James Harden’s hot streak continued Monday night, as the All-Star shooting guard hung 32 points and 15 assists on the Washington Wizards in a 114-106 road win for the Houston Rockets.
It was Harden’s fourth consecutive 30 and 10 game.
John Wall led the slumping Wizards with 21 points and eight dimes, becoming the franchise’s all-time assist leader.
Per the AP:
“Chemistry with everybody is getting there,” Harden said after helping Houston improve to 4-3, with help from Ryan Anderson’s 23 points, Trevor Ariza’s 15 and Clint Capela’s 14. “It’s just predicated on me making the right decision.”
Washington’s John Wall broke Hall of Fame center Wes Unseld’s franchise record for career assists before getting ejected with 33.3 seconds left and his team trailing by five en route to falling to 1-5.
Official Marc Davis explained the reason for Wall’s second technical foul this way via a pool report: “After granting the team a timeout, I felt that there was contact and that he bumped me. I wasn’t certain of his intent. I told him to watch himself. He looked over his shoulder and used vulgarity and inappropriate language.”