James Harden scores 44 in Rockets opener vs. Blazers

Even when pushed for a trade, James Harden can drop the number like no other. (Photo by Step Chambers / Getty Images)

It is difficult to say what the on-court expectations are for a player who is making his debut after several weeks of forcing a player to party openly in clubs during an epidemic, but it is safe to declare that James Harden is more than them. In the season opener of the Houston Rockets.

The Rockets star scored 44 points and 17 assists in his first game against the Portland Trail Blazers with the shorthand Rockets. Which may include a game-winning 3-pointer:

We said “would be the game-winner” as CJ McCullum responded with his own 3-pointer to give the Blazers a 128–126 victory. Finally the game is over A turnover from Harden, From which he was stopped outside the street by former teammate Robert Covington.

Throwing the Hammers into a game with both teams, perhaps the most shocking was how much Hardik looked like his normal self.

State line: 44 points. 17 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 turnovers in 43 minutes. Harden’s games last year, or a year ago, won’t look out of place on the log. He was 12-for-22 from the field and 6-for-13 from 3-point range, with his usual 16 throw free throw line.

The man barely looked like he missed a step, and that’s good news for the Rockets as they either try to convince Harden that he can win in Houston, or every last from a potential trade partner May squeeze the property.

Certainly, Harden’s performance may not be too surprising, given that we’ve recently learned that Harden is playing as if he hasn’t spent the last three nights at a club, nothing new.

From ESPN’s shocking story of how Harden effectively controlled the rocket’s culture:

A member of last season’s coaching staff said, “If they have several days off, everyone knows: James is going to party somewhere else.” “But he’s going to come back and have a 50-point triple-double, so they’re fine with it.”

Some people just work differently.

James Harden still wants out of Houston

If anything, Harden’s aid seemed almost like an attempted refutation to those criticizing his conduct. Harden has made some friends since his business request, a large period of time has shown him late at rocket training camp and got involved in an alleged confrontation that involves throwing a basketball at a club.

Harden received a $ 50,000 fine after a video surfaced of him in a club without a mask. They will also miss the Rockets’ season opener, costing them six figures, as the team was not delayed due to an unrelated COVID-19 outbreak.

Rocket can at least be heard that Harden will still arrive when he is actually on the court, as it is in his interest for a competitor to remain effective in the search for a trade.

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