Found April 30, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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 two games only to end up losing. And it almost happened again Monday. Kevin Durant scored five quick points to cut the Rockets' lead to two. James Harden missed two shots for Houston after that and the Thunder had a last chance. Reggie Jackson missed a jump shot and Serge Ibaka grabbed the rebound, but missed a layup at the buzzer. A stunned Ibaka fell to the court after the miss. Durant scored 38 points in Oklahoma City's second game without injured All-Star guard Russell Westbrook.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
LEFT HIM HANGING

Parsons leaves fan hanging on fist bump

The Houston Rockets avoided the sweep by defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night 105-103 and extended the series to a Game 5 (3-1 OKC). Rockets fans had plenty to cheer for as their team defended and denied a final shot attempt by the Thunder – but Chandler Parson’s would have none of the celebrating as he humorously and awkwardly denied a fist bump to a courtside fan.

Chandler Parsons Apologizes On Twitter For Missed Fist Bump

Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets was very excited to have his Rockets beat the Thunder on Monday night. During the celebration he unintentionally left one fan hanging while reaching out for a pound, which you can see below. Chandler had no clue he left the poor fan hanging and he saw video of the missed bump today and immediately apologized via Twitter. Pretty cool gesture...

Chandler Parsons Leaves Rockets fan Hanging With Failed Fist Bump (Video)

No one enjoys being on the losing end of a failed fist bump in everyday life, its definitely an embarrassing moment that you would like to soon forget. So I cant imagine the horrifying feeling a person gets after being left hanging on national television. A Houston Rockets fan is carrying around that shame today after forward Chandler Parsons left his incoming fist bump hanging in...

Chandler Parsons’ Fist Bumps Are Not For Everyone

Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets was very excited to have his Rockets beat the Thunder on Monday night. However, he did not have time for fistbumbs with every fan. Or any fan… [@CJZero] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Chandler Parsons leaves fan hanging, apologizes on Twitter

After dropping a playoff career high 27 points and adding 10 rebounds and 8 assists, Chandler Parsons was elated that the Houston Rockets managed to take a game away from the Oklahoma City Thunder.  So happy that he left a fan out to dry when he tried to fist bump him.  After being notified of what happened, Parsons took to Twitter to apologize: S/O to my man I left hanging with...

Rockets’ Jeremy Lin sits out Game 4

Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin’s chest injury kept him out of last night’s Game 4 lineup as his team took on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Rockets were able to extend the series, and Lin is hoping to return in time for Game 5.It was reported just prior to the contest that Lin had been ruled out due to his bruised chest, which he sustained...

Rockets’ Jeremy Lin game-time decision for Game 4

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...

Chandler Parsons leaves Rockets fan hanging on fist-bump

At the conclusion of game four of the Houston Rockets victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, one Houston Rockets fan did his best to get some dap from Rockets forward Chandler Parsons. Watch as the fan extends his arm for the fist-bump opportunity but Chandler denies his out-stetched hand: *** Chandler Parsons denies Rockets fan [Point Forward]

Jeremy Lin Injured But Doesn’t Blame Chest Contusion for Poor Game 3 Against Thunder

Even the most noble of players could be excused for explaining away a stat line of two points, one assist and one turnover on 1-for-6 shooting in 18 minutes of play. But Jeremy Lin isn’t blaming his chest contusion for coming up empty in Game 3 of the Rockets’ playoff series against the Thunder, and he likely won’t blame it if coach Kevin McHale decides a partial Lin is better...

Chandler Parsons Denies Dorkwad’s Fist Bump

After last night’s 105-103 win in Game 4 over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets small forward Chandler Parson…

Jeremy Lin Sits Game 4 With Bruised Chest

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.

Rockets extend series with Game 4 win over Thunder

The Houston Rockets know the odds are stacked against them in their playoff series with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Still, they believe momentum is on their side. Chandler Parsons scored 27 points and the Rockets escaped playoff elimination with a 105-103 win over the Thunder on Monday night in Game 4. With point guard Jeremy Lin out with a bruised chest muscle, Patrick Beverley...

Thunder look to close out Rockets in Game 5

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Houston Rockets are heating up from 3-point range, just in time to avoid playoff elimination and create some drama in their first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. After setting a franchise record for 3s in the regular season, Houston has steadily improved its accuracy over the course of the series against Oklahoma City before hitting 44 percent...

Rockets-Thunder Preview

The Houston Rockets are heating up from 3-point range, just in time to avoid playoff elimination and create some drama in their first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. After setting a franchise record for 3s in the regular season, Houston has steadily improved its accuracy over the course of the series against Oklahoma City before hitting 44 percent from behind the...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.