VIDEO: Rockets’ James Harden puts Mikal Bridges on skates but fails on the do-over
An NBA player cannot score over 35 points per game without having a few crafty moves up his sleeve. Houston Rockets superstar James Harden proved that on Friday against the Phoenix Suns.
Unfortunately for Harden, the Rockets star wouldn’t end up getting the result he wanted on the play. Matched up with Suns second-year wing Mikal Bridges, Harden was able to nearly bring the 23-year-old to his knees.
Harden passed the ball before getting it back. On the second attempt, Bridges was ready and was able to poke the ball out resulting in a Rockets turnover.
Not the highlight you were expecting.
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— Michael Gallagher (@MikeSGallagher) February 8, 2020
James Harden has been on a historic tear this season, averaging a league-high 35.4 points, 7.3 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game while shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from deep. He has led the Rockets to a 33-18 record in the West entering Friday’s game.
As for Mikal Bridges, the former Villanova star is playing25.2 minutes in his second season for the Suns averaging 7.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting exactly 50 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from beyond the arc.
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