One of Harden's triple-doubles came in that game he scored 50 against the Lakers.
The Rockets regrouped, called a timeout and ran a play for their star guard.
James Harden's contested 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left in overtime put the finishing touches on an improbable win over the Warriors that saw him end his night with 44 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds.
Harden, the reigning league MVP, produced his fifth straight 40-point game as the Rockets overcame a 20-point deficit to defeat the Warriors, 135-134, in overtime at Oracle Arena. It wouldn't surprise Curry to see the Rockets in a postseason rematch after the Warriors overcame a 3-2 deficit to beat Houston in seven games in the Western Conference finals a year ago. The Rockets are now on a 49-win pace, though their latest hot streak has them only 3.5 games out of the West's No.1 seed. Harden taking home the award last season proved that to not be true, although LeBron has continually played at an exceptional level.
Or in the words of TNT play-by-play man Kevin Harlan: "How in the world do you miss that?"
Asked if he felt too much energy was spent on critiquing that aspect of his play, Harden said: "Exactly".
Houston has now won 11 of its last 12 (with Harden averaging 40 points per game) and sits in fourth place in the Western Conference, now just two games behind Golden State for the third seed.
"We're obsessed with winning the championship", Morey said. All the elite players are unguardable, though.