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James Harden
PPG RPG APG
28.7 7.6 11.6
Team: HoustonHeight: 6-5 Born: 8/26/1989
Position: GWeight: 220 Birthplace: Bellflower, California
College: Arizona StateDraft: 1st Round 3rd pick by Thunder(2009)


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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.

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