HOUSTON – James Harden scored 36 points on the Houston Rockets' 132-108 win against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.
This shows how prolific Harden was The Rockets, who have won eight games in a row and Harden scored more than 35 points in every win in the series.
"I think a lot of people like to normalize the size when you see them over and over again, but that's not normal because there's no one else who can do that," said missile monitor Russell Westbrook, his third triple -Double the season with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists recorded. "If it were normal, everyone would do it."
"He has been able to be one of the best offensive scorers of all time, as he is capable of a high score to achieve levels in different ways. "
Harden scored an average of 39.2 points per game, 5-of-10 from 3-point range and 9-of-range, 10 from the bottom for the 11-3 Rockets after 11-of-19 He scored an average of 36.1 points per game last season, most in the NBA since Michael Jordan scored an average of 37.1 points in 1986-87.
"I'm not interested. I just want to win games, "said Harden, who had six rebounds and five assists in defeating the blazers. I fired 41 shots last time, but we had six players on the list of injured reservists. So everything is there to win at this point. That's what I do every night.
Others are wondering how Harden, who has won the last two NBA titles, can sustain the historic production in such an efficient manner, becoming the first player in the NBA last season to have averaged at least 35 points per game with a true share of shooting (61.6) that is better than 60%.
So far, Harden's scoring average and his true shooting percentage (61.8) has improved.
"It's unbelievable. I miss the words, "said missile trainer Mike D & # 39; Antoni. You can not do what he does. I never saw it.
"I know I said he's the best offensive player I've ever met, well, that's him, I did not train everyone, but he's so good at what he does . " Maybe you like it, maybe you do not like it – I do not know how you do not like it. I do not think we ever saw it that way. "