• James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden seemed to succumb to the pressure of Wednesday’s elimination game as he put up an incredibly inefficient 17 points (4-of-15 FG, 1-of-9 3PT) but saved his night with a clutch block in the final seconds of the 104-102 win over the Thunder.

    Harden paired a brutal shooting night with three rebounds, nine assists, two steals and three blocks. He may almost be able to wash away his terrible shooting performance with the clutch block he had on Lu Dort in the final seconds of the game. But the fact this game even came down to the wire as it did is surely at the feet of Harden’s eight missed 3-point attempts. Harden and the Rockets now move on to a hotly anticipated matchup with the Lakers on Friday.