James Harden Shakes, Bakes, Takes George Hill

We are always taught to do our best, to give it our best shot, give it 110% and leave it all on the field. If we do this, we’re told, we will succeed. George Hill learned tonight that what we’re taught isn’t always right.

Hill plays as perfect of defense as possible against James Harden here. He mirrors Harden the entire way, unfazed by the multiple jab steps, crossovers and spin moves. Yet, despite his very best efforts, great offense beats great defense, as Harden gets separation and nails the jumper right in Hill’s grill. Harden notched 44 points as the Houston Rockets beat the Indiana Pacers 110-100.

(Hiren Joshi)