Fear the Beard. That beard belongs to James Harden who exploded for 44 points, 7 assists, 5 steals and 3 rebounds in a big win versus Portland. He’s our player of the night.
His third 40 point game this December leads the league, as it was his 11th with at least 30 points as well. Doing the simple math, James accounted for a minimum of 58 points between just scoring and dishing the ball.
He shot the ball very well going 14-26 from the floor and going 12-13 from the free throw line, the attempts from the line have become customary. He only turned the ball over once during the 32 minutes he played.