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James Harden, Evan Turner get into shoving match in Rockets’ blowout win over Pacers (VIDEO)

Mar 8, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

Late in the third quarter Friday with the Rockets leading the Pacers by 23 points, James Harden and Evan Turner got into it a bit, and the players had to be separated after getting face-to-face and a little shoving ensued.

This appeared to be Harden intentionally agitating things, as this play had been whistled dead near half-court. But you can hardly blame him — emotions were running high at the time, with Houston putting on a clinic against the team with the league’s best record, who had handed Houston a 33-point loss back on Dec. 20.

Harden finished with 28 points in 31 minutes, and the Rockets nearly returned the favor completely, winning by a margin of 26 points.

  1. timb12 - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    They were closer to kissing than fighting.

    • ranfan12 - Mar 9, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      Eskimo kisses haha

      • manilamobb - Mar 11, 2014 at 1:06 AM

        Im weak LOL

  2. sellahh - Mar 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    David West.
    Disagree with JVG, Turner lightly put his hand on Hardens chest with no ill intent whatsoever it seemed and Harden was the one to make it escalate in my opinion.
    David ************************** West

    • stayhigh_247 - Mar 8, 2014 at 1:17 PM

      exactly, Harden pretended like he wanted to go there. But when D West showed up, nobody wanted it with Mufassa, when the lion roared order was restored in the kingdom.

  3. slaugin - Mar 8, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    In Hockey this is what happens after every whistle. In NBA it’s news worthy.

  4. andreboy1 - Mar 8, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Harden has paid to have escorts sleep with him so he automatically loses

  5. jhuck92 - Mar 9, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    “Let’s give ourselves high fives all around for being fake tough guys!”

    • progress2011 - Mar 9, 2014 at 7:35 AM

      AGREED !!!

      ESPECIALLY David West!!!!

      He is the FAKEST tough guy impersonator I’ve ever seen!

      He throws a cheap shot elbow, here and there and now all of a sudden he’s some kind of Bad Dude!!

      Get outta here!

  6. deavn - Mar 9, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Shovin’ Buddies

  7. manilamobb - Mar 11, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Why is harden going for a block on a dead play in a blow out game anyways. I would have pushed him too.

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