Harden, Rockets dominate Blazers (Chinese)
Howard Chen AKA 陳定豪 talks about James Harden's amazing performance in the latest Mandarin Minute.
Harden missed only three shots on his way to 35 points, seven rebounds, and 11 assists as the Rockets beat the Blazers 118-103. In his last two games, Harden averages 35.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and nine assists.
On Friday night, his teammates were pretty good too. Chandler Parsons had 20 points. Patrick Patterson and Jeremy Lin each had 16 points. Patterson also had an amazing alley-oop dunk in the third quarter.
The win was an important one for the Rockets. If they had lost, they would've been tied with the Blazers for the eight-spot in the West. Instead, they stretched out their lead over Portland to two games for that final Western Conference playoff spot.