James Harden continues his fiery scoring outburst in the season after dropping 44 points to propel the Houston Rockets over the Indiana Pacers, 111-102.
The former MVP added eight rebounds, five assists and four steals to his name in his back-to-back 40-point outing.
Currently, he leads the NBA in points scored and is averaging 36.3 points per game.
The Pacers did pretty a good job of keeping with the Rockets before running out of gas in the endgame.
Houston nailed 14 three-pointers to give them the boost as the visiting Indiana took control of the paint with its 52-44 advantage.
Ben McLemore had a game for himself after pouring 21 points to support Harden’s offensive onslaught and to make up for Russell Westbrook’s ugly-shooting night finishing with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 5-out-of-21 from the field.
Meanwhile, the Pacers displayed balance scoring with six players reaching double-figure scoring led by Domantas Sabonis and Doug Mcdermott’s 18 markers apiece.
However, Harden’s individual brilliance came out better as Houston climbed up to 9-3 while Pacers go to 7-5.