Harden is probable for Saturday's contest against the Pelicans due to a sprained left ankle. Harden suffered the injury during Friday's contest against the Pistons, though played through it, finishing with 21 points (4-20 FG, 13-18 FT, 0-8 3Pt), eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 40 minutes. It's likely he'll play Saturday, but look for an update following the team's morning shootaround.
Harden registered 21 points (4-20 FG, 0-8 3Pt, 13-18 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks across 40 minutes Thursday in Houston's win over Detroit. Harden's shot wasn't falling from the field Thursday against Detroit, but he found his way to the line with the frequency required to reach the 20-point threshold for the 20th straight game. The MVP candidate is the engine that makes the Rockets run. Quite frankly, he can do it all. Even on a night where he connected on just four shots from the field, his second-lowest total of the year, Harden managed to collect two steals and two blocks for the sixth time this season. You can count fantasy assets with similar value to Harden on one hand.
Harden provided 42 points (13-25 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 11-15 FT), seven assists and six rebounds across 33 minutes in Tuesday's 115-111 win over the Trail Blazers. Harden was in top form in the hard-fought victory, which snapped the Trail Blazers' 13-game winning streak. He hit a pair of his five three-pointers in the latter portion of the fourth quarter to help Houston remain one step ahead of a determined Portland squad that got as close as 113-111 with 28 seconds remaining. It was Harden's second 40-point performance of March, and he's now shot at least 50.0 percent in consecutive games for the first time during the month as well. The perennial All-Star is in the midst of yet another stellar stretch of play, as Tuesday's production pushed his monthly averages to 30.6 points (on 46.9 percent shooting), 7.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals across 34.8 minutes across nine games.
Harden had 34 points (9-18 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 14-14 FT), 12 assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 129-120 victory over the Timberwolves. Harden was at it again Sunday, leading his team to yet another victory. The Rockets look set to grab the number one seed out West, especially given the injuries to the Golden State Warriors. Harden shows no sign of slowing down, however, if the team can put enough space between themselves and the Warriors, he could get a rest day towards the back end of the season.
Harden generated 32 points (11-28 FG, 4-13 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 11 rebounds, eight assists and two steals across 38 minutes in Saturday's 107-101 win over the Pelicans. The Beard only drained four threes, but he made plenty of news from behind the arc. Harden connected on a 27-footer that put the Rockets up by nine points with 1:31 left, and he subsequently drew a controversial foul from Jrue Holiday on a long-range miss in which Harden was the one who appeared to initiate the contact. The 28-year-old has actually not been at his sharpest over the last three games, but he's still scored 24 to 32 points during those contests with the help of sheer volume. He was especially aggressive from distance Saturday, putting up his most three-point attempts since Feb. 11.
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