James Harden scored 36 points (11/19 shooting), grabbed six rebounds, and handed out five assists in the Houston Rockets’ 132-108 home win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. After the game, Russell Westbrook praised his teammate:
“I think that a lot of people like to normalize greatness when you see it over and over again, but it’s not normal because there’s nobody else that can do it. If it was normal, everybody would do it. He’s put himself in position to be one of the best offensive scorers of all time because of the way that he’s able to score the ball at a high level in a variety of ways,” Westbrook said, per ESPN.
The Rockets, who have won eight consecutive games, are 1st in the Southwest Division with a 11-3 record.