Harden scores 21 points, Rockets beat Thunder for 2-0 lead
August 21, 2020
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden had 21 points and nine assists and the Houston Rockets made 19 of an NBA-record 56 3-point attempts to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-98 on Thursday for a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference series.
For all the long-range shots, Harden said the Rockets actually won with defense. Houston held the Thunder to 39 points after the break.
"We played well," he said. "We didn't shoot the ball particularly well tonight. But I think defensively, especially in that second half, we did an unbelievable job just gearing in what they like to do a...