April 23, 2018, 10:41 pmJames HardenSG, Houston Rockets
James Harden scored 36 points on 12-of-26 shooting with five 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block in Monday’s Game 4 win over the Wolves.
Harden ended the first half with a 4-for-14 mark from the field and a chorus of “Harden sucks” chants. He responded by scoring a Rockets franchise record 22 points in the third quarter which led to a 31 point lead. He outscored the entire Wolves team during that mark and the Rockets as a whole scored 50 points, capped off by an Eric Gordon buzzer beating 3-pointer. Although they looked shaky in the first half, the Beard showed the capabilities of this explosive Rockets offense when things are clicking. Harden will look to close out the series in Houston on Wednesday.