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James Harden | Guard | #13

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (3) / OKC
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James Harden scored 35 points (12-of-13 FGs, 8-of-9 FTs) with six boards, six assists and seven turnovers on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to keep the Rockets from elimination.
Trevor Ariza's offense dried up vs. Golden State, the Rockets couldn't get Dwight Howard consistent touches around the basket, and the offensive burden proved to be too much for Harden to shoulder alone. He opened tonight's game 6-of-8 from the field, with his teammates a combined 0-of-15, resulting in a huge early deficit that Houston simply couldn't overcome. It will be an offseason of soul-searching for the Rockets. Apr 28 - 1:24 AM

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James Harden scored 18 points on 4-of-13 shooting with 10 assists, seven rebounds, seven steals and two 3-pointers in Sunday's blowout loss to Golden State.

The game was tied at halftime, but the Warriors won the third quarter 40-21 and Stephen Curry (knee) didn't even play at all in the second half. This performance sums up the Rockets' season and they will need a miracle to win Game 5 in Golden State to keep the series alive even if Curry misses that contest. Expect Harden to run the offense even more if Patrick Beverley (leg) is unable to play in Game 5.
Apr 24 - 6:23 PM

James Harden hit the game-winning shot with just a few seconds left on the clock in Thursday's 97-96 win over the Warriors in Game 3.

The Rockets now trail the Warriors 2-1 with Game 4 coming on Sunday in Houston. Harden only hit 11-of-26 shots tonight, but he posted a massive line of 35 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers in 44 minutes while hitting 9-of-11 from the line. He's arguably the best option in DFS right now because the Rockets can't afford to take him out of the game. He will need to be even more impressive in Game 4 with the Warriors expected to get Stephen Curry (ankle) back.
Apr 22 - 12:34 AM

James Harden scored 28 points during a Game 2 115-106 loss to the Warriors on Monday, adding two rebounds, 11 assists, one block, five turnovers and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

His defense was really bad in this game, but his offense was better. After not going to the line at all in Game 1, Harden made 13-of-15 from the charity stripe in this game. This series now goes back to Houston, which isn't the best news for Harden. He actually shot the ball better on the road this season with similar stats across the board. There is still some concern of garbage time, especially if Stephen Curry (ankle) plays.
Apr 19 - 1:39 AM

James Harden was not himself during a 104-78 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, making 7-of-19 from the field for 17 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal, six turnovers and three 3-pointers.

He did not go to the line at all in this game, which snaps a streak of 148 straight playoff and regular season games with at least one attempt. Harden was asked about not going to the line after the game and said no comment. He did not score at all in the second and fourth quarter of this game with just four points in the first half overall. Harden was slightly sub-par against the Warriors during the regular season, but obviously he should be better.
Apr 16 - 6:55 PM

James Harden scored 38 points during a 116-81 win over the Kings on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists and five 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

The Rockets made the postseason with this win thanks to the Jazz having a terrible finish to their season. They played the Warriors fairly tough last season in the Western Conference Finals with one win and two losses by fewer than five points. Of course, both of these teams are a little different this season. Harden will likely get over 40 minutes per game in the playoffs with monster numbers.
Apr 13 - 11:26 PM

James Harden scored 34 points in a blowout 129-105 win over the Wolves on Monday, adding one rebound, six assists, five 3-pointers and three turnovers.

It looked like the Rockets were left for dead with a loss to the Suns on Thursday. However, the Jazz choked in two of their last three games while the Rockets won their last two, so the Rockets now control their own destiny with a home game against the Kings. Plus, the Kings will likely tank it up, so Seth Curry will probably be the top player for them. The Rockets will likely be facing the Warriors in the first round, assuming they don't get stunned on Wednesday.
Apr 12 - 12:33 AM

James Harden lit up the Lakers for 40 points during Sunday's 130-110 victory, making 14-of-31 shots with 13 assists, four rebounds and four steals with six 3-pointers.

Harden is averaging 28.7 points and 7.5 assists this season and is one of just five players since 1988-89 to average at least 27 points and seven assists -- the others are Russell Westbrook, Dwyane Wade, Allen Iverson (twice) and LeBron James (three times). Unfortunately for Harden, his impressive individual numbers haven't led to sustained success for the Rockets, who are still half a game out of the playoff picture.
Apr 10 - 6:17 PM

James Harden scored 30 points during a crippling home 124-115 loss to the Suns on Thursday, adding two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and five 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

That'll be that for the Rockets. They were 12.5-point favorites in this game, but they were just dominated on the glass and gave up easy buckets all game. This has the makings of a tumultuous offseason for a team that just went to the Western Conference Finals last year. Harden will be fine regardless, but one of the league's best players in his prime isn't going to the postseason unless something crazy happens.
Apr 7 - 10:46 PM

James Harden scored 26 points in an 88-86 loss to the Mavs on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks, four 3-pointers and six turnovers.

This loss hurts the Rockets big time. They're now a full game behind the Jazz for the eighth seed and two games behind the Mavs for seventh. Harden was defended very well in this game, making just 8-of-22 from the field. He gets a much better matchup against the Suns on Thursday, so expect a bounce back. He's also very good on back-to-backs, too.
Apr 7 - 12:28 AM

James Harden powered the Rockets to a 118-110 win over the Thunder on Sunday, scoring 41 points on 12-of-25 shooting with four boards, nine assists, three steals, one block, five 3-pointers and five turnovers in 43 minutes.

Harden drained his 211th triple of the season in this one, which set a franchise record for most 3-pointers in a year by a Houston player. This was also his 11th game of the season with at least 40 points, which puts him just one 40-point game away from tying Moses Malone for the most in a single-season in Rockets' history.
Apr 3 - 6:52 PM

James Harden made 8-of-20 from the field for 24 points during a 103-100 home loss to the Bulls on Thursday, adding four rebounds, eight assists, two blocks, two 3-pointers and four turnovers.

This was one of the worst losses for the Rockets all year. They were up 14 points in the third quarter and completely fell apart on defense. The Rockets do get a tough game against the Thunder on Sunday and a massive game against the Mavs on Wednesday, but their schedule is a breeze after that: Suns, Lakers, at Wolves and Kings. Harden almost certainly won't be rested.
Mar 31 - 11:28 PM

James Harden dropped 27 points with eight assists, six boards, one steal and three 3-pointers in Tuesday's 106-100 win over the Cavaliers.

The Rockets were down by as much as 20 points, but Harden and Michael Beasley were awesome down the stretch. Harden did have four turnovers which has been a problem all season, but he shot 8-of-16 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line. The Rockets only play two more times this week, but Harden should post some monster lines as he tries to get his team into the playoffs.
Mar 29 - 11:10 PM

James Harden (illness) finished Sunday's tough loss in Indiana with 34 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and one steal, making 11-of-22 shots including four 3-pointers.

Harden is also dealing with a sore ankle but the Rockets' precarious situation all but ensures that he'll continue to suit up -- they hold the No. i seed but they lead the No. 9 seed Mavericks by just half a game. Expect the Beard to come out firing in Houston's three games next week.
Mar 27 - 9:00 PM

James Harden (illness) will play Sunday vs. the Pacers.

Harden sat out Saturday's practice, but he was never expected to miss Sunday's game. Patrick Beverley, Trevor Ariza, Donatas Motiejunas and Dwight Howard will join Harden in the starting five. Go ahead and get him active.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
SG1James Harden
2Jason Terry
3Andrew Goudelock
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Donatas Motiejunas
2Michael Beasley
3Clint Capela
4Terrence Jones
5Montrezl Harrell
6Josh Smith
C1Dwight Howard