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Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden led a shootout 142-130 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, scoring 24 points on 6-of-15 attempts. What It Means: He hit 7-of-10 from the line and 5-of-11 from deep, adding 10 assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block in 35 minutes. The Rockets attempted 58 treys, three shy of their franchise record; head coach Mike D'Antoni said this week that the Rockets want to attempt at least 50 three-pointers every night. There's been some talk about the Rockets reducing Harden's workload a bit, but that doesn't really matter...
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James Harden scores 24 of Rockets' 142 points

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden led a shootout 142-130 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, scoring 24 points on 6-of-15 attempts. What It Means: He hit 7-of-10 from the line and 5-of-11 from deep, adding 10 assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block in 35 minutes. The Rockets attempted 58 treys, three shy of their franchise record; head coach Mike D'Antoni said this week that the Rockets want to attempt at least 50 three-pointers every night. There's been some talk about the Rockets reducing Harden's workload a bit, but that doesn't really matter...
Boston Herald Feb 26, 2017
Harden leads Rockets past Timberwolves in 142-130 shootout

Harden leads Rockets past Timberwolves in 142-130 shootout

HOUSTON — Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni wasn't exactly thrilled with his team's shootout win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night."I didn't think we played very good," said D'Antoni, disappointed by his club's defensive effort as both squads set season scoring highs in Houston's 142-130 victory."Defense is all about battle, heart and just following the schemes and we just — sometimes, we have breakdowns," he added. "It's unbelievable and we've got to get better."James Harden, who led Houston with 24 points and 10 assists, also acknowledged the defense could have been...
FOX Sports Feb 26, 2017
Harden leads Rockets past Timberwolves in 142-130 shootout

Harden leads Rockets past Timberwolves in 142-130 shootout

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 24 points and 10 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 142-130 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves as both teams set season scoring highs in a Saturday night shootout.
The Dream Shake Feb 26, 2017
Rockets explode for season-high 142 points in win vs. Wolves

Rockets explode for season-high 142 points in win vs. Wolves

Points, points, and more points! The Rockets scored 142 points, a season-high, in their win tonight vs. the Timberwolves. In their first game back at Toyota Center since the All-Star break, the Rockets had eight players score in double figures. The team’s leading scorer tonight was James Harden, who scored 24 despite only having three in the first half. It is the 46th time Harden has lead the team in points this season, and the Rockets are 33-13 in those games. He also added a team-high 10 assists for another double-double. All five starters had at least 15 points, and Lou Williams scored...
Sun Herald Feb 26, 2017

Harden leads Rockets past Timberwolves in 142-130 shootout

James Harden had 24 points and 10 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 142-130 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves as both teams set season scoring highs in a …
FOX Sports Feb 23, 2017
7 things to expect in DeMarcus Cousins’ first game with Anthony Davis and the Pelicans

7 things to expect in DeMarcus Cousins’ first game with Anthony Davis and the Pelicans

New Orleans hosts James Harden and the Rockets on Thursday night.
The Dream Shake Feb 23, 2017
Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans game preview

Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans game preview

Full disclosure: I am writing this game preview at 7pm local time on Wednesday night. The trade deadline is in 19 hours. Things can change, but if I’m talking about James Harden and you’re thinking, “AK, the Rockets traded Harden to the Monstars for Pound,” this explains why I am not mentioning it. Actually, I like that the trade deadline occurs before anyone plays a game post-All-Star Break. This removes the dynamic of sitting players and having Twitter explode with “Oh MDA took out Bev at the 4 minute mark of the first quarter. IS HE BEING TRADED???” I really dislike...
Blog a Bull Feb 22, 2017
Bulls reportedly interested in Patrick Beverley

Bulls reportedly interested in Patrick Beverley

they won’t get him, but if they’re interested that’s interesting Brief report from Calvin Watkins, who covers the Houston Rockets for ESPN, where he mentions the Bulls (along with Knicks and Cavaliers) as teams interested in Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley. Of course, Watkins then says Beverley doesn’t want to be traded...and then that the Rockets have no plans to trade him. So, there. That all makes sense from the Rockets standpoint, because Beverley is young, affordable (signed for 2 more seasons after this) and a perfect guard complement to their star James Harden. You...
Thunderous Intentions Feb 20, 2017

OKC Thunder Matt’s Monday Musings, Edition Two

For the second of my Monday Musings I am revisiting the James Harden trade to the Rockets and the impact that Steven Adams has had on the Thunder. With February 23 trade deadline approaching, it is time to revisit the biggest trade in recent franchise history: the James Harden trade. I will once again be […] OKC Thunder Matt’s Monday Musings, Edition Two - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
James Harden won't leave Russell Westbrook's side before All-Star Game

James Harden won't leave Russell Westbrook's side before All-Star Game

Westbrook’s got at least one person in his corner. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant didn’t sit with each other during the Western Conference All-Star photoshoot before the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Instead, Westbrook sat with James Harden, who maintains good standing with Thunder guard despite playing on separate teams.The 2017 Western Conference #NBAAllStar Team! pic.twitter.com/f27m7Gr71d— NBA (@NBA) February 20, 2017In a video posted by RealGM, you can see Westbrook chatting with Harden while Durant stands in the far corner, toying with a basketball. ...
The Dream Shake Feb 19, 2017
Eric Gordon wins the 3-point contest in All-Star Saturday tire fire

Eric Gordon wins the 3-point contest in All-Star Saturday tire fire

He's the first Rocket to take home the crown Eric Gordon was the highlight of All-Star Saturday night if you were a Rockets fan, knocking down more than 60 three-pointers in three minutes to win the three-point shootout. Gordon is the first Rocket to ever win the event, coming through for James Harden and all the Rockets before him who came up short. Gordon had the best round of the whole exhibition to start off his night, with 25 points. He made it to the finals against Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker and kinda sorta choked on his final rack. Kyrie had set the pace at 20, and Gordon had 19...

James Harden on Russell Westbrook-Kevin Durant feud: 'I'm staying out of it'

The former Thunder guard does not plan to be a mediator
ESPN Feb 16, 2017

Ten things I like and don't like, including James Harden's TD passes

Ten things I like and don't like, including James Harden's TD passes
numberFire Feb 16, 2017

Houston falls to the Heat despite a triple-double from James Harden

Houston Rockets guard James Harden had a huge game, with 38 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists and 1 block in 41 minutes of action as the Rockets fell 117-109 to the Miami Heat. What It Means: That brings Harden up to 15 triple-doubles on the season, while his six triple-doubles with 35-plus points are already the second most ever recorded in a single season. He's averaging 29.2 points, a league-leading 11.3 assists as well as 8.3 rebounds in 36.6 minutes per game on the year. Even in a loss, Harden posted a game-high 36.5 nERD on Wednesday night, per numberFire Live. He also...
Hot Hot Hoops Feb 16, 2017
Five Stars: One For The Road

Five Stars: One For The Road

The Heat head into the All Star break with a road win over the Houston Rockets. Five Stars is a Hot Hot Hoops exclusive where we dig into the box score of each Heat game and pick apart the numbers under the numbers. The top five players are the Five Stars, regardless of which team they player for. I used the GameScore metric, with a slight adjustment for plus/minus to rank the players. This article is about Miami’s 117-109 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. First Star James Harden (HOU) 33.2 Harden was a force to be reckoned with, and for the second time in two games...

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