Harden produced 32 points (12-29 FG, 2-13 3Pt, 6-8 FT), six rebounds, six assists, four steals and one block in 42 minutes during Monday's 101-92 loss to Golden State. Harden put the Rockets on his back and despite his best efforts, was not able to come through down the stretch. The Rockets went ice cold in the second half, at one stage missing 27 consecutive three-point attempts. Harden was good on both ends of the floor and simply ran out of steam against the might of the Warriors. He finishes what has arguably been his best season to date with one hand on the MVP trophy and some added motivation for next season, especially given the loss of Chris Paul (hamstring) at a time when the Rockets could have used him most.
Harden had 32 points (10-24 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 8-9 FT), nine assists, seven rebounds and three steals in 40 minutes during Saturday's 115-86 loss to Golden State. Harden managed to find some shooting rhythm Saturday but it was nowhere near enough as the Rockets were blown out by the Warriors in Game Six on their Western Conference Finals. With Chris Paul (hamstring) on the sidelines, Harden was forced into more of a ball-handling role and thus recorded a post-season high nine turnovers. After a blistering start, the Rockets were held to just 25 points for the entire second half and will need to make some drastic improvements if they are to advance to their first NBA Finals in over 20 years.
Harden tallied 19 points (5-21 FG, 0-11 3Pt, 9-9 FT), four assists, three rebounds and two steals across 39 minutes during Houston's 98-94 win over the Warriors in Game 5 of their Western Conference Finals playoff series Thursday. Harden's scoring total may have checked in second only to Chris Paul's (hamstring) on the Rockets, but his final line would have been downright dreadful if not for a perfect showing from the charity stripe. The Beard's 0-for-11 tally from three-point range marked his first blanking from distance since Mar. 22, and his 23.8 percent success rate from the field overall was his second lowest of the postseason, ahead only of the 11.1 percent figure he'd generated in Game 2 of the first round versus the Timberwolves. Harden will look to tighten things up considerably when Houston tries for their first NBA Finals appearance since the 1995-96 season in Saturday's Game 6.
Harden provided 30 points (11-26 FG, 3-12 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks across 43 minutes during Houston's 95-92 win over the Warriors in Game 4 of their Western Conference Finals playoff series Tuesday. Harden helped spearhead numerous Rockets comebacks throughout the game, including in both the first and fourth quarters. He paced the team in both shot attempts and scoring in the process and put together his second-best point total of the series, despite once again struggling from three-point range. Now sporting averages of 29.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.5 steals across 36.3 minutes over the first four games versus the Warriors, Harden will look to keep his hot hand going in Thursday's pivotal Game 5.
Harden posted 20 points (7-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt 4-5 FT), nine assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block across 33 minutes during Houston's 126-85 loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of their Western Conference Finals playoff series Sunday. Harden and backcourt mate Chris Paul both had trouble getting their shots to fall early, putting the Rockets into a bind in from the opening quarter onward. The Beard did bounce back to produce a solid overall line, but he saw his minutes somewhat reduced due to the blowout that ensued in the fourth quarter. Harden's scoring totals have now dropped over those of his prior game in each of the last two contests, a trend he'll look to reverse in Tuesday's pivotal Game 4.
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