HoopsHype James Harden Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: March 27, 2015 | 01:29 AM

Adi Joseph

I am just wondering if @Sam Amick stirred the pot after this interview with Harden: usat.ly/1E70E4U http://t.co/h4tO7ZPABG

Sam Amick

James Harden discusses MVP candidacy, heavy load he carries & evaluation as a leader w/ USAT - usat.ly/1E70E4U http://t.co/mpRx7ZBclp

Jimmy Smith

ICYMI from last night: Column: #Rockets' @James Harden the #NBA's master of drawing contact, getting FTs. bit.ly/1CdBP3N

Royce Young

VIDEO: Rockets' James Harden dunks in a crowd of Pelicans cbsprt.co/1HMoJM6 http://t.co/VAbAUgNBAd

Michael Lee

James Harden should just send this to all MVP voters vine.co/v/O3nx2q3v7aY #rockets

Howard Chen

With Russell Westbrook scoring 16pts 2nite, the scoring race tightens up. Westbrook avgs 27.3ppg. Harden 27.14ppg. #RedNation

Jimmy Smith

Column: #Rockets @James Harden gets to the free-throw line as no one else. bit.ly/1IxabRE

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets had three players with more than 20 points tonight. Harden: "When we make the extra pass, everybody eats."

Michael Lee

James Harden had 25 pts & 10 assts as #rockets' beat NOP in Dwight Howard's return. HOU is 1.5 games behind MEM for 2nd in the West

Kurt Helin

James Harden dunks on Omer Asik and Anthony Davis (video) dlvr.it/96nQDr

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 95, Pelicans 93. Big win for present and future! Successful return for Dwight, but Harden, Ariza, D-Mo truly shine tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden misses first. After he makes the second free throw for 3-point lead, Pels use last time out. Rockets can foul after inbounds.

Jimmy Smith

Time out 3.3, #Rockets lead 95-92 over #Pelicans after @James Harden hits 1 of 2 FTs. Last possession to NOLA.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden makes the second- Rockets lead 95-92 with 3.3 on the clock. Pelicans ball.

David Hardisty

Harden makes just 1-2 at the line. Rockets up three, Pelicans will have 3.3 seconds left to go for the tie.

Howard Chen

And Harden misses the first. So much for icing this... #downtothewire

Jonathan Feigen

Jason Terry dribbles 3.4 off the clock before fouled. Harden going to line to ice it with 3.3 left.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden fouled with 3.3 on the clock and he will head to the foul line. He is 5/7 from there tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Key possession after TO, Rockets post-up D-Mo. He's been terrific, but comes up empty. Up 3, Harden misses a 3. Davis to line, 7.8 left.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets with at least three players over 20 points, Harden, Motiejunas and Ariza.

Jonathan Feigen

Howard starting fourth quarter. Key stretch here, with Rockets up eight, but Harden sitting, Davis is in for Pels.

David Hardisty

Harden exploded for 10 points, 6 dimes in 3Q, now has 22-10. Ariza has been incredible, now at 20-8r-3a and a pair of steals. 78-70 HOU.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden now has 16 games with double digit assists.

Jonathan Feigen

With 1:01 left in third, Harden with 20p, 10a, his 19th double-double of the season.

Jenny Dial Creech

#vocab RT@moisekapenda:Harden attacks the rim with impunity but when he saw Davis there he pulled that ball out with startling judiciousnes

Howard Chen

Anthony Davis is one of the rare guys who can make Harden pull back from going downhill in transition.

Jason Calmes

Bad off-the-ball def by Evans there. No mans land. Not doubling Harden, but away from his one who was one pass away. 3 for Ariza. -CR

Calvin Watkins

Ariza pops a 3 thanks to a Harden pass. He's got 15. Harden with seven assists.

Calvin Watkins

Harden has only been to the line four times tonight.

Jim Eichenhofer

James Harden threw down what had to be one of best dunks of his career. Vicious. #Pelicans only 8 baskets since 1Q. Hou 62-58 mid 3Q

Jason Calmes

Harden catching on. How do the @New Orleans Pelicans stop him? (Also how do the Pels get AD some touches. No shots this half so far.) -CR

Calvin Watkins

Now a crossover and a layup for Mr. Harden. He's got 18.

Calvin Watkins

Oh my goodness James Harden. A one-handed jam. It was nasty.

David Hardisty

HALF: Pelicans 52, Rockets 49. Houston trailed by 17 in 2Q and came roaring back behind Ariza (9-5-3), D-Mo (10-6) and Harden (12-4-4).

Calvin Watkins

Rockets trail, 52-49, at halftime. A solid defensive effort and ball spacing in the second quarter by the visitors. Harden has 12, DMo 10-6.

Calvin Watkins

Beautiful drive by Harden and the Rockets are down one.

Calvin Watkins

James Harden gathering the troops together with Dwight Howard offering support during timeout.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets going with their small lineup with Harden in for Smith. Ariza on Anthony Davis.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden is heading back in for the Rockets. Will replace Smith, who is playing on a sprained ankle and looks like he could use a break.

Calvin Watkins

Harden comes in for Smith who walks off slowly.

John Reid

Pelicans' defensive pressure definitely making impact on Rockets- James Harden has took only four shots after 12 minutes.

Jim Eichenhofer

Group of Rockets fans chanted "MVP!" for James Harden as he shot free throws. #Pelicans crowd responded with loud "MVP!" on AD free throws

Jonathan Feigen

As expected, Rockets switch to a lineup with no point guard, playing Brewer, Ariza, Harden together. Ariza picks up Evans.

John Reid

Pelicans applying trap on James Harden.

Jenny Dial Creech

Pelicans lead 17-10 with 5:51 in the first quarter. Harden has 4. Howard, Motiejunas and Ariza have 2 apiece.

Jonathan Feigen

Well, Howard didn't look rusty above the rim. Harden with a pass inside. Howard with a power slam.

Calvin Watkins

In his first game back, Dwight Howard takes a pass from James Harden and makes a one-handed dunk.

John Reid

Eric Gordon makes smart play on perimeter draws foul on James Harden.