|Feb. 15 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST7:57 UAE (+1)04:5722:57 ET9:57 PM CTNaN:� - Harden produced his 15th triple-double with 38 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists Wednesday.
Analysis: In six February games, Harden has averaged 36 points
|Feb. 12 7:38 AM PT8:38 AM MT9:38 AM CT10:38 AM ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST19:38 UAE16:3810:38 ET9:38 AM CTNaN:� - Harden needed only 29 minutes to reach the 40-point mark for the third time in five games during Saturday's rout of Phoenix. The Houston star also had eight assists and six rebounds while hitting 8 of 15 attempts from 3-point range.
Analysis: The prolific guard is averaging a sensational 35.6 points in five February games and 31.4 over his last 19 outings. Harden's assist numbers have taken a slight drop during his scoring binge, though he's still dished out eight or more in 28 consecutive games.
|Feb. 9 6:17 PM PT7:17 PM MT8:17 PM CT9:17 PM ET2:17 GMT10:17 7:17 PM MST9:17 PM EST6:17 UAE (+1)03:1721:17 ET8:17 PM CTNaN:� - Harden notched his league-leading 44th double-double with 30 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists Thursday at Charlotte.
Analysis: Harden has averaged 34.5 points, 9.5 assists and 9.3 rebounds in his past four games, but is shooting just 37.8 percent with 19 turnovers in that span.
|Feb. 3 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET4:31 GMT12:31 9:31 PM MST11:31 PM EST8:31 UAE05:3123:31 ET10:31 PM CTNaN:� - Harden scored 42 points Friday against Chicago, his second straight game of at least 40 following consecutive contests where he totaled 25 points. This was Harden's 34th game with 40 or more points as a Rocket which is the most in franchise history.
Analysis: Harden, who fell one assist shy of a triple-double, continued to struggle with his shot, going 13 of 33. He's shooting 35.4 percent (29 of 82) in his past four games while averaging 8.3 assists and 8.0 rebounds.
|Feb. 2 7:47 PM PT8:47 PM MT9:47 PM CT10:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)04:4722:47 ET9:47 PM CTNaN:� - After two subpar games, Harden bounced back with 18 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter, eight rebounds and eight assists in Thursday's loss to the Hawks.
Analysis: Harden's seventh game this season of at least 40 points came after he totaled 25 points on 6-of-26 shooting - 2 of 15 from 3-point range - in his two previous contests.
|Jan. 31 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST7:28 UAE (+1)04:2822:28 ET9:28 PM CTNaN:� - Harden finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in the Rockets' 105-83 win over the Kings on Tuesday.
Analysis: Houston's homestand continues Thursday against the Hawks, and Harden had 30 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in a loss at Atlanta on Nov. 5.
|Jan. 29 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST6:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 PM CTNaN:� - Just two days after Harden put up 51 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists at Philadelphia, the five-time All-Star was just 3 of 17 from the field, 2 of 10 on 3s and had 15 points, five rebounds, eight assists and eight turnovers on Sunday.
Analysis: He played less than three minutes in the final quarter after picking up his fifth foul with 37 seconds left in the third. We expect Harden to have little trouble bouncing back in his next game.
|Jan. 27 7:47 PM PT8:47 PM MT9:47 PM CT10:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)04:4722:47 ET9:47 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had his second 50-point game of the season and fifth of his career Friday with 51 to go along with 13 rebounds and 13 assists Friday at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Harden has at least 30 points and 10 assists in 18 games this season. The NBA's third-leading scorer entering the game, Harden finished two points shy of tying his career high. He was 16 for 28 from the field, including 6 for 11 from 3-point range, while making 13 of 14 free throws. It was also Harden's 14th triple-double of the season, nine behind Russell Westbrook for the NBA lead.
|Jan. 25 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET3:56 GMT11:56 8:56 PM MST10:56 PM EST7:56 UAE (+1)04:5622:56 ET9:56 PM CTNaN:� - Harden finished with 30 points and 12 assists in a 120-109 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.
Analysis: Harden went 16 of 19 from the free-throw line, with this being just the third time in 14 games in his career his team has lost when he's attempted at least 19.
|Jan. 24 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET17:07 GMT1:07 10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST21:07 UAE18:0712:07 ET11:07 AM CTNaN:� - Harden had 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds Monday, but also committed 11 turnovers in a loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Harden posted his league-leading 39th double-double but just missed his 14th triple-double. The NBA's fourth-leading scorer has averaged less than 11 field-goal attempts in his last three games, including 6 for 10 on Monday, but has gone 28 of 31 at the free-throw line. He has 33 assists in that span but also has a whopping 24 turnovers.
|Jan. 21 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST8:15 UAE05:1523:15 ET10:15 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had 29 points and 10 assists and the Houston Rockets leaned on their usual 3-point offense to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 119-95 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Harden only attempted nine field goals but still managed to have 29 and 10 for an incredible 20th time this season.
|Jan. 20 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST7:49 UAE (+1)04:4922:49 ET9:49 PM CTNaN:� - Harden's final line of 17 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in Friday's loss to the Warriors is still pretty impressive, but he shot 0 of 5 from 3-point range and committed seven turnovers.
Analysis: Harden failed to make a 3-pointer for only the second time this season, and is 8 for 31 in his last three games. He was held under 20 points for the first time in eight games.
|Jan. 18 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST8:07 UAE05:0723:07 ET10:07 PM CTNaN:� - Harden amassed 38 points, eight assists and six rebounds in Wednesday's win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Harden fell short in a bid for his third straight triple-double, but 38-8-6 is hardly a line to be disappointed with. In his last three games, Harden has averaged 33.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 9.7 assists. Harden will earn his fifth All-Star selection and is a leading contender for MVP.
|Jan. 17 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST7:00 UAE (+1)04:0022:00 ET9:00 PM CTNaN:� - Harden produced his 13th triple-double of the season, but it wasn't enough as the Heat upset the Rockets 109-103 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Harden, who had six turnovers, had 40 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. He made 12-of-30 shots from the floor, including 4-of-15 from 3-point range. He also made 12 of 13 free throws. The Rockets return home to face the Bucks on Wednesday, and Harden is averaging 28.3 points on the second night of back-to-backs.
|Jan. 15 5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET1:05 GMT9:05 6:05 PM MST8:05 PM EST5:05 UAE (+1)02:0520:05 ET7:05 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 12th triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets easily ended their first losing streak of the season by beating the Brooklyn Nets 137-112 on Sunday night.
Analysis: Much has been made of Russell Westbrook's season, but Harden is averaging 28.4 points, 11.7 assists and 8.2 rebounds. With Houston doing drastically better, Harden could be the leading MVP candidate right now.
|Jan. 13 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST7:18 UAE (+1)04:1822:18 ET9:18 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had 27 points and nine assists on Friday night for the Rockets, who have lost consecutive games for the first time this season.
Analysis: Harden had averaged 37.7 points, 11 assists and 10.3 rebounds over his previous three games.
|Jan. 11 7:06 PM PT8:06 PM MT9:06 PM CT10:06 PM ET3:06 GMT11:06 8:06 PM MST10:06 PM EST7:06 UAE (+1)04:0622:06 ET9:06 PM CTNaN:� - Harden failed to record another triple-double Wednesday as he had 33 points, 12 assists and six rebounds.
Analysis: Harden entered with five triple-doubles in his previous seven games. In his last 10 contests, he's averaging 32.5 points, 11.5 assists and 9.5 rebounds.
|Jan. 10 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST7:51 UAE (+1)04:5122:51 ET9:51 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his second straight triple-double and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 121-114 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight win.
Analysis: It's Harden's second 40-15-10 performance in 11 days. Prior to Dec. 31, there had been only two such stat lines in NBA history. It's only January, but Harden is getting dangerously close to wrapping up the MVP award.
|Jan. 8 5:28 PM PT6:28 PM MT7:28 PM CT8:28 PM ET1:28 GMT9:28 6:28 PM MST8:28 PM EST5:28 UAE (+1)02:2820:28 ET7:28 PM CTNaN:� - Harden scored 40 points and added 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his 10th triple-double of the season and the Rockets came back to defeat the Raptors 129-122 Sunday night to extend their winning streak to eight games.
Analysis: Harden, who has had at least a double-double in 17 straight games, shot 13 of 26 from the floor after combining to shoot 11 of 31 in his previous two contests. The Rockets host the Hornets on Tuesday, and Harden struggled mightily in his last matchup with Charlotte in March, finishing with 12 points on 2-of-14 shooting.
|Jan. 6 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET3:56 GMT11:56 8:56 PM MST10:56 PM EST7:56 UAE (+1)04:5622:56 ET9:56 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had an off night on Friday, missing all eight of his 3-point attempts and committing six turnovers. He finished with 14 points and 10 assists.
Analysis: No doubt Harden will bounce back his next time out.
|Jan. 5 7:02 PM PT8:02 PM MT9:02 PM CT10:02 PM ET3:02 GMT11:02 8:02 PM MST10:02 PM EST7:02 UAE (+1)04:0222:02 ET9:02 PM CTNaN:� - Harden posted 26 points, eight rebounds and 12 assists in Thursday's 118-116 win over the Thunder.
Analysis: In two previous games against the Thunder, both in Oklahoma City, Harden averaged just 17 points on 25.6 percent shooting.
|Jan. 2 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST7:36 UAE (+1)04:3622:36 ET9:36 PM CTNaN:� - Harden became the first player in Rockets history to record a triple-double in three consecutive games after he had 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Monday's win over Washington.
Analysis: It was the ninth triple-double of the season for Harden, who shot just 6 of 24 - 2 of 11 from long range - and had six turnovers. Three straight triple-doubles is quite impressive, but Harden has committed 20 turnovers in that span. He has 43 in his last six games and leads the NBA by far with 204.
|Dec. 31 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST7:45 UAE (+1)04:4522:45 ET9:45 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had 53 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds for his second straight triple-double, and the Houston Rockets beat the short-handed New York Knicks 129-122 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Harden set career highs for points and 3-pointers with nine, and matched his career best for assists. He passed his previous career best of 51 points on a 3 with 1:16 left, leading to a standing ovation.
|Dec. 30 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST7:07 UAE (+1)04:0722:07 ET9:07 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had a triple-double with 30 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 140-116 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
Analysis: Harden's averaged 32 points and 57.1 percent shooting in the last three games.
|Dec. 27 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST7:18 UAE (+1)04:1822:18 ET9:18 PM CTNaN:� - Harden scored 34 points and the Houston Rockets completed a four-game season sweep of Dallas, beating the Mavericks 123-107 on Tuesday night in a game marred by eight technical fouls.
Analysis: Harden had 24 points at halftime and finished with 11 assists without playing in the fourth quarter.
|Dec. 26 7:05 PM PT8:05 PM MT9:05 PM CT10:05 PM ET3:05 GMT11:05 8:05 PM MST10:05 PM EST7:05 UAE (+1)04:0522:05 ET9:05 PM CTNaN:� - Harden bounced back from one of his worst games of the season with 32 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in three quarters in Monday in a win over Phoenix.
Analysis: Harden, who was held to 16 points at Memphis on Friday, has 43 assists in his last three games. However, he's just 4 for 15 from 3-point range with 16 turnovers in his past two. Harden struggled against a very good defense in Memphis, lit up a terrible Suns team, and he gets another favorable matchup Tuesday at Dallas.
|Dec. 23 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CTNaN:� - Harden tied a career high with 17 assists in Friday's loss at Memphis, but he was held to 16 points.
Analysis: The 16 points marks Harden's third-lowest total of the season while he attempted a season-low free throws. He also also committed a season-high nine turnovers. Harden will undoubtedly be much more aggressive offensively against the Suns on Monday.
|Dec. 21 7:52 PM PT8:52 PM MT9:52 PM CT10:52 PM ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST7:52 UAE (+1)04:5222:52 ET9:52 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had another big performance with 27 points, 14 assists and five rebounds Wednesday in Phoenix.
Analysis: Harden was back in double-digit assists after his six-game streak was snapped with seven against the Spurs on Tuesday. He hit 5 of 11 from downtown after missing 18 of 22 in his two previous games. Harden's monster season shows no signs of slowing down, and he's among the top two or three MVP candidates right now.
|Dec. 20 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST7:03 UAE (+1)04:0322:03 ET9:03 PM CTNaN:� - Harden fell just shy of another triple-double with 31 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists Tuesday in a loss to San Antonio.
Analysis: While he scored 30-plus points for the 11th time this season, Harden shot just 10 for 26 from the field and 1 for 11 from 3-point range. He's 18 for 46 overall and a dismal 4 for 22 from downtown in the last two games. Harden had recorded double-digit assists in six straight games before Tuesday.
|Dec. 17 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST7:36 UAE (+1)04:3622:36 ET9:36 PM CTNaN:� - Harden's season somehow got even better Saturday as he tallied 10 of his 28 points in overtime to go with 13 assists and nine rebounds in a win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Harden, who fell one rebound shy of his third straight triple-double, went 8 of 20 from the field and missed 8 of 11 from long range. During Houston's 10-game win streak, Harden is averaging 25.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 11.6 assists while shooting 34.5 percent (30 for 87) from 3-point range.
|Dec. 16 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST8:28 UAE05:2823:28 ET10:28 PM CTNaN:� - Harden collected a second straight triple-double with 29 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in Friday's win over New Orleans. The superstar guard also made a season-high six 3-pointers in 12 attempts.
Analysis: There isn't much Harden hasn't done during a season in which he's averaging 27.7 points, 11.8 assists and eight rebounds per game. Still, he's giving his fantasy owners a further boost by going 13 of 29 from beyond the arc over his past three games.
|Dec. 14 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST7:19 UAE (+1)04:1922:19 ET9:19 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had a triple-double - 15 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds - in just three quarters Wednesday in win over Sacramento.
Analysis: With his 14th career triple-double, Harden tied Hakeem Olajuwon for the most in franchise history. Fantasy owners won't be happy that Harden sat out the fourth quarter, but it's hard to argue with the season he's having. Harden is averaging 27.6 assists, a league-high 11.7 assists and also adding 7.8 rebounds.
|Dec. 12 7:01 PM PT8:01 PM MT9:01 PM CT10:01 PM ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST7:01 UAE (+1)04:0122:01 ET9:01 PM CTNaN:� - Harden fell two rebounds shy of a triple-double with 36 points and 11 assists in Monday's win over the Nets.
Analysis: Harden set a season high with 27 field-goal attempts and scored over 30 points for the 10th time in 25 games. However, he hasn't shot very well lately, connecting on just 35.5 percent (22 of 62) - 8 for 30 from 3-point range - in the past three games.
|Dec. 11 9:11 PM PT10:11 PM MT11:11 PM CT12:11 AM ET5:11 GMT13:11 10:11 PM MST12:11 AM EST9:11 UAE06:110:11 ET11:11 PM CTNaN:� - Harden stuffed the stat sheet once more in the Rockets' win over Dallas on Saturday, during which he amassed 18 points, 16 assists, nine rebounds and a pair of steals.
Analysis: Harden finished a rebound shy of a triple-double for a second straight night. Though he's shot just 28.6 percent from the field over those two games, the do-everything guard has 28 assists and continues be one of the best fantasy players not named Russell Westbrook.
|Dec. 9 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET4:26 GMT12:26 9:26 PM MST11:26 PM EST8:26 UAE05:2623:26 ET10:26 PM CTNaN:� - Harden fell just short of a fifth triple-double this season, though his 27 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds helped the Rockets edge Oklahoma City on Friday.
Analysis: Though Harden struggled with his shot, going 6 of 23 from the field and 2 of 11 from 3-point range, he still managed a 12th straight game with at least 20 points and seven assists. He and Russell Westbrook are the only players to rank in the league's top five in both of those categories.
|Dec. 7 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST7:51 UAE (+1)04:5122:51 ET9:51 PM CTNaN:� - Harden easily would've posted another triple-double but with a rout of the Lakers assured he settled for 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds Wednesday.
Analysis: Harden went over 20 points for the 11th consecutive game, averaging 28.4 points, 10.3 assists and 7.3 rebounds. He's 16 for 28 from the field the past two games after going 22 of 62 (35.5 percent) in the three previous games.
|Dec. 5 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST7:30 UAE (+1)04:3022:30 ET9:30 PM CTNaN:� - Harden offset 10 turnovers by logging 37 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals to lead Houston to Monday's 107-106 win over Boston. The superstar guard also matched a franchise record by going 18 of 18 from the foul line.
Analysis: Harden had been struggling with his shot coming in, having made just 35.5 percent of his field goal attempts over his previous three games. He finished 8 for 14 in this one, though, to record at least 20 points for the 20th time in 21 games. Harden has posted double-figure assist totals in 15 of those outings.
|Dec. 2 10:27 PM PT11:27 PM MT12:27 AM CT1:27 AM ET6:27 GMT14:27 11:27 PM MST1:27 AM EST10:27 UAE07:271:27 ET12:27 AM CTNaN:� - Harden notched his fourth triple-double of the season with 29 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Warriors 132-127 in double overtime Thursday night to end Golden State's 12-game winning streak.
Analysis: Harden put his team ahead on a 30-footer with 3:12 left in the second overtime and hit a pair of free throws with 2:10 to go following a flagrant foul on Draymond Green.
|Nov. 29 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET4:36 GMT12:36 9:36 PM MST11:36 PM EST8:36 UAE05:3623:36 ET10:36 PM CTNaN:� - On Tuesday, Harden scored 26 points but was an inefficient 8 for 23 from the field.
Analysis: Harden has failed to shoot at least 40 percent in three of the last five contests.
|Nov. 27 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET3:44 GMT11:44 8:44 PM MST10:44 PM EST7:44 UAE (+1)04:4422:44 ET9:44 PM CTNaN:� - Harden continued his brilliant season with 38 points and 10 assists Sunday in a win at Portland.
Analysis: Harden went over 30 points for the eighth time this season and fell three points shy of his season high. He notched his seventh straight double-double, averaging 26.9 points and 11.9 assists. Harden matched a season high with five 3-pointers and has hit at least one in all 17 games this season. He has more games (7) with at least 35 points and 10 assists than anyone since the start of last season.
|Nov. 26 8:47 AM PT9:47 AM MT10:47 AM CT11:47 AM ET16:47 GMT0:47 9:47 AM MST11:47 AM EST20:47 UAE17:4711:47 ET10:47 AM CTNaN:� - Harden had 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in his fourth triple-double of the season, leading the Rockets to a 117-104 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday.
Analysis: Harden is starring for fantasy teams, averaging 28.3 points, 12.4 assists and 7.8 rebounds through 16 games.
|Nov. 23 7:59 PM PT8:59 PM MT9:59 PM CT10:59 PM ET3:59 GMT11:59 8:59 PM MST10:59 PM EST7:59 UAE (+1)04:5922:59 ET9:59 PM CTNaN:� - Harden put up 29 points and 15 assists Wednesday against Toronto, but his season-high 12 turnovers contributed to the Rockets' 115-102 loss.
Analysis: Harden's shoddy ball-handling overshadowed his 11th double-double in 12 games, and he's notched three triple-doubles over that stretch. He's still a near-lock for 25 points, 10 assists and a healthy amount of rebounds every night he takes the floor.
|Nov. 21 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST8:17 UAE05:1723:17 ET10:17 PM CTNaN:� - Harden made another run at a triple-double while leading the Rockets to Monday's 99-96 victory at Detroit. The star guard finished with 28 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.
Analysis: Harden's early-season quest to be the fantasy MVP continues. He's now notched double-digit assists in 10 of the last 11 games and has scored 24 or more points in all of one of Houston's 14 games. It goes without saying you should start him if you've got him.
|Nov. 19 4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0019:00 ET6:00 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had 31 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's win over the Jazz.
Analysis: In the last 10 games, Harden has recorded three triple-doubles and six double-doubles. The Rockets visit the Pistons on Monday, and Harden is averaging 33.2 points on 56.4 percent shooting in five games against Eastern Conference teams.
|Nov. 17 5:42 AM PT6:42 AM MT7:42 AM CT8:42 AM ET13:42 GMT21:42 6:42 AM MST8:42 AM EST17:42 UAE14:428:42 ET7:42 AM CTNaN:� - Harden, the league's assist leader and No. 4 scorer heading into the night, finished with 13 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds Wednesday against the Thunder.
Analysis: He made just 4 of 16 shots while being harassed by Andre Roberson.
|Nov. 17 6:27 PM PT7:27 PM MT8:27 PM CT9:27 PM ET2:27 GMT10:27 7:27 PM MST9:27 PM EST6:27 UAE (+1)03:2721:27 ET8:27 PM CTNaN:� - Harden posted his third triple double in five games and the Houston Rockets turned offensive blitzed in the first and third quarters into a 126-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night at Toyota Center.
Analysis: Harden totaled 26 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds to pace the Rockets (7-5) while they shot 48.4 from the floor including 14 of 32 on 3-pointers. It was a good sign for fantasy owners that Harden had this line despite point guard Patrick Beverley making his first start.
|Nov. 14 7:01 PM PT8:01 PM MT9:01 PM CT10:01 PM ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST7:01 UAE (+1)04:0122:01 ET9:01 PM CTNaN:� - Harden's remarkable season continued Monday with 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting, nine assists and seven rebounds in a rout of Philadelphia.
Analysis: Harden, coming off triple-doubles in two straight games, scored 23 points alone in the first quarter. He has gone over 30 in six of 10 games. Harden was 4 of 8 from 3-point range after going 3 for 14 in the two previous contests. He was the first player in NBA history with 24 points, 12 assists and six rebounds in six straight games, but that streak ended Monday.
|Nov. 12 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET4:20 GMT12:20 9:20 PM MST11:20 PM EST8:20 UAE05:2023:20 ET10:20 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had a triple-double for a second straight game against the Spurs on Saturday, finishing with 25 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, but also added seven costly turnovers.
Analysis: Though his 52 turnovers are a concern, Harden has arguably been the best player in the league in the first three weeks. He's averaging 30.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 13.0 assists while shooting 48.5 percent from the floor. Harden is the only player in the league averaging in double figures in assists, and appears well on his way to a possible MVP season.
|Nov. 10 7:03 AM PT8:03 AM MT9:03 AM CT10:03 AM ET15:03 GMT23:03 8:03 AM MST10:03 AM EST19:03 UAE16:0310:03 ET9:03 AM CTNaN:� - Harden delivered yet again on Wednesday, amassing a triple-double of 24 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds to help the Rockets edge rival San Antonio.
Analysis: Now averaging a league-high 13 assists along with 30.6 points per game, Harden has arguably been the early-season fantasy MVP. He's currently on an incredible five-game run in which he's registered four 30-point games while averaging 14.4 assists and eight rebounds.
|Nov. 7 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)04:1222:12 ET9:12 PM CTNaN:� - Harden set aside a slow start to finish with 32 points and 15 assists - his fourth straight 30-10 game - and led the Rockets past the slumping Washington Wizards 114-106 on Monday night.
Analysis: Harden, who entered the day leading the NBA in assists at 12.3 per game and fourth in scoring average at 31.5 points, made all 11 free throws against Washington. ''He's not going to go through a whole game where he's not back on track to a degree,'' Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said.
|Nov. 5 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET3:05 GMT11:05 8:05 PM MST10:05 PM EST7:05 UAE (+1)04:0523:05 ET9:05 PM CTNaN:� - Houston got another outstanding night from guard James Harden on Saturday night. He had 30 points, but only six in the second half, with 12 assists and nine rebounds.
Analysis: Harden recorded at least 15 assists in three of the first five games, a feat matched only by Rajon Rondo (2010-11) since 1992-93.
|Nov. 3 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET5:00 GMT13:00 10:00 PM MST12:00 AM EST9:00 UAE06:001:00 ET11:00 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had 30 points and 15 assists, and Houston routed the New York Knicks 118-99 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The NBA's leader coming into the day with 11.8 assists per game, Harden toyed with the Knicks defense, setting up teammates for lobs or open 3-pointers as the Rockets easily bounced back from a 128-120 loss in Cleveland on Tuesday. ''We're a special group and we're fairly new,'' Harden said, ''so the more we're going to continue to build and do things and play the right way no matter who we're playing, the better off we'll be."
|Oct. 31 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST19:19 UAE16:1911:19 ET9:19 AM CTNaN:� - Harden rolled his left ankle in Sunday's win over Dallas but played when the Rockets lost 128-120 at Cleveland on Tuesday. He had another huge game with 41 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds with just one turnover.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 32.3 points, 11.8 assists and 7.3 rebounds in the first four games of the season. He had 19 turnovers in the first three contests.
|Oct. 30 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST6:12 UAE (+1)03:1222:12 ET8:12 PM CTNaN:� - Harden struggled with his shot Sunday in a 93-92 win over Dallas, scoring 28 points on 8 of 23 from the field. He also had seven rebounds, seven assists and eight turnovers.
Analysis: Harden is scoring at his usual pace, averaging 29.3 points in three games, but his assists will certainly be up this season as the team's point guard. He's averaging 10.7 assists after he had a career-best 7.5 last season.
|Oct. 27 7:23 AM PT8:23 AM MT9:23 AM CT10:23 AM ET14:23 GMT22:23 7:23 AM MST9:23 AM EST18:23 UAE16:2310:23 ET9:23 AM CTNaN:� - Harden had 34 points, a career-high 17 assists and eight rebounds in Wednesday's season opener.
Analysis: Harden could have more of these kinds of lines as coach Mike D'Antoni said he'll be used more at point guard this season.
|Oct. 19 7:08 PM PT8:08 PM MT9:08 PM CT10:08 PM ET2:08 GMT10:08 7:08 PM MST9:08 PM EST6:08 UAE (+1)04:0822:08 ET9:08 PM CTNaN:� - Harden had 23 points and 11 assists, including 12 and four while playing most of the third quarter, to lead Houston in Wednesday's preseason win.
Analysis: Harden could have more of these kinds of lines as coach Mike D'Antoni said he'll be used more at point guard this season.