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Rockets’ James Harden hits fifth three-pointer, has 26 points at half

James Harden, Rockets

Houston Rockets guard James Harden had been in a scoring funk in recent weeks.

Harden scored just 12 points on 3-of-13 shooting against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jan. 24. Then–after missing a pair of games–followed that up by going 5-of-18 from the field and scoring just 18 points against the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 29.

However, Harden might be busting out of his slump. He scored 35 points against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday and he is torching the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday afternoon.

Harden beat the buzzer with a three-pointer at the end of the first half. He headed into the break with five treys and 26 points already:

More importantly, Harden has been efficient. He is 8-of-13 from the field and 5-of-9 from beyond the arc, also adding four assists, three rebounds and a pair of blocks.

Russell Westbrook has been carrying the load for the Rockets in recent weeks. But their success is still ultimately defined by Harden’s success (or lack thereof) in scoring the ball.

The Rockets will hope Harden can carry this momentum into the rest of the month. Houston led New Orleans 65-60 at the break.

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