September 10, 2020, 10:33 pmJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden really struggled with his shot on Thursday, going 2-of-11 from the floor but 16-of-20 at the free throw line, scoring 21 points to go along with four boards, 10 assists, two steals, three blocked shots and five turnovers in 39 minutes.
Harden has shown a tendency to struggle in critical games and this contest was no different. The Rockets needed a big game from him to stay alive in this series and this performance from just wasn't it. The 21 points did come primarily at the charity stripe, but this shooting performance just isn't good enough for the Rockets to make this series a contest.