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Harden reveals he is playing through ankle injury

The Houston Rockets came back to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder and take a commanding 3-1 series lead on Sunday despite a rough night from James Harden. It will be difficult for Houston to continue winning if Harden shoots 31 percent from the floor, so the MVP candidate’s sore ankle will be something to keep an eye on.After Houston’s 113-106 victory in Game 4, Harden told ESPN’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden hits clutch jumper late in Game 4 in OKC James Harden hits a clutch 17-foot jumpshot over Victor Oladipo with less than a minute to go, putting Houston up by five, as the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 in Game 4 on 4/23/2017 to take a 3-1 series lead.
Via ClutchFans
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Bay Area rapper threatens to curse James Harden again

With the NBA playoffs officially underway, Bay Area rapper Lil B has already begun threatening to place his infamous curse on star players. Although, his latest target is someone who has dealt with the hex before.During the postseason two years ago, Lil B said he was placing his “BasedGod Curse” on Harden because Harden stole his cooking dance and used it as an on-court celebration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook shares info about his relationship with Harden

Russell Westbrook doesn’t express affection towards opponents when on the basketball court, even if he does off of it.Westbrook is actually friends with James Harden. The two have known each other on the courts since there days as youths in Los Angeles. Then they became teammates in Oklahoma City before Harden was traded to Houston. This year they’re battling for the NBA MVP...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dissecting the four-headed NBA MVP race

It’s been the most dissected, scrutinized, debated and polarizing Most Valuable Player debate in a sports league in recent memory. With the 2016-17 NBA regular season now in the books, Yardbarker takes a look at the primary candidates for the NBA MVP award.While there are cases for the candidacy of several players around the league, there is consensus around four names that have...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why James Harden should win the NBA MVP

On Wednesday, we evaluated Russell Westbrook’s MVP candidacy in relation to James Harden’s. Now we’re going to evaluate Harden’s in relation to Westbrook. In this case, we’re going to go through it on a skill-by-skill basis.Westbrook scores more points, but Harden is a more valuable scorer than Westbrook. Westbrook needs 24.9 field goal attempts to get to 32.8 points per...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden can make NBA history in regular-season finale

James Harden has had an incredible season up to this point. It’s no wonder the Houston Rockets guard is a front-runner for the MVP award.Harden might be able to further help his MVP case, though. It turns out, he’s only five assists shy of making NBA history: The Rockets host the Minnesota Timberwolves in their regular-season finale Wednesday. Assuming he plays, that should be...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden says ‘winning’ is most important in MVP race

Russell Westbrook set an NBA record with his 42nd triple-double in Sunday’s win over the Denver Nuggets, and the Oklahoma City Thunder star likely has a slight lead over James Harden in the MVP race because of it. Does Harden think that’s fair?Harden, who recorded his own 21st triple-double in a win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, was asked by a reporter if he believes wins...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Williams ruined Mason Plumlee’s life with this ridiculous putback dunk

Even the Denver Nuggets’ bench couldn’t contain their reaction at this one.Troy Williams, playing in just his second game with the Rockets, went airborne off a James Harden miss during the third quarter of Wednesday’s game against Denver and dunked the ball right on Mason Plumlee’s frickin’ head. Holy moly.I don’t know what’s better: the dunk or Nene’s reaction.Now...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden sets a new NBA record

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been putting up remarkable stats all year long, so it’s not surprising he set a new NBA record Sunday. While not as complete a player as say, Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs, who actually plays hard on both ends of the floor, Harden is a marvel on offense.The dynamic scoring guard went into Sunday’s game against the Oklahoma City...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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