, 2015 / 5:45 pm

James Harden Says The Warriors “Ain’t That Good”

James Harden

Today, just three games short of the mid-way point of the 2014-15 NBA season, the Warriors have the NBA’s best record at 33-6 — a .846 winning percentage. Before Saturday’s game between the Warriors and Rockets, they still had the league’s best record, but in the pre-game tunnel James Harden told his Rockets teammates “They beat us already twice. They ain’t that good man.” A 25-point loss to the Warriors followed. Read More »

NBA / Jan 20, 2015 / 9:00 am

Video: James Harden Scores Season-High 45 In Win

James Harden

Monday saw a jam-packed day of basketball, as 12 teams took the court as part of the NBA’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It was a terrific afternoon and evening of basketball as a whole, but one individual performance stood out from the rest. After posting just 11 points in his team’s blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, James Harden dropped a season-high 45 points on the Indiana Pacers to go along with seven assists and four steals in 40 minutes. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Report: OKC-Nets Talks Falter; Rockets Are Now Interested In Brook — Huh?

Brook Lopez, Dwight Howard

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Nets-Thunder talks have disintegrated because for Brooklyn, “there was nothing we liked.” But Woj also said that Houston had inquired about Brook Lopez‘s services, which is weird because they already have a center; his name is Dwight Howard — in case you’ve forgotten about him during his disappointing opening half to the 2014-15 season. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2015 / 10:45 pm

Video: James Harden Splits Trap For Soaring Lefty Slam

James Harden

Basketball is almost always beautiful. Players like James Harden routinely make it breathtaking. Watch the Houston Rockets superstar show off his rare amalgam of skill and athleticism by splitting the trap and soaring for a lefty slam in his team’s 112-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Read More »

Smack / Jan 14, 2015 / 6:15 pm

Rockets’ Josh Smith Says He’s Excited For Pistons, Tunes Out Criticism

J.R. Smith, Josh Smith

The streak is over, but the story isn’t. The Detroit Pistons have won nine of the 10 games they’ve played since Stan Van Gundy made the shocking decision to waive Josh Smith just before Christmas. And though you might think an upstanding player dismissed from a team mid-season would harbor ill-will against his former club, the Houston Rockets forward insists he’s happy for Detroit’s run of success since releasing him. Read More »

Twitter / Jan 14, 2015 / 5:30 pm

Daryl Morey Favorably Compares Basketball Job To Work In Gynecology

Daryl Morey

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey is affectionately known as “Dork Elvis.” Given this latest tweet, the notoriously progressive decision-maker seems to live up to the latter portion of that nickname a bit more than the former. Asked by a follower if having a basketball-related job can lead to one growing sick of the game, Morey invoked gynecology to amusingly refute the question’s implication. Read More »