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James Harden
27.3 5.6 6.8
Team: HoustonHeight: 6-5 Born: 8/26/1989
Position: G-FWeight: 220 Birthplace: Bellflower, California
College: Arizona StateDraft: 1st Round 3rd pick by Thunder(2009)

Latest News
Jan. 29 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - Harden fell off a bit in Wednesday's win over Dallas, scoring 17 points.
Analysis: Harden, who had scored 33-plus in each of his previous four games, is still averaging an NBA-best 27.3 points.
Jan. 24 9:04 PM PT10:04 PM MT11:04 PM CT12:04 AM ET5:04 GMT13:04 10:04 PM MST12:04 AM EST9:04 UAE06:040:04 ET11:04 PM CT3:04 - Harden scored 33 points, including a 20-foot jumper as time ran out, to lift the Houston Rockets to a 113-111 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Analysis: Harden, the NBA's leading scorer entering the night at 27.2 points per game, added 10 assists and six rebounds and made 14 of 17 free throw attempts for the Rockets, who were without injured star center Dwight Howard for the final three quarters. Harden is averaging 37.0 points in his last three games and scored a season-high 45 against Indiana on Monday.
Jan. 20 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET17:17 GMT1:17 10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST21:17 UAE18:1712:17 ET11:17 AM CT15:17 - Harden bounced back with 45 points, seven assists and four steals in a win over the Pacers on Monday. He also went 7 for 12 from 3-point range and 14 for 15 from the free-throw line.
Analysis: Harden had a rare poor showing Saturday with 12 points on 4-of-15 shooting.
Jan. 15 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET4:51 GMT12:51 9:51 PM MST11:51 PM EST8:51 UAE05:5123:51 ET10:51 PM CT2:51 - If you had Harden, you were one happy camper Thursday night. He finished with 31 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and six 3-pointers in a 112-101 win over Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 29.3 points and 7.8 assists while hitting 15 of 28 from 3-point range in his last four games.
Jan. 12 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CT2:42 - Harden scored 30 points for a second straight game in Monday's win in Brooklyn.
Analysis: He's been quite efficient in those games, going 17 for 27, 8 of 15 from 3-point range and 18 for 19 from the foul line.
Jan. 10 6:59 PM PT7:59 PM MT8:59 PM CT9:59 PM ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST6:59 UAE (+1)03:5921:59 ET8:59 PM CT0:59 - Harden had 30 points and five assists to lead the Houston Rockets to their third straight victory, 97-82 over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
Analysis: Harden made four of Houston's 13 3-pointers, including two in the fourth quarter, to maintain a large lead built in a miserable third quarter for Utah. Harden, the league's leader in points per game, had his 15th 30-point game.
Dec. 31 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST8:05 UAE05:0523:05 ET10:05 PM CT2:05 - Harden scored 36 points Wednesday, making eight 3-pointers.
Analysis: His output from behind the arc was a season-high. He has topped 30 points in each of his last two games.
Dec. 26 7:13 PM PT8:13 PM MT9:13 PM CT10:13 PM ET3:13 GMT11:13 8:13 PM MST10:13 PM EST7:13 UAE (+1)04:1322:13 ET9:13 PM CT1:13 - Harden had another big game with 32 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in a win at Memphis on Friday.
Analysis: He's averaging 32.3 points over his last eight games.
Dec. 23 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - Harden matched his season high with 44 points in the Rockets' 110-95 win over Portland on Monday.
Analysis: Harden's performance included making 14 of 26 from the floor -- 4 of 9 from 3-point range -- two days after scoring 18 points in a 104-97 loss to Atlanta.
Dec. 18 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET6:05 GMT14:05 11:05 PM MST1:05 AM EST10:05 UAE07:051:05 ET12:05 AM CT4:05 - Harden had 41 points and 10 assists in Wednesday's overtime win in Denver.
Analysis: He's averaging 35.8 points and 8.0 assists in his last four games.
Dec. 14 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST9:05 UAE06:050:05 ET11:05 PM CT3:05 - Harden had 24 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his third career triple-double in Saturday's win over Denver.
Analysis: It wasn't a great shooting night at 7 of 20 from the field. Still, he's averaging 31.0 points over his last five games.
Dec. 12 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET5:58 GMT13:58 10:58 PM MST12:58 AM EST9:58 UAE06:580:58 ET11:58 PM CT3:58 - Harden had a season-high 44 points in Thursday's win in Sacramento.
Analysis: He's averaging 37.5 points over his last four road games.
Dec. 11 10:08 PM PT11:08 PM MT12:08 AM CT1:08 AM ET6:08 GMT14:08 11:08 PM MST1:08 AM EST10:08 UAE07:081:08 ET12:08 AM CT4:08 - Harden scored 34 points in Wednesday's loss at Golden State.
Analysis: His best games lately have come on the road, where he's averaged 35.3 points on 58.6 percent shooting in his last three.
Dec. 9 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST1:02 UAE (+1)22:0216:02 ET3:02 PM CT19:02 - Harden is struggling with back spasms and is listed as questionable for Houston's game at NBA-leading Golden State on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Harden's back problem began in Saturday night's 100-95 win over Phoenix and he said Tuesday that it was "still a little tight."
Dec. 6 10:56 PM PT11:56 PM MT12:56 AM CT1:56 AM ET6:56 GMT14:56 11:56 PM MST1:56 AM EST10:56 UAE07:561:56 ET12:56 AM CT4:56 - Harden's season-best 38 points helped the Houston Rockets escape with a 114-112 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Analysis: Harden is averaging 31.0 points and shooting 61.9 percent in the last three games.
Nov. 29 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET4:23 GMT12:23 9:23 PM MST11:23 PM EST8:23 UAE05:2323:23 ET10:23 PM CT2:23 - Harden had 19 of his game-high 34 points in the decisive third quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-103 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Harden only scored 16 on Friday so he bounced back by rewarding fantasy owners with an impressive effort.
Nov. 25 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET5:20 GMT13:20 10:20 PM MST12:20 AM EST9:20 UAE06:200:20 ET11:20 PM CT3:20 - Harden went off for 36 points in Monday's win over New York.
Analysis: Harden has scored a combined 68 points in the last two games while shooting 11 of 21 from 3-point range. He ranks among the NBA leaders with 25.2 points per game, just below last season's mark of 25.4.
Nov. 23 10:30 PM PT11:30 PM MT12:30 AM CT1:30 AM ET6:30 GMT14:30 11:30 PM MST1:30 AM EST10:30 UAE07:301:30 ET12:30 AM CT4:30 - Harden had 32 points, going 12 of 13 from the free-throw line in Saturday's win over Dallas.
Analysis: Harden, averaging 24.4 points, is an impressive 119 of 133 from the free-throw line.
Nov. 20 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET5:19 GMT13:19 10:19 PM MST12:19 AM EST9:19 UAE06:190:19 ET11:19 PM CT3:19 - Harden had 24 points and seven assists Wednesday night.
Analysis: Harden bounced back from his pathetic six-point effort in his previous outing.
Nov. 17 9:01 PM PT10:01 PM MT11:01 PM CT12:01 AM ET5:01 GMT13:01 10:01 PM MST12:01 AM EST9:01 UAE06:010:01 ET11:01 PM CT3:01 - Harden had 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists in Sunday's ugly 69-65 win at Houston.
Analysis: Harden went 5 of 17 from the floor, including 2 of 9 from 3-point range. He's shooting 38.3 percent, well off his career mark of 44.3.
Nov. 15 9:11 PM PT10:11 PM MT11:11 PM CT12:11 AM ET5:11 GMT13:11 10:11 PM MST12:11 AM EST9:11 UAE06:110:11 ET11:11 PM CT3:11 - Harden sizzled the nets Friday.
Analysis: Harden scored 35 points and added seven assists and six boards to show why he is a fantasy tour de force.
Nov. 5 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET6:00 GMT14:00 11:00 PM MST1:00 AM EST10:00 UAE07:001:00 ET12:00 AM CT4:00 - Harden scored 25 and was credited with 10 assists while finishing one rebound shy of what would have been his third career triple-double in Tuesday's win at Miami.
Analysis: Harden is shooting just 38.8 percent but he's a ridiculous 61 of 64 from the free-throw line. He also has 37 assists compared to 18 turnovers.
Nov. 3 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 PM MST9:05 PM EST6:05 UAE (+1)03:0521:05 ET8:05 PM CT0:05 - Harden scored 35 points but continued to struggle from the field in Monday's win at Philadelphia, going 7 for 18.
Analysis: Harden is just 25 for 67 (3.73 percent) from the field through four games after shooting 45.6 percent last season - though he's cashing in at the free-throw line, going an amazing 51 for 54.
Oct. 30 10:18 PM PT11:18 PM MT12:18 AM CT1:18 AM ET5:18 GMT13:18 10:18 PM MST12:18 AM EST9:18 UAE06:181:18 ET11:18 PM CT3:18 - Harden scored 18 and recorded 10 assists in Wednesday's win at Utah.
Analysis: Harden hasn't exactly been efficient from the field, going 13 of 35 - though he's 20 for 22 from the free-throw line through two games.
Oct. 29 10:23 PM PT11:23 PM MT12:23 AM CT1:23 AM ET5:23 GMT13:23 10:23 PM MST12:23 AM EST9:23 UAE06:231:23 ET11:23 PM CT3:23 - Harden scored 32 points with six assists in the Rockets' 108-90 season-opening win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Harden's performance came while hitting 7 of 17 from the floor, getting 2014-15 off to a terrific start.

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