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Greg Smith Making Friends
You know what they say about guys with big hands? Greg Smith, the starting power forward for the Houston Rockets, might answer something like this: they work hard, stay focused, and keep things in perspective. It would be truthful answer for Smith, whose hands measure an incredible 12 inches wide. He has risen from the ranks of the D-League to a starting job on the Houston Rockets. (Just for perspective, the next longest hand width at the 2011 combine with was the Kawhi Leonard with 11.3 inches.)
The 6′ 10″, 250 lbs Smith logged many hours away from home and on the road to get to Houston.
Smith had a short, but successful career at Fresno State University. In 2010, he was named the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and averaged 11.7 points and 8.1 rebounds during his sophomore campaign. Smith declared for the 2011 NBA Draft, but ended up not getting picked. He made the unusual move of signing with the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, ...
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Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin’s chest injury had him listed as a game-time decision for Game 3 of the team’s playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was able to suit up and play, but he’s again listed as a game-time decision for tonight’s Game 4, according to Jason Friedman of NBA.com.Lin will be gametime decision once again tomorrow for game 4— Jason Friedman...
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Tweet Kevin Durant has put together a decent sized list over the years of people he’s put on posters, like Marcin Gortat. During Game 4 of Oklahoma City’s first round playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Monday KD was the victim, courtesy of Carlos Delfino. This seems like a good time to look [...]
Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley received death threats from one of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s ball boys, and police are looking into the situation. OKC fans in general are upset with Beverley for the role he played in Thunder guard Russell Westbrook’s season-ending knee injury.The ball boy sent out a pair of tweets to Beverley – that have since been deleted – in...
Jeremy Lin was unavailable for the Houston Rockets' in Game 4 against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a bruised chest.
Lin has struggled throughout the series, and Patrick Beverley has been far more productive for the Rockets.
Francisco Garcia will start for the Rockets.
Gamedayr Nation, here is the official Kevin Durant, Omer Asik dunk poster from KD's monster slam over Asik.
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets escaped elimination with a 105-103 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. Chandler Parsons scored 27 points and Patrick Beverley added 16 points with point guard Jeremy Lin out with a bruised chest muscle. Houston avoided a four-game sweep in the best-of-seven series. The Rockets led in the fourth quarter of each of the last...
Tweet After dominating the first half of their game three against the Houston Rockets, the Oklahoma City allowed Houston to climb back into the game and even take a 99-97 lead over them late in the fourth quarter. In that situation, virtually anyone who has watched basketball over the past few years knew the ball [...]
One was surprising, the other not so much
HOUSTON (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 41 points in his first game without injured All-Star Russell Westbrook, and the Oklahoma City Thunder fought off Houston's late rally to beat the Rockets 104-101 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series.
Durant scored 27 points in the first half, and the Thunder led by 26 points before a big third-quarter rally...
Carlos Delfino pulled a fast one on Kevin Durant during Game 4 between the Thunder and Rockets, dunking all over the superstar.
Houston Rockets fans have likely heard the clip by now of Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant proclaiming Houston as his city.
Well--Monday night Carlos Delfino reminded him that it is in fact not his city at all with this posterizing slam.
HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant felt strange playing without injured All-Star Russell Westbrook for the first time in Game 3 against the Houston Rockets., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/thunder-1-win-away-from-sweeping-rockets-yahoo-sports