James Harden took over during Saturday's 118-111 win over the Cavs with 37 points, three boards, 11 assists, four steals, one block and five 3-pointers in just 29 minutes.
He shot 9-of-15 from the field, made all 14 attempts from the line and only turned the ball over once to make this a nine-category line. As a quick aside, scoring 37 points on just 15 attempts is awesome. Since 1985-86, only Chris Paul in 2013 scored that many points on 15 or less shot attempts with double-digit dimes. Additionally, the Rockets have been outstanding without Dwight Howard in their previous two games, leading the NBA in points, point differential, effective field goal percentage, blocks, assist ratio, 3-pointers and offensive efficiency. Harden is the main reason why.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:46:00 PM