Dec 19, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) dunks against the Philadelphia 76ers during the fourth quarter at the Toyota Center. The Rockets won 125-103. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

James Harden with a tomahawk dunk (GIF)


The Houston Rockets and the New York Knicks are duking it out in a close game. The Rockets are trying to rebound after a overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers last night but are having a rough time building a league tonight.

One highlight of the first half was this James Harden dunk. Harden is charging down the lane when point guard Patrick Beverley sends in a bounce pass. Harden collects the ball and elevates. He hangs the ball behind his back before slamming it home.

He isn’t exactly contested, but there is a little bit of traffic around him. Hanging the ball back like that was risky, but made for a spectacular dunk. Harden has 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal early in the third quarter.

[h/t] Zombie Prophet

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