January 11, 2019, 11:08 pmJames HardenG, Houston Rockets
James Harden destroyed the Cavs with extreme prejudice on Friday with yet another super-stellar performance, dropping 43 points on 12-of-24 shooting, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, eight triples, two steals and two blocks.
Shooting efficiency-wise he went .500-.500-1.000 by making 11-of-11 from the line and 8-of-16 from deep. Forget MVP discussions, we're talking legendary status conversations with his recent play, not dissimilar to how in awe we were when Russell Westbrook first averaged a triple-double in 2016-17. Harden is on another level right now and don't say this game was against the Cavs as counter-argument to his greatness because he delivered most of his line in the first three quarters. Mic drop.