Published: Fri, November 17, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

James Harden thought something was wrong with scoreboard seeing 90 at halftime

James Harden thought something was wrong with scoreboard seeing 90 at halftime

Though the Rockets have only allowed 104.6 points per game this season, good for 11th in the National Basketball Association, they have allowed opponents to shoot a 24th ranked 46.5% from the floor.

James Harden looked up at the halftime totals Thursday night and couldn't believe what he saw, despite how well he and the Houston Rockets had shot the ball. "To see 90 points (in a half), that's wild".

Harden was sizzling through the first half, putting up 33 points and knocking down 9-of-12 from the field, including a ideal 5-of-5 from beyond the arc and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line.

Harden has now made 42 consecutive free throws over the past three games and is averaging an absurd 40.2 points across the past six.

Our only Must-Have for tonight's slate of National Basketball Association action is the Phoenix Suns shooting guard, Devin Booker. "But we were on the wrong end of that tonight". Anderson had 18 points and four 3-pointer.

Then in the second quarter, Houston did it again. Monroe, acquired from Milwaukee in the trade for guard Eric Bledsoe on November 7, was dealing with a left calf strain when he arrived. He started and had 20 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes.

Rockets: F Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) did not play. The Rockets also beat the Suns five straight times from 1968-69 and 2014-15.

Coming off a 38-point outing in Tuesday's 129-113 loss to the Toronto Raptors, Harden turned in an efficient gem as he tallied his 48 points on 12-of-22 shooting, including 6-of-11 from three. Houston's franchise record for points in a half was 87, against the Denver Nuggets on November 6, 1990.

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