Found November 28, 2012 on
Beyond The Buzzer:
Following their 117-101 win over the Raptors, the Rockets hopped on a plane for Minneapolis where they will attend Sasha McHale’s funeral today in support of their head coach, Kevin McHale. But that’s not the only reason it will be a long, emotional day. The team will fly to Oklahoma City immediately following the funeral to take on the Thunder tonight in James Harden’s first game vs. his former team since the blockbuster trade went down exactly a month ago. No surprise here – Harden says he’s treating it like just another game:
What do you think you’ll feel when you walk into that arena tomorrow and fans see you and everything happens?
To be honest, I don’t even know. I don’t know. Like I said, tomorrow’s gonna be a long day but it’ll be good to see some faces and see some old teammates and coaches and my family.
Are you looking forward to it?
Yeah, I’m looking forward to every single game I play.
But this one in particular because of having been in Oklahoma City?
BEST OF MAXIM
OKLAHOMA CITY Used to be, James Harden was cheered, not booed, even when he was bad.
And by now you know what happened Wednesday night in his return to Oklahoma City as a starter and star for the Houston Rockets.
Harden was real bad.
Used to be, he was the most-popular player in Thunder blue, thanks to a game with flair and a beard that that was so popular it developed its own...
Tweet James Harden made his much anticipated return to his old stomping grounds tonight as a member of the Houston Rockets and brought with him a 25.1 ppg average, good for fifth in the NBA. When asked about his return Harden said it would be “just another game” and he may very well believe [...]
James Harden- Houston Rockets
- Well the Harden trade for Houston could not have gone better, as he is fifth in the league in scoring and he is now the star they have wanted since Yao retired. He is also averaging over four assists and rebounds per game, while leading his team to wins. Nobody thought that this team had a chance to make the playoffs, but at around .500 they have a...
HELLO, OLD FRIEND
James Harden had a rough game against his old team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. He shot poorly, and the Thunder showed that they’re still the dominant team, even without their former sixth-man. Russell Westbrook didn’t make Harden’s night any better with this awesome block from behind on one of Harden’s jumpers: I’m sure James Harden didn’t even know Russell Westbrook...
James Harden scored 24 points and matched a career high with 12 assists, Patrick Patterson added 22 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 117-101 on Tuesday night.
Omer Asik had 13 points and 18 rebounds for the Rockets, who have won four in a row.
Andrea Bargnani scored 21 points and Terrence Ross added a career-high 19 for the Raptors, who have lost five straight...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant matched his season high with 37 points, and Oklahoma City beat the Houston Rockets 120-98 on Wednesday night in James Harden's first game back in Chesapeake Energy Arena since being traded by the Thunder before the season.
Harden scored 17 points, but was limited to 3-for-16 shooting. He had six shots blocked by the Thunder.
Houston Rockets (7-7) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (11-4)
Oh, hey there, James. Did not even notice you are gone. Why are you wearing red? There is a game tonight.
Huh? You got traded. I thought you looked less beard-y coming off the bench.
Tonight, James Harden returns to Oklahoma City for the first time since the trade at the beginning of the season that...
Tomorrow marks exactly a month since the blockbuster trade that sent OKC’s James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward to Houston in return for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and picks. Now that the dust has settled, the Rockets will take on the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena tomorrow night in the 1st matchup between the teams this season. So are the Thunder treating...
Approximately 40 members of the Rockets’ team, coaches and staff are scheduled to fly to Minneapolis from Houston after tonight’s game against Toronto to show support for their coach in attending his daughter, Sasha McHale’s, funeral. Alexandra ”Sasha” McHale passed away on Saturday at just 23, and the team is certain they have to be there for Kevin McHale and his family...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It was supposed to be a homecoming for James Harden. After being traded to the Houston Rockets right before the season started, he made his first appearance back in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. However, Kevin Durant spoiled the party. With another all-around strong game of 37 points, seven rebounds and four assists, he led the Thunder to a 120-98 victory at...
Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale has not been on the sidelines since November 10th. Originally, the media believed something within the team and his position were at stake. That leave of absence has just been more than that. According to the Houston Chronicle via the LA Times, Kevin McHale’s daughter passed away this past weekend.
Kevin McHale has been on leave since...
HOUSTON -- In the first game after the death of their coach's daughter, the Houston Rockets scorched the nets in a 117-101 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night at the Toyota Center. Sasha McHale, the 23-year-old daughter of coach Kevin McHale, died Saturday after a long battle with lupus. Interim coach Kelvin Sampson again led the Rockets in place of McHale, who...
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