Watch Jeremy Lin and James Harden Show Up Lakers’ Rookie in Win vs. L.A.

January 8th, 2013 by Maxwell Ogden Leave a reply »

With Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol both sidelined Tuesday night, L.A. Lakers rookie Robert Sacre had an ever-so-rare opportunity to show the world what he can do.

Unfortunately, his night's work looked a lot more like a canvas for some of Jeremy Lin and James Harden's finest work. Sacre wasn't the only Laker responsible for a 125-112 defeat at the hands of the Houston Rockets.

He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time...several times (via CBSSports' Matt Moore):

In this half, Sacre has been dunked on, gave up the and-one to Lin, and had the ball passed between his legs.

— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) January 9, 2013 At the 1:09 mark of the third quarter, Harden received a backdoor bounce pass from Chandler Parsons. With Jodie Meeks trailing, Harden rose up and threw down a two-handed jam over Sacre.


Not only was this a great finish, but also an outstanding milestone for Harden.

Per ESPN's Numbers Never Lie, Harden tied a franchise record with his dunk. A record that was previously held by the great Moses Malone.

Harden has now scor ...

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