James Harden has a FG% of .392 but true shooting percentage (which values FT’s & 3’s) of .562. Largest disparity in the NBA.
Canaan had 6 3-pointers, the fourth Rockets player with at least 6 in a game (with Harden, Ariza, Beverley). No other team with more than 1.
McHale praised Harden's defense, saying it was a sign of maturity as a player that he's bringing it there when his offense is struggling.
FINAL: Rockets 102, Kings 89. Harden struggles shooting, but posts 26p-8a-7r-3blk-2stl. Career-highs Canaan (24p), D-Mo (21p). Rockets 12-3!
Harden with a drive, a steal and a breakaway. Rockets up 95-85, 2:07 left. He's 9 of 30, but has 24-8-7.
Harden with the steal and dunk that might seal this one. Rockets up 95-85, 2:07 to play.
James Harden is back… after a third quarter slump, he is looking pretty good.
Harden may have just won the game with his defense.
One of those nights, James Harden?
Harden finally hits one via having no Kings within two counties of him.
Harden misses the wide open three, but gets a second chance and nails the corner three! Rockets up 9, 4:54 left.
James Harden now 6-of-24 from the field.
Ben McLemore is shutting down James Harden.
The 3-4 min starting stretch of fourth when Harden sits has been tough for Rockets lately, but they kept the 4-pt lead as Harden returns.
Rockets have no Dwight, Jones, Beverley. Harden's shot missing since 1st q. They are 5 of 13 from line. Somehow, still up 4.
"At shooting guard, out of Arendelle ... James Harden!"
Harden has no mojo right now, even missing a pair of free throws.
Canaan has all of Harden's shot-making ability at the moment.
Harden 1 of 15 with 1 assist since the first quarter. For some reason, with his shot, 3 starters out, Rockets having trouble scoring.
James Harden is shooting 5-for-20, just one assist since the first quarter.
Rockets not just missing 3s. Actually, that's all they've made for awhile thanks to Canaan. Harden short on 2 drives, an 18-footer.
Since starting the game 4-6 from the field after one quarter, James Harden is now 1-14 from the field.
James Harden is as cold as the turkey I forgot to defrost -- uh, dammit, BRB.
James Harden has had two big-league rejections from behind in this quarter, but Rockets can't buy a basket. Timeout McHale, 60-58 Houston.
On the other end, Harden has cooled off badly. He's made 1 of his last 10 shots.
Nice awareness by Ben McLemore. Goes up for rebound, misses, but flies out to guard 3-ball by Harden.
Harden with a strong block of a Cousins shot. Hearing about it (or something) from Reggie Evans.
Kings have trailed by as many as 22. harden has 15 points, 5 assists for Houston.
Rockets 37, Kings 19 after 1. Rockets match their season high for points in a quarter. Harden with 12p, 5a. Rockets shoot 60.9 %. Sac 9 tos.
What a quarter for James Harden: 12 points on 4-6 FG, 4-4 FT, 5 assists, 2 boards, a steal and a block. 37-19 Rockets after one.
Harden, Curry going back and forth for league lead in points scored or created off assists. Harden with 8p, 5a in 9 minutes.
I'm going to say that's the best highlight of D-Mo's career. Behind the back on a break and then a behind the back pass to Harden for layup.
OH, D-MO! Motiejunas goes behind-the-back to Harden on the fast break. Fans LOVE it. Rockets up by 12, 28-16.
D-Mo already has 7 points after that corner three, and Harden with 6 points, 3 assists, a steal and a block. Rockets up 21-11 early.
What will happen first? Harden 35 points or Rockets 35 3-pt attempts? Rockets probably need both to win.
James Harden with a steal and a block early. I'm guessing you won't see either in a viral animated GIF.