Found October 25, 2013 on Los That Sports Blog:
Tweet Not only can James Harden score in bunches, he’s a decent passer as well. Check out Harden hit Chandler Parsons with the playground-style no-look pass in Thursday’s game against the Spurs: Harden finished the game with 11 assists. Many don’t realize that despite averaging 25.9 ppg last season, Harden was also second on the Rockets with 5.8 assists per game as well. Whether you agree or disagree, it’s beginning to make sense why the majority of NBA GMs rank Harden as the best shooting guard in the league.

Rockets’ James Harden leaves game with bruised knee

Houston Rockets’ guard James Harden left Friday’s game with a bruised right knee, which occurred when Quicny Pondexter collided with Harden’s right left after a made 3-pointer by Harden. As reported by Jonathan Feigen at,   after the collision, Harden stayed down on the court before limping to the free throw line. After Harden’s free throw, Patrick Beverley...

James Harden unstoppable versus Spurs

The rest of the Western Conference better watch out because the Houston Rockets are going to be for real this season. Mostly because of the play of James Harden. I know it was a preseason game but last night Harden was unstoppable. Check out some of his highlights below. He finished with 22 points and 11 dimes. Look for Dwight Howard to have a bounce back year also. Follow me on...

Rockets James Harden downplays injury

Rockets guard James Harden had been relegated to the training room with a bruised right knee when the update reached the FedEx Forum court. Jason Biles, Rockets assistant trainer, said a word or two to Keith Jones, the head athletic trainer. Jones reported to Kevin McHale, the coach. And they all shared a laugh. Harden’s condition had been updated: He was hungry. Given how gingerly...

Harden hurt in Rockets rout of Memphis

James Harden left the game in the first quarter with a bruised right knee before Houston beat Memphis 92-73 on Friday night in the final preseason game for both teams. Harden exited after he was fouled on a 3-pointer. He didn't return. Omri Casspi scored 11 points, Donatas Motiejunas finished with 10 for Houston. Marc Gasol led Memphis with 17 points, but connected on only...

James Harden exits Rockets’ preseason finale against Grizzlies

Rockets guard James Harden left Friday’s game with a bruised right knee, ending his night after seven minutes. Harden had made a 3-pointer when a closing Quincy Pondexter collided with Harden’s right leg. Harden stayed down on the court before limping to the line. After Harden’s free throw, Patrick Beverley intentionally fouled to stop the clock, allowing Harden to walk very...

James Harden, Chandler Parsons Already on Same Page, Making Highlights With Rockets (Video)

We already know that James Harden has overtaken Kobe Bryant as the top shooting guard in the NBA in the minds of most general managers. Now, Chandler Parsons should be getting his due any day. Parsons, the Rockets’ dynamic third-year forward, has quickly learned that when Harden is leading the fast break, his teammates should run — and run hard. When Harden came up with a steal...

James Harden takes photo of Dwight Howard sleeping, posts it to Instagram

As previously noted on TNLP, NBA players have been taking photos of teammates sleeping on planes and two weeks ago, Houston Rockets guard James Harden caught teammate Dwight Howard catching some zzz’s. Check out the photo of a passed out D-12: *** James Harden image courtesy of Getty Images

James Harden dishes no-look pass to Chandler Parsons for slam against Spurs

Looking for the assist of the night from Thursday night’s NBA preseason action? It came courtesy of Houston Rockets star James Harden as he dished a pretty sweet no-look pass to Chandler Parsons in transition for an easy dunk: *** James Harden image courtesy of Getty Images

Harden, Howard help Rockets roll past Spurs

James Harden had 22 points and 11 assists, Dwight Howard added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets routed the San Antonio Spurs 109-92 on Thursday night. Aron Baynes scored 16 points, and Danny Green and Marco Belinelli each added 12 points in San Antonio's preseason finale. Tim Duncan had six points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes, while Tony Parker had eight...

Kyrie Irving, James Harden Highlight NBA’s First-Time Award Winners Predictions

Anybody can predict that the Miami Heat will win another championship or that LeBron James will claim another NBA Most Valuable Player trophy — and they probably will. But among teams and players who are still looking to break into the league’s exclusive club, who is most likely to collect some hardware for the first time? Which non-repeat award winners are most likely to get...

Jalen Rose Predicts Kevin Durant Will Join Dwight Howard, James Harden In Houston (Video)

I see what you trying to do Jalen, I always see what you are up to. During Bill Simmons’ and Jalen Rose’s preview of the Houston Rockets’ season, Rose hops out on the limb again and predicts that Kevin Durant will join James Harden and Dwight Howard on the Houston Rockets at the end of his run in Oklahoma City. Jalen also predicts that Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love will...

Despite Baynes' strong effort, Rockets rout Spurs in final preseason game

With a game against the best shooting guard in the NBA, James Harden, according to NBA GMs, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich didn’t dress his best defender, Kawhi Leonard, and Manu Ginobili was also sidelined for this game. While Harden struggled early, shooting 20 percent from the field in the first half, he got going in the second half, leading the Rockets to a 109...
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