Harden Thrills In OT Win

Jonathan Grant | August 1st, 2020

It has been months since we have seen the wizardry of James Harden on a basketball court, and despite that fact, he still came out on Friday night upon his return to action in the ‘bubble’ in Orlando with a typically superb scoring performance. He would score 49 points as he led his Houston Rockets to a 153-149 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Sports Illustrated

Harden shot 14 of 20 from the field, while also making 18 of his 21 free throws, a clear signal that he was ready for games to resume. Kristaps Porzingis was instrumental on the evening for the Mavs, putting up 39 points of his own while also grabbing 16 rebounds in the defeat. Of course, it must be said, their own Luka Doncic had another triple-double, posting 28 points to go with 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He could have won them the game at the buzzer, but his shot had missed. The only reason they were tied was due to a bit of fortune, as Harden had missed a free throw (not intentionally) only for Robert Covington to tip it in with three seconds to go. That got the game to OT, and the rest as they say, was history.

Next Article
  • Brady Heading Back To Super Bowl As Bucs Hold Off Pack

    If you were told prior to kickoff on Sunday afternoon that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would throw for nearly 350 yards and three touchdowns and that his defense would intercept Tom Brady three times, you’d have probably put big money down on the Pack. But that would have been a mistake, seeing as...

    Read More
  • Chiefs Make Second Consecutive Super Bowl After Slow Start

    The Kansas City Chiefs, the defending champions of the NFL, started slowly on Sunday night in their AFC Championship contest with the Buffalo Bills. Falling behind 10-0 in the first ten minutes, they once again recovered to win comfortably, trouncing the Bills 38-24 at home when the time had expired, sending them to Tampa Bay...

    Read More
  • Clippers Streaking, Slide Past Thunder

    Much has been said about the current run that the Los Angeles Lakers are on. That’s allowed their city rivals, the Clippers, to slide in relatively unnoticed. That, however, shouldn’t be the case as their 108-100 win on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder was their seventh in a row and moved them to 13-4...

    Read More
  • New-Look Nets Top Bam, Heat Late

    The Miami Heat aren’t having the kind of season they would have planned after an NBA Finals appearance last go-around. But Bam Adebayo showed some promise to them on Saturday, even if it was ultimately fleeting. The big man posted 41 points to lead all scorers, but unfortunately it was the newest big three that...

    Read More
  • Poirier ‘Upsets’ McGregor For Biggest Career Win

    Most places you look currently say that Dustin Poirier, a big underdog as far as betting is concerned, came out of his bout with UFC and pop culture mainstay Conor McGregor with an upset victory. That, though, might not be the case. Sure, he was able to do something he couldn’t manage back in 2014...

    Read More
  • Sources: Lions Consider Stafford Trade

    The NFL quarterback market is always worth keeping an eye. This coming offseason, which will be here in just a few weeks now, is sure to be worth watching as well. A number of teams are going to need new QB’s while some big names, including Dak Prescott, could be on the move. Another name...

    Read More
  • Embiid Dominant Again VS Celtics

    It seems like it was only yesterday when it was being written that Joel Embiid had dominated the Boston Celtics. That’s because it practically was. After posting 42 points on them in Boston on Wednesday, he followed that up on Friday night by delivering 38 while also racking up 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers...

    Read More
  • Raptors Down Heat As Both Struggle

    Coming into Friday night, both the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat, recent NBA Finalists from the Eastern Conference, were under .500 and looking to build some momentum to correct that. Of course, only one team was going to be able to inch closer, and on the evening it appeared to be the Raptors that...

    Read More