Video: Rockets’ James Harden draws foul on what appears to be a double step-back move
There’s no question that the referees should’ve called a traveling violation. But they failed the blow the whistle as, maybe, they were in awe of Harden’s new rendition of his signature step-back 3-pointer.
Still, the Rockets came away with the victory, 102-97. James Harden had another stellar night as he finished with 47 points, six rebounds, five assists, and five steals. He was also 4-of-12 from downtown and 15-of-16 from the free-throw line.
The Rockets have now improved to 15-14 and have won four straight. Harden, the Rockets’ franchise player, has guided his team to this streak. In the last five games, he’s averaging an impressive 38.6 points per game.
— NBA (@NBA) December 18, 2018
Time can only tell if Houston can maintain this momentum moving forward. It has not been an ideal season for them thus far. From being one game away from the NBA Finals, the Rockets are close to being the bottom feeders in the West. And from the looks of it, it seems that the Rockets will heavily depend on James Harden’s stellar play. It would be exciting to see if Harden’s greatness can finally spillover to the rest of his teammates.