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Houston Rockets: James Harden’s JHtown Weekend Recap

HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 10: NBA star James Harden of Houston Rockets, attends a basketball event by Tmall of Alibaba Group during his China tour on August 10, 2017 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 10: NBA star James Harden of Houston Rockets, attends a basketball event by Tmall of Alibaba Group during his China tour on August 10, 2017 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
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The Beard hosted the first annual JHtown weekend over the past few days.

During JHtown Weekend, held primarily at Rice University, there were several exhibition games of basketball going on. It all led to the final game, where many NBA players and stars showed up in support of James Harden.

Harden himself played in the game and also donated $100,000 for scholarships at Texas Southern. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also declared the 20th of August “James Harden Day.”

The list of celebrities and NBA players that attended is impressive. It includes the likes of John Wall, Chris Paul, Meek Mill and more. The two teams were led by Harden and Wall, with the Beard and his squad coming out victorious.

Harden’s team included quite a few Rockets players, including two former Rockets. Take a look at the squad:

James Harden's team at #JHTW will include Chris Paul, Troy Williams, Clint Capela, Tyler Ennis, Josh Smith, DeMar DeRozan, Isaiah Taylor.

— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) August 20, 2017

The Highlights

Now, what you have all been waiting for. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the game. At the end of the post, we’ll include a full video from Ball is Life.

First, here’s some teamwork from CP3, Harden, and Clint:

https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/899379679181885441

We could definitely get used to seeing that from the Rockets this season. The ability to have two All-Star playmakers on the court at the same will do wonders for the offense. Also, Clint Capela looks much improved and stronger.

Next, we’ll look at just Clint and Paul:

We can get used to this @cp3 ➡️ @CapelaClint! pic.twitter.com/ltW2v1wy2o

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) August 20, 2017

This play looks like something that James Harden pulled off several times last season. CP3 and Clint look poised to make a great duo on the team next year.

Here’s another interesting play:

https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/899392326220513280

Did Chris Paul just…? Yes, yes he did.

He also locked up John Wall at the end of the game to secure the win for Team “Big Tony.”

@CP3 can still lock up pic.twitter.com/Cj5eOXqT45

— StanfordKP (@stanfordkp) August 20, 2017

Take a look at a ton more highlights in Ball is Life’s video recap!

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