HoopsHype James Harden Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 20, 2014 | 11:26 PM

Howard Chen

Good news for #Rockets fans: About that hamstring, Harden said after the game he's feeling fine. cbsloc.al/1ziX0lP #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

BTW, Harden said his hamstring tightened up but that he felt okay after the game. Will keep an eye on it next few days.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden's 14 assists tonight are a career high. He has had 13 twice.

John Ireland

7 reserves: Harden, CP3, Russ, Lillard, ADavis, Aldridge, Dirk. Can't cut a voted in guy. Could no Spurs really make it? Can't see it

Kris Willis

Note to the Rockets, James Harden can't guard anyone in the post

David Hardisty

Terry misses a three at the buzzer, but a strong run by Rockets has it tied at 74 heading to the 4th. Harden has a season-high 11 assists.

Howard Chen

Harden in the 1st half: 0-7 Harden so far in the 2nd half: 4-4. This game's now tied after 3. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Tie game on a James Harden midrange jumper.

Jonathan Feigen

Watched the replay of Harden "push" of Antic for a T about 4 times. Really unecessary to do and to call. Antic did not seem to even notice.

David Hardisty

Tony Brothers has locked in on James Harden. He whistled him for two fouls then called him for a ticky-tack technical that has fans irate.

Lang Whitaker

Tony Brothers T's up Harden...maybe trying to get redemption for that Raptors game...

Jaryd Wilson

Technical foul: James Harden

Jenny Dial Creech

Wow- now a technical on James Harden. For this with tv, did you see why?

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden just picked up two fouls in the last two minutes. He now has 3.

Kris Willis

How does Harden keep getting matched on Atlanta's bigs?

Kris Willis

Al's eyes just lit up when he looked up and seen Harden guarding him

Kris Willis

If the Hawks are going to double Howard they don't need to do it off of Harden

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden just hit a 3 - his first FG of the night. First points for either team this half.

Howard Chen

Harden gets that first field goal. Toyota Center crowd roars. #RedNation

Kris Willis

Harden in the starting lineup for the Rockets to start 2nd half

Kris Willis

Harden apparently played through a hamstring issue in the first half. We will see if he comes back after cooling down at halftime

Kris Willis

Atlanta through Carroll, Sefolosha and Bazemore at Harden in the first half

Kris Willis

James Harden came in leading the league in scoring at 26.7 per game. He has four points so far and is 0-7 from the field

David Hardisty

HALF: Hawks 52, Rockets 40. Ugly game for Houston. Harden is 0-7 from the field. Hawks scoring on several layups (26 pts in paint).

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden has four points- all free throws. Ariza and Beverley have nine points each for the Rockets.

Howard Chen

It's halftime. James Harden doesn't have a field goal yet. Rockets trail 52-40. #RedNation

Kris Willis

Hawks have used Carroll, Sefolosha and now Bazemore against Harden

David Aldridge

Just saw Harden come back in the game.

Howard Chen

And Harden's now back in. Good!

Jenny Dial Creech

Well there you go… Harden coming back in.

Howard Chen

Not good RT @David Hardisty: James Harden is unlikely to return to this game. He's out with a left strained hamstring, according to the team.

Jenny Dial Creech

Hawks up 42-31 in the second quarter and it looks like we won’t see James harden again tonight.

David Hardisty

James Harden is unlikely to return to this game. He's out with a left strained hamstring, according to the team.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden left with a strained hamstring and is unlikely to return to tonight.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the 1st, Atlanta leading Rockets 32-26. Howard, Motiejunas and Harden each have 6 points.

David Hardisty

Dwight Howard starts -- and finishes -- the break. Nice alleyoop feed from Harden to Howard gives the Rockets a 16-13 lead early.

Howard Chen

K that was some Harden to Howard NASTINESS. #RedNation

Michael Dugat

One of the biggest homer announcers goes on anti-charging rant, will later praise Harden as he flops to draw bullshit FTs.

Howard Chen

Currently, Ariza ranks 2nd in NBA in avg minutes played. Harden ranks 5th. That's 1 area where Brewer trade can really help. #RedNation

Howard Chen

JTerry said to give @Daryl Morey credit for foreseeing future, knowing gotta get Harden/Ariza's minutes down if #Rockets wanna make playoff run.

Bill Simmons

In my 2009 NBA book I ranked the 33 biggest "What Ifs?" Could the CP3 Trade Veto or Harden Trade crack this top-8? books.google.com/books?id=2zRCU…

Chris Vernon

After seein Jimmy Butler in person, gotta say that only Harden and Thompson possible better SG's, right? He is legit. Both ends.

Bill Simmons

The West All-Star guard crew is all-time overloaded: Curry, Harden, Dame, CP3, Westbrook, Klay, Conley... Jesus. (And Kobe gets voted in?)

Daryl Morey

Best @James Harden #NBABallot tweet tonight wins 2 tickets to Rockets vs Atlanta tomorrow at Toyota Center. Include @Daryl Morey in tweet

David Hardisty

Hopefully a big benefit to adding Brewer will be to slightly reduce minutes for Ariza (2nd in league), Harden (5th). Both playing too many.

Adi Joseph

I like the Brewer trade a lot for Houston because it allows them to use Harden at point or Ariza at power forward more often.

Jerry Zgoda

Brewer said Harden and other Rockets were recruited him before game at Target Center recently to come over to their side

Jonathan Feigen

As mentioned this A.M.,blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket… Rockets wanted Brewer's defense, ability on break to help reduce load on Ariza, Harden.

Paul Garcia

That small ball lineup in Houston with Beverley at PG, Harden at SG, Brewer at SF, Ariza at PF & Howard at C.

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

TOP-10 de la noche: ¡Anthony Davis tapona las ilusiones de James Harden! Vía @AS_TV dozz.es/vvrzv