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James Harden drops 45 points in Drew League playoffs

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 30: Houston Rockets guard James Harden puts up his three point sign after knocking one down during a Drew League game at King Drw Magnet High School on July 30th, 2017. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 30: Houston Rockets guard James Harden puts up his three point sign after knocking one down during a Drew League game at King Drw Magnet High School on July 30th, 2017. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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James Harden dominates in the Drew League once again.

Players from around the NBA continue to stay in shape during the summer months in the Drew League Playoffs.

Last night, the LA Unified, featuring James Harden, Bobby Brown, Montrezl Harrell and high school standout Marvin Begley III took on the Most Hated Players, who boasted Nick Young, JaVale McGee and Julius Randle.

James Harden and Nick Young went at each others throats in a highly competitive playoff game. Harden dropped 45 points, showing off his usual array of crossovers, step back jumpers and drives to the hoop.

Swaggy P chipped in 34 points of his own, many of them coming from downtown. The Golden State Warriors have added yet another player that can heat up and score from any area on the court. Young’s new teammate, JaVale McGee, made a rare three-pointer in the game and even tried to show off his handles. Judging from the tape, Warriors coach Steve Kerr would probably prefer that McGee stick to rebounds and dunks.

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Harden found Bobby Brown for a lot of spot-up threes and Montrezl Harrell for a few dunks. The former Rocket looked light on his feet and should give the Clippers good minutes off of the bench.

Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder attempted to suit up with MHP, but his request was rejected. Drew League rules state that a player should play in at least one regular season game before they can join a team in the playoffs, even if you’re an NBA superstar like Paul George.

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It’s great to see that Harden is maintaining his game shape in the middle of the summer. Although the Drew League isn’t quite NBA competition, The Beard looks like he will have another MVP-caliber season.

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