James Harden vs. Raptors: Stats, Highlights and Reaction

January 8th, 2017 by Rob Goldberg Leave a reply »

James Harden continued his incredible season with another triple-double Sunday, leading the 30-9 Houston Rockets to a 129-122 win over the Toronto Raptors. 

Although his 10 turnovers might make some headlines, the rest of the guard's numbers were eye-popping, via ESPN.com:

Here are some highlights of Harden's effort:

Houston got off to a terrible start, trailing the Raptors by 10 points at the end of the first quarter. It was the bench, especially Eric Gordon, that helped the Rockets get back into the game, cutting the Toronto lead down to just 63-61 at halftime.

Harden had a big third quarter to keep Houston in the game, going into the fourth just short of a triple-double with 32 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

He also had this buzzer-beater to cut the Raptors' lead to four after three quarters, via NBA on ESPN:

Houston came alive from there, outscoring Toronto 34-23 in the final period to secure the seven-point win.

The Rockets' Twitter account celebrated the win and the strong effort from Harden:

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