James Harden was the talk of the National Basketball Association world on Thursday night after a 3-point shot in overtime pushed the surging Houston Rockets over the Golden State Warriors, and Dwyane Wade couldn't help but take to Twitter to remark on the defending MVP's incredible performance.
After opening the season as the favorite to win MVP, injuries and excellent performances have seen LeBron James' odds drop to third among odds makers. It was Kawhi Leonard's first game back in San Antonio since he was traded.
Harden posted his fifth straight 40-point game, while tallying a triple-double, and hit a game-winning 3-pointer with just a second left on the clock in overtime.
Raptors guard Danny Green went 0 for seven from the field and 0 of six from three-point range in Toronto's loss to the Spurs. In his last 12 games, the Swiss big man is averaging 14.8 rebounds per game. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points for San Antonio, Bryn Forbes added 20, Derrick White 19 and Rudy Gay 13. The Warriors appeared to be headed for an easy night as they held a 20-point lead in the first half.
Kevin Durant's long 3-pointer missed as the buzzer sounded in what will go down as one of the best games this regular season - a rematch of the seven-game Western Conference finals won by two-time defending champion Golden State.