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Would you believe me if I told you James Harden’s encore was even more spectacular than his debut? What if I told you he dropped 45 last night, and that only Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain have scored more points in a team’s first two games of any NBA season? It’s all true, folks. Remember, I have no reason to stretch the truth. I, like many, have been critical of Houston’s decision to build around Harden. Right now, he’s making me out to be a complete and utter maroon… and I don’t even care. Not even a little bit. In fact, I’m extremely excited about potentially being wronger than I’ve ever been before. Having watched Harden drop 82 points in his first two games as a featured scorer, I’m like a kid on Christmas Eve as I wait for Houston to head home and take on the Blazers at 8 o’clock Eastern on Saturday.
What I’ve come to enjoy most about James Harden is probably the speed at which he attacks the defense. He doesn’t have lightning quickness, yet he gets t
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For those that thought being a first-offensive option wouldn’t garner enormous numbers for James Harden’s first game with his new team, the Houston Rockets, looked foolish last night as he dropped a rare stat line against the Detroit Pistons. In fact his 37 points 14-for-25 from the field, 6 rebounds, 12 assists, and 4 steals [...]The post NBA Star of the Night: James Harden...
Is Jeremy Lin overrated? Will his star fall back to earth in Houston? Can he mesh with the Rockets and continue his run of improbable success?
No one knows, but this much is sure: Tons of people love Lin's story, and that story got 10 times cuter when Lin posted a photo of himself from a Halloween of yesteryear this week.
Lin apparently went trick-or-treating...
The Oklahoma City Thunder got its first taste Thursday night of life without James Harden, part of a buzzer-beating 86-84 loss that should drive home the obvious and its consequences: A new era in Thunder basketball has begun, and that's one of several reasons the Western Conference is now up for grabs.
We're just a few games into the season, yes, but Oklahoma City's...
October 31, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) talks to referee David Guthrie (16) in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE10/31/2012 9:32:32 PM
Reigning Sixth Man of the Year James Harden has agreed to a five-year, $80 million contract extension with the Houston Rockets. The...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Harden ready for lift off
OK, I am done with the Rockets puns for now. The story of the day in the NBA though was James Harden's debut in a Rockets uniform. It was only four days ago that Harden was surprisingly traded from the Thunder to the Rockets. He has barely had time...
James Harden has put on quite a show in each of his first two games with the Houston Rockets.
The reigning Sixth Man of the Year is only starting to get comfortable.
Harden looks to continue his remarkable play Saturday night as the undefeated Rockets open their home schedule against the Portland Trail Blazers, who haven't experienced much success during their last several...
Maybe if the Thunder made James Harden their feature player they would have won the NBA championship, ha! Last night, in his Rocket’s debut, Jimmy Beard lit up the night posting 37/6/12 with 4 steals and 4 threes on 14-25 FG in a whopping 44 minutes. The guy didn’t come off the court, son! After the game Jeremy Lin said James better go for 40 points and 15 dimes every night because...
The city of Houston is buzzing. With the fanfare that always seems to accompany Jeremy Lin since his anointment last year, and the acquisition of James Harden followed by two monster games, The Rockets have not garnered this type of attention in years. Amidst all of the excitement, several Rockets role players are ready to [...]
ATLANTA -- James Harden picked up where he left off after his eye-popping 37-point debut against the Pistons on Halloween, scoring 45 points to lead Houston Rockets to a 109-102 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Jeremy Lin added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Omer Asik had a career-high 19 rebounds. Josh Smith led the Hawks' frantic fourth-quarter comeback, giving the Hawks an...
(one thing I've learned is I need to find a photo of Harden in a Rockets jersey)Every night (well - perhaps not EVERY night) I'll be firing up my NBA League Pass and scanning that night's box scores to bring you, my beloved reader, what I learned from the NBA that night. Because the internet was invented for knee-jerk, totally premature, irrational reactions to things...
Fear The Beard? Not PDX
The Portland Trail Blazers have impressed early in the 2012-13 season, and that trend was no different on the road against the Houston Rockets.
Both teams are now 2-1 on the season, but only the Blazers escaped Saturday night with a hard-fought victory.
The final score was 95-85 in Portland’s favor, and there were a handful of key elements to the victory...
If Jeremy Lin has a very productive year for the Rockets, he'll make it difficult for the Knicks to forget him so easily. In Houston's inaugural game of the season Wednesday night, he propelled himself to a strong start. The Harvard grad scored 12 points, dished out 8 assists, and grabbed 4 steals. Perhaps more impressively, Lin's had a team-high plus/minus of +23 (the...