James Harden Houston Rockets
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Six time NBA champion Scottie Pippen is not impressed by James Harden’s 55-point game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

For Pippen, the fact that Harden is taking almost every shot of the Rockets when guys like Russell Westbrook are wide open diminishes the achievement of scoring lots of points.

The arrival of another ball-dominant player in Westbrook seems to have no effect on Harden’s own ball-dominance.

This season Harden is averaging almost 40 points per game (38.7) and is taking 24.4 shots per game which is very close to his highest number which was last season (24.5).