Mar 9, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) and point guard Jeremy Lin (7) embrace following the end of overtime against the Portland Trail Blazers at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Rockets got their biggest win of the season Sunday night, as they came back from a 16 point second half deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-113 in overtime. The win gives the Rockets the tiebreaker with the Blazers in case of a tie in the Western Conference playoff seedings.
It was truly an MVP-type performance for James Harden as he led the comeback, finishing with 41 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists. Harden also scored 20 points in the 4th quarter and overtime, with 17 of those coming in the 4th.
Jeremy Lin had been in a huge slump since the All-Star break but broke out of that in a huge way with 26 points, his first 20-point game since Dec. 23. Lin scored 22 of his 26 in the 2nd half and overtime.