James Harden capped a stunning 44-point performance with a three-pointer link in the final seconds of overtime to seal a 135-134 win for the Houston Rockets over the Golden State Warriors.
The harden held a dramatic meeting at the Oracle Arena in the passing moments of the extra session that received an entry pass from teammate Gerald Green with the Rockets trailing 134-132 with 5.5 seconds left.
Using a screen from PJ Tucker to escape Warriors defender Klay Thompson, Harden raised an archive 25-foot bounce that shook home and put the Rockets in front with 1.0 seconds back on the clock.
The warriors couldn't react, a desperate Stephen Curry shot from his own half of the top of the back plate, leaving the Rockets to celebrate a famous victory.
Thursday evening score
- Toronto Raptors 107-125 San Antonio Spurs
- Denver Nuggets 117-113 Sacramento Kings
- Houston Rockets 135-134 Golden State Warriors (OT)
Hardens game winning shot topped another excellent performance, where the Rockets & # 39; star produced its second successive triple-double. It was also the fifth consecutive game where he scored over 40 points.
Click on the video at the top of the page to see Hardens link game winning shots, then click below to see the highlights of his 44-point, 15-assists, 10-rebounds triple-double
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