HoopsHype James Harden Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: February 28, 2015 | 12:13 AM

Jonathan Feigen

With his free throw after that last-minute foul, Harden has six games with go-ahead points in final 90 seconds of Rockets wins this season.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden begged to differ: "I was just trying to walk. He was so low he kinda took my legs from under me."

Jonathan Feigen

Jarrett Jack on the hack-a-Harden call: "“He stayed with it and got some calls down the stretch that superstars get."

Howard Chen

Harden: “It’s not all about me scoring the basketball." Glad his #Rockets teammates stepped up in their Friday win. cbsloc.al/1C7aSkL

Rod Boone

Markel on foul call on Harden: “I can’t explain it. The ref just made a call and I personally don’t agree with it.”

David Hardisty

Markel Brown on Harden's late stepback jumper: "Yeah that one hurt. It hurt bad. I guess it's time for me to get in the weight room."

Rod Boone

Jarrett Jack on Harden: “He got some of those calls down the stretch that superstar-caliber guys get and they were able to take advantage."

Tim Bontemps

James Harden did quite the sell job on that foul call with 48 seconds left. Jumped on Markel Brown's back and slid off him onto the floor.

Jonathan Feigen

Watched that hack-a-Harden foul five times. Brown got into a low position, as everyone does. Harden just kind of rolled over his back.

Jonathan Feigen

Friendly. Accessible. Forthcoming. Yes. RT @Rocketsbia: @Jonathan Feigen does harden seem more friendly with the media this year?

Lenn Robbins

#Nets @Jarrett Jack on @Markel Brown ? foul on @James Harden: “Got some of the calls down the stretch that superstar kind of guys get.’’

Rod Boone

Markel on defending Harden:"It was crazy. I guess when you are scared out there it makes you be a little more aware of who you are guarding"

Jonathan Feigen

I asked Harden about his ankle. He gave me the look Kobe gave Kimmel and finally said "I played." He then winked and left.

Devin Kharpertian

Markel Brown on the controversial call on him vs. Harden: “I can’t explain it… I don’t agree with it."

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 102, Nets 98. GREAT comeback as late 8-0 Rocket run changed the gm. TJones (26p-12r), Ariza (20p) were huge. Harden 15-12-5.

Tim Bontemps

Nobody is better at selling fouls in the NBA than James Harden. It's not even close.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden is doing James Harden-y things. Rockets up 98-95 with 27 seconds to play. Nets have the ball.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden pull up jumper on the rookie. He's 4 of 15, but nails his shot with 27 seconds left for three-point Rockets lead, their largest.

David Hardisty

Poor, poor Markel Brown. Harden hits the absurd 15-foot stepback on him and the Rockets now lead 98-95, 27 sec left.

Devin Kharpertian

Markel Brown could not have played better defense on James Harden and Harden still scored three points on that possession.

Jonathan Feigen

Nets commit an accidental hack-a-Harden. He gets a free throw for lead. Rockets ball.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets finally get rebound. It took Harden diving on loose ball, calling time out, but Nets at last took just 1 shot. Game tied, 49.1 left.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets get another stop- After a missed shot by Brooklyn, Harden dove to recover the ball and got the timeout.

Howard Chen

On a night where Harden's scoring output is down, the contributions of TJones & Ariza have been esp important to keep #Rockets in this.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden has just 10 points tonight… he does have 10 assists to go with them. He is averaging 10 assists per game in the last 3 games.

Howard Chen

#Rockets fall behind by 6 with 8:15 left. Nets on 7-0 run. Timeout called. Expect Harden's return to the floor soon.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets up 74-73 after 3, but Harden still off. Had a 10p, 10a double-double, but 3 of 12 after missed 3 at buzzer. TJones 20p, 10a.

David Hardisty

Rockets lead 74-73 heading to 4Q. Another terrific game for Terrence Jones: 20 points on 9-12 FG, 10 rebounds. Harden 10-10.

Howard Chen

Harden double double as the 3rd quarter ends. #Bearding

Lenn Robbins

Sorry to state the obvious, but, when @James Harden has the ball, the #Nets have to make him a passer as much as possible #Rockets

Jonathan Feigen

Wish I did not spend so much time paying attention to Nets defensive scheme against Harden. Apparently was just those bright yellow shoes.

Jonathan Feigen

If Harden keeps beating his man off the dribble, Jones should get a lot of put-backs off Beverley's missed 3s.

Devin Kharpertian

Markel Brown is playing mouthwatering defense on James Harden right now.

Jay King

Isaiah Thomas has reentered Mini James Harden mode.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden has made 6 of 29 shots in first half of Rockets past 4 gms, 1 of 6 tonight, but has 7 assists. Rockets issue obviously on other end.

Howard Chen

#Rockets trail the Nets 57-53 at the half. TJones leads with 14, Ariza 11. Harden has 7 assists, Prigioni 5 assists.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets came back from down 13 to lead (for 22 seconds), but trail 57-53 at half. Harden 1 of 6, missing drive at buzzer. Nets shoot 51.2 %.

David Hardisty

HALF: Nets 57, Rockets 53. TJones (14p), Ariza (11p) leading Houston. Harden just 1-6 FG, but has 7 dimes. Pablo has 5 assists in 7 min.

Devin Kharpertian

Markel Brown has had a great first half.. Big defense on James Harden and has made smart, quick offensive plays.

David Hardisty

Harden finds Ariza in the corner for three then Bev scores on a drive plus the foul. His free throw here can give Rockets their first lead.

Devin Kharpertian

Smart cut by Markel Brown. Harden had slipped off to try to help after D-Will-Joe screen set up mismatch for Joe. Easy floater.

Jenny Dial Creech

Nets lead is down to 3 (46-43) midway through the second quarter. Prigioni has five assists. Harden has six.

Devin Kharpertian

Video: James Harden commits foul on Alan Anderson, then high-fives referee for no apparent reason bkga.me/1JXakCu

Jonathan Feigen

Harden has not made a shot in the first quarter of past three games. Took just one shot tonight against double-teams, getting 6 assists.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the first quarter, #Nets lead #Rockets 36-25. Trevor Ariza has 8 points, James Harden has six assists.

Rod Boone

James Harden already has 6 assists on #Rockets first 7 buckets.

David Hardisty

James Harden already has 6 assists in the first 7+ minutes of the game.

Jonathan Feigen

Nets keeping a defender (usually Plumlee) in position to help on Harden on drives at all times. Harden has assists on 5 of Rockets 6 FGs.

Rod Boone

Lionel Hollins giving Markel pointers on what to do defensively with James Harden.

Lenn Robbins

Rookie @Markel Brown opens on @James Harden ..It's like you're first at bat is against Randy Johnson..good luck w that. #Nets