NBA Basketball

Houston Rockets (11-22)


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vs. Mem
L 84-133
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vs. Cle
L 90-101
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vs. Bkn
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@ Sac
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@ Uta
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James Harden, Nets meet slumping Rockets

The COVID-19 pandemic will mute the response of Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden returning to Houston on Wednesday for the first time since he was traded, in ways likely good and bad.

With just 4,500 fans expected at Toyota Center, the number of boos and cheers won't come close to approaching the level that would have greeted Harden had a full house been on hand to welcome back the 2017-18 NBA Most Valuable Player.

Harden averaged 29.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.7 assists, won three scoring titles and once led the league in assists while making the All-Star team in each of his eight full seasons with the Rockets. The split was unceremonious, with Harden accused of lackluster effort prior to forcing the organization to finally jettison him to Brooklyn in mid-January.

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Leaders
Points: Christian Wood22.0
Rebounds: Christian Wood10.2
Assists: John Wall6.1
FG%: Christian Wood55.8%
Steals: Victor Oladipo1.48
Blocks: Justin Patton1.80
Defense (Rank)
Points: 112.2 (17)
Rebounds: 48.2 (28)
Assists: 23.2 (4)
FG%: 46.3% (11)
FT%: 77.7% (14)
3P%: 36.6% (14)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 107.4 (25)
Rebounds: 42.5 (26)
Assists: 22.1 (28)
FG%: 43.7% (28)
FT%: 75.7% (24)
3P%: 33.0% (30)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
San Antonio 18 13 .581 --
Memphis 16 15 .516 2.0
Dallas 17 16 .515 2.0
New Orleans 15 19 .441 4.5
Houston 11 22 .333 8.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/23/2021 DeMarcus Cousins Waived
2/19/2021 Justin Patton Signed as Free Agent Two-way contract
2/16/2021 Ray Spalding Waived
2/11/2021 Chris Clemons Waived
1/22/2021 Kevin Porter Jr. Traded
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/1/2021 Eric Gordon Sore left knee
2/4/2021 Christian Wood Ankle injury
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