James Harden excellent offense & horrible defense against the Knicks
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James Harden had his way the Knicks on Monday night. The offensive weapon scored a game-high 36 points, 12 in the last 5 minutes, while making 1 more 3-pointer than the entire Knicks and also dishing out a game-high 6 assists, grabbing 6 boards and coming up with 3 steals.
The 3 steals looks nice on paper but Harden did his best to keep his rep as the defensive juggernaut when he made absolutely no effort to stop this fastbreak.
But like he said, no one has ever called him defensive.
“I just wanted to be aggressive when my teammates look for me to knock down shots and try to make plays,” Harden said.