Any other night and James Harden is the biggest story in the NBA. But with Klay Thompson tossing daggers in the third quarter, Harden’s 33 points, 10 assists and game-winning buzzer-beater in a 113-111 Rockets win over the Suns were relegated to an afterthought. That’s a shame, too, because the Rockets off-guard came through like the superstar he’s become.
Harden had already twisted P.J. Tucker before slamming home a two-handed jam earlier in the night, and his step-back shook him yet again on the game-winner — even with Isaiah Thomas impotently reaching to get a hand in his eye.
Harden was 8-of-18 from the field (3/6 3pt) and 14-of-17 from the charity stripe with those 10 dimes, six rebounds, three steals and a block in a little under 40 minutes of action.
Klay Thompson had burned NBA Twitter last night, but while James Harden just singed it, he continues to go about the business of being a superstar.
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