Houston Rockets: 15 greatest playoff moments of all-time

By Jerran Anderson
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Chris Paul, James Harden, Houston Rockets
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11. James Harden and Chris Paul combine for 57 points in a decisive Game 4 victory

Chris Paul and James Harden have formed quite the duo in the backcourt for the Rockets since joining forces in 2017. Their first season together, they made a push in the NBA Playoffs for an NBA title, but they came up short against the Golden State Warriors.

In a pivotal Game 4, Harden and Paul both swung for the fences with outstanding performances. Harden finished with 30 points and Paul with 27, as the Rockets swung the series back in their favor with a 95-92 victory to tie the series up at two games apiece.

Harden struggled a bit, shooting 11-of-26 (42.3 percent) from the field, but he also managed to make three 3-pointers to help his team earn a victory. He needed some help, but his 30 points came in handy in such a close victory.

Paul went 5-of-9 from behind the arc in one of the best comebacks in postseason history for the Rockets. They outscored Golden State 25-12 in the fourth quarter to secure the 3-point victory. While Harden struggled a bit, Paul led the way with eight points, while Eric Gordon also stepped up with five big points as well.

In the end, the Rockets would fall in seven games to the Warriors, but as shown by this season, Harden is just getting started. He’s averaged 43.6 points per game during January, 37.6 points per contest in February and 34.6 points in March. Harden is filling up the stat sheet while doing it.