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For a wing player, Gordon Hayward is a pretty good shot blocker. He averages a half swat per game for his career, which may not seem like much, but how many shooting guards send somebody packing once every other game? In Saturday’s loss to the Rockets Hayward came up with his 12th denial of the young season, but his 13th would not come at the expense of #13…
Admirable hustle from Hayward, who obviously arrived a tad late, but better (and noisier!) slam by James Harden. The way he cocked it to the left gave Hayward sufficient time to get all the way in his poster, making it that much nastier.
Honorable mention to Tim Duncan, who nearly nabbed his third POTD. Did you hear his primal roar? That’s a lot of emotion to get out of ol’ Timmy. I wonder if substantial sanctions got him all gassed up? Whatever the case may be, I enjoyed that!
Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale:
8/10 Starbury Nasty Faces
2012/13 Daily Poster Stats
Throwback Poster of the Day: Steve Francis on Quentin Richardson, narrated beautifully by Walt “Clyde” Frazier…
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In his first season with the Houston Rockets, James Harden is averaging over 24 points per game as the primary offensive option. His new team may not be experiencing the same success as his old team, but James Harden has shown that he is as good as many believed. Just ask Gordon Hayward: It looked like Hayward was going to be able to chase down Harden for the block, but Harden somehow...
If you happen to be looking for the poster dunk of the NBA weekend, you need to check out this clip from Sunday's Houston Rockets/Utah Jazz game.In the second quarter, James Harden came up with a steal and took down the ball down the court for the flush attempt.I'm going to guess that Jazz forward Gordon Hayward should probably get out of the way but he doesn't:
James Harden's worst offensive performance for the Houston Rockets came last week against the Utah Jazz.
His latest display wasn't much better, but a home-heavy stretch could be just what he needs.
Harden tries to bounce back and lead the Rockets to a fifth straight home win Saturday night against the Jazz.
Harden is among the NBA's scoring leaders at 24.5 points per...
Rockets James Harden’s dunk on Utah Jazz’s Gordon Howard Rockets take this one 124-116! video via Dime
The Houston Rockets announced Monday they recalled forward Terrence Jones from their NBA D-League affiliate Rio Grande Valley. Jones averaged 22.5 points and 17.5 rebounds in his two Rio Grande Valley starts.
Patrick Patterson scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin had 19 apiece and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 124-116 on Saturday night.
James Harden finished with 18 points for the Rockets, who shot 55 percent (46 of 83) and hit half of their 3-point shots at 11 of 22. Greg Smith and Carlos Delfino each scored 13.
Gordon Hayward had 13 of his 21 points in the second...
HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz levied blows at one another down the stretch of the third quarter at such a frenzied pace that there was no reason to believe a similar conclusion in the fourth period wasn't on tap. So, even after the Rockets extended to a double-digit lead on the strength of their bench, the Jazz clawed back. The Jazz responded to the Rockets...
The Utah Jazz (9-8) travel to Houston tonight to face the Rockets (7-8) for the second time this season. The Rockets lost to the Jazz 102-92 on Nov. 19 in Utah. Harden didn’t have much of an impact the last time out, so look for him to bounce back as he tries to get Houston their fifth straight home win.
AccuScore simulations (10,000) project a Rockets victory 74.1 percent of...