Found October 06, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
The NBA is back! Preseason, that is. Derrick Rose returned to the court, Dwight Howard made his Rockets debut and more, check out Saturday night’s preseason opener highlights in GIF form. Saturday’s scores: Pelicans 116 – Rockets 115. Bulls 82 – Pacers 76. Lakers 104 – Warriors 95. Thunder 95 – FBU 82. Dwight Howard scores his first points as a Rocket. Jeremy Lin to James Harden for the fast break jam. Derrick Rose scores his first points since tearing his ACL in April 2012. Derrick Rose steal and breakaway dunk: Derrick Rose is still really fast: Steph Curry can dunk too: Nick Young crosses up Harrison Barnes and drills the jumper: Xavier Henry ends the first half with a half court buzzer beater: Kent Bazemore airballs a free throw: Jordan Farmar great no-look pass: Austin Rivers lobs it up to Anthony Davis who jams it over Terrence Jones: Kevin Durant soars for the monster one-handed dunk: Durant with another highlight worthy dunk: Serge Ibaka big block in Istanbul: ...

WATCH: Derrick Rose returns, scores first basket of preseason

Eventually, the Derrick Rose jokes will subside. Pretty soon, it will be an after thought that he decided to remain in a suit and tie even though his team needed him and he was medically cleared. The recent struggles of […]

Derrick Rose’s Anticipated Return Goes Great

Chicago Bulls fans, or any fan of Derrick Rose for that matter, should be very pleased after Rose’s first performance against the Indiana Pacers yesterday evening. After a grueling 525 days of training, recovery, practice, and improvement, Rose made his debut game against the Indiana Pacers last night playing his first NBA game since his ...The post Derrick Rose’s Anticipated...

Derrick Rose says his vertical leap has gone from 37 to 42

After missing a full season of NBA action to rehab a torn ACL, Derrick Rose made his return to the court on Saturday in preseason NBA action between the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. Rose had his first in-game dunk that caused the crowd to go wild. It was your run-of-the-mill jam, but I guess the excitement stems from seeing the point guard on the court made it better.   DRose...

Dwight Howard Ejected From First Game as a Rocket

The refs don’t really respect Dwight Howard, so he gets no rope with them like other star players. #Rockets Dwight Howard ejected after picking up second technical foul with under 1 minute to play 3Q. — Jimmy Smith (@JimmySmith504) October 6, 2013 With that being said what exactly is Dwight trying to prove by getting ejected in the first preseason game...

Dwight Howard didn’t get ejected from first Rockets preseason game

Thanks to our fast technology age, we sometimes make mistakes and earlier tonight, a rumor that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard getting ejected from the Rockets preseason game spread like wild fire. Check out the below tweet from Times-Picayune/ writer Jimmy Smith leading to the thought that Dwight was ejected from the game: #Rockets Dwight Howard ejected after picking...

Derrick Rose Says his Vertical Went From 37 to 42 After Rehab

  Derrick Rose returned to the court tonight for the first time in over 15 months and looked like his old self. After the game, the Chicago Bulls point guard, revealed that months and months of gruelling rehab has afforded him some extra inches on his already impressive vertical. Rose says vertical has gone up from 37 to 42 since rehab. — Christopher Cason (@C4DUNK) October 6, 2013

Rust and all, Bulls' Rose back, and 1st time out seems to be same blur

There wasn't really a signature moment for Derrick Rose but on a night of over-the-top hype for a returning talent such as his this would have to pass for one. With 9 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter of his first game in 17 months Rose picked up a loose ball near half-court. He gathered his dribble focused his eyes on the basket. It was just Rose and the open court -- Rose...

Lakers find cohesiveness in Howard's absence

EL SEGUNDO, CA -- When you walk into the Lakers' practice facility, you immediately notice a 180-degree difference in the attitude of the players, coaches and team personnel. The Dwight Howard factor is gone -- and none of the Lakers are losing any sleep over it. Factor, disturbance, Dwightmare -- whatever you want to call it -- is in Houston; healthy and getting ready to...

Derrick Rose finally runs with the Bulls in ‘The Hoosier State’

Playing competitively for the first time in 17 months, megastar Derrick Rose led the Chicago Bulls to an 82-76 win over the Pacers on Saturday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The 24-year-old Rose finished with 13 points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 21 minutes. Rose suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Game 1 of the 2012 Eastern Conference...

Derrick Rose Scores First Points of the Preseason (yes, he actually played)

For fans of the Chicago Bulls it has been a long time coming. No, a 'long time' doesn't do it justice. After waiting and hoping to see their superstar return last season its a sight for sore eyes. Derrick Rose is playing basketball again. @ChicagoBulls/Twitter It would otherwise just be another preseason game, but since Chicago's favorite son (other than...

Rose's presence, revamped O could make Bulls dangerous

In the definition of a game where statistics don’t measure impact Derrick Rose’s teammates tried and failed to convey exactly how much the former league MVP means to the Bulls. Rose’s unique explosiveness is obvious as is his instinctive scoring ability inherent unselfishness and fierce competitiveness. But just his mere presence changes the complexion of a squad that while...

Derrick Rose Scores First Basket In 526 Days For The Bulls

I can’t explain how excited I was to see D-Rose back on the hardwood. His first basket may have not been beautiful, but it is hard not to smile. The 2011 MVP made his preseason debut on Saturday when his Bulls took on Pacers and got his first hoop towards the end of the first quarter. [FTW] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Slim Thug Recruiting Johnny Manziel For the Texans

Unfortunately, unlike Dwight Howard who could be wooed with strippers and lower child support payments, it is the Texans who will make the final call on who will be their QB of the future. He gets an A for effort though. We need u kid @JManziel2 u will be treated like a king here — IG:HOGGLIFE101 (@slimthugga) October 7, 2013

Dwight Howard messes with Jeremy Lin by rubbing behind his ear

During his time in Orlando, Dwight Howard was known as a bit of a prankster and it looks like that has transferred to his time with the Houston Rockets. Check out D-12 using some stealthy rubbing action on Jeremy Lin’s ear without his knowledge during Saturday’s Pelicans game: *** Dwight Howard image courtesy of Getty Images

Chicago Bulls Season Preview and Predictions

Chicago Bulls Season Preview and Predictions By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. Bulls’ Season Prediction: 3rd in Eastern Conference Season Analysis: The Bulls were the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference and made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs last season, oh and they did so with Derrick Rose, their superstar point guard, injured for the entire season. Now with...
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