James Harden fuels Rockets past Thunder by 113-109 on Christmas

James Harden seems to be on the roll and it is helping the Houston Rockets massively gain the momentum after their terrible start of the season.

The Tuesday’s Christmas night game of basketball between Houston Rockets VS Oklahoma City Thunders ended in defeat for the Thunder by 113-109.

Harden was the star of the night with his 41 points. This was the Rockets’ seventh win in their last 8 games.

Harden with this game has scored more than 30 points or more for his career-high seven games in a row. With this, he is the second player after Russell Westbrook who scored 30 or more points in eight consecutive games back in 2016. Harden scored more than 35 points in his last five games which is the longest point streak since April of 2013 when Carmelo Anthony did it in his straight six games.

Rockets that were on a three-game skid early in December have been on their first six-game winning streak and now stand at 11-4 on the season.

Harden said, “we have had confidence all this year. Our record might not be where we want it to be but it is getting there. We need to continue to work hard every day to be better and grow stranger. We are preparing ourselves for the postseason. We are not going to be at our tip top right now”.

Thunder’s were led by George Pal who scored 28 points with his 14 rebounds while Russell Westbrook added in his 21 points with 9 rebounds and 9 assists.

George talking about this defeat said, “We had some bounces in the game which resulted in them getting extra possessions and that led them to have some 3s.”

James Harden has become the first player since Christmas of 2010 to score 40 or more points on Christmas game. The record was previously held by Kevin Durant of the Thunder for 44 points.

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