NBA Awards Show Recap for the Houston Rockets
By Michael Knight
The Rockets had a successful night at the NBA Awards Show on TNT.
Multiple Houston Rockets were recognized for their efforts in making what was a great season for the team. While the Most Valuable Player award did not go in the favor of the Beard, it was still a successful night overall. Let’s take a look at the night the team had at the NBA Awards Show.
Unfortunately, James Harden did not have a great night as far as awards go. He lost out on two different recognitions. The first and more prestigious one, the MVP, he was the runner-up to Russell Westbrook. Secondly, he did not win the Performance of the Year after going for 53 points, 17 assists, and 16 rebounds on December 31. James Harden did, however, seem to really enjoy Nicki Minaj’s Performance:
For a post dedicated to Harden’s night, click below.
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The coach of the Rockets Mike D’Antoni was recognized as well. He won the Coach of the Year award for his efforts in turning around the Rockets this season. His offensive style changed the team from a 41 game winner to a 55 game winner while losing Dwight Howard in the process. He was more than deserving of the award and it was nice to see Coach D’Antoni recognized.
Mike D'Antoni accepts the 2016-2017 @NBA Coach of the Year Award. #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/MC4rT9JNp7
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 27, 2017
For a post dedicated to Coach D’Antoni winning the award, click below.
Related Story: Mike D'Antoni Wins Coach of the Year
Eric Gordon also had a great night at the Awards Show. He took home the Sixth Man of the Year award over his teammate Lou Williams and NBA Champion Andre Iguodala. The 3-point contest champion was electric for the Rockets off the bench last season and definitely deserved this award. Hopefully, Gordon is here for years to come.
The @HoustonRockets guard @TheofficialEG10 takes home the #KiaSixth! #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/8sDSmSm1lL
— NBA (@NBA) June 27, 2017
For a post dedicated to EG and his award, click below.
Related Story: Eric Gordon Wins Sixth Man of the Year
Pat Bev had two recognitions yesterday. The first came earlier in the day before the Awards Show. This one was that he has made the All-Defensive First Team. He tenacity on defense was finally recognized and he is well deserving of this accomplishment. He also won a Fan Award, the Hustle Player of the Year. These two awards go hand-in-hand and the team was lucky to have Patrick Beverley last year.
For a post on Beverley’s All-Defensive First Team recognition, click below.
Related Story: Patrick Beverley Makes the All-Defensive First Team
Daryl Morey also finished in second place for the Executive of the Year. He was barely beat out by Warriors General Manager Bob Myers. Myers was probably deserving of the award after signing Kevin Durant in the offseason and winning the team’s second championship in three years.
All in all a great night for the Houston Rockets. Hopefully, James Harden can come back with a vengeance next season after being narrowly robbed by Westbrook for MVP.
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