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Harden leads Rockets past Kings 102-89

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 26 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 102-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Harden was 10 for 31 in one of his worst shooting performances of the season, but also had eight assists and seven rebounds to help Houston to its third straight win. The Rockets (12-3) also got a big lift from Donatas Motiejunas and Isaiah Canaan...
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James Harden Continues to Show Improved D With Steal & Dunk (Video)

There is still times Harden plays defense like he is at the rec league, but overall he has shown more awareness on the court, doesn’t reach as much and just in general has shown a commitment to try harder on the defensive end. It wasn’t that people didn’t think he could play defense, they were questioning his effort on defense. He was lazy before and still have times where...
Via BlackSportsOnline
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings-Rockets Preview

James Harden has elevated his play to help the Houston Rockets scrape together wins in Dwight Howard's absence. Omri Casspi did the same in place of Rudy Gay for the Sacramento Kings. Both might need big performances Wednesday night in Houston with their respective teammates likely to sit out again. Harden scored 12 of his 36 points in the final 4:46 and matched a career high...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden just stands on defense while Knicks execute fastbreak

While we know that James Harden of the Houston Rockets is excellent offensively, his reputation as a defensive player is quite different. He even poked fun about his own defense in a recent Foot Locker ad. Well, it’s as bad as ever. Look at him play some matador defense during this Knicks fastbreak: HE JUST STOOD THERE as the Knicks ran their fastbreak. It’s like his feet got...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: James Harden forgot to play defense

            Houston Rockets star James Harden is known to play lackluster defense, but on Monday night against the New York Knicks, he decided to try something new: give zero effort on a fast break.   Harden let the Knicks blow past him and then slowly walked to the other side of the court. Carmelo Anthony scored on the play while drawing a foul....
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Amar’e Says Harden Received Help From The Heavens to Get Foul Calls

One of James Harden’s biggest strengths is his ability to get to the foul line. Some call it overacting, flopping or whatever, but it is effective and late in games it becomes crucial because he is such a good foul shooter. The Knicks lost to the Rockets last night, mainly because Harden was clutch down the stretch, but Amar’e Stoudemire says he had help. In a clear slap at...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden had another lapse on defense

Houston Rockets star James Harden is everyone’s favorite punching bag when it comes to mocking poor defensive play. While Harden is hardly as incompetent defensively as the internet makes him seem, he is certainly not a great defender. He had another one of his “moments” on Monday night. At one point during Houston’s 91-86 win...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rocket James Harden stood at mid-court and watched a Knicks fast break

In the first quarter of last night's game against the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets star James Harden turned into a gargoyle. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Redefines Matador Defense…Again

The hottest NBA compilation of last season was an eleven-minute tribute to James Harden, in which the Houston Rockets guard was seen acting rather lackadaisical on the defensive side of the ball. You’re not going to believe this, but Harden is actually playing quite a bit better on that end this season. Unfortunately, the above Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Carmelo Anthony exits with back spasm in Knicks' loss to Rockets

  James Harden had 36 points to lead the depleted Houston Rockets to a 91-86 victory over the slumping New York Knicks on Monday night. Houston (11-3) played without center Dwight Howard (knee) and point guard Patrick Beverley (hamstring), but Harden had half of the Rockets' 14 3-pointers to overwhelm the Knicks, who played the second half without star forward Carmelo Anthony...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden leads depleted Rockets over Knicks

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden had 36 points to lead the depleted Houston Rockets to a 91-86 victory over the slumping New York Knicks on Monday night. Houston (11-3) played without center Dwight Howard (knee) and point guard Patrick Beverley (hamstring), but Harden had half of the Rockets' 14 3-pointers to overwhelm the Knicks, who played the second half without star forward Carmelo...
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Harden leads depleted Rockets over Knicks 91-86

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 36 points to lead the depleted Houston Rockets to a 91-86 victory over the slumping New York Knicks on Monday night. Houston (11-3) played without center Dwight Howard (knee) and point guard Patrick Beverley (hamstring), but Harden had half of the Rockets' 14 3-pointers to overwhelm the Knicks, who played the second half without star forward Carmelo...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks-Rockets Preview

With Dwight Howard out indefinitely, James Harden stepped up late to help the Houston Rockets beat one of their in-state rivals and end a two-game skid. The New York Knicks probably don't consider defeating the only winless club in the NBA to be ideal preparation for a challenging three-game trip. Harden and the Rockets play the third of a five-game homestand Monday night, while...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden actually does get defensive

James Harden defense memes are all over the place. It has become the running joke in the NBA. Harden even took time this week to make fun of his own defensive shortcoming. The worst part is that there is still a sense Harden can play defense. On the ball, Harden is not a horrible defender. He just loses his attention off the ball. Thus the memes, videos and perception. Harden is...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden actually does get defensive

James Harden defense memes are all over the place. It has become the running joke in the NBA. Harden even took time this week to make fun of his own defensive shortcoming. The worst part is that there is still a sense Harden can play defense. On the ball, Harden is not a horrible defender. He just loses his attention off the ball. Thus the memes, videos and perception. Harden is...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden scores 32 as Howard-less Rockets snap Mavs' streak

HOUSTON — James Harden has starred on offense since joining the Houston Rockets. After some intense criticism in the offseason, he's now stepped things up on defense, too. Harden scored 32 points, including five down the stretch, to help the Rockets rally for a 95-92 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. And, more importantly to Harden, he had a key steal late to help...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs lose close game to Howard-less Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden scored 32 points, including five down the stretch, to help the Houston Rockets rally for a 95-92 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. Houston, playing without Dwight Howard (knee injury), ended its two-game skid and snapped the Mavericks' six-game winning streak. Dallas led by four with less than a minute remaining before Harden made two free...
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Harden scores 32 as Rockets beat Mavericks 95-92

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 32 points, including five down the stretch, to help the Houston Rockets rally for a 95-92 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. Houston, playing without Dwight Howard (knee injury), ended its two-game skid and snapped the Mavericks' six-game winning streak. Dallas led by four with less than a minute remaining before Harden made two...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden: Rockets Lacked Ariza's Leadership, Defense, Shot-Making Last Season

James Harden discussed the difference that Trevor Ariza has made in the Houston Rockets' lineup this season. “His leadership, his defensive abilities, his shot-making -- all three of those things are something that we were lacking last year,” Harden said. “[Ariza] brings that ability to the table this year.” Harden downplayed the impact of Parsons' departure over the summer...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden wears ridiculous-looking shirt before Rockets-Lakers

NBA fashion has been out of hand for the past few years now and I think it just went another level. Before the game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, James Harden was wearing this: It's like a Looney Tunes episode just ended. #ThatsAllFolks pic.twitter.com/aERsbn0yIP — Rey-Rey (@TheNoLookPass) November 20, 2014 And that’s how I pretty much described...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant pushes both James Harden and Francisco Garcia during box out

Kobe Bryant has been in the league for 19 years so he’s picked up tons of tricks in the NBA. During the Los Angeles Lakers’ win over the Houston Rockets, Kobe was able to clear out BOTH James Harden and Francisco Garcia during a free throw box out. Look at Kobe throw both Rockets out silly: Kobe would’ve gotten a rebound had the ball bounced his way. But watching Harden and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Enters The Arena In A Very Interesting Shirt (Picture)

Oh hi, James Harden pic.twitter.com/BQnfwYETd9 — Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) November 20, 2014   James Harden is doing what he does best, challenging men’s fashion trends with a very vibrant high-end crewneck sweatshirt.   The post James Harden Enters The Arena In A Very Interesting Shirt (Picture) appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Gary Altenor.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget his beard, James Harden’s hippy-dippy shirt is thing to be feared (video)

Other than his spectacularly silky-smooth offensive game, James Harden is primarily known for his unique facial hair. But after the whacked-out shirt he was spotted sporting prior to Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, he may soon be better known for his propensity for fashion fails. Seriously, get a look at that tripped-out top...Read More The post Forget his beard...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden gets picked by Wesley Johnson and then fouls him for the And 1 to give up lead with less than a minute to play

James Harden had a brutal last minute of regulation in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. The Houston Rockets were up one point with less than 50 seconds in regulation and the ball was in the hands of their best player. Harden is a nightmare to defend one-on-one, but this time he coughed the ball up as Wesley Johnson came away with the steal and drew the And 1 on the other...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

What The Hell Is James Harden Wearing?

In the latest example of “NBA players wearing astoundingly weird outfits,” James Harden came to the arena dressed like this before Wednesday night’s Rockets game against the Lakers. To answer the question in the headline above: I have no god damn clue, but it kind of looks like a vagina. [@CJZero] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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