Harden Takes Lead for Rockets
When the Rockets needed him Friday night, guard James Harden responded.
Locked in an extended third quarter that saw the Mavericks foul Dwight Howard repeatedly and play a zone that held the Rockets from running at their preferred pace, Harden found a way to get the team moving again.
Harden had a few fast breaks, some great passes and was able to get the team back into gear.
Harden finished the night with a game-high 34 points. He had 12 points in the third quarter – seven of those were in the final two minutes of the quarter and got the Rockets out of the slow part of the game.