James Harden Hits Ridiculous 3 To Beat Warriors In Overtime

Mae Harvey
January 7, 2019

Even though Curry, who led the Warriors with 35 points, didn't like the way the game ended, he enjoyed the back-and-forth between the Rockets and Warriors.

The team was 11-4 in December with Harden averaging 36.4 points, 7.9 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 1.80 steals, according to the Houston Rockets.

The Beard forced overtime sinking a three-pointer and went on scoring a contested three 2.7 seconds to go in the extra time.

Asked if he felt too much energy was spent on critiquing that aspect of his play, Harden said: "Exactly".

The Warriors fell short to a struggling Rockets team earlier this season, so Houston will try to replicate their last result against the Warriors on Thursday.

Houston's defense has been better than it was at the start of the season, but Harden's seemingly impossible numbers have been the driving force in the Rockets' victories.

Harden scored only five points in the fourth quarter, but he swished a 30-foot stepback to tie the score with 51.4 seconds remaining. "And we'll see. Game on". Klay Thompson added 26.

Harden, who is leading the National Basketball Association with a career-high 33.6 points per game, is unquestionably in the midst of one of the most spectacular offensive stretches in recent National Basketball Association history.

That's in line with what Harden has been doing all season long.

That's considerably more than every single team in the league.

Although Giannis Antetokounmpo is Harden's biggest competition for the award at this moment, the evaluation goes a bit deeper than that. He's pulled down double-digit boards in two of the past four games and handed out 6-plus assists in four straight.

Whereas Harden's usage sat at 36.2 percent in the lead-up to Paul's injury, it's spiked to 42.9 percent in the games since.

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