James Harden's historic season continues. He's averaging 44 PTS, 9.2 AST, 8.6 REB in January! LAST 2 GAMES: 58 PTS, 10 REB, 6 AST 16-34 FG, 5-19 3PT, 21-23 FT 57 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST 17-33 FG, 6-15 3PT, 17-18 FT 1st back 2 back 55 PTS since Wilt!
RT @AlexKennedyNBA: More Aaron Jackson on James Harden: "You don't expect that strength. First time I guarded him, I went to reach for the ball and he put his shoulder on me. My neck was jammed up for, I swear, a month. We had one serious talk and he told me, 'It's bigger than me. I want a legacy.'" https://t.co/IOHEcfEvvh
RT @AlexKennedyNBA: Aaron Jackson on James Harden: "He's unreal. It's super hard to guard him. You try to be aggressive, but he's one of the strongest guys on the floor. If he wanted to, he could be the NBA's strongest guard. ****, he probably is and it goes unnoticed... until you practice vs him." https://t.co/pBJiccZbRS
Trying to find one positive before attempting sleep... IMO, the play Mike D'Antoni drew up down 3 with 1.6 left was fantastic. Brooklyn wanted to foul, and Gerald Green got the same uncontested look out of the same corner that he had vs. Phoenix last year. This time, missed it.
The Rockets shooting 70 3s is a bit excessive, but they've also been a historically good offense with this style for 3 years running now and they didn't lose tonight because of their offense.
Trying to decide if the Rockets shooting 70 threes tonight is a display of some higher level analytical game-of-numbers theory orrrrrr a simple lack of discipline... my twitter analysts, feel free to weigh in ? hmmmm