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James Harden
27.4 5.7 7.0
Team: HoustonHeight: 6-5 Born: 8/26/1989
Position: G-FWeight: 220 Birthplace: Bellflower, California
College: Arizona StateDraft: 1st Round 3rd pick by Thunder(2009)

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May 26 9:08 PM PT10:08 PM MT11:08 PM CT12:08 AM ET4:08 GMT12:08 9:08 PM MST11:08 PM EST8:08 UAE06:080:08 ET11:08 PM CT3:08 - Harden was outstanding in Houston's Game 4 win on Monday.
Analysis: Harden scored 45 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks to keep the Rockets alive in the Western Conference Finals. It was a career-high postseason scoring total for Harden.
May 24 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST8:10 UAE06:100:10 ET11:10 PM CT3:10 - Harden misfired early and often Saturday night.
Analysis: Harden finished with 17 points behind 10-of-11 free-throw shooting, but made just 3 of 16 shots as the Rockets dropped three straight for the first time all season. Their season is on the line in Game 4 is Memorial Day at Toyota Center.
May 20 9:18 PM PT10:18 PM MT11:18 PM CT12:18 AM ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST8:18 UAE06:180:18 ET11:18 PM CT3:18 - Harden was magnificent in defeat Tuesday.
Analysis: Harden just missed a triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and four steals as he showed why he's a force and one of the game's most exciting talents.
May 15 11:08 PM PT12:08 AM MT1:08 AM CT2:08 AM ET6:08 GMT14:08 11:08 PM MST1:08 AM EST10:08 UAE08:082:08 ET1:08 AM CT5:08 - Harden scored 23 points in Thursday's win.
Analysis: Harden wasn't on the floor for just about all of the Rockets' astounding 40-15 fourth quarter that forced Game 7 in this rip-roaring, thrill-a-minute series.
May 13 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST8:10 UAE06:100:10 ET11:10 PM CT3:10 - Harden notched his first career postseason triple-double Tuesday.
Analysis: Harden had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to send this series to Game 6 on Thursday night at Staples Center.
May 10 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST7:33 UAE (+1)05:3323:33 ET10:33 PM CT2:33 - Harden scored 21 points Sunday.
Analysis: Harden and the defenseless Rockets can be eliminated in Game 5 on Tuesday at Toyota Center. Harden has scored 20 or more points in 10 straight playoff games, the longest stretch since Tracy McGrady did it in nine straight from April 30, 2007, to May 2, 2008.
May 9 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET4:29 GMT12:29 9:29 PM MST11:29 PM EST8:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CT3:29 - Harden had 25 points and 11 assists Friday.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 25.7 points and 10.0 assists in the series, with his club trailing two games to one. Game 4 is Sunday at Staples Center.
May 7 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST8:41 UAE06:410:41 ET11:41 PM CT3:41 - Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Houston Rockets a 115-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night that evened their Western Conference semifinal at one game apiece.
Analysis: Harden bounced back from an awful performance in the series opener in which he had nine turnovers and played terribly.
Apr. 5 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET2:31 GMT10:31 7:31 PM MST9:31 PM EST6:31 UAE (+1)04:3122:31 ET9:31 PM CT1:31 - Harden scored 41 points, and his Rockets overcame Russell Westbrook's triple-double to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-112 on Sunday.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 33.9 points in his last 10 games.
Apr. 1 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST7:42 UAE (+1)05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CT2:42 - Just seven games after scoring 50 in a March 19 home win over Denver, Harden had 51 in Wednesday's 115-111 home win over Sacramento to become the first Rockets player in history with two 50-point games in the same season.
Analysis: Harden has often been a handful lately, averaging 32.5 points in 10 games with the first two 50-point efforts of his career.
Mar. 26 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET4:12 GMT12:12 9:12 PM MST11:12 PM EST8:12 UAE05:120:12 ET10:12 PM CT3:12 - Harden finished with 25 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in a win at New Orleans on Wednesday.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 33.8 points over his last four games.
Mar. 19 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST7:23 UAE (+1)04:2323:23 ET9:23 PM CT2:23 - Harden scored a career-high 50 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.
Analysis: Harden got a boost by knowing players such as Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler were watching from the front row. It was the ninth time a Rocket has reached 50 points and the first time since Olajuwon had 51 against the Celtics on Jan. 18, 1996.
Mar. 16 10:02 PM PT11:02 PM MT12:02 AM CT1:02 AM ET5:02 GMT13:02 10:02 PM MST12:02 AM EST9:02 UAE06:021:02 ET11:02 PM CT4:02 - Harden broke out of a mini-slump with 34 points, seven rebounds and seven assists Sunday.
Analysis: He had averaged only 16.5 points in his previous two games.
Mar. 7 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET5:21 GMT13:21 10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST9:21 UAE06:210:21 ET11:21 PM CT4:21 - Harden had 38 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his third triple-double in Friday's win over the Pistons.
Analysis: It was the 27th 30-point game this season for Harden, who is second in the NBA in scoring. His three triple-doubles this season are the most by a Rocket since Clyde Drexler also had three in 1996-97.
Mar. 2 3:07 PM PT4:07 PM MT5:07 PM CT6:07 PM ET23:07 GMT7:07 4:07 PM MST6:07 PM EST3:07 UAE (+1)00:0718:07 ET5:07 PM CT22:07 - The NBA has suspended Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron James in the groin.
Analysis: The All-Stars and Olympic teammates became tangled in the third quarter of Houston's 105-103 victory over Cleveland on Sunday and Harden fell back to the court, then kicked his foot up into James.
Feb. 28 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET6:04 GMT14:04 11:04 PM MST1:04 AM EST10:04 UAE07:041:04 ET12:04 AM CT5:04 - Harden had a difficult time shooting again Friday, scoring 15 while going 4 for 15 in a win over Brooklyn, though he racked up 12 assists.
Analysis: Though Harden is shooting 31.3 percent over his last three games, he has also averaged 10.7 assists in that span to record three straight double-doubles.
Feb. 24 9:36 PM PT10:36 PM MT11:36 PM CT12:36 AM ET5:36 GMT13:36 10:36 PM MST12:36 AM EST9:36 UAE06:360:36 ET11:36 PM CT4:36 - Harden had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists Monday night, leading the Houston Rockets to a 113-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Analysis: It was Harden's second triple-double this season and fourth of his career. He finished one assist shy of registering another one in a win over Phoenix on Feb. 10.
Feb. 22 9:44 PM PT10:44 PM MT11:44 PM CT12:44 AM ET5:44 GMT13:44 10:44 PM MST12:44 AM EST9:44 UAE06:440:44 ET11:44 PM CT4:44 - Harden scored 20 and had seven assists in Saturday's win over Toronto.
Analysis: Harden also had two steals and has recorded two or more in five straight. He's averaging a career-high 2.0 thefts per game this season.
Feb. 21 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST9:42 UAE06:420:42 ET11:42 PM CT3:42 - Harden scored 26 and was 3 of 5 from deep while adding seven rebounds and five assists in Friday's loss at Dallas.
Analysis: Though he also had six turnovers, most fantasy owners will be more than happy with The Beard's performance. He's shooting 48.8 percent over his last seven games, scoring 26-plus six times.
Feb. 12 9:26 PM PT10:26 PM MT11:26 PM CT12:26 AM ET5:26 GMT13:26 10:26 PM MST12:26 AM EST9:26 UAE06:260:26 ET11:26 PM CT3:26 - Harden was held to single digits for the second time this season, scoring 9 on 3-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Harden should be given a pass for Wednesday's rough performance after he had averaged 31.8 points in his previous 11 contests. He still added six assists, five rebounds and three steals, so it wasn't a complete loss for fantasy owners.
Feb. 11 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET5:56 GMT13:56 10:56 PM MST12:56 AM EST9:56 UAE06:560:56 ET11:56 PM CT3:56 - Harden turned in another MVP caliber-performance in Tuesday's win at Phoenix, recording 40 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.
Analysis: Harden, who was 11 of 14 from the free-throw line, has taken an absurd 54 free throws over his last three games. He leads the league with 9.4 free-throw attempts per game.
Feb. 8 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST7:43 UAE (+1)04:4322:43 ET9:43 PM CT1:43 - Harden was simply sensational Sunday night.
Analysis: Harden tied a season high with 45 points as he tickled the twine time and time again. He is developing into an MVP candidate and nearly had a triple-double with nine rebounds and eight assists.
Feb. 6 8:54 PM PT9:54 PM MT10:54 PM CT11:54 PM ET4:54 GMT12:54 9:54 PM MST11:54 PM EST8:54 UAE05:5423:54 ET10:54 PM CT2:54 - Harden finished with 33 points and the Houston Rockets hit 15 3-pointers to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-111 on Friday.
Analysis: Harden averages 27.1 points to lead the league. He scored 12 of his points from the free-throw line on 17 attempts. He leads the league in free throws made and attempted, which really hooks up his fantasy owners.
Feb. 4 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 CT2:07 - Harden scored 22 of his 27 points in the first half in Wednesday's win over Chicago.
Analysis: The Rockets are now 12-1 at home when Harden scores at least 26.
Jan. 31 4:53 PM PT5:53 PM MT6:53 PM CT7:53 PM ET0:53 GMT8:53 5:53 PM MST7:53 PM EST4:53 UAE (+1)01:5319:53 ET6:53 PM CT22:53 - Harden has left the game against the Detroit Pistons in the second quarter with an apparent injury to his left knee.
Analysis: Harden was able to walk toward the locker room under his own power Saturday night, but only after he remained down for a while after falling to the floor on a drive to the basket. The 25-year-old guard came into the game averaging an NBA-best 27.0 points per game.
Jan. 29 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - Harden fell off a bit in Wednesday's win over Dallas, scoring 17 points.
Analysis: Harden, who had scored 33-plus in each of his previous four games, is still averaging an NBA-best 27.3 points.
Jan. 24 9:04 PM PT10:04 PM MT11:04 PM CT12:04 AM ET5:04 GMT13:04 10:04 PM MST12:04 AM EST9:04 UAE06:040:04 ET11:04 PM CT3:04 - Harden scored 33 points, including a 20-foot jumper as time ran out, to lift the Houston Rockets to a 113-111 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Analysis: Harden, the NBA's leading scorer entering the night at 27.2 points per game, added 10 assists and six rebounds and made 14 of 17 free throw attempts for the Rockets, who were without injured star center Dwight Howard for the final three quarters. Harden is averaging 37.0 points in his last three games and scored a season-high 45 against Indiana on Monday.
Jan. 20 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET17:17 GMT1:17 10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST21:17 UAE18:1712:17 ET11:17 AM CT15:17 - Harden bounced back with 45 points, seven assists and four steals in a win over the Pacers on Monday. He also went 7 for 12 from 3-point range and 14 for 15 from the free-throw line.
Analysis: Harden had a rare poor showing Saturday with 12 points on 4-of-15 shooting.
Jan. 15 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET4:51 GMT12:51 9:51 PM MST11:51 PM EST8:51 UAE05:5123:51 ET10:51 PM CT2:51 - If you had Harden, you were one happy camper Thursday night. He finished with 31 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and six 3-pointers in a 112-101 win over Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 29.3 points and 7.8 assists while hitting 15 of 28 from 3-point range in his last four games.
Jan. 12 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CT2:42 - Harden scored 30 points for a second straight game in Monday's win in Brooklyn.
Analysis: He's been quite efficient in those games, going 17 for 27, 8 of 15 from 3-point range and 18 for 19 from the foul line.
Jan. 10 6:59 PM PT7:59 PM MT8:59 PM CT9:59 PM ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST6:59 UAE (+1)03:5921:59 ET8:59 PM CT0:59 - Harden had 30 points and five assists to lead the Houston Rockets to their third straight victory, 97-82 over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
Analysis: Harden made four of Houston's 13 3-pointers, including two in the fourth quarter, to maintain a large lead built in a miserable third quarter for Utah. Harden, the league's leader in points per game, had his 15th 30-point game.
Dec. 31 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST8:05 UAE05:0523:05 ET10:05 PM CT2:05 - Harden scored 36 points Wednesday, making eight 3-pointers.
Analysis: His output from behind the arc was a season-high. He has topped 30 points in each of his last two games.
Dec. 26 7:13 PM PT8:13 PM MT9:13 PM CT10:13 PM ET3:13 GMT11:13 8:13 PM MST10:13 PM EST7:13 UAE (+1)04:1322:13 ET9:13 PM CT1:13 - Harden had another big game with 32 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in a win at Memphis on Friday.
Analysis: He's averaging 32.3 points over his last eight games.
Dec. 23 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - Harden matched his season high with 44 points in the Rockets' 110-95 win over Portland on Monday.
Analysis: Harden's performance included making 14 of 26 from the floor -- 4 of 9 from 3-point range -- two days after scoring 18 points in a 104-97 loss to Atlanta.
Dec. 18 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET6:05 GMT14:05 11:05 PM MST1:05 AM EST10:05 UAE07:051:05 ET12:05 AM CT4:05 - Harden had 41 points and 10 assists in Wednesday's overtime win in Denver.
Analysis: He's averaging 35.8 points and 8.0 assists in his last four games.
Dec. 14 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST9:05 UAE06:050:05 ET11:05 PM CT3:05 - Harden had 24 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his third career triple-double in Saturday's win over Denver.
Analysis: It wasn't a great shooting night at 7 of 20 from the field. Still, he's averaging 31.0 points over his last five games.
Dec. 12 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET5:58 GMT13:58 10:58 PM MST12:58 AM EST9:58 UAE06:580:58 ET11:58 PM CT3:58 - Harden had a season-high 44 points in Thursday's win in Sacramento.
Analysis: He's averaging 37.5 points over his last four road games.
Dec. 11 10:08 PM PT11:08 PM MT12:08 AM CT1:08 AM ET6:08 GMT14:08 11:08 PM MST1:08 AM EST10:08 UAE07:081:08 ET12:08 AM CT4:08 - Harden scored 34 points in Wednesday's loss at Golden State.
Analysis: His best games lately have come on the road, where he's averaged 35.3 points on 58.6 percent shooting in his last three.
Dec. 9 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST1:02 UAE (+1)22:0216:02 ET3:02 PM CT19:02 - Harden is struggling with back spasms and is listed as questionable for Houston's game at NBA-leading Golden State on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Harden's back problem began in Saturday night's 100-95 win over Phoenix and he said Tuesday that it was "still a little tight."
Dec. 6 10:56 PM PT11:56 PM MT12:56 AM CT1:56 AM ET6:56 GMT14:56 11:56 PM MST1:56 AM EST10:56 UAE07:561:56 ET12:56 AM CT4:56 - Harden's season-best 38 points helped the Houston Rockets escape with a 114-112 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 31.0 points and shooting 61.9 percent in the last three games.
Nov. 29 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET4:23 GMT12:23 9:23 PM MST11:23 PM EST8:23 UAE05:2323:23 ET10:23 PM CT2:23 - Harden had 19 of his game-high 34 points in the decisive third quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-103 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Harden only scored 16 on Friday so he bounced back by rewarding fantasy owners with an impressive effort.
Nov. 25 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET5:20 GMT13:20 10:20 PM MST12:20 AM EST9:20 UAE06:200:20 ET11:20 PM CT3:20 - Harden went off for 36 points in Monday's win over New York.
Analysis: Harden has scored a combined 68 points in the last two games while shooting 11 of 21 from 3-point range. He ranks among the NBA leaders with 25.2 points per game, just below last season's mark of 25.4.
Nov. 23 10:30 PM PT11:30 PM MT12:30 AM CT1:30 AM ET6:30 GMT14:30 11:30 PM MST1:30 AM EST10:30 UAE07:301:30 ET12:30 AM CT4:30 - Harden had 32 points, going 12 of 13 from the free-throw line in Saturday's win over Dallas.
Analysis: Harden, averaging 24.4 points, is an impressive 119 of 133 from the free-throw line.
Nov. 20 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET5:19 GMT13:19 10:19 PM MST12:19 AM EST9:19 UAE06:190:19 ET11:19 PM CT3:19 - Harden had 24 points and seven assists Wednesday night.
Analysis: Harden bounced back from his pathetic six-point effort in his previous outing.
Nov. 17 9:01 PM PT10:01 PM MT11:01 PM CT12:01 AM ET5:01 GMT13:01 10:01 PM MST12:01 AM EST9:01 UAE06:010:01 ET11:01 PM CT3:01 - Harden had 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists in Sunday's ugly 69-65 win at Houston.
Analysis: Harden went 5 of 17 from the floor, including 2 of 9 from 3-point range. He's shooting 38.3 percent, well off his career mark of 44.3.
Nov. 15 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 CT3:11 - Harden sizzled the nets Friday.
Analysis: Harden scored 35 points and added seven assists and six boards to show why he is a fantasy tour de force.
Nov. 5 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET6:00 GMT14:00 11:00 PM MST1:00 AM EST10:00 UAE07:001:00 ET12:00 AM CT4:00 - Harden scored 25 and was credited with 10 assists while finishing one rebound shy of what would have been his third career triple-double in Tuesday's win at Miami.
Analysis: Harden is shooting just 38.8 percent but he's a ridiculous 61 of 64 from the free-throw line. He also has 37 assists compared to 18 turnovers.
Nov. 3 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 PM MST9:05 PM EST6:05 UAE (+1)03:0521:05 ET8:05 PM CT0:05 - Harden scored 35 points but continued to struggle from the field in Monday's win at Philadelphia, going 7 for 18.
Analysis: Harden is just 25 for 67 (3.73 percent) from the field through four games after shooting 45.6 percent last season - though he's cashing in at the free-throw line, going an amazing 51 for 54.
Oct. 30 10:18 PM PT11:18 PM MT12:18 AM CT1:18 AM ET5:18 GMT13:18 10:18 PM MST12:18 AM EST9:18 UAE06:181:18 ET11:18 PM CT3:18 - Harden scored 18 and recorded 10 assists in Wednesday's win at Utah.
Analysis: Harden hasn't exactly been efficient from the field, going 13 of 35 - though he's 20 for 22 from the free-throw line through two games.
Oct. 29 10:23 PM PT11:23 PM MT12:23 AM CT1:23 AM ET5:23 GMT13:23 10:23 PM MST12:23 AM EST9:23 UAE06:231:23 ET11:23 PM CT3:23 - Harden scored 32 points with six assists in the Rockets' 108-90 season-opening win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Harden's performance came while hitting 7 of 17 from the floor, getting 2014-15 off to a terrific start.

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