WATCH: James Harden Drops 39 Points on the Pelicans

by March 03, 2016

The Houston Rockets, led by All-Star guard James Harden’s 39 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, took down the visiting New Orleans Pelicans in a 100-95 victory Wednesday night.

Houston won despite only connecting on just three of thirty-four three-point attempts.

New Orleans was paced by Norris Cole’s team-high 21 points.

Per the AP:

“No matter how poorly we were shooting, we work on that every single day,” Harden said. “Having confidence in my teammates to knock down shots is important.”


The Rockets finished 3 of 34 on 3-pointers and committed 21 turnovers but were able to rally past New Orleans thanks in part to an off night from Pelicans star Anthony Davis. […] With their horrendous shooting performance, Houston became the first team in NBA history to make fewer than four 3s on 30 or more attempts.


Returning from a one-game absence after a right big toe sprain kept him out of the Pelicans’ loss in Minnesota on Saturday, Davis had his own night of frustration. Less than two weeks removed from his 59-point performance in Detroit, Davis was held to 12 on 5-of-13 shooting in 39 minutes.