Rockets teammates Harden, Paul team up for first time at Drew League

Rockets James Harden by guard Chris Paul. (Kelvin Kuo/AP)

New Houston Rockets teammates Chris Paul and James Harden played together for the first time since Paul signed with Houston.

Paul and Harden gave a small sample size of the damage they can do together this weekend at the Drew League in Los Angeles. They suited up for LAUNFD and put on a show for the sold-out gym.

Harden was dominant, finishing with 27 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, per ESPN. Paul, on the other hand, poured in 13 points while dropping 10 dimes.

LAUNFD ended up beating the Home Town Favorites 83-81. The Favorites featured some NBA talent on their team with Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright joining Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell Tim Hardaway Jr., of the New York Knicks

The game was supposed to be see the new Rockets backcourt taking on NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, but it wasn’t meant to be as the Thunder guard sat out to rest.

It did catch the attention of Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade, however, who was front row for the action.

The Drew League has been around since 1973 with NBA players regularly attending and playing in the annual summer exhibition league. The Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan is a regular and games are now played at King Drew High School.