Video: Rockets’ James Harden puts Isaac Bonga on skates
After Harden successfully shook off Bonga, the former league MVP finished it off with a rare perimeter shot.
James Harden making another defender consider a different career path 🤭pic.twitter.com/kB1iSyuza5
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) October 31, 2019
The game was a high-scoring affair, with the Rockets ending up winning 159-158. In fact, it is now the highest-scoring regulation game in NBA history.
Both teams were lights out from the field, as the Rockets shot 53.4 percent while the Wizards shot 62.6 percent. From deep, the Rockets were 42.6 percent while the Wizards were 55.6.
The Rockets won thanks to game-winning free throws by Harden. He finished with 59 points, nine rebounds and three assists. He was also 6-of-14 from deep, 18-of-32 from the field and 17-of-18 from the free-throw line.
Clint Capela chipped in 21 points and nine rebounds, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double with 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and Danuel House had 16 markers.
The Wizards, for their part, were led by Bradley Beal who finished with 46 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Rookie Rui Hachimura had 23 points. Other contributors include Davis Bertans who had 21 points, Isaiah Thomas who had 17 points and 10 assists, and Troy Brown who had 14 points.