The Houston Rockets took all the Cleveland Cavaliers had to throw at them, and James Harden ended up being the hero after the final buzzer, Houston winning 112-104 in Cleveland.
It may seem like another day at the office for Harden, who has been on an absolute tear lately, but this was far from it.
Harden had just four points in the first half and was a hideous 1-9 shooting at one point before kicking it into gear late in the game.
During the third quarter, Harden finally realized that his jumpers just weren't going to fall, so he stopped taking the semi-contested shots he's used to making and started attacking the rim. He made his first eight free throws before missing one and ended the game 14-15 from the free throw line.
Then, once the fourth quarter rolled around and Dion Waiters was guarding him instead of Alonzo Gee, he turned it on.
Hell, Harden was able to out-fourth-quarter Kyrie Irving (who had 11 points in the fourth), who has made something of a name for himself with his fourth quarter dominance.
Able to get loose and take open three-pointers, Harden went 3-5 from downtown after starting the game 0-4, end ...
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