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James Harden drops vintage triple-double in return to Houston

The Beard led the Nets to an easy win over his former team, the Rockets, on Wednesday night. We break down his performance in fantasy basketball.

James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets shoots the ball during the game against the Houston Rockets on March 3, 2021 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Photo by Maria Lysaker/NBAE via Getty Images

UPDATE: Harden and the Nets coasted to an easy win over the Rockets on Wednesday night, 132-114. Not only did the Nets cover another first half spread, but they were able to cover another game spread against a Houston team with an eight-man rotation. Harden dropped 29-13-10 with three steals for 73 DKFP on DraftKings, the second-highest point total behind Joel Embiid (75.75 DKFP).

Harden got his revenge and then some. He also went over his Pts + Asts + Rebs prop with 52 total, but fell juuuust short of his point total, which was set at 29.5. DraftKings Sportsbook boosted up Harden’s odds to record at triple-double to +230, so if you jumped on that promotion, good call!

The Beard is back in Houston on Wednesday night to face his former team for the first time since the trade that sent him to Brooklyn. James Harden did not disappoint in the first half for the Brooklyn Nets against the Houston Rockets. He came close to a triple-double with 14 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds to go with 3 steals over 22 minutes.

The Nets went out to a commanding 67-54 lead at the half, covering the first half spread that was around 5.5 points during the day and got up to as much as 8.5. Harden’s prop for points was set at 29.5 before the game and his Pts + Rebs + Asts prop was around 48.5. These props are in decent spots considering the game is somewhat in reach for the Rockets. It isn’t a complete blowout but could end up looking like that early in the third quarter. It is very clear that Harden’s revenge spot is paying off so far in DFS. At $11K, Harden is up to 42.25 DKFP at halftime.