Distinctive numbers for Harden after the “Rockets” beat the “Kings”
Harden scored at least 50 points in one game for the ninth time this season, scoring 50 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and handing out ten assists.
With the Rockets leading 101-100 in the final quarter, Harden hit four three-pointers to increase the score to 111-102. Harden reached the 50-point barrier with two free throws, with 48.8 seconds remaining.
Clint Capella added 24 points and 15 rebounds, while Chris Paul scored 22 points and handed five assists with the Rockets.
The Kings officially bid farewell to the competition to qualify for the playoffs, after failing in five attempts to shoot from outside the arc during the last quarter.
Bogdan Bogdanovic led the Kings with 24 points after coming on as a substitute, while Buddy Held added 21 points and Daron Fox added 18 points.
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