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NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 9:45 am

Video: Arron Afflalo’s Game-Tying 3-Pointer At The Buzzer Wasted In OT Loss

James Harden, Arron Afflalo, Dwight Howard

It’s not often a team is tasked with taking the ball out from under their own basket with only 3.7 seconds in regulation, down by three. Usually they’d advance the ball. Also, this gives the winning team time to foul and avoid a game-tying 3-pointer. Except, Patrick Beverley failed to foul Ty Lawson in time as he sprinted across half-court and found Arron Afflalo for the game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer last night in Denver. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 15, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Rockets’ James Harden, Wizards’ John Wall Named Players Of The Week

James Harden, John Wall

Out with the old, in with the new? With Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade clearly on the decline and Chris Paul on the downward trend of his prime, there’s an opportunity for James Harden and John Wall to emerge as the best players at their respective positions. They’re another step closer to doing so after being named Conference Players of the Week for games played between December 8 and December 14. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 12, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: James Harden Drops 44, Forces OT With Long 3-Pointer, Then Dominates OT

Jason Terry, James Harden, Patrick Beverley

A day after scoring 34 points in a loss to the Warriors where Golden State surged ahead in the final minutes, James Harden went off again in Sacramento last night while hitting the game-tying three-pointer to send the game to overtime. On this night, the Beard won it for his team with 12 of their 18 points in the extra session for a 113-109 win. Read More »

NBA / Dec 11, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Warriors Go Small To Beat Rockets For 14th Consecutive Win

Steve Kerr, Warriors

The Dubs aren’t messing around. So far they’ve played the NBA’s third easiest schedule, but a 14-game winning-streak and a 19-2 start to the season — the NBA’s best — is the greatest start ever by a rookie head coach. Steve Kerr adroitly trotted out a small lineup down the stretch of Golden State’s 105-93 win over a very good Rockets team, and if they can get past Dallas and Memphis on their upcoming road trip, it’s worth calling them the NBA’s best despite how early in the season we still are. Read More »

Smack / Dec 9, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Video: Rajon Rondo Names LeBron, Durant &…Himself As Top 3 Players In NBA

LeBron James, Rajon Rondo

Before you lace into Rajon Rondo for his comments in a taped conversation before this season started, keep in mind he isn’t alone — at least in how he ranks himself against the league’s best. Rondo has won a title, and he’s been an All-Star. He is not, however, one of the top 3 players in the league like he said in the video after the jump. Similarly, James Harden isn’t the best all-around player in the NBA, but there’s more at play here than just a surface reaction of indignation. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 6, 2014 / 1:15 am

Video: James Harden Nets 38, But Rockets Need Nick Johnson Game-Winner In OT

James Harden

Yes, James Harden scored 38 points against the Timberwolves on Friday night. Yes, one of the Western Conference’s best teams was playing a Minney squad who just let the Sixers get their first win of the season. Still, Harden fouled out and the Rockets needed a Nick Johnson layup with 0.8 seconds remaining to clinch the 114-112 win in overtime. Read More »

NBA / Dec 2, 2014 / 5:00 pm

5 Reasons The Rockets Are Championship Contenders

James Harden

The NBA season is still young and teams have yet to reach their full potential, but there are already squads who are showing signs of brilliance. The Raptors in the East, and the Grizzlies in the West, have been scorching hot out of the gate, while we know others — such as the Cavaliers, Bulls, Spurs and Warriors — will be making noise come playoff time. But it is the Rockets who are finally becoming the team many predicted after signing Dwight Howard to play alongside James Harden two summers ago. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIFs: James Harden Actually Plays Defense! Blocks Boogie & Intercepts Pass

DeMarcus Cousins, James Harden

Man, James Harden, perhaps one of the top five or 10 players in the NBA, never hears the end of his various defensive struggles. After barely moving an inch during a Knicks fast-break earlier this week, Harden showed why he could overcome the perception he’s only capable of playing one end of the court. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 25, 2014 / 11:00 am

Watch James Harden Nutmeg Amar’e Stoudemire On Nifty Pass To Motiejunas

James Harden

James Harden (photo. NBA YoutTube)

People dislike watching James Harden play basketball. Frequent defensive breakdowns notwithstanding, we’ve never understood that phenomenon. The Beard is one of the most skilled, crafty, and uniquely athletic players in the league, and captains a go-go offensive attack that subsists on a heavy diet of dunks and three-pointers (and free throws). His most underrated attribute? Passing. Watch Harden show off his awesome blend of court vision and creative flair by finding Donatas Motiejunas via a bounce pass between Amar’e Stoudemire’s legs. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Nov 25, 2014 / 12:30 am

GIF: James Harden Barely Pretends To Play Transition Defense Against Knicks

James Harden

This GIF deserves as little explanation as possible. As the New York Knicks begin a fast break after a Houston Rockets turnover, watch James Harden barely pretend to play transition defense. Read More »