Rockets’ James Harden jokes his 47-point outing vs. Clippers is his flu game
Sure enough, after the game, Harden jokingly tagged his performance as his flu game.
Harden dropped 47 sick … modern-day MJ performance 😂 pic.twitter.com/87vpmPyh9G
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 14, 2019
Harden also snagged six rebounds and dished out seven assists. He was 12-of-26 from the field, 7-of-13 from deep and 16-of-17 from the free-throw line. It was a close game most of the night, but in the fourth quarter, Harden took over and drained shot after shot which eventually closed the door on the Clippers.
In the young 2019-20 season, this is Harden’s fifth game with at least 40 points. His season-high was a 59-point (two points short of his career-high) explosion against the Washington Wizards in October.
Nonetheless, more than his individual accolades, the Rockets proved that they can go toe-to-toe with the Clippers — a stacked-team that is expected to create serious waves this season. Despite the harsh criticism of their play style, the Rockets still managed to get it done.
The Rockets are now on a five-game winning streak with an 8-3 record. It will be interesting to see how they will power through the next games as Eric Gordon — one of their key players — will be out for six weeks an arthroscopic knee surgery.
Their next game is on Friday against the Indiana Pacers.