James Harden explodes for 51 points against the Kings
James Harden explodes for 51 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists on Wednesday night against the Kings. Harden overshadowed the mind-boggling performance of Demarcus Cousins. Cousins had a triple-double scoring 24 points, grabbing 21 rebounds, and dishing out 10 assists. The Houston Rockets got the win, however, 115-111, which ties them with the Grizzlies for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.
The Houston Rockets have been carried all season by MVP candidate James Harden. Harden has done this without his partner in crime, Dwight Howard. Howard missed 25 consecutive games from January to March. In that time, Harden carried Houston to almost overtaking the Memphis Grizzlies for the No.2 seed and the division crown. But how far can Harden take this Houston team?
I think that the Rockets are going to face off against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals because of James Harden. James Harden will carry this Houston team to face the Warriors, but can he carry them to the finals? I think that Harden can carry this Houston team to the finals, but not this season. I think that the Warriors are just too good for 1 player to beat. I have the Warriors squaring off against the Cavaliers in the finals this season.