60 points 11 assists 10 rebounds
What’s most impressive about this performance by Harden is that we are not looking at a Kobe-ish jack up a thousand shots all night in a blowout game situation here.
The game was close, in fact the Rockets were down the whole first half. And the shooting was efficient – a word Kobe doesn’t even acknowledge.
Harden was 19-30 from the field and 17-18 from the line. Now that’s the Beard’s M.O. – 3s and free throws – but playing without Chris Paul and Trevor Ariza and then Eric Gordon too, who went down mid-game, Harden had the ball in his hands all night and he obviously delivered the goods.
His hand was extra hot:
The dishes were sweet:
And the cherry on top – he scores points 57,58,59, and 60 on an And-1 three pointer:
Take a bow James Harden.