B +. Despite a series-high 38 points for Harden, the Beard was not as efficient as he was in Game 1, shooting a decent-enough 44 percent from the field and an abysmal 23 percent from deep. Harden also saw a free-throw percentage that is lower than his season average, shooting 73 percent from the charity stripe. Some of these free throws came at pretty important times, and in a game that could have been a win with one more made free throw, these misses look worse.
<p>He also fouled out in overtime when the team needed him the most, which resulted in the total collapse that resulted in the loss. Still, Harden had eight assists, seven rebounds, only one turnover, and the highest plus-minus on the team.</p>. Guard. Houston Rockets. JAMES HARDEN