Down 124-123 against a surging Denver Nuggets late in the game, James Harden rebounded an airball from Jameer Nelson and dribbled the length of the court for what turned out to be the game-winning basket.
Harden had 39 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds but none of those baskets were bigger than the lost one. When asked about that game-winning sprint, Harden said:
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The Rockets’ offense continues to be as dangerous as any in the league, and Harden’s ability to put up such incredible stats while amplifying others’ success is the biggest reason he’s such a strong MVP candidate.