Despite the devastating 99-98 loss in Game 2, Houston Rockets guard James Harden racked up a stat line that only few have done in NBA history.
James Harden became only the sixth player in history to have 38+ points, 10+ rebounds and 9+ assists in a Conference Finals game. Harden joins Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, Elgin Baylor, Lew Alcindor and Charles Barkley.
Harden also joins Hakeem Olajuwon and becomes only the second player in Rockets franchise history with at least 35 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in a Conference Finals game.
Harden finished the game with 38 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals and 1 block.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden was named to the 2014-2015 All-NBA First Team for the second consecutive season and his third All-NBA appearance (All-NBA Third Team in 2012-2013). Harden joins Hakeem Olajuwon (six) and Moses Malone (Four) as the only Rockets players to earn multiple All-NBA appearances. (via press release)
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Harden is joined by Cleveland Cavaliers forward Lebron James, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis.
James Harden also is the first player in NBA postseason history with at least 300 points, 100 assists and 30 three-point field goals made in the first 13 games of a postseason. (via @ESPNStatsInfo).