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James Harden
25.4 4.7 6.1
Team: HoustonHeight: 6-5 Born: 8/26/1989
Position: G-FWeight: 220 Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
College: Arizona StateDraft: 1st Round 3rd pick by Thunder(2009)

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Apr. 12 8:40 PM PT9:40 PM MT10:40 PM CT11:40 PM ET3:40 GMT11:40 8:40 PM MST10:40 PM EST7:40 UAE (+1)05:4023:40 ET10:40 PM CT2:40 - Harden had 33 points and 13 assists, helping Houston rally to a 111-104 win over New Orleans. The win helped preserve the Rockets place as the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
Analysis: With injuries all around him in the Houston lineup, Harden has stepped up and been unstoppable of late. He has scored 30 or more points in five of the team's last six games.
Apr. 9 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST8:19 UAE06:190:19 ET11:19 PM CT3:19 - Harden scored 33 points and handed out 12 assists, leading the way for Houston in the team's 145-130 win versus the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Harden, an LA native, thrived against the Lakers this season, averaging 33.8 points on 53.8 percent shooting in the team's four games.
Apr. 6 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST7:09 UAE (+1)05:0923:09 ET10:09 PM CT2:09 - James Harden had 32 points to lift Houston to a 130-125 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.
Analysis: Harden hit the game's biggest shot, sinking a 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 117.
Apr. 1 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST7:18 UAE (+1)05:1823:18 ET10:18 PM CT2:18 - Versus Brooklyn on Tuesday, Harden struggled from the field, making just 4 of 10 shots. He was much more efficient from the free throw line, going 16 of 16. It was in a losing cause, however, as Houston lost 105-96.
Analysis: Harden is playing well, averaging 30.4 points over the team's last five games. He's also shooting 91.1 percent from the stripe in that time.
Mar. 30 10:39 PM PT11:39 PM MT12:39 AM CT1:39 AM ET5:39 GMT13:39 10:39 PM MST12:39 AM EST9:39 UAE07:391:39 ET12:39 AM CT4:39 - Harden led the Rockets with 32 points in a 118-107 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 30.8 points and shooting 52.8 percent in his last five games. He's also made 21 of 44 attempts from 3-point range (47.7 percent) despite missing eight of 11 on Saturday.
Mar. 28 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST9:09 UAE06:091:09 ET11:09 PM CT4:09 - Harden had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in three quarters for his second career triple-double as Houston beat Philadelphia 120-98 on Thursday.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 30.5 points over the past four games.
Mar. 25 9:51 PM PT10:51 PM MT11:51 PM CT12:51 AM ET4:51 GMT12:51 9:51 PM MST11:51 PM EST8:51 UAE05:510:51 ET10:51 PM CT3:51 - Harden finished with 31 points in Monday's 100-89 win at Charlotte.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 32.0 points while shooting 58.0 percent over the last three games.
Mar. 23 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST8:49 UAE05:490:49 ET10:49 PM CT3:49 - Harden enjoyed a terrific performance in Saturday's win at Cleveland, scoring 37 on 9-of-15 shooting with 11 assists for his ninth double-double.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 27.9 points and shooting 50.0 percent from the field over his last 17 games.
Mar. 17 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 CT4:23 - After a low-scoring performance in the previous game, Harden bounced back with 30 points in Houston's 113-104 loss to Miami on Sunday.
Analysis: The NBA's fifth-leading scorer (24.7 points per game) was held to eight points in a 111-87 loss to Chicago on Thursday.
Mar. 12 10:48 PM PT11:48 PM MT12:48 AM CT1:48 AM ET5:48 GMT13:48 10:48 PM MST12:48 AM EST9:48 UAE06:481:48 ET11:48 PM CT4:48 - Harden scored 28 and had nine assists in Tuesday's loss to Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Harden is 14 for 26 from 3-point range over his last three contests after going 3 of 7 against his former team Tuesday.
Mar. 10 9:31 PM PT10:31 PM MT11:31 PM CT12:31 AM ET4:31 GMT12:31 9:31 PM MST11:31 PM EST8:31 UAE05:310:31 ET10:31 PM CT3:31 - Harden scored 41 and was 7 of 12 from 3-point range in Sunday's win over Portland.
Analysis: Harden appears to be heating up from long distance, going 11 for 19 over his last two contests after going 5 for 24 over his previous four.
Mar. 8 9:51 PM PT10:51 PM MT11:51 PM CT12:51 AM ET5:51 GMT13:51 10:51 PM MST12:51 AM EST9:51 UAE06:510:51 ET11:51 PM CT4:51 - Harden scored 28 points in Friday's rout of Indiana.
Analysis: The Rockets are 20-2 at home when Harden has at least 17 points.
Mar. 7 8:13 PM PT9:13 PM MT10:13 PM CT11:13 PM ET4:13 GMT12:13 9:13 PM MST11:13 PM EST8:13 UAE05:1323:13 ET10:13 PM CT3:13 - James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Evan Turner of the Indiana Pacers have both received technical fouls after a scuffle in the third quarter.
Analysis: Turner was fouled by Chandler Parsons after he stole the ball from Patrick Beverley on Friday night. Turner pushed Harden with one hand at the end of the play. Harden immediately got in his face, so close it appeared they might be touching, and the pair exchanged words. They were quickly pulled apart while players from both teams yelled at each other. Houston led 73-50 at the time of the fracas.
Mar. 5 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 CT2:18 - Harden scored 31 points, including 25 in the second half, and the Houston Rockets dug out of a double-digit, first-half hole to beat the Orlando Magic 101-89 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Harden only had six assists after he totaled 23 in his two previous games.
Mar. 1 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET4:34 GMT12:34 9:34 PM MST11:34 PM EST8:34 UAE05:3423:34 ET10:34 PM CT3:34 - Harden had 20 points and 12 assists in Saturday's 118-110 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Harden's double-double was his sixth of the season. The Rockets are 7-1 when he dishes out at least nine assists.
Feb. 27 9:51 PM PT10:51 PM MT11:51 PM CT12:51 AM ET5:51 GMT13:51 10:51 PM MST12:51 AM EST9:51 UAE06:510:51 ET11:51 PM CT4:51 - Harden scored 18 points as the Houston Rockets fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 101-93 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Harden is fifth in the league in scoring at 24.5 points per game so this was a tad disappointing.
Feb. 21 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST9:55 UAE06:550:55 ET11:55 PM CT4:55 - Harden scored a season-high 39 points in Thursday's overtime loss to Golden State.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 27.9 points over his last seven games since sitting out two with a thumb injury.
Feb. 20 1:58 PM PT2:58 PM MT3:58 PM CT4:58 PM ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST1:58 UAE (+1)22:5816:58 ET3:58 PM CT20:58 - James Harden scored 29 points and added 11 assists, as Houston topped the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday 134-108.
Analysis: Harden went on a scoring spree at the end of the third quarter, scoring 11 points in the period's final 1:29.
Feb. 12 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST8:47 UAE05:4723:47 ET10:47 PM CT2:47 - Harden finished with 35 points and hit 16 of 16 from the foul line in a 113-112 win over Washington on Wednesday.
Analysis: It was Harden's best effort since missing two games due to a bruised thumb.
Feb. 2 10:35 PM PT11:35 PM MT12:35 AM CT1:35 AM ET6:35 GMT14:35 11:35 PM MST1:35 AM EST10:35 UAE07:351:35 ET12:35 AM CT4:35 - James Harden returned from injury to score 28 points to help the Rockets to their third straight victory, a 106-92 win against Cleveland on Saturday
Analysis: Harden sat out the last two games with a bruised left thumb. It showed no signs of bothering him Saturday, when he also had four assists and three rebounds. He made 10 of 17 shots on the night.
Jan. 28 1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST1:07 UAE (+1)22:0716:07 ET3:07 PM CT19:07 - Harden will miss his second straight game with a bruised thumb on his shooting hand when the Rockets play at Dallas on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The Rockets beat San Antonio without Harden on Tuesday but have a season-high streak of three straight games without scoring 100 points.
Jan. 11 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET4:33 GMT12:33 9:33 PM MST11:33 PM EST8:33 UAE05:3323:33 ET10:33 PM CT2:33 - James Harden scored 25 points, including the game-tying and go-ahead baskets in the final minutes, helping the Rockets to a 114-107 victory against Washington.
Analysis: Harden's baskets were key for Houston in the fourth quarter. The team made just four field goals in the period, but ended the game on a 17-5 run.
Jan. 9 10:21 PM PT11:21 PM MT12:21 AM CT1:21 AM ET6:21 GMT14:21 11:21 PM MST1:21 AM EST10:21 UAE07:211:21 ET12:21 AM CT4:21 - Harden tied a season high with 38 points, Dwight Howard added 20 points and 13 rebounds and the Rockets used a big third-quarter run to earn a 113-99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.
Analysis: He's scored 38, 37 and 38 in his last three to boost his scoring average to 24.9 points per game.
Jan. 1 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST9:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CT3:29 - Harden finished with a season-high 38 points and had 10 rebounds in a 110-106 loss to the Kings on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Harden turned in a virtuoso fantasy performance and it makes you wonder why the Thunder let the superstar walk.
Dec. 29 6:38 PM PT7:38 PM MT8:38 PM CT9:38 PM ET2:38 GMT10:38 7:38 PM MST9:38 PM EST6:38 UAE (+1)03:3821:38 ET8:38 PM CT0:38 - Harden was horrendous in a 117-86 loss to the Thunder on Sunday night.
Analysis: Harden made 2 of 9 shots for eight points against his former team.
Dec. 26 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 CT1:44 - Harden scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Houston Rockets rally for a 100-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night.
Analysis: While Harden shot just 2 for 9, he made a career-high 22 free throws. Harden's 193 made free throws rank second in the NBA.
Dec. 21 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET23:48 GMT7:48 4:48 PM MST6:48 PM EST3:48 UAE (+1)00:4818:48 ET5:48 PM CT21:48 - Harden showed no ill effects from missing two games with a sprained right ankle as he scored 28 points in leading the balanced Houston Rockets to a 111-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.
Analysis: Harden closed out the victory, scoring 16 points in the final quarter. Should you start him Thursday against the Grizzlies? Yes, if he is healthy enough to take the court but a back-to-back could be difficult on him so you may want to take your time before making such an important decision.
Dec. 19 9:13 PM PT10:13 PM MT11:13 PM CT12:13 AM ET5:13 GMT13:13 10:13 PM MST12:13 AM EST9:13 UAE06:130:13 ET11:13 PM CT3:13 - Harden scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win over Chicago, though his seven turnovers were one shy of a season high.
Analysis: It was Harden's first time shooting better than 44.4 percent in his last five games, though it was also his lowest scoring output in his last six.
Dec. 15 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET2:52 GMT10:52 7:52 PM MST9:52 PM EST6:52 UAE (+1)03:5221:52 ET8:52 PM CT0:52 - Harden scored 25 in Sunday's 106-91 loss to the Kings, but fantasy owners should be worried about him now.
Analysis: Harden sprained his left ankle early in the third quarter. It's unclear whether Harden he will be able to play Wednesday against Chicago in Houston. "It's very, very painful," Harden said of his ankle. "I am trying to get through this, stay positive and focus on getting back."
Dec. 14 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 had 26 points and nine assists as the Houston Rockets held off the Golden State Warriors 116-112 on Friday night.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 28.0 points in his last four games and 27.7 in his past seven.
Dec. 9 10:40 PM PT11:40 PM MT12:40 AM CT1:40 AM ET6:40 GMT14:40 11:40 PM MST1:40 AM EST10:40 UAE07:401:40 ET12:40 AM CT4:40 - Harden flirted with a triple-double in Sunday's win over Orlando, finishing with 27 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 28.6 points over his last five games.
Dec. 7 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 continued his recent tear with 34 points in Friday's win over Golden State.
Analysis: Harden has scored 31-plus in three of his last four games. He was 13 of 22 Friday after, two nights after a miserable 3-for-17 shooting performance against Phoenix.
Dec. 5 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE06:170:17 ET11:17 PM CT3:17 - Harden scored 13 while going a miserable 3 of 17 from the field in Wednesday's loss to Phoenix.
Analysis: The 17.6 field-goal percentage matched the third-lowest of Harden's career in games in which he's taken at least 15 shots. He had been 22 for 41 over his previous two games with 68 points.
Dec. 3 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST9:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - Harden had 15 of his season-best 37 points in the fourth quarter in Monday's 109-103 loss to Utah.
Analysis: Harden has 68 points in his last two games so he is rolling.
Nov. 23 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET23:32 GMT7:32 4:32 PM MST6:32 PM EST3:32 UAE (+1)00:3218:32 ET5:32 PM CT21:32 - Harden returned Friday and had a season-low nine points.
Analysis: Harden missed the previous three games with a sore left foot.
Nov. 14 10:57 PM PT11:57 PM MT12:57 AM CT1:57 AM ET6:57 GMT14:57 11:57 PM MST1:57 AM EST10:57 UAE07:571:57 ET12:57 AM CT4:57 - Harden did not play Wednesday because of a sore foot.
Analysis: It's uncertain when Harden will return. The foot injury has been bothering him all season.
Nov. 8 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 poured in 35 points with nine rebounds, five assists and four steals in a 99-98 loss to the Lakers on Thursday.
Analysis: Harden also had two blocks and made 14 of 16 from the free-throw line. However, he went 9 of 24 from the field.
Nov. 2 10:43 PM PT11:43 PM MT12:43 AM CT1:43 AM ET5:43 GMT13:43 10:43 PM MST12:43 AM EST9:43 UAE06:431:43 ET11:43 PM CT3:43 - Harden scored 34 points in the Rockets' 113-105 win over Dallas on Friday.
Analysis: Harden has picked up where he left off last season, totaling 55 points with eight assists, seven rebounds and five steals through two games.
Oct. 25 5:08 PM PT6:08 PM MT7:08 PM CT8:08 PM ET0:08 GMT8:08 5:08 PM MST7:08 PM EST4:08 UAE (+1)02:0820:08 ET7:08 PM CT22:08 - Harden left Friday night's preseason game with a right knee contusion and was not expected to return.
Analysis: Harden, the team's leading scorer in the preseason with a 20.8 average, connected on a 3-pointer from the right wing and went down to the court in front of the Rockets bench when he was fouled by Quincy Pondexter. Harden eventually got up, made the ensuing free throw and went straight to the locker room at the next stoppage of play.

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