Saturday, November 3, 2012
Free James Harden!
James Harden dominates yet again in his 2nd game on Houston. The Rockets were up big in the first half, lost their lead, and were actually down a few points around the 5 minute mark. This is when Harden steps it up. He puts the Rocknuts on his back and keeps scoring until the Rockets walk away with a 109-102 victory. This 45 point performance wasn't in some blowout win or loss. Those points were scored in a legit come from behind victory.
Notice his drives, how he holds his arms straight out while still protecting the ball in order to initiate contact. He dominates athletic shot blockers like Josh Smiff more than once making me wish I drafted Harden in the first round of one of my fantasy leagues instead of Josh.
Harden has scored 82 points in his first two games with Houston and is third on the list of "most points scored in first two games with a new team" behind Wilt and MJ.