James Harden crosses Jimmy Butler then hits the step-back 3

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Jimmy Butler James Harden

James Harden scored 22 of his 27 points in the fist half which included 13 consecutive points in the 2nd quarter against the Bulls.

“Guys like that, you’ve got to guard them with your whole team, and they still have the ability to make,” Thibodeau said. “You have to stay the course against them.”

Jimmy Butler, who matched Harden with 27 of his own, did most of the guarding and didn’t have much luck – especially on this play when Harden crossed him up before hitting a step-back 3!