He felt they finally had the pieces to challenge the Golden State Warriors for the top spot in the Western Conference standings, and, therefore, the entire league. He served notice on opening night, when he and the Rockets spoiled the Warriors' championship banner and rings celebration at Oracle Arena by claiming a win. As well, Harden also silenced the critics who suggested he and Paul would not be able to play well off of each other.
In his sophomore year, he averaged He improved his stats to Artesia repeated as state champions in Harden's final year after going 33—2. Harden had similar stats as during the previous season: In the game against Houston Hoops, played on the same day, Harden had 33 points.
Left out of the tournament, they were selected to the NIT field and defeated Alabama State and Southern Illinois before falling to defending national champion Florida. After his freshman year, Harden was named first team All-Pac and was named to the conference all-freshman team.
Entering his sophomore year, Harden appeared on many pre-season All-American lists and on the cover of the Sports Illustrated college basketball preview issue.
He was named to the Wooden Award preseason watch list. He recorded the fourth highest 3-point percentage in NBA history.
He connected on seven straight 3-point field goals over two games November 18 and November 20 recording the most consecutive 3-point makes by a rookie since Houston guard Michael Dickerson made eight straight in May During the —11 James harden, he scored plus points on 54 occasions, including a season-high 26 points James harden the Phoenix Suns on March 6, He scored a season-high 40 points against Phoenix on April 18,becoming the first NBA player in a reserve role to score 40 points since Dallas guard Rodrigue Beaubois in March He became just the fourth NBA player in the last 25 years to post those totals in a single game and matched the third-highest point total for any NBA player in his team debut most for Rockets debut.
Two days later, he scored 45 points against the Atlanta Hawks. His 82 total points were the most scored by a player in his first two games with a team in NBA history, surpassing the previous mark held by Wilt Chamberlainwho scored 79 points in his first two career games with the Philadelphia Warriors in He recorded 15 points, six rebounds and three assists in a — win by the West over the East.
He surpassed Moses Malone 's team mark for free throws made in a season FTM in —82joining Malone as the only two Rockets players to ever reach free throws made in a single season.
Harden joined Gilbert Arenas —06 and —07Kobe Bryant —06 and —08 and Jerry Stackhouse —01 as the only four players in NBA history to record at least free throws made and hit or more 3-pointers in one season.
Harden joined Tracy McGrady four times in —05 and Hakeem Olajuwon three times in —93 as the only Rockets to ever capture Player of the Week honors three or more times in one season.
He was later named as a replacement starter for the All-Star Game, where he recorded eight points, five assists, one rebound and one steal in He was twice named Western Conference Player of the Week during the season, both coming in consecutive weeks February 24—March 2; March 3—9.
He became the first Rockets player ever to pick up Player of the Week honors in consecutive weeks in the same season.
On December 26, against the Memphis GrizzliesHarden became the first player in NBA history to register at least 27 points on two or fewer field goals made FGfinishing with a career-best of from the stripe and tying the Rockets single-game record for free throws made FT by Sleepy Floyd in February On February 5, against the Phoenix SunsHarden played in his th game with Houston, scoring 23 points on for from the foul line to become just the third player to score at least 3, points in his first games played with the Rockets, joining Elvin Hayes 3, and Tracy McGrady 3,Jun 25, · Harden’s teammate Chris Paul is a close friend of James’.
The “banana boat” group of Paul, James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony are .
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Harden, who finished second last season in MVP voting but led the Rockets to the best record in . James Harden felt the Rockets proved in Game 4 that they have the mental toughness to dethrone Warriors after ending their long unbeaten home record in the NBA playoffs.
Harden scored a . James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, ) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He played college basketball for Arizona State, where he was named a consensus All-American and Pac Player of the Year in Harden was selected with the third overall pick in High school: Artesia (Lakewood, California).