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Rocket’s James Harden Has Historic Performance

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden put on a performance in Tuesday night’s win over the Orlando Magic that will be hard for anyone to top.

Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double, finishing with 60 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

“I just gave it all I had tonight,” Harden said (h/t ESPN).

“We all did. We all fought for 48 minutes, we got key stops when we needed to and we made big shots.”

The Rockets had a slim roster as guard Chris Paul was out with a sore groin, Trevor Ariza was out with a strained hamstring, and guard Eric Gordon left early in the second quarter with lower back stiffness.

“I looked at Coach and said, ‘Eric can’t go,”’ Harden said. “He said go get ’em. And after that, I didn’t come out of the game.”

“Amazing, [and] topped it off with a four-point play at the end,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “But we had to have every minute from him.”

Harden was also a menace on defense, notching 4 steals and blocking a shot in the historic performance.

“It’s a good feeling, I guess,”Harden said. “Just try to go out there and make an impact every single night on the game, however I can. Whether it’s scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, whatever it is. And tonight, I guess I was doing everything.”

“I have never seen a performance like that,” Rockets guard Gerald Green said. “I caught myself just being a true fan throughout the whole game. … What he did today was remarkable.”

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Rockets Signing Thabo Sefolosha

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The Houston Rockets are signing veteran small forward Thabo Sefolosha to a one-year deal at the veteran minimum, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen.

Sefolosha spent the last two seasons playing for the Utah Jazz, and it likely going to be a depth piece for the Rockets this upcoming season.

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Nene Plans On Re-Signing with Rockets

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Veteran center Nene plans to play for the Houston Rockets for the upcoming season, according to The Athletic’s Kelly Iko.

Nene reportedly is set to re-sign with the team as they gear up for another push for an NBA championship.

Nene has averaged 6.8 points and 3.6 rebounds during his three-season stay with the Rockets.

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Rockets Officially Sign Eric Gordon to Four-Year Contract Extension

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The Houston Rockets have officially signed guard Eric Gordon to a four-year, $75.6 million contract, according to an official team announcement.

In order for Gordon to cash in on the entire deal, he would need to make an All Star team or be a part of a Rockets championship team, which would guaranteed the final year of his new deal.

Gordon, 30, averaged 16.2 ppg last season for the Rockets.

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