BTW, Harden said his hamstring tightened up but that he felt okay after the game. Will keep an eye on it next few days.
Harden's 14 assists tonight are a career high. He has had 13 twice.
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
Note to the Rockets, James Harden can't guard anyone in the post
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.
Tie game on a James Harden midrange jumper.
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.
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.
Tony Brothers T's up Harden...maybe trying to get redemption for that Raptors game...
Technical foul: James Harden
Wow- now a technical on James Harden. For this with tv, did you see why?
Harden just picked up two fouls in the last two minutes. He now has 3.
How does Harden keep getting matched on Atlanta's bigs?
Al's eyes just lit up when he looked up and seen Harden guarding him
If the Hawks are going to double Howard they don't need to do it off of Harden
Harden just hit a 3 - his first FG of the night. First points for either team this half.
Harden in the starting lineup for the Rockets to start 2nd half
Harden apparently played through a hamstring issue in the first half. We will see if he comes back after cooling down at halftime
Atlanta through Carroll, Sefolosha and Bazemore at Harden in the first half
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
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).
Harden has four points- all free throws. Ariza and Beverley have nine points each for the Rockets.
Hawks have used Carroll, Sefolosha and now Bazemore against Harden
Just saw Harden come back in the game.
And Harden's now back in. Good!
Well there you go… Harden coming back in.
Hawks up 42-31 in the second quarter and it looks like we won’t see James harden again tonight.
James Harden is unlikely to return to this game. He's out with a left strained hamstring, according to the team.
James Harden left with a strained hamstring and is unlikely to return to tonight.
End of the 1st, Atlanta leading Rockets 32-26. Howard, Motiejunas and Harden each have 6 points.
Dwight Howard starts -- and finishes -- the break. Nice alleyoop feed from Harden to Howard gives the Rockets a 16-13 lead early.
One of the biggest homer announcers goes on anti-charging rant, will later praise Harden as he flops to draw bullshit FTs.
After seein Jimmy Butler in person, gotta say that only Harden and Thompson possible better SG's, right? He is legit. Both ends.
The West All-Star guard crew is all-time overloaded: Curry, Harden, Dame, CP3, Westbrook, Klay, Conley... Jesus. (And Kobe gets voted in?)
Hopefully a big benefit to adding Brewer will be to slightly reduce minutes for Ariza (2nd in league), Harden (5th). Both playing too many.
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.
Brewer said Harden and other Rockets were recruited him before game at Target Center recently to come over to their side
That small ball lineup in Houston with Beverley at PG, Harden at SG, Brewer at SF, Ariza at PF & Howard at C.