James Harden flirts with a triple-double (Oct 30 12:00 ET )
James Harden ran the offense again on Wednesday during a win over the Jazz, scoring 18 points with seven rebounds, 10 assists, one block, six turnovers and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.
Kobe Bryant might have called Dwight Howard ''soft'' but, just like the Lakers, the Utah Jazz had no one who could stop him. Howard had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Jazz 104-93 on Wednesday night to spoil Quin Snyder's NBA coaching debut. James Harden added 18 points and 10 assists, and Trevor Ariza had 20 points for the Rockets, who opened the season Tuesday night in Los Angeles with a 108-90 victory over the Lakers.
James Harden scored 32 points in an easy win against the Lakers on Tuesday, while adding six assists, three 3-pointers, one rebound, and one steal in 31 minutes.
The Scoop:He shot 7-of-17 from the field, but got to the free throw line sixteen times, which is just incredible. Harden is off to a great start, and his owners have to be feeling good about themselves right now.
After Lakers rookie Julius Randle left his NBA debut strapped to a wheeled stretcher with a broken right leg, every player at Staples Center gained a sober perspective on the season opener. James Harden scored 32 points, Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into an exchange with Bryant, and the Rockets spoiled Bryant's return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
James Harden scored 32 points, Dwight Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into a shouting match with Kobe Bryant, and the Houston Rockets spoiled Bryant's return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Bryant's comeback game got even worse when Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle broke his right leg in the fourth quarter. The seventh overall pick out of Kentucky collided with two Rockets under the basket and landed awkwardly, eventually leaving his NBA debut on a wheeled stretcher. ''The last three or four minutes, obviously we weren't thinking a whole lot about basketball,'' Lakers coach Byron Scott said after his somber debut.