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Which player had the best sneakers of Week 23 in the NBA?

[ad_1] 10:16 AM ETNick DePaulaESPN In a homecoming he had long been looking forward to, Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas had a surprise in store for his first game back in TD Garden to face the Boston Celtics. That message came via his sneakers, a special edition Nike Kobe AD, conveniently from three seasons ago."You know what's crazy? Those green and gold sneakers were for the Finals the last year
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D’Antoni — Harden’s 61 ‘one of best performances’

[ad_1] James Harden lit up the San Antonio Spurs for 61 points on Friday, matching his career high as well as the Houston Rockets' franchise record in a 111-105 victory.Harden also scored 61 on Jan. 23 against the New York Knicks. He joins Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan as the only players with multiple 60-point games in a season in NBA history.The Spurs collectively shook their heads in
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Harden’s 61 ‘one of best performances’

[ad_1] James Harden lit up the San Antonio Spurs for 61 points on Friday, matching his career high as well as the Houston Rockets' franchise record in a 111-105 victory.Harden also scored 61 on Jan. 23 against the New York Knicks. He joins Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan as the only players with multiple 60-point games in a season in NBA history.The Spurs collectively shook their heads in
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Harden goes for 61 again as Rockets top Spurs

[ad_1] James Harden matched his career high by scoring 61 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.Harden also scored 61 on Jan. 23 against the New York Knicks. He joins Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan as the only players with multiple 60-point games in a season in NBA history.It was Harden's third career 60-point game; he also
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Harden sets single-season mark for 3 attempts

[ad_1] ATLANTA -- Houston Rockets guard James Harden surpassed Golden State's Stephen Curry for the most 3-point field goals attempted in a season with his first eight attempts Tuesday night against the Atlanta Hawks.Harden entered Tuesday's game with 879 attempts, seven behind the 886 Curry attempted during the 2015-16 season. Harden established the new attempts mark after making 2 of 3 from beyond the arc in the third quarter. Harden
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Which player had the best sneakers of Week 22 in the NBA?

[ad_1] 10:16 AM ETNick DePaulaESPN Building off of the momentum of last week's International Women's Day, Utah Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell helped debut the first edition of Adidas' upcoming collaboration pack with Marvel Studios over the weekend, made to celebrate the career and achievements of longtime WNBA star Candace Parker.Created in tandem with the animation and comics juggernaut in advance of the release of "Captain Marvel," the studio's first
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If Boogie plays this way, Houston and the West have big problems

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- No regular-season game means all that much for a couple of rivals that played seven games in the Western Conference finals last season.So nobody wanted to jump to any grand conclusions after the Golden State Warriors held on for a 106-104 win Wednesday over the Houston Rockets, a team that has established itself over the past two seasons as the two-time defending champions' primary challengers."We didn't learn
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Harden shrugs off loss; D’Antoni warns of trouble

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- After watching the Golden State Warriors snap the Houston Rockets' nine-game win streak, James Harden wanted people to know what the 106-104 loss meant."It's OK," Harden said when answering a question that started with how the Rockets were on a roll. "Yeah. Nah, it's alright, man. We lost. We know we did. Good thing about it is we play again on Friday. It's one loss."Of course, a
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Rockets give GM Morey 5-year extension

[ad_1] The Houston Rockets have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with general manager Daryl Morey, according to the Houston Chronicle.Morey's previous deal was set to expire at the end of this season."I'm super happy," Morey told the Chronicle. "I'd love to be with the Rockets for life. This obviously solidifies us for a little while. I'm just really thankful to (owner) Tilman Fertitta for having the faith
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D’Antoni zings Steph, Warriors over loss to Suns

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni found himself in a playful mood after his team extended its NBA-best win streak to nine games Monday with a 118-106 victory over the Charlotte Hornets behind a 28-point night from James Harden.So when the focus shifted toward Wednesday's showdown against the Golden State Warriors, D'Antoni wasted little time delivering a zinger.Asked what he thought of Warriors guard Stephen Curry, mentioning Oakland