James Harden he showed that it is increasingly difficult to stop him with a new demonstration of his incredible scoring ability and he defended Houston's victory against Memphis (112-96). Last season's MVP and last season's top scorer reasserts strongly on the same path. He scored 57 points despite the fact that the Grizzlies defense focused on his mark and could have faced the duel with some doubt after scoring only one of the 17 triples he threw in the previous game against Orlando. Nothing has disturbed the effectiveness of Harden, not even the rosary of the important victims with which the Rockets have faced the game, especially those of three regular parties such as Chris Paul, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon.
J.B. Bickerstaff, the Grizzlies coach who worked as an assistant in the Rockets from 2011 to 2016, explained that his team tried to keep Harden away from the ball. They did not understand why he moved with great success and why the Rockets worked offensively to give him the necessary space so he could score 17 of 33 hits, with 6 out of 15 in 3 points and 17 out of 18 free. those who have had nine rebounds, two assists and two steals. Nothing very different from what has been achieved in a phenomenal vein.
He has 17 games scoring more than 30 points – he was already 36 in the rest of the games against the Grizzlies – and is the best strip of this type since Wilt Chamberlain added 20 direct games with a score above 30 points in 1964. La Barba Ha anche 14 games over 40 points this season, the third time has more than 50 games this season and 12 in his career. His record and that of the franchise obtained with 60 points in the game against Orlando in January of last year. "You have to give him all the credit for his talent and the impact he has on the game," says Bickerstaff.
House, with 15 points, and Gerald Green, with 14, were the ones that best accompanied Harden. The Grizzlies did not have enough response, with 14 points, seven points and seven assists of Mike Conley, and also 14 points Temple. Marc Gasol, who suffered a blow to his right hand, played 25 minutes and threw five goals on the field to finish with five points, seven rebounds and four assists. The Grizzlies occupy the penultimate place in the West, each time farther away from the playoff squares. The border marks Utah, which adds 24 trumps after which it was obtained before Detroit (100-94). Three players stood out in particular: Donovan Mitchell, with 28 points, the Frenchman Rudy Gobert, with 18 points and 25 rebounds, and Kyle Korver, with 19 points. Ricky Rubio, injured, did not play. Blake Griffin, with 19 points, and Andre Drummond, with 15 points and 13 rebounds, were the best in the Pistons. Neither José Manuel Calderón has played.
Willy Hernangómez scored eight points, three rebounds and two assists in Charlotte's victory in San Antonio (93-108). Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 33 points and Tony Parker, rejoiced his return, now as a rival, to the court where he triumphed, finished with eight points and four assists. Pau Gasol started with the Spurs, but he only played 11 minutes and added two points and three rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge led the offensive weight of his team with 28 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Derrick White added 18 points and DeRozan, 14.
New Orleans, with 46 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and three balls stolen by Anthony Davis, won in the Clippers' court (117-122). Julius Randle contributed 27 points and Nikola Mirotic did not score in the 17 minutes he was on the pitch.
The Celtics lost to Brooklyn (102-109). D & # 39; Angello Russell, with 34 points and seven assists, and Jarrett Allen, with 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the former player of Barcelona Kurucs, with 19 points, led the Nets to victory despite 34 points by Jayson Tatum and 22 by Jaylen Brown.