Donatas Motiejunas scored a career-high 19 points to lead five Houston starters in double figures and the Rockets routed the Phoenix Suns 111-81 on Wednesday night.
James Harden scored 18 and Omer Asik had 14 for the Rockets, who stayed in the No. 7 spot in the Western Conference standings.
Wesley Johnson scored 10 of his 15 points in the first quarter for the Suns, who lost to...
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March 13, 2013
I admit I didn´t really know much about Donatas Motiejunas two weeks ago. Hell, nobdy knew much about him except his mother and the 3 members of his fan club but I read up on him and now I know lots of stuff! For starters, he´s just 22 years old and was born in Lithuania. He´s also really, really tall. Like 7´0 tall! That´s pretty damn tall! He´s also Houston´s new starting...
At first look this clip makes it look like Donatas just totally punk'd Matt Barnes with a move you would expect to see on a court off of Venice Beach or something.
Then when I watch it a couple more times I start to wonder if Donatas lost the ball and simply got lucky that it happened to hit Barnes in the shoulder and bounce right back to him.
Then I watch it again and...
Every once in a while the internet will provide some gold. Last night it was Donatas Motiejunas, a player who our good friend Brian Geltzeiler, The Hoops Critic absolutely loves. A little bit of a luck and a little bit of skill will land you a dribble off your opponents face for an easy lay up. Basketball is all about misdirection. Donatas planned this play the entire way through...
vi a Inside Hoops:
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has recalled forward/center Donatas Motiejunas from Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley.
Motiejunas (7-0, 222, Lithuania), who was re-assigned to the Vipers on Jan. 22, has averaged 20.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in seven starts with Rio Grande...
Donatas Motiejunas averaged 24.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 37.0 minutes in two D-League games.
December 14, 2012
Donatas Motiejunas led the Rockets with 25 points while Terrence Ross scored 21 for Toronto.
HOUSTON There was no misinterpreting Donatas Motiejunas' body language. Before opening his mouth and confirming what was already suspected via a string of responses teeming with bravado, Motiejunas projected a surprising amount of self-assuredness and self-awareness.
Even without standing erect, Motiejunas, reclined against the wall of the Toyota Center practice court adjacent...
The Houston Rockets have signed Donatas Motiejunas to a multiyear contract.
Motiejunas was the 20th overall pick by the Timberwolves in the 2011 draft.
He spent last season in the Polish League where he averaged 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 26 minutes. He had 23 points and 11 rebounds in the title game of the Polish League finals to help his team to the championship.
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July 06, 2012
Donatas Motiejunas is unlikely to play for the Lithuanian national team at this summer's Olympics.