Houston Rockets big man Clint Capela tweeted out on Wednesday evening that James Harden’s performance against the New York Knicks reminded him of Broly — a very powerful character in the Dragon Ball Z TV show.
— Clint Capela (@CapelaClint) January 24, 2019
James Harden dropped 61 points — all unassisted — to go along with 15 rebounds and four assists in Houston’s 114-110 close win against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. He set a new host of records because of his performance, as he seems to be doing every night.
Here are some of them:
James Harden's 61 points tonight are:
— StatMuse (@statmuse) January 24, 2019
James Harden entered his contest against the Knicks averaging nearly 36 points per game, leading the entire league in points. If he continues this trend, it’ll be the second season in a row he’s led the NBA in points per game.
The Rockets had started off the season pretty slowly. Without any depth, at the wing spot, the roster was lacking in defensive ability. Without lockdown artists Luc Mbah A Moute and Trevor Ariza, the Rockets were being blown out by teams. All-Star point guard Chris Paul has struggled to stay on the floor due to an injury all season long. It’s gone on Harden to carry the team.
The Rockets are now 27-20 on the season and sit at the fifth spot in the NBA’s Western Conference.