Harden fires back-to-back 40-point game to lead Houston past Pacers


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.