Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Austin Rivers on James Harden: 'He's unguardable, man, come on bro'

Austin Rivers on James Harden: 'He's unguardable, man, come on bro'

"That's what we need to focus on", said Harden following the Rockets 135-134 overtime win against the Warriors in which he scored the game-winning 3.

The Milwaukee Bucks finished the month with a 10-4 record and the Houston Rockets with an 11-4 record.

At one point in the first half the Rockets trailed by 20, but centre Clint Capela and Harden lead the visitors to within three with 43 seconds to go in regulation.

"He's been playing at a high level the last 11 games, so it is not surprising considering the roll he is on", Curry said of Harden.

The Houston Rockets almost got screwed out of a win Thursday night, but MVP front-runner James Harden wasn't about to let that happen. 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.

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.

Since dropping 50 points on December 13, Harden is averaging 41.1 points, 9.5 assists, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.1 steals per game. Curry had 35 points while Durant and Klay Thompson both had 26. He's scoring just over 40 points on only 25.3 field goal attempts per game while averaging 5.9 made threes on 41.7 percent shooting from behind the arc.

That's in line with what Harden has been doing all season long. It's a grind every single game. Oscar Robertson previously held the National Basketball Association record for most consecutive 35-point, 5-assist outings at seven games.

Harden had one last chance left, and went for it all. The 29-year-old guard has played at a level even more impressive than his 2017-18 MVP campaign.

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