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NBA: Houston 119, Brooklyn 106

HOUSTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- James Harden sank 13-of-14 free throws en route to 29 points Saturday and the Houston Rockets continued their dominance over Brooklyn with a 119-106 victory.

NBA: Houston 100, New Orleans 82

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- James Harden scored 30 points Friday in helping Houston pull away in the second half for a 100-82 decision over New Orleans.

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Duncan, Bosh among all-star reserves

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- San Antonio's Tim Duncan and Miami's Chris Bosh were among those selected Thursday to fill out the rosters for this year's NBA All-Star Game.

NBA: Denver 105, Houston 95

HOUSTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Ty Lawson scored 21 points Wednesday and Denver forced 22 turnovers in pulling away during the second half to down Houston 105-95.

NBA: Houston 100, Charlotte 94

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- James Harden sank 19-of-21 free throws en route to 29 points for Houston Monday and the Rockets broke a seven-game skid with a 100-94 win over Charlotte.

NBA: Minnesota 92, Houston 79

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Andrei Kirilenko fired in 21 points Saturday and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended a five-game losing streak by dominating Houston 92-79.

NBA: Indiana 105, Houston 95

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Paul George sent Indiana racing to a quick start Friday and the Pacers went on down Houston 105-95, handing the Rockets their sixth straight loss.

NBA: Dallas 105, Houston 100

DALLAS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- O.J. Mayo hit four of the eight free throws Dallas made over the final 62 seconds Wednesday that allowed the Mavericks to fight off Houston 105-100.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 117, Houston 109

HOUSTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Jamal Crawford came off the Los Angeles Clippers bench Tuesday to score 30 points and lead the surging Clips to a 117-109 road win over the Houston Rockets.

NBA: Philadelphia 107, Houston 100

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jrue Holiday pumped in 30 points and handed out nine assists Saturday, helping Philadelphia break a five-game skid with a 107-100 win over Houston.

NBA: Boston 103, Houston 91

BOSTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce led a late surge that halted a Houston comeback Friday and lifted Boston to a 103-91 victory over Houston.

NBA: New Orleans 88, Houston 79

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Roger Mason scored 15 of his 17 points during a fourth-quarter rally Wednesday that gave New Orleans an 88-79 victory over Houston.

NBA: Houston 125, Los Angeles Lakers 112

HOUSTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- James Harden scored 31 points for Houston in the Rockets' 125-112 win over the slumping Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday.

NBA: Houston 112, Cleveland 104

CLEVELAND, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- James Harden took over the game in the fourth quarter Saturday, scoring 16 points down the stretch to help the Houston Rockets speed past Cleveland 112-104.
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Oklahoma City Thunder James Harden drives to the basket in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 22, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo
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James Edward Harden, Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A shooting guard, Harden played collegiate basketball for the Arizona State Sun Devils and was selected 3rd overall by the Thunder in the 2009 NBA Draft. He was born in Los Angeles, California.

Harden attended Artesia High School in Lakewood, California. In his sophomore year, he averaged 13.2 points as Artesia went 28–5. He improved his stats to 18.8 points, 7.7 boards and 3.5 assists in his junior season and led Artesia to the California state title and a 33–1 record. Artesia won the state title in Harden's final year too by going 33–2. Harden had similar stats as during the previous season: 18.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists. He was named a Parade and McDonald's All-American.

He also helped his AAU team, Pump-N-Run Elite, to the 2006 Las Vegas Adidas Super 64 championship. Harden had 34 points in the victory over a DC Assault team which included Michael Beasley, Nolan Smith and Austin Freeman. In the game against Houston Hoops, played on the same day, Harden had 33 points. In the final, Pump-N-Run Elite beat Kevin Love's Southern California All-Stars.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "James Harden."
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