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13 James Harden SG
Height/Weight: 6-5/225 | Birthdate: 8/26/1989 | Birthplace: Bellflower, CA | Team: Houston Rockets | College: Arizona State | NBA Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 100/98 | Average Draft Position: 5.74
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Rockets G James Harden goes for 29 points in victory


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/13/2015) Guard James Harden scored 29 points, 14 from the free throw line, to push the Rockets past the Hornets on Monday, 100-90.

Harden added six rebounds and six assists in the win.

He's now averaging 31.1 points per game over his last 14 games.

G James Harden puts up 30 points in Rockets' win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) Guard James Harden poured in 30 points Sunday to help get the Rockets past the Pelicans, 121-114.

Harden shot 10 of 18 from the floor and hit nine of nine free throws.

He also added seven assists in the win.

Rockets G James Harden scores 22 in loss to Spurs


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Rockets guard James Harden scored 22 points in Wednesday night's 110-98 loss to the Spurs. 

Harden shot 6 of 15 from the field and made 2 of 6 from behind the arc. Harden also totaled four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 35 minutes of playing time. 

Harden made all eight of his free-throw attempts, giving him 680 for the season. This set a new Rockets franchise record for free throws made in a single season


Rockets G James Harden scores 41 to defeat the Thunder on Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Rockets guard James Harden continued his drive for the MVP award when he scored a game-high 41 points during a 115-112 win over the Thunder on Sunday.

It was the 10th time Harden has scored 40 or more points in a game this season, which is the second most in franchise history. Harden shot 12 of 22 from the field, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range. He also added six rebounds, six assists and three steals.


Rockets' James Harden leads team to victory over Mavs


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Rockets shooting guard James Harden scored 24 points to lead his team to a 108-101 win over the Mavericks.

Harden also added four rebounds and six assists on Thursday. On the year, he is averaging 27.5 points with 5.7 rebounds and seven assists per game.


Rockets' James Harden scores career-high 51 in win over Kings


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Rockets guard James Harden notched a new career-high with 51 points in Wednesday's 115-111 win over the Kings. 

Harden made 16 of 25 shots from the field and sank 11 of 13 free throws. Harden made 8 of 9 of his attempts from behind the arc. He also tallied eight rebounds and six assists but committed seven turnovers. 

"He finds a way to wow our team every time he goes out there," teammate Trevor Ariza said after the game, per the Associated Press. "He's just so crafty and he can score so many different ways. It's definitely fun to watch."

Harden's previous career-high was 50, which he posted against the Nuggets on March 19. 

Harden joined Rockets players three former Rockets players as the only ones in team history to score 50 points twice in the same season — Hakeem Olajuwon, Moses Malone and Elvin Hayes. All three of those former NBA athletes are Hall of Famers. 


Rockets come up short despite G James Harden's 31 points


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/30/2015) Guard James Harden scored 31 points in a losing effort as the Rockets fall to the Raptors on Monday, 99-96.

The game was Harden's sixth out of his last seven with at least 24 points.

Harden also contributed five rebounds and five assists in the loss.


G James Harden carries Rockets to victory with 24 points


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/29/2015) Guard James Harden carried the Rockets Sunday, scoring 24 points and collecting six assists in their 99-91 win over the Wizards on Sunday.

Harden also added an important block for the Rockets. "I was surprised he got up there," Rockets teammate Dwight Howard said. "He's not known for blocking shots. That's what MVPs do."


Rockets guard James Harden scores 33 points in win Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Rockets shooting guard James Harden scored 33 points on 9 of 19 shooting from the field, including 6 of 12 from 3-point range, in Houston's 120-110 win over the Timberwolves Friday.

Harden also dished out eight assists and grabbed four rebounds in the contest. It was Harden's third game in his last five scoring over 30 points. He added a career-high five steals to his totals.


Rockets SG James Harden puts up 25 points in win over Pelicans


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Rockets shooting guard James Harden scored 25 points in a 95-93 victory over the Pelicans on Wednesday. He also added 10 assists, six rebounds, one block and one steal.

Harden is averaging 27.2 points, seven assists and 5.8 rebounds per game this season.


Rockets' James Harden said he won't change when Howard returns


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) With Rockets center Dwight Howard possibly returning in Wednesday's game, guard James Harden said he plans to remain aggressive, reports USA Today.

Harden said he spoke with Howard, who told Harden to keep playing the way he has all season, which Harden said he appreciated.

"I definitely needed to hear that, and he told it to me," Harden said. "So right there that gave me all the confidence in the world, not to try to force it to get him into a rhythm or try to do anything forceful. I can just play my game. Him telling me that just gave me the green light to just go out there and just be the James Harden that I've been being all season."

In 69 games, Harden is averaging 27.2 points and is considered a candidate for MVP.


Rockets' James Harden explodes for 44 points in win over Pacers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Rockets guard James Harden sscored a game-high 44 points in Monday night's 110-100 win over the Pacers. 

Harden shot 10 of 21 from the field and made 21 of 22 of his free-throw attempts. He made three of his eight three-point attempts. Harden also posted seven assists and four rebounds and two blocks. 

"He was just solid. He's a hell of a player," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. "We don't have our record if James isn't playing at an MVP level, which he's doing. I say it every year, two or three guys play at extraordinary levels, and he's one of them right now."

Harden's 44-point outburst comes just two games after he went for a career-high 50 points against the Nuggets last Thursday.  


Rockets SG James Harden scores career-high 50 vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Rockets shooting guard James Harden scored a career-high 50 points on 12 of 27 shooting from the field and 22 of 25 shooting from the free-throw line in his team's 118-108 win over the Nuggets Thursday.

Harden had scored at least 40 points 11 times in his career, including six times this season, but Thursday's gem was his first time topping 46 points. His 22 free throws and 25 attempts both match career highs, though he was just 2 for 9 from the field in that Dec. 2013 game.

"It's really hard to get 50 points in a game and is not something many people can do," coach Kevin McHale said after the win, per the Associated Press. "I was just one of those nights where he had good energy and he was driving hard."

Harden also racked up 10 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 40 minutes in the win, his team's third straight. The Rockets will look to keep rolling Saturday against the Suns.


Rockets guard James Harden takes 18 free-throw attempts Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Rockets guard James Harden scored half of his game-high 34 points at the free-throw line during Sunday's win over the Clippers.

Harden shot 7 of 16 from the field, but converted 17 of his 18 free-throw attempts. He also added seven rebounds and seven assists.


Rockets guard James Harden working to overcome recent shooting woes


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Rockets shooting guard James Harden has struggled to find his shot as of late. In the last 12 games, Harden is shooting just 37.5 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from 3-point range. But he isn't worrying about it yet, reports the Houston Chronicle.

"I haven't made a 3-pointer in two games," Harden said. "It's about repetition, getting back in the gym, finding my stroke a little bit and having confidence to go out and shoot it. Every shooter goes through a phase you’re not shooting the ball well. I’m not the first. I'm not the last.

"I put up special work after practice to make sure I get some energy, get some work in. We have to be ready to go."


Rockets' James Harden goes for another triple-double


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Rockets guard James Harden posted a triple-double on Friday against the Pistons.

Harden shot 10-21 from the field, including 2-6 from beyond the arc. He sunk 16-18 free throws, finishing with a team-high 38 points. Harden made sure to get his teammates involved, dishing out 12 assists. He also pulled down 12 rebounds, giving him the triple-double. 


Rockets' James Harden suspended one game for LeBron James kick


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) The NBA suspended Rockets SG James Harden one game for an incident in Sunday's overtime win over the Cavaliers. 

With 2:08 remaining in the third quarter, LeBron James tried to strip the ball from Harden. In the fight for the ball, Harden was knocked to the floor. He then lifted his foot and kicked James in the groin. 

Referees issued Harden a flagrant foul for the kick. The league has suspended him, without pay, for Tuesday's game at the Hawks. 


James Harden added to Rockets' injury report with shoulder


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Rockets SG and MVP candidate James Harden has been added to the team's injury report for Tuesday's game at the Hawks. 

Harden is suffering from a bruised left shoulder. He's listed as probable for the game.  

Harden, a southpaw shooter, is averaging 27.1 points, 6.9 assists and 5.8 rebounds this season. 


James Harden posts MVP performance in Rockets OT win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) James Harden showed why he's a top contender for the NBA MVP award this season in the Rockets' 105-103 overtime win over the Cavaliers, on Sunday.

Harden scored 33 points with eight rebounds and five assists. He also had three steals and a pair of blocked shots. 

Harden shot eight-of-18 from the field and hit 15-of-18 from the free throw line. He also picked up a flagrant foul late in the third quarter for kicking LeBron James. 

"Obviously it was not a basketball play, and obviously, the league will take a look at it," James said. "I don't know what he was thinking." 

The Rockets next play at the Hawks on Tuesday. 


James Harden gets third straight double-double for Rockets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) The Rockets weren't sure if James Harden was going to be able to play. He ended up recording a double-double in a 102-98 win over the Nets on Friday. 

Harden missed practice with a sore ankle, but he was able to avoid missing his first game of the season.

''The beauty of this team is that we've been good battling adversity all year,'' Harden said.

He ended up scoring 15 points and dishing out 12 assists to record his third straight double-double. That's a career-high for Harden. 

Harden hit a free throw with 43 seconds left to put the Rockets on top to stay. 

The Rockets next host the Cavaliers on Sunday.


Rockets' Patrick Beverley, James Harden expected to start on Friday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Rockets coach Kevin McHale said that he believes both SG James Harden and PG Patrick Beverley will play on Friday. 

Harden was questionable with a sprained right ankle, and Beverley was questionable, suffering from flu-like symptoms.

Assuming neither has a setback before game time, McHale expects both Beverley and Harden to start. Harden isn't under any type of minutes restriction, but McHale will keep an eye on him and adjust his playing time if Harden appears to be in pain. 

The Rockets are seven-point favorites at home against the Nets. 


Rockets' Harden participates in shootaround, still questionable Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Rockets shooting guard James Harden was able to participate in shootaround Friday, but is still considered questionable for the team's matchup with the Nets, the team has announced.

Harden spent Thursday resting his sprained left ankle and was held out of practice. The league's leading scorer at 27.2 points per game has not missed any games with the injury.

The Rockets are currently 6 1/2-point favorites Friday.


Rockets SG James Harden held out of practice Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Rockets shooting guard James Harden sat out Thursday's practice due to a sprained left ankle, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"He’s swollen today and he’s sore today," coach Kevin McHale said. "I’ll see how he feels. He didn’t do anything today. He just iced it. We’ll see what 24 hours does."

Harden, who injured the ankle while stepping on an opposing player's foot in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game, is listed as questionable to play Friday. He has averaged 27.2 points, 6.9 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 57 games.

The Rockets are 9-point favorites at home against the Nets Friday.


Rockets' James Harden (ankle) listed as questionable Friday vs. Nets


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Citing a sprained ankle, the Rockets listed guard James Harden as questionable for Friday's game against the Nets, reports The Houston Chronicle.

Harden sprained his right ankle during Wednesday's win over the Clippers when he was driving to the basket. Harden was seen limping after the game, but was hoping to play Friday. In 57 games, Harden is averaging 27.2 points and 6.9 assists.


Rockets' James Harden doubles up on the Clippers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Rockets guard James Harden posted a double-double on Wednesday against the Clippers.

Harden had a tough game shooting, hitting 4-13 shots from the field. He went just 3-9 from beyond the arc. Harden was able to make up for his struggles by sinking 10-12 free throws. He finished with 21 points. While Harden didn't shoot all that well, he made sure to involve his teammates. Harden dished out 10 assists during the contest, finishing with a double-double. 

Harden appeared to injure his ankle during the game, but managed to play through it. He was spotted limping to the locker room once the game was over, but indicated that he was hoping to play on Friday.