[Guide] News on January 15th, , the Rockets lost 113-120 to the Magic away. Harden scored 16 points in this game.
He made 10 shots, scored 26 points, 10 assists and 5 steals, and also made as many as 7 turnovers.
As far as Harden’s success rate in this game is concerned, Harden has maintained a very high shooting rate since he missed his first outside three-pointer.
With 7 minutes and 50 seconds left in the first quarter, he broke through and made a layup, and then made a layup after wiping out the defense in a baseline single.
Counting the two free throws after the foul, Harden made 2 of 3 shots in a single quarter and contributed 5 points.
There has always been a saying that Harden’s physical fitness is not enough to maintain his high intensity in the four quarters.
For this reason, Cornerstone chose a smart approach: He worked hard to reserve physical energy in the first half so that he could explode in the second half.
In the entire second quarter of the game, Harden’s performance was still “mediocre”. A surprise layup and a fast break after a steal were all his performance.
After halftime, Harden only scored 9 points. Isn’t this performance a little too clear?
After changing places to fight again, Harden can finally go all out.
He first received an assist from Motel, hit a three-pointer from the wing, and then assisted Trevor Ariza and Howard in a row.
With 5 minutes and 49 seconds left in the quarter, Harden shifted in a wide range and sent an assist for Beverly who was ambushing the bottom line.
The good show wasn’t over yet. When the Rockets fell behind by 8 points, Harden stepped forward and took on the important task of leading the team’s counterattack.
After he completed the layup, he stole from Vucevic again, turned around and made a jump shot near the baseline to continue to add points for Hugh City.
As the leader of the team, Harden really single-handedly helped Hugh City win the score. Before the end of the third quarter, Cornerstone made a breakthrough layup, and then succeeded in entering the penalty area as if overcoming obstacles.
After these two points were hit, the Rockets have gone ahead 85-84, and their personal score has also increased to 20 points.
In other words, Harden personally scored 11 points in the third quarter.
It’s just that for the Rockets, today’s battle was difficult enough, so Cornerstone restarted at the end of the quarter. After a breakthrough, he leaned forward to pick the basket, which was quite exciting, and then made consecutive fouls to the free throw line.
However, 5 minutes and 02 seconds before the end of the game, Harden made a breakthrough for a layup, but was caught by the referee for an offensive foul. Judging from the slow-motion playback, the cornerstone probably opened the way with an elbow first and was caught straight.
Even though he looked helpless, he could only obey the referee’s penalty.
After all, only the referee is the real master of the field.
At the critical moment of the game, Harden was calm enough to continuously assist his teammates. It’s a pity that the Rockets’ defense today was like paper. After Vucevic made a strong three-pointer, Houston was already behind by 5 points.
When trying to make the last fight, Harden made another double-team error. This ball directly ruined the Rockets.
Harden had 26 points, 10 assists, 5 steals and 7 turnovers in the game. Oladipo, who was facing him, scored 32 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. From the comparison between the two, the judgment is clear.