HoopsHype James Harden Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 31, 2014 | 04:54 AM

Adi Joseph

Random-ish: Kevin Durant has led the NBA in points and free throws for the past five years. That grip is done. James Harden's time?

Peter Vecsey

Durant is out for another month or so. Now Westbrook hurt his hand. Harden is healthy, though, right?

Jody Genessy

Beard for Burks? On Harden: "He likes to do everything I like to do—touch the paint, draw contact. He’s tough. That’s why he is who he is."

Mico Halili

Kevin Durant and James Harden are "teammates" again in new commercial. VIDEO: micohaliliblogs.blogspot.com/2014/10/kevin-…

Aaron Falk

Jazz happy with D on Harden, but Burke says, “We left the other guys open. Trevor Ariza & the other guy. I can’t pronounce his last name.”

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 104, Jazz 93. Dwight, Ariza combine for 42, Harden 18p-10a-7r. Rockets 14-27 from 3-pt range. Bev left w/ hamstring strain.

Jonathan Feigen

Jazz score final 10 points of the third, last eight after Harden, Howard sat. Howard's fourth foul hurt badly.

David Hardisty

With both Harden, Howard on the bench, Rockets struggle to find some kind of offense. Bench help needed. Jazz within 75-72 through 3Q.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight was in for about 15 seconds before picking up his fourth foul. Back to bench, with Harden already sitting.

Jonathan Feigen

Jazz made 60 %of shots in first half, 2 of 9 in first six minutes of second half. Harden with a couple nice stops. Jones shows up, too.

David Hardisty

CSN just played this new James Harden commercial for @skullcandy. Pretty cool actually. youtube.com/watch?v=f1AB1_…

Tony Jones

James Harden. What an offensive talent. 10 points, 7 assists and two rebounds and barely broke a sweat in the first half

Aaron Falk

Halftime: Rockets 58, Jazz 50. Burks 10p/2r, Favors 8p/2, Hayward 6p/3r/2a. Howard 15p, Harden 10p, Papanikolaou 12p on 4/4 triples.

David Hardisty

Harden for three just before the horn! Rockets close the half on a 22-8 run, lead 58-50 in Utah.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden missing his shots (3 of 9), but has seven of the Rockets eight assists.

Tony Jones

Great defense by Kanter there on Harden

Jody Genessy

James Harden: The Beard. Derrick Favors: The Block.

Tony Jones

Rockets "hiding" Harden on Rodney Hood.

Jonathan Feigen

Interesting first quarter with Howard (6 of 7) dominant, Harden (1 of 5) not. Derrick Favors has been impressive. Tied at 27 after 1.

Brad Rock

Defense keeps getting caught in Harden's beard.

Tony Jones

Wondering who's the worse defender. Kanter, or James Harden. I'm taking votes

Jody Genessy

James Harden just got beat BADLY (shocker) by a driving Alec Burks.

Jody Genessy

Tonight's season-opening starting lineups: Jazz: Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter, Favors Rockets: Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Jones, Howard.

Tom Haberstroh

Feel like Chris Bosh is going to be the James Harden of bigs this season. Drawing tons of foul calls.

Tony Jones

Trevor Ariza, Terrence Jones, Dwight Howard, James Harden and Pat Beverley the starters tonight for the Rockets

Tony Jones

Snyder said he noticed James harden getting to the free throw line 16 times last night

David Hardisty

According to TMZ, both @James Harden & @Trevor Ariza visited Julius Randle in the hospital. Classy move. tmz.com/2014/10/29/jam…

Steve Luhm

Jazz are only 3-point underdogs tonight vs. Rockets? Did Harden and Howard miss the charter last night and decide to stay in L.A.?

Mike Prada

Couple HOU-LAL basketball takeaways. 1. Papanikolaou impressed me. If he steps up, big for HOU 2. Harden in post a lot is interesting

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

VÍDEO | Resumen del Lakers-Rockets (90-108). Harden (32), Ariza (16), T. Jones (16), Kobe (19). baloncesto.as.com/baloncesto/201…

Adi Joseph

2014-15 MVP TRACKER (based only on actual production): 1. Anthony Davis 2. Ryan Anderson 3. Tony Parker 4. James Harden 5. Monta Ellis

Kurt Helin

James Harden proves too much for Lakers in what is dreary opener for Los Angeles dlvr.it/7Lvyz6

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight went on to talk about Ariza, Harden, Beverley, Jones. On the altercation: "It's a great start to the season. We got the win."

Royce Young

Meanwhoile the Rockets look much better defensively (yes, even James Harden) and have better balance. Good start for them.

David Hardisty

Harden pops off for 32 in 31min as Rockets crush Kobe, Lakers 108-90. Ariza (16p), TJones (16p-13r) big. Rockets shut down Jeremy Lin.

Jonathan Feigen

Key stretch here with Harden sitting. Dwight returns to start the fourth.

Eric Pincus

Lakers made a run - then more of a slow, ambling walk - Rox up 85-69 after three - Harden up to 32 points

Mike Trudell

After cutting HOU's lead to single digits, Harden's FT parade helped 'em back to an 85-69 edge as Henry's missed layup closes the 3rd.

David Hardisty

This is the best Jeremy Lin has looked for the Rockets in at least 18 months. Harden has 32. Rockets up 85-69 heading to 4th..

Jonathan Feigen

Harden up to 32 heading to fourth. Rockets record for an opener the 39 Hakeem scored in '88 and Francis had in '02. Harden had 37 in '12.

Gary Lee

Yeah, I hate James Harden.

Jinno Rufino

As bad as Harden is defensively, he is that good on O. #EverybodyUp #NBAonBTV #HoopJunkies

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden at 30 points. Record for Rockets season opener scoring is 39 (Francis 2002, Olajuwon 1988).

Jonathan Feigen

Harden wants to post up Ronnie Price on every possession he can. Lakers with Kobe, Johnson out too undersized on him.

Howard Chen

Harden played some D!!! Obv didn't want JLin to school him on national TV LOL

Chris Palmer

Both Harden and Kobe are shooting 6-15 FG. Harden has 27. Kobe 17.

Dave McMenamin

We should all start calling James Harden "The Human Fund" because his trips to the charity stripe are based in deceit.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden had 37 in his first game with the Rockets. Does he get there tonight? Has 27 with 5:46 left in third.

Mike Trudell

LAL wings taking James Harden bait every time he drives. Have to know he's searching for contact first. Now 12 of 12 FT's, HOU back up 12.

Jinno Rufino

Harden on full attack mode now. Imagine if OKC didnt have to chose between him and Serge.