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James Harden took it back to the playground against the Sixers on Saturday. The Rockets guard went behind his back and then between his legs on a crossover dribble to shake Jrue Holiday on a fastbreak in the fourth quarter.
That’s the kind of move you expect to see in some And 1 game, not during an NBA contest. Who even thinks of doing that on the fly?
Harden finished with 29 points in Houston’s 107-100 loss to Philly. He is fourth in the NBA in scoring. Despite getting fooled on that play, Holiday had 30 points and nine assists as he continues to play at an All-Star level.
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When leading a 1-on-5 fast break, conventional wisdom would tell most players to pull up and wait for teammates to catch up. Most players are not James Harden though. Midway through the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Harden went coast-to-coast by himself, first putting Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus Young on skates, before scoring over Jason Richardson...
James Harden is averaging 26.5 points per game this season, after being acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With this play 'The Beard' had on Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, you get a pretty good idea of why he's putting up nearly 30 points a game:
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James Harden might be the best thing to ever happened to the Houston Rockets. He proved it Saturday night when he did a behind the back and between the legs crossover to fool Jrue Holiday of the 76ers. The announcer appropriately called it an all-star caliber move. The Rockets did however lose the game 107-100 behind 29 points from Harden. Video below.
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Game highlights above of the Celtics' 103 to 91 victory over the Houston Rockets. Box score below.
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