Found February 22, 2012 on
HOUSTON (AP) Luis Scola had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 13 points and two crucial three-point plays down the stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-87 on Wednesday night.

McHale hire paying off for Rockets

When Rockets owner Les Alexander and General Manager Daryl Morey hired Kevin McHale to replace Rick Adelman last year, there was doubt cast on the selection. After all, other coaches with more impressive rsums were available, like Lawrence Frank, Mike Dunleavy, Mike Woodson and highly touted assistant Dwayne Casey. McHale had coached a total of 94 NBA games with a sub-.500 record...

Chase Budinger dunks over a Yao Ming cardboard cutout (Video)

Are you pumped for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest this weekend? I’m not either. And with a field of Derrick Williams, Paul George, Jeremy Williams and Chase Budinger, how could you be? But here was Budinger earlier this week practicing for the contest by jumping over a life-size cardboard cutout of 7-foot-6 former Rockets center Yao Ming. He did it discreetly while reporters were talking...

Rockets win physical matchup against 76ers

HOUSTON Rockets coach Kevin McHale sat at the dais and shared details on how much last Friday's loss to the Timberwolves gnawed at him, how it burrowed under his skin like a parasite and festered there all through the night and into the early stages of the following morning. He recounted this experience with a broad, almost boastful smile on his face late Wednesday night. His...

Chase Budinger dunks over Yao Ming cut-out...sorta (Video)

Recently, Houston Rockets forward Chase Budinger was announced as one of the participants in the 2012 NBA All Star Slam Dunk Contest.In the below clip, media members are interviewing Rockets forward Chandler Parsons and in the background, Budinger is setting up a Yao Ming cut-out and dunks over it.Sure, this is clearly a viral video but it's still entertaining to say the least:

Video: Chase Budinger Over Yao Ming

It looks like Houston Rocket Chase Budinger has a little something up his sleeve for this weekend’s Dunk Contest. Be sure to tune in this weekend and follow SLAMonline as we will be live blogging each event.
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