TAG: Houston Rockets

NBA / Nov 13, 2014 / 12:30 am

Video: Dwight Howard Welcomes Andrew Wiggins To NBA With Huge Block

Dwight Howard

Andrew Wiggins learned the hard way that not every player on the Houston Rockets defends like James Harden. After easily beating Harden to the baseline, the rookie rose for a finish only to have his shot swatted into the stands by a soaring Dwight Howard. Read More »

Video / Nov 12, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Watch Andrew Wiggins Block James Harden’s Layup, Blow By Him For Dunk

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (photo. @cjzero Vine)

Andrew Wiggins is going toe-to-toe with Houston Rockets All-NBA guard James Harden in Mexico City. Watch the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie show off his crazy explosion by blocking Harden’s layup, then quickly beating him off the dribble for a baseline slam a few possessions later. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 9, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Video: Steph Curry Drops 34 Points, 10 Boards, 5 Dimes On Rockets In Win

Stephen Curry

The most hyped matchup in the NBA on Saturday was between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets, a.k.a. the battle of the perfect teams. Heading into their Saturday duel, both of these Western Conference powerhouses had yet to suffer a loss, with Golden State earning four wins and Houston tallying six straight W’s of their own. While the Rockets were without Dwight Howard (flu), Terrence Jones (bruised right leg), and Patrick Beverley (hamstring) in their starting lineup, the game upheld its promise as it went down to the wire. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

James Harden Toasts Cory Joseph With Sick Eurostep

Cory Joseph, James Harden

There are a lot of negatives fans now ascribe to James Harden‘s game these days. Some feel it’s somehow ugly, since he’s always flailing off a defender and going to the line, or he’s too ball dominant to get others involved. The most pernicious comments come at the expense of his defense — even if GM Daryl Morey thinks it’s unfair. One thing you can’t dispute about Harden, though, is his incredible Eurostep and he showed it off during last night’s win over the Spurs. Read More »

Smack / Nov 7, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Rockets Cheerleader Ignores Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

Rockets center and glucose-heavy consumer Dwight Howard was mic’d up last night for Houston’s big, 98-81, win over a short-handed Spurs team. Some highlights include him using the word “SWAG” to get his team hyped up before the game, plus he’s constantly apologizing to coach Kevin McHale for mistakes during the game — a game in which he dropped a season-high 32 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. But it was what happened at the end that’s the best part of Dwight’s mic’d up experience. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 6, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Watch James Harden Cut Back-Door For Rim-Rattling Slam Over Aron Baynes

James Harden

James Harden

James Harden is such a uniquely effective offensive threat that it’s sometimes easy to forget he’s an elite athlete, too. This dunk is a pretty good reminder. Watch Harden cut back-door and rise for a rim-rattling slam over Aron Baynes in the Houston Rockets’ blow-out of the short-handed San Antonio Spurs. Read More »

NBA / Nov 5, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Chandler Parsons Says “I Don’t Pay Any Attention” To Trevor Ariza, But He Should

Trevor Ariza, Chandler Parsons

Over the summer the Houston Rockets let prized wing Chandler Parsons sign with the Dallas Mavericks for a three-year, $46 million contract they didn’t want to match. Instead of matching that offer sheet, they signed free agent Trevor Ariza, and many thought they’d suffer this season for the purported downgrade. Through the season’s first eight days, though, Houston is undefeated and Ariza has turned into the perfect amalgamation of efficiency. Parsons, meanwhile, says he doesn’t pay attention to him. Read More »

NBA / Nov 5, 2014 / 8:30 am

Video: Dwayne Wade’s Post-Whistle Bounce Shot Might Mean He’s A Warlock

Dwyane Wade

Often, when the whistle blows to stop a play in the NBA, a player might continue his motion and take that jumper he was all set for, continue driving for a layup, or throw down a dunk. Dwayne Wade added something only a magician could conjure after the whistle last night in the second quarter of Miami’s eventual loss to undefeated Houston. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 3, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Watch Dwight Howard Catch And Finish Alley-Oop On Top Of Sixers Defender

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. clutchfansDOTnet)

This seems a nice encapsulation of how the undefeated Houston Rockets’ game tonight against the win-less Philadelphia 76ers is bound to go. Late in the first quarter with Houston already up double-digits, Dwight Howard caught a lob on top of Philly’s Chris Johnson and finished over him in one insanely athletic motion. Read More »

Smack / Oct 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Upon Further Review, Did Kobe Bryant Call Dwight Howard A “B**ch-A** N***er?”

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

After watching the video we posted earlier today showing Kobe Bryant cursing out Dwight Howard during the Rockets-Lakers game on Tuesday, one of Dime‘s employees claims Kobe allegedly follows up the aforementioned curse of Dwight with, “bitch-ass n***er.” If so, and the NBA higher-ups somehow watch the video and come to the same conclusions, he could be fined. Read More »