|Posted on November 1, 2012 at 6:00 AM|
James Harden agreed to a big new 80 million contract extension, and he certainly looked worth it in his first game with the Rockets.
Harden had 37 points and 12 assists in a storybook debut.The Rockets 105-96.
"I think I just wanted to get out there and play," Harden said. "All the talking and all the craziness that has been happening this last week -- I just wanted to go out there and play basketball."
Harden will have a bulls eye on his back now. He's the star of his very own team now.
The highly anticipated regular-season opener Thursday between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, which also was to be the first NBA regular-season game at the new $1 billion Barclays Center, has been postponed because of the devastation caused by Sandy, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday.
"Mayor Bloomberg informed us this afternoon that after further analysis of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy that he felt it was in the best interests of the city of New York, the teams and our fans that we postpone the Knicks-Nets game scheduled for Thursday night," NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with all those affected by this devastating storm."
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