James Harden found Clint Capela for a powerful alley-oop dunk in the first quarter of Game 5 in the Houston Rockets-Dallas Mavericks first-round series.
While he’s understandably more known for his scoring ability, Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden is a prolific passer.
On Tuesday, Harden connected with Clint Capela on an alley-oop that gave the Rockets a 23-16 lead over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.
Take a look at the alley-oop below:
Credit certainly goes to Capela for going up to get the pass and throwing it down with authority. He might be the least-heralded player on the Rockets, but he’s made the most of his limited minutes in the playoffs so far.
Capela entered tonight’s game averaging six points (66.7 percent shooting from the field), 2.8 rebounds and a block per game in the playoffs.
Harden, on the other hand, has been his typical dominant self. He averaged 28.5 points (46.3 percent shooting from the field), 7.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds in the first four games of the series.
With a win tonight, Harden, Capela and the Rockets will advance to the second round and face the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-San Antonio Spurs series.