Video: James Harden breaks Wesley Johnson’s ankles, stares him down, and drills three-pointer
Throughout his stellar career, James Harden has shown how good he is when competing during games. His very impressive skill set that includes the ability to score from almost anywhere, coupled with excellent handles has made him a nightmare matchup for his defenders. He once again showcased that on Wednesday against the L.A. Clippers in what can be considered one of the most disrespectful moves this season.
During the first half, the Houston Rockets star guard found himself on a single coverage with Wesley Johnson fronting him. Knowing that he can beat him with some dribbles, he made his move before pulling off a wicked between-the-legs dribble before stepping back for an open 3-pointer. However, before even taking the shot, he paused and stared Johnson down first, to the delight of his teammates on the bench.
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The Rockets are currently up big on the road, leading the Clippers 61-43 at halftime. Harden had another strong first half, scoring 22 points, including 3-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc, to go along with three rebounds and five assists. Clint Capela and Eric Gordon are already in double figures as well with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Should the Rockets go on and win on the night, it will improve their record to 48-13 for the season and strengthen their hold on first place in the Western Conference. It will certainly be an interesting race for the top spot now that the season is in its stretch run, and with the Golden State Warriors breathing down their necks. However, with Harden completing similar plays, the Rockets may just surprise fans by finishing the regular season at the top of the standings.
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