Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
CLEVELAND -- Great players know how to close out games in the NBA. It appears the Houston Rockets have one in James Harden, who scored 16 of his team-high 29 points in the fourth quarter of their 112-104 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday before an announced crowd of 16,866 at Quicken Loans Arena. Harden, acquired in a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 27, shot just 6 of 17 from the field, 3 of 9 from behind the arc. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder made a living going to the foul line. He made 14 of 15 from the foul line, which helped the Rockets (20-14) win their fourth game in a row. "That's a good basketball team," Cavs coach Byron Scott said. "They have a guy who can close games out in James Harden. "They put the ball in Harden's hands and he attacks. That's what great players do." Harden came into the game fifth in the NBA in scoring at 26.3 per game. "Sometimes guys want to have that spotlight and can't handle it," Scott said. "Obviously, he ca...
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