HOUSTON James Harden had the audacity to act normal Wednesday night. He just came out of the shower, got dressed, gave his beard a good once over with his palm and acted like he wasn't walking away from a building he just burned to the ground.
"That's how I play," he said after Houston's 122-119 win over Oklahoma City. "If you watch, all 50 games that's how I play."
Harden scored a career-high 46 points on 19 shots to lead the Rockets (30-26) from 14 points down to beat the Thunder (39-15), his former team. He went 14 of 19 from the field, 7 of 8 from the 3-point line and 11 of 12 from the foul line, while grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out six assists over 44 minutes. He also made a half-court shot at the end of the third quarter.
"Today I had a pretty good game," Harden said.
Teammates were equally useless in explaining it all.
"I don't even know what to say," Jeremy Lin said.
It took Rockets coach Kevin ...