May 1, 2017, 10:05 pm
James Harden produced 20 points, 14 assists, four steals on 6-of-13 from the field, 3-of-8 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line in Monday’s 126-99 win over the Spurs.
Harden shredded the Spurs defense in only 31 minutes as he got to rest early with game way out of hand. It was 69-39 at halftime. The Spurs were not ready for a team with the shooting and pace of the Rockets and it showed. This was the potential MVP’s first double-double of the postseason and incredibly he had only three turnovers. Game 2 will be a much different animal with the Spurs wanting revenge on their homecourt Wednesday.