The result of the game itself turned out well for the NBA's hottest team, the Houston Rockets, as they won their 14th straight game to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-92. The essence of the dramatic night in December was the scene of Smart on the floor shaking his hands in triumph after drawing the first of two offensive fouls on Harden in a span of 7.3 seconds as the Celtics capped a 26-point rally in a 99-98 triumph. Harden then stared down his helpless opponent before draining an uncontested three-pointer.
Los Angeles Clippers wingman Wesley Johnson was born on July 11, 1987 in Corsicana, Texas.
Asked about Harden's play before his game on Thursday, James gushed about his rival player's ability.
"It's one of those moves", James said. "I definitely laughed. Everybody is going to be talking about that for a while". The Rockets bench went ballistic. Johnson, trying to match the change in gears, ended up falling backward onto the court, leaving Harden without a Clippers player within 10 feet. Johnson knows the score and Harden-in two seconds that felt like 20-decided to let him stew in it.More news: Jaguar I-Pace Vs Tesla Model X…which one wins?
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"I was just trying to figure out what he was doing". Harden was questioned about the move by ESPN after the game and he couldn't help but smile.
Harden went into the Rockets locker room at half time carrying 22 points.
"It was insane. You don't see things like that all the time".
After missing out on the MVP award past year, Harden is a heavy favorite to win the trophy this season. And I'm not saying that they just can get to the playoffs. He's- he's going backwards and he gets a little push, but I'm not going to call it.
After Houston's January 20 win over Golden State, Rockets center Clint Capela said: "We are better than them".