May 15, 2018, 12:07 amJames HardenSG, Houston Rockets
James Harden led all scorers with 41 points on 14-of-24 shooting with five triples, four rebounds, seven assists and a steal in Monday's 106-119 loss to the Warriors.
Harden started off the game hot scoring the Rockets' first nine points and he kept the momentum going all game. He was actively looking to get Stephen Curry to guard him in isolation sets and did fairly well against him. The Warriors threw Kevin Durant on him as well and while he's had success in the past, Harden was able to deliver a strong scoring performance. Even though he was balling on the offensive end, the amount of energy wasn't there on defense as he gave up some easy cuts and was lazy on fighting over some screens. Even with his outstanding performance the Rockets were unable to pull off a win, which is a testament to how great this Warriors team is.