Latest James Harden News

AP source: Harden commits to US Olympic men's team for Tokyo

Jun. 21, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

USA Basketball’s Olympic men’s roster is getting closer to filled, with now as many as eight spots on the 12-person team claimed. Brooklyn’s James Harden has told the U.S. men's national team that he is committed to playing next month at the Tokyo Games, a person...

Nets' ending came quickly, decisions about the future won't

Jun. 21, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The end for the Brooklyn Nets came quickly. Changes to prevent it from happening again will not. Two days after a team with title hopes went out in the second round of the playoffs, the Nets said they will take some time evaluating...

Nets had the shooting and scoring, but needed more health

Jun. 20, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets had all the shooting and scoring any team could ever want. They just didn't have the health that every team needs. Kevin Durant was spectacular in his first postseason in Brooklyn, but by the end of it a Big Three...

Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48

Jun. 20, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Game 7 thriller, the NBA's first do-or-die game to go to overtime in 15 years, came down to a matter of inches. If Brooklyn star Kevin Durant was just slightly farther away — or if his foot was slightly smaller — he ends the highest-scoring Game 7...

Nets, Bucks hope to avoid early exit in Game 7 on Saturday

Jun. 18, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn's blockbuster brought James Harden to play with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, creating a team with potential to shoot its way out of any situation. Milwaukee's move gave Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton a top two-way guard in Jrue...

Bucks bounce back to beat Nets 104-89 and force Game 7

Jun. 18, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks refused to fold under pressure and wouldn't allow Kevin Durant to produce one more remarkable comeback that could end their second-round playoff series. Middleton set a career playoff high with 38 points, Giannis...

Analysis: The NBA playoffs have entered survivor mode

Jun. 17, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

The NBA champion this season will be the last team standing. Perhaps literally. Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers missed Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals with a knee sprain and amid concerns that it could be a far more significant...

Harden available, Irving out for Nets as they try to advance

Jun. 16, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets will continue to play without Kyrie Irving and don’t know exactly what kind of production they will get from James Harden as the star players deal with injuries. None of that might make any difference if Kevin Durant keeps performing...

Durant's sensational performance sends Nets to 3-2 lead

Jun. 16, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant has always been one of the NBA's most unstoppable scorers. The Brooklyn Nets needed much more than points Tuesday night, so Durant gave them one of the most spectacular performances in postseason history. Durant had 49...

Harden returns, plays 46 minutes for Nets in Game 5 victory

Jun. 16, 2021 00:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden barely played in the first four games of the Eastern Conference semifinals, then barely sat down in Game 5. Harden played 46 minutes Tuesday night as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-108 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. ...