December 28, 2017, 11:42 pm
James Harden led the Rockets with a game-high 34 points and 10 assists on Thursday but it was not enough as his team crumbled late and fell to the Celtics 98-99.
Harden was pressured heavily by the Celtics defense, making just 7-of-27 shots from the field and committing eight turnovers. He had to earn almost half of his 34 points from the line (15-of-15). Still, his six boards, five treys and two steals helped soften the blow of his negatives in this game. This poor shooting night aside, Harden has been a beast in fantasy and poised to finish in the top-3 should he keep up his MVP-caliber 2017-18 season.