Harden provided 42 points (13-25 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 11-15 FT), seven assists and six rebounds across 33 minutes in Tuesday's 115-111 win over the Trail Blazers. Harden was in top form in the hard-fought victory, which snapped the Trail Blazers' 13-game winning streak. He hit a pair of his five three-pointers in the latter portion of the fourth quarter to help Houston remain one step ahead of a determined Portland squad that got as close as 113-111 with 28 seconds remaining. It was Harden's second 40-point performance of March, and he's now shot at least 50.0 percent in consecutive games for the first time during the month as well. The perennial All-Star is in the midst of yet another stellar stretch of play, as Tuesday's production pushed his monthly averages to 30.6 points (on 46.9 percent shooting), 7.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals across 34.8 minutes across nine games.
Harden had 34 points (9-18 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 14-14 FT), 12 assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 129-120 victory over the Timberwolves. Harden was at it again Sunday, leading his team to yet another victory. The Rockets look set to grab the number one seed out West, especially given the injuries to the Golden State Warriors. Harden shows no sign of slowing down, however, if the team can put enough space between themselves and the Warriors, he could get a rest day towards the back end of the season.
Harden generated 32 points (11-28 FG, 4-13 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 11 rebounds, eight assists and two steals across 38 minutes in Saturday's 107-101 win over the Pelicans. The Beard only drained four threes, but he made plenty of news from behind the arc. Harden connected on a 27-footer that put the Rockets up by nine points with 1:31 left, and he subsequently drew a controversial foul from Jrue Holiday on a long-range miss in which Harden was the one who appeared to initiate the contact. The 28-year-old has actually not been at his sharpest over the last three games, but he's still scored 24 to 32 points during those contests with the help of sheer volume. He was especially aggressive from distance Saturday, putting up his most three-point attempts since Feb. 11.
Harden collected 24 points (7-16 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 8-9 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block in 34 minutes during Thursday's 101-96 victory over the Clippers. Harden was quiet by his standards but still led his team in scoring with 24 points on 7-of-16 shooting. After playing only 29 minutes in the previous game, he was back at his usual workload here. He is arguably the favorite to win his first MVP award this season and will look to press those claims in a quality matchup with Anthony Davis and the Pelicans on Saturday.
Harden scored 28 points (6-17 FG, 2-11 3Pt, 14-14 FT) to go along with six rebounds and six assists across 29 minutes during Monday's 109-93 win over the Spurs. Harden returned to the court just a day after sitting out with knee soreness, and although he struggled from behind the arc, a perfect night from the foul line allowed him to near his season high in scoring. He likely would've been available to play a full complement of minutes, but Houston led big from the early stages and limited his time on the floor. Harden should be back up to speed for a potentially high-scoring matchup with the Clippers on Thursday.
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