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James Harden has already proven that he is capable of success outside of Oklahoma City. Before he was traded to the Houston Rockets, there were worries that Harden was just a product of a system, playing opposite two of the best players in the game and he would flounder if he had to carry a team.
The Rockets are not blowing away the competition by any means, but at just a game under .500, they are doing better than most would have predicted before the season started. Harden is exceeding expectations as well, averaging 25 points a game, good for fifth best in the NBA.
So anyone who wanted to make the argument that Harden wasn’t worth the price really doesn’t have a leg to stand on anymore.
One of the people who did not want to pay up the big bucks was Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis. Apparently, the Thunder contacted the Wizards about trading Harden for rookie Bradley Beal and second-year forward Chris Singleton but Leonsis did not want to pay Harden’s five-year max contra...
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James Harden scored 21 points and Greg Smith added 20 to help the Houston Rockets to a 101-89 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
Harden had 10 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal in the third quarter as Houston built its lead.
The Rockets used a 9-2 run capped by a 3-pointer by Harden to open the period and go on top 52-47. They never trailed after that and...
HOUSTON -- Rockets guard James Harden returned from a one-game injury hiatus and provided the Houston Rockets with a scoring punch that, considering the opponent, few anticipated would be so sorely needed. With the lowly Washington Wizards refusing to relent on the heels of their first road win, Tuesday night in New Orleans, the Rockets struggled before pulling out an unsightly...
James Harden missed Monday's game with an ankle injury, but he returned to practice yesterday. Unfortunately, Jeremy Lin suffered his own ankle injury at practice and will be evaluated today. Neither injury was serious, and if Lin has to miss time, it is not expected to be very much time.According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Harden is expected to return...
James Harden scored 31 points to lift the Houston Rockets to a 99-93 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
After suffering a sprained ankle last Saturday against Dallas and missing Monday night's loss to San Antonio, Harden returned to lead the Rockets to their first victory under coach Kevin McHale in more than a month.
The Wizards threatened late in the...
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Bradley Beal takes MVP honors for tonight’s game. Beal strung together a solid 20 point, six assist effort, leading the Wizards in both categories. When his outside jumper wasn’t falling early, Beal began attacking the basket getting out in transition and also...
Not sure why pro sports teams put their fans through torture with stupid YouTube videos, but they do. Check out this video of the Houston Rockets singing (or attempting to sing) "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel." Honestly, they are so bad that it's almost not even a funny video, you can judge for yourself though.
P.S. Where is the new recruit James Harden...
10 a.m. ET: When the Celtics last took the floor against a Texas opponent, they played 10 minutes of free basketball. After a day off from practice to recover from that tough win over the Mavericks, the Celtics hope for a much shorter, much easier victory over the Rockets.
Houston is led by James Harden, who came over from Oklahoma City in a late preseason trade and has become unquestionably...
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Proud Moment in Rockets HistoryDefeating the New York Knicks...
Back in November, I tasked the With Leather readers with choosing an NBA team for me to support, and the unanimous decision was the Houston Rockets. I’ve done my best to be a Rockets fan, weathering a James Harden sprained ankle and every Jeremy Lin game that wasn’t his one good one, but this clip of the team singing the Hanukkah classic, ‘I Have A Little Dreidel,’ may be...
After trailing the entire 4th quarter, Paul Pierce gave the Celtics signs of life with a big 3 that cut the Houston lead to 88-83. On the next possession Rajon Rondo poked the ball away from James Harden and dove for the steal, but couldn't quit come up with it. Harden then buried a deep three to stretch the lead back to 8 with 4:41 to go. Boston would never get any closer...
Tip: 8PM Court: Toyota Center Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tom Washington, David Jones and Haywoode Workman
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On road: 4-5
At home: 8-5
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Won 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.9 ppg)
Buckets: James Harden (25.00 ppg)
The Celtics' road trip didn't get off to a good start as they dropped the first game 101-89 to the Houston Rockets. The Rockets got off to a fast start and it looked like the Celtics weren't going to show up at first as they raced out to a 17-4 start. But the Celtics clawed back and finished the half with a 45-43 halftime lead as a 3 by Harden missed at the buzzer....