HoopsHype James Harden Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: February 01, 2015 | 12:24 PM

Gary Washburn

Boston Globe Sunday Notes: James Harden, Josh Smith find comfort zone in Houston bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/01… via @BostonGlobe

Jonathan Feigen

Harden on his knee: "Knee-on-knee, right on the bone. I couldn’t feel my leg. It was numb. I was just hoping it wasn’t as bad as it felt."

Dave Pemberton

VIDEO: #Pistons Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on defending James Harden tout.com/m/o1z6p4?ref=t…

David Hardisty

Yep. Rockets ran w/ Harden,, 3 SFs and D-Mo late. RT @fyrebear: @David Hardisty no PGs right now. No Bev, no Terry, no Canaan. That says A LOT!

Jonathan Feigen

Harden's night has gone from the training room to within triple double range. Has 22-7-8.

Vincent Goodwill

Harden, another and-one. He's a tough one. For the Pistons, in the words of Sheed, there's a famous phrase

Vincent Goodwill

KCP with a late-clock triple, then Harden goes for it the old-fashioned way. Pistons hanging on by 7

Dave Pemberton

#Rockets James Harden hits a 3 and #Pistons lead now down to seven, 86-79, with 9:38 left. Stan Van Gundy calls timeout

Vincent Ellis

#Pistons 21-point lead down to 7 after Harden triple.

Vincent Goodwill

The 21-point lead is down to 7. Harden beginning to cook. 18-8. Drummond's FT's a concern. 1-7

David Hardisty

Drummond wasn't close to being straight up and down when he clobbered Harden on that drive. Only 3 sec left in Q, so refs swallowed whistle.

Vincent Goodwill

Harden barrels into Drummond. Both go down. No call. That's gotta be a foul on somebody, right? Drummond didn't have the angle

Jonathan Feigen

Harden finishes a break with a slam. The Rockets will have to fix their defense in the coming days. His knee, however, seems fine.

Jonathan Feigen

Guess Harden is feeling OK. Went back to a Eurostep so good fans shouted it was a walk.

Jonathan Feigen

Defense inside so bad right now, Harden blocked a Singler 3. Singler got the rebound on a bounce and put in a layup. McHale nearly threw up.

Vincent Goodwill

Not sure why KCP is out the game, when Harden will go against Singler/Meeks

Vincent Ellis

KCP blocks Harden jumper and finishes fast-break lay-up to push lead to 18. #Pistons

David Hardisty

Amazing that Harden has returned. Watch the replay + his reaction as he walks off. This looked potentially serious. bit.ly/1CmdYBo

Dave Pemberton

#Rockets James Harden back out to start the second half

Vincent Ellis

Bruised left knee for Harden. He's starting the second half. #Rockets #Pistons

David Mayo

Bruised left knee on James Harden, who will try to give it a go for #Rockets in second half, trailing #Pistons 59-46.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden will start the second half. Man, that looked waaaaay worse than that.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden could return. Bruised left knee. Much better news than it seemed.

David Hardisty

WHEW! RT @Houston Rockets: James Harden has a bruised left knee and is trying to return to the game.

Derek Bodner

(To clarify, James Harden has not been traded. He's just not playing against the #sixers tonight, who are facing the #hawks).

Ben Golliver

Video: Rockets' James Harden exits game with apparent left knee injury youtu.be/JtdOorspH7g

Derek Bodner

Woah, JAMES HARDEN GOT TRADED?! MT @ESPNNBA: James Harden leaves game with apparent knee injury against the 76ers. http://t.co/spjrDw4RnP

Vincent Goodwill

Pistons up 59-46 at halftime. KCP with 14 and great defense on Harden. Drummond with 9-9 boards. Monroe 9-7. Josh Smith is 2-8, 5 pts 4 rebs

David Hardisty

Hoping/waiting to hear good news. I've watched the Harden knee injury replay a few times & his reaction is not good. http://t.co/cklk4gksPb

Jonathan Feigen

Harden had gone to the basket with a Eurostep that looked like so many others. Immediately grabbed his left knee.

David Mayo

KCP with 13 points, three assists and played great defense on Harden.

Vincent Ellis

Harden goes to locker room limping with apparent left knee injury. #Rockets

Dave Pemberton

#Rockets James Harden goes to the locker room, may have injured his knee

Jonathan Feigen

Harden up, but heads very slowly to the locker room.

Vincent Goodwill

Looks like left knee for James Harden

David Mayo

Harden up and walking gingerly to the locker room.

Dave Pemberton

James Harden appears to be holding his head, didn't see what happened yet

Vincent Goodwill

Remember Harden got that concussion from Artest a few years ago. He's on his back now but not up

David Mayo

Harden has not moved. He may have gotten Mayweathered.

Vincent Ellis

Harden down. Is he holding his head?

David Mayo

And as I type that, Harden is down for the #Rockets with 4:48 left 2Q.

Dave Pemberton

#Rockets James Harden down under the basket

David Mayo

KCP is doing a hell of a job defensively on Harden, who is getting nothing easily.

Vincent Goodwill

Harden is down. Hit his head, it looks like. Not getting up.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden stayed down after a drive. Has barely moved.

David Hardisty

32-27 Pistons after one. Houston defense struggling so far -- Detroit shot over 58% in first. Ariza has 10p on 4-5 FG, Harden 5p-4a.

Vincent Goodwill

James Harden will try to put Singler in a blender when they're matched up. My strategy if I were Singler: "Help!"

Alex Kennedy

James Harden's averaging career-high in points (27), assists (6.8), boards (5.6), steals (2), blocks (.8) in fewer minutes than last 2 years

Daryl Morey

Last time I has in Detroit it was a very good day as we signed @James Harden to a 5 year max deal minutes before the game & got the W!