- Rockets overtime wins the Warriors
The Rockets turned over 20 points behind, and beat the Warriors 135-134 in the away game. The Rockets won six straight games and won 11 games in the past 12 games. James Harden scored a three-pointer, 44 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, Clint Capella 29 points and 21 rebounds, Austin Rivers 18 points, Danur-Haus 17 points. Gerald Green, who came off the bench, scored 16 points.
The Warriors' 2 game winning streak ended. Stephen Curry scored 35 points and 6 assists, and Kevin Durant and Clay Thompson each scored 26 points.
Harden's performance today explains what MVP is. He not only blasted the luxury data, but also blew his record again. He also hit the three-pointer in the final moment. Harden has scored at least 40 points in the fifth consecutive game. It is the first player to do this since Kobe Bryant in March 2007. In the past 50 years, only Jordan and Iverson have done it.
Harden scored 40+ triple-doubles in two consecutive games. This is the 11th time in his career and he has scored 40+ triple-doubles. Westbrook has a second place in history. Harden has achieved 40 consecutive three-doubles in three consecutive games, surpassing Westbrook and Westbrook for two times.
Harden scored 35 points in the ninth consecutive game, tied LeBron James in the 2005-06 season, tied for third place since 1975, second only to Kobe Bryant (13 games) in the 2002-03 season and Jordan (10 games) in the 1986-87 season.