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."
Harden's night has gone from the training room to within triple double range. Has 22-7-8.
Harden, another and-one. He's a tough one. For the Pistons, in the words of Sheed, there's a famous phrase
KCP with a late-clock triple, then Harden goes for it the old-fashioned way. Pistons hanging on by 7
The 21-point lead is down to 7. Harden beginning to cook. 18-8. Drummond's FT's a concern. 1-7
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.
Harden barrels into Drummond. Both go down. No call. That's gotta be a foul on somebody, right? Drummond didn't have the angle
Harden finishes a break with a slam. The Rockets will have to fix their defense in the coming days. His knee, however, seems fine.
Guess Harden is feeling OK. Went back to a Eurostep so good fans shouted it was a walk.
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.
Not sure why KCP is out the game, when Harden will go against Singler/Meeks
Harden will start the second half. Man, that looked waaaaay worse than that.
Harden could return. Bruised left knee. Much better news than it seemed.
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
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
Harden had gone to the basket with a Eurostep that looked like so many others. Immediately grabbed his left knee.
KCP with 13 points, three assists and played great defense on Harden.
Harden up, but heads very slowly to the locker room.
Looks like left knee for James Harden
Harden up and walking gingerly to the locker room.
James Harden appears to be holding his head, didn't see what happened yet
Remember Harden got that concussion from Artest a few years ago. He's on his back now but not up
Harden has not moved. He may have gotten Mayweathered.
Harden down. Is he holding his head?
KCP is doing a hell of a job defensively on Harden, who is getting nothing easily.
Harden is down. Hit his head, it looks like. Not getting up.
Harden stayed down after a drive. Has barely moved.
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.
James Harden will try to put Singler in a blender when they're matched up. My strategy if I were Singler: "Help!"
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