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Thu May 1823:39PG James Harden only unanimous choice on All-NBA first team in b...
PG James Harden was the only unanimous choice on the All-NBA first team in balloting announced by the league on Thursday. Harden earned all 500 points by being named as one of five first-team selections on each of the 100 ballots.Joining Harden on the first team are Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (498), Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook (498), San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (490) and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (343).
Thu May 1816:09Harden, James headline All-NBA first team
Houston Rockets point guard James Harden was the only unanimous choice on the All-NBA first team in balloting announced by the league on Thursday. Harden earned all 500 points by being named as one of five first-team selections on each of the 100 ballots.Joining Harden on the first team are Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (498), Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook (498), San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (490) and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (343).James and Westbrook each received one second-team vote in failing to join Harden as a unanimous choice.Earning second-team honors were Utah center Rudy Gobert (339 points), Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (290), Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (258), Warriors small forward Kevin Durant (239) and Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (236).Selected to the third team were Golden State power forward Draymond Green (134), Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (1... [More]
Tue May 1617:12Harden sued by Malone Jr. for alleged assault, robbery
Houston star James Harden is the subject of a civil lawsuit filed by Moses Malone Jr. that alleges the Rockets' guard orchestrated a beating and robbery last summer after he was angered by a Facebook post from Malone.Malone alleges that Harden paid $20,000 to have him beaten.Harden was allegedly peeved at Malone's comments on June 24, 2016 that sharply criticized him for charging $249 for his basketball camp.On the night of June 25, Malone arrived at a strip club called V Live that he and Harden frequently attended. Court documents say the bouncer, Darian Blount, refused to allow entry to Malone and called over three other men.One of the men allegedly flashed a gun while Blount said Malone had "disrespected James Harden and that he needs to be punished after that."Malone told police he was repeatedly punched and kicked and robbed of $50,000 in jewelry.The following month, Blount was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon as were three others: Kavon Boutte, Deavon Lewis an... [More]
Fri May 1218:52D'Antoni: Harden may need more rest next season
James Harden was adamant all season that he doesn't need any rest during the NBA season.That could change next season after Harden put forth one of most putrid performances by a star player in NBA postseason history. The Houston Rockets star had just 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting and committed six turnovers on Thursday as his club was steamrolled 114-75 by the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals. San Antonio won the series, four games to two, and totally shut down Harden over the final six quarters.Harden had just 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting and committed six turnovers during the second half of Game 5.The ending made it a down note for Harden, who averaged 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds during the regular season when he missed just one game, due to illness.Houston coach Mike D'Antoni asserted that rest is something that will happen occasionally next season."All great players think they can do everything," D'Antoni told reporters. "Maybe he doe... [More]
Fri May 1203:38G James Harden nonfactor as Houston eliminated, scoring 10 point...
G James Harden was a nonfactor as Houston was eliminated, scoring 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting. He added seven assists and six turnovers.Harden fouled out with 3:15 remaining."They did a really good job of crowding and showing bodies, their bigs at the rim," Harden said. "I couldn't get a rhythm, especially to the basket. Pau (Gasol) did a really good job of using his length at the rim. Hat's off to them."
Wed May 1002:35G James Harden recorded first triple-double of series with 33 po...
G James Harden recorded his first triple-double of the series with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, but committed nine turnovers in Tuesday's 110-107 overtime loss in San Antonio that put Houston in a 3-2 hole in their Western Conference best-of-7 semifinal series. Harden had a chance to tie the game, but his 3-point try was blocked from behind by Manu Ginobili. "I just missed too many shots," said Harden, who was 11 of 24 from the floor and 4 of 15 from 3-point range. "We couldn't get in a rhythm at the end of the game or in the overtime. We had an opportunity to win this game and take a lead back home and we let it slip away. But we will be ready on Thursday."
Mon May 801:25G James Harden superb throughout on Sunday in Houston's 125-104 ...
G James Harden was superb throughout on Sunday in Houston's 125-104 win over the San Antonio Spurs, recording game highs in points (28) and assists (12)
Sat May 605:25G James Harden scored game-high 43 points, including 30 of Rocke...
G James Harden scored a game-high 43 points, including 30 of the Rockets' 53 second-half points, but and just five assists as San Antonio effectively stifled his teammates. Harden entered Game 3 averaging 12 assists in the series. Houston shot just 36.4 percent overall, including 4-of-16 shooting on 3s in the second half. "They did a good job of just staying home on our shooters and forcing me to finish and make plays," said Harden, who shot 14 of 28 from the floor.
Thu May 403:09G James Harden recorded 13 points and 10 assists while shooting ...
G James Harden recorded 13 points and 10 assists while shooting 3-for-17 from the field in Wednesday's 121-96 loss in San Antonio. "I just missed shots," Harden said. "I didn't convert layups. We knew they were going to come out with some aggressiveness. We just have to go out there and take care of business and do the things we didn't do tonight."
Tue May 203:10G James Harden had 20 points and 14 assists as Rockets jumped on...
G James Harden had 20 points and 14 assists as the Rockets jumped on San Antonio in the opening minutes and rolled to a 126-99 victory at the AT&T Center.
Wed Apr 2613:42NBA roundup: Rockets eliminate Thunder
HOUSTON -- Lou Williams scored 10 points during an opening burst in the fourth quarter, and James Harden finished with a team-high 34 points as the Houston Rockets rallied for a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night to claim their Western Conference first-round playoff series in five games.Williams opened the fourth with two free throws and added three more from the line plus a deep 3-pointer that pushed the Houston lead to 86-81. The Rockets once again made progress with the Thunder's Russell Westbrook on the bench, holding onto their lead even after Westbrook re-entered the game with 9:09 left.Westbrook amassed 47 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists but shot 2 of 11 in the final period -- 0 for 5 from behind the 3-point arc -- after carrying the Thunder to the lead in the third. None of his teammates finished with more than 11 points.Harden shot 16 of 17 from the free-throw line. Williams totaled 22 points, while guard Patrick Beverley added 15 points and ei... [More]
Wed Apr 2603:04G James Harden overcame another poor shooting performance from f...
G James Harden overcame another poor shooting performance from the floor (8 of 25) and finished with a team-high 34 points. He was 16 of 17 from the free-throw line.
Mon Apr 2401:49G James Harden had 16 points and shot 5 of 16 from floor, missin...
G James Harden had 16 points and was shot 5 of 16 from the floor, missing all seven of his 3-point attempts."That's what a team is for," Harden said. "I believe and trust in these guys all year long. We say every game that it's not just going to be one guy that wins us games. Different nights, different guys step up, and that was the case tonight."
Sat Apr 2204:25James Harden's missed two 3-pointers -- both short -- in final 1...
James Harden's missed two 3-pointers -- both short -- in the final 15 seconds. He finished with 44 points on 11-of-21 shooting. While the final seconds stand out, Harden said it was the Rockets' cold start -- and the hot start of the Thunder -- that was concerning. "We've got to come out with some dog in us," Harden said. "Second half, we did a really good job on both ends of the floor. I think both (Games) 2 and 3 we spot them 10 points and it's tough."
Thu Apr 2005:25G James Harden tallied 35 points, hitting 18 of 20 free throws, ...
G James Harden tallied 35 points, hitting 18 of 20 free throws, and eight assists as Houston rallied to beat Oklahoma City. Harden scored 30-plus points for the fourth time in his last five postseason games and the 14th time in his postseason career, second in franchise history. Hakeem Olajuwon produced 53 30-point postseason games.
Mon Apr 1701:57G James Harden missed all six of 3-point attempts in first half ...
G James Harden missed all six of his 3-point attempts in the first half but rebounded to shoot 4 of 8 from the field and 8-for-8 from the free-throw line while scoring 19 of his 37 points following the intermission. Harden added nine assists and seven boards as Houston grabbed a 1-0 series lead. Game 2 is Wednesday night at Toyota Center.
Thu Apr 1306:41G James Harden recorded 22nd triple-double (27 points, 10 reboun...
G James Harden recorded his 22nd triple-double (27 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists) in the regular-season finale to boost his MVP hopes.With his fifth and final assist of the first quarter, Harden became the first player in NBA history to record 2,000 points, 600 rebounds and 900 assists in a season.
Tue Apr 1105:57G James Harden finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and six a...
G James Harden finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists in just 24 minutes during the Rockets' loss to the Clippers on Monday.
Mon Apr 1006:37G James Harden scored 35 points, added 15 assists and grabbed 11...
G James Harden scored 35 points, added 15 assists and grabbed 11 rebounds for his 21st triple-double of the season Sunday at Sacramento.Harden didn't shoot the ball spectacularly, going 9 of 22 from the field, but he did sink five 3-pointers while making an array of pretty passes in a game in which six Houston players scored in double figures.
Sat Apr 804:51G James Harden led Houston with 33 points and 12 assists, and 3-...
G James Harden led Houston with 33 points and 12 assists, and his 3-pointer with 2:26 left gave the Rockets (53-26) a 105-101 lead. But Harden, who hoisted a career-high 19 3-pointers, missed four late 3s as Detroit closed with a 13-4 run.
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