The only player to have converted more of those attempts than Harden? Harden's play has been the definitive reason for the turn around, and in Thursday night's win over the defending champions, it was abundantly clear why. The only player with more is Westbrook (11). "Maybe they'll consider him for the MVP race".
What he does over the course of the 82-game regular season puts him among the game's elite, but as guys like LeBron James and Kevin Durant can attest, such greatness can only push one's legacy so far. Then James Harden made a decision to take matters into his own hands.
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Harden scored 44 points - 11 in overtime - to lead the Houston Rockets to a 135-134 road win over the Dubs. After all, when a player hits a game-winner like this, it's hard not to cement his place at the top. The Rockets, after a dismal 11-14 start to the season, now sit at 22-16 after a six-game winning streak, and their general manager is thinking big picture after downing the Warriors.
When he was asked if he's seen the video of the play, Durant slyly looked up and simply said, "yeah". Harden taking home the award last season proved that to not be true, although LeBron has continually played at an exceptional level.
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Aside from the scoring, James' numbers rival Harden across the board.
Most impressive of all is that Harden has scored 40 or more points in five straight games, joining Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson as the only players in National Basketball Association history to score that many points in that many consecutive games.
"We're obsessed with winning the championship", Morey said.More news: Bottrop attack: German driver 'tried to mow down migrants'