VIDEO: Josh Smith and Dwight Howard’s lob party vs. Mavericks in Game 2

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The Houston Rockets went on a 19-4 run in the fourth quarter to blow past the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of their first round series on Tuesday night. Josh Smith was the catalyst of that run.

Smith connected with his former AAU teammate Dwight Howard on multiple consecutive alley-oops, but Smith was wheeling and dealing all over the place, initiating the offense, hitting back door cutters for lay ups, and finishing a few of his own.

The versatility of Smith and the other Rockets forwards is what leads me to believe this team is a justified sleeper in the West because of their scrappiness. It’s also why Houston opted to pick up Smith midway through the season after he was waived by the Pistons. He earned his worth at the best time.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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