Video: James Harden visibly frustrated after Rockets’ loss to Nets
The reigning Most Valuable Player scored 58 points to carry the Rockets through four quarters and an extra session, but his efforts went to naught as Brooklyn made their free throws in the end.
Despite the loss, James Harden continues to leave the entire NBA in awe over his scoring rampage. His streak of 30-point games is already at historical levels and he’s now on the heels of back-to-back 50-point games.
Harden is leading the league in scoring by a huge margin. His 35.4 points nightly are unheard of, reminding everyone of Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant’s historic season in 2005-06 where he was able to score 81 points in one game.
It would be too much to ask for the Rockets superstar to break Bryant’s record, but he’s already doing things that were once deemed as unimaginable.
Apart from his offense, Harden also tallied 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal, and one block. He also attempted 21 free throws, converting on 21 of them.
With the loss, the Rockets slid to 25-19. Every game is very much critical in the Western Conference as the playoff race is as tight as ever.
For James Harden, he’ll have to do this much heavy lifting for an extended amount of time as the team still await the return of Chris Paul and Clint Capela.