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GIFs, Latest News / Jan 12, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Video: Kevin Garnett Ejected For Head-Butting Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard, Kevin Garnett

Oh man, Kevin Garnett is working through something in Brooklyn these days. I think he misses Paul. During the first quarter of the Nets-Rockets game tonight, a routine rebound and whistle on KG turned into a scrum with Dwight Howard that reached an apex (or nadir) when KG thrust his head into Howard’s face after spiking the ball at him. Read More »

NBA / Jan 11, 2015 / 3:30 pm

Videos: Josh Smith Dazzles With No-Look Dime, Chase-Down Block, Poster Dunk

Josh Smith

This is the Josh Smith the Houston Rockets envisioned when signing the talented but beleaguered lefty last month. Watch J-Smoove show-off his awesome natural gifts with a sick no-look dime, big chase-down block, and poster dunk in his team’s 97-82 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 9, 2015 / 9:00 am

GIF: Knicks Finish Fast Break In Playground Style

Cleanthony Early, Langston Galloway, Shane Larkin

The Knicks got crushed last night by the Rockets, 120-96, dropping a franchise-worst 14th consecutive game. But with J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert in Cleveland now, it’s allowed some of the younger players to spread their wings — no, not Cole Aldrich, but D-League call-up Langston Gallaway showed out. One fast break even provided a glimmer of entertainment on an otherwise frustrating night for Knicks fans. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 8, 2015 / 11:30 pm

Video: James Harden Loses Pablo Prigioni With Cross, Hits Smooth Step-Back

James Harden

We’ll never fully understand those who maintain they dislike watching James Harden play basketball. Yes, he constantly draws fouls – some of a questionable nature – and can too often resort to stagnant, isolation-based offense. But how many players in the league can do stuff like this? Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 5, 2015 / 8:45 pm

Watch Jimmy Butler Stonewall James Harden’s 3-Pointer At 1Q Buzzer

Jimmy Butler, James Harden

Jimmy Butler, James Harden

There’s just something so Jimmy Butler about this play. Watch the Chicago Bulls’ reluctant star authoritatively block James Harden’s three-point try as the first quarter buzzer sounds in his team’s clash with the Houston Rockets. Read More »

NBA / Jan 3, 2015 / 8:45 pm

Video: This Josh Smith Pass Is His Brief Rockets Career In A Nutshell

Josh Smith

What have the Houston Rockets received from Josh Smith since “winning” his mid-season free agency? 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game on 34.6 percent shooting. Even worse is that the Western Conference power has dropped three of its five games since acquiring Smith, including a 111-83 laugher at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans last night. But might Saturday be when Smoove finds his groove in Houston? The early returns aren’t encouraging. In a play encapsulating his performance for the Rockets, watch Smith get caught in the air – again – and throw a pass straight to his team’s bench. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 1, 2015 / 4:15 pm

Video: Harden Hits Career-High Eight Threes, & Also Dishes Some Pretty Dimes

James Harden

James Harden was feeling it last night with the Hornets in town. He finished Houston’s dominating 102-83 win having shot 12-for-19 from the field, including 8-for-11 from downtown — a career-high number of three-pointers. But we’re going to look at some of his team-high six dimes, too, because a few of them were just as spectacular as his shooting night. Read More »

GIFs / Dec 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

GIF: Dwight Howard Stretches For And-1 Alley-Oop While Being Shoved

Dwight Howard

Getting shoved in the midsection by Khris Humphries – while airborne, no less – would send most players crashing to the floor, but not Dwight Howard. The Houston Rockets behemoth barely notices contact from the Washington Wizards big man on this massive and-1 alley-oop jam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 28, 2014 / 5:45 pm

GIFs: Giving Credit To James Harden For His Defense

James Harden, Courtney Lee

A couple weeks ago, James Harden was named Western Conference Player of the Week after dominating in a Rockets OT win over the Blazers. He was even better on Friday in Houston’s 117-111 overtime win over the Grizzlies, and we want to call attention to his clutch defense in that extra session, since we’re all so quick to point out when he bungles a defensive assignment. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Josh Smith Commits To Houston Rockets (UPDATE)

Josh Smith

So much for in-season free agency drama. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Josh Smith will sign with the Houston Rockets once he clears waivers later today. Read More »