James Harden finally beat his old team and he needed a career-high 46 points to make it happen. While 16 of those points came in the fourth quarter, he added a 3-pointer just before the final session began... all the way from half court.
With the Thunder leading by eight in the final seconds of the third quarter, Russell Westbrook drove past Jeremy Lin but lost control of the ball in the paint. It went right into the hands of Harden, Westbrook's former teammate, right under the basket with 3.5 seconds left. Harden quickly dribbled to half court and launched a shot over Thunder guard Reggie Jackson.
The Thunder were able to extend their lead to 14 in the fourth quarter, but they couldn't stop the reigning Sixth Man of the Year down the stretch. Harden and point guard Jeremy Lin scored the final 21 points for the Rockets as they went on to come back and win 122-119.
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