Leonard was penalized for an offensive foul late in the game as Harden earned a crucial call to ice the game for the Nets.
The eight-time All-Star finished with 38 points as Brooklyn overcame a 24-point deficit to win 128-124 in Pheonix.
In a lengthy rant, the Golden State Warriors star criticized the league for allowing teams to sit players they wanted to trade.
A business in Atlanta spotted an opportunity as the eight-time All-Star was traded to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.
The eight-time All-Star was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster deal involving seven players and four teams.
The NBA superstar had become very unhappy with the Rockets, prompting the trade to the Nets.
The 2018 MVP came close to publicly demanding a trade, claiming the Rockets aren't good enough and "can't be fixed."
The Raiders quarterback name-checked the Houston Rockets star in the 35-31 defeat against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.
The eight-time All-Star is reportedly determined to leave Houston this offseason to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets.
The eight-time All-Star has reportedly turned down the chance of becoming the first NBA player in history to make $50 million a year.
The Houston Rockets star was pictured wearing the face-covering in a picture the team posted on its official Twitter account.
NBA players have combined for 18 games of 50 or more points this season, which is tied for third all-time in a single season. Also, Bradley Beal became the 10th different player to hit the mark this season.
Ryan Sullivan, who posts under the username AngryCentrist, told Newsweek he never expected his post about Harden to blow up with over 4,000 comments.
James Harden is just one of many players who conveniently placed their social justice bona fides in their back pockets when it comes to making sure the money keeps rolling in. Tech companies and politicians cower too.
During a press conference featuring Houston Rockets' stars, James Harden and Russell Westbrook, a CNN reporter was quickly stopped when she asked a question pertaining to politics and social justice.
The win improves the Lakers' record for the season to 29-29 but they remain 10th in the Western Conference standings.
Harden has now scored at least 30 points in 21 consecutive games and has three 55-point games in January alone.
The reigning MVP is the first player since Chamberlain to score at least 30 points in 20 consecutive games.
Harden has now scored at least 30 points in the last 17 consecutive games.
Harden is the only player in NBA history to have four 50-point triple-doubles in his career.
The Celtics legend has since apologized on Twitter.
No player who has featured on "Detail" has won a playoffs series this season.
Houston takes on Golden State in Game One on Monday.
The Rockets are brimming with confidence, but Curry is not worried.
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