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That final three to win the game in overtime was wild because he was well-defended by two players and still made it. It's a welcome sight for the Rockets, to be sure, and Harden is feeling it.

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Four during the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on April 23, 2017 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Nevermind that this was his fifth straight 40-point game.

Kobe Bryant is the only other player in the last 30 years that's scored at least 40 points in five straight games.

The team was 11-4 in December with Harden averaging 36.4 points, 7.9 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 1.80 steals, according to the Houston Rockets.

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After going down 119-113 with less than a minute and a half remaining, Harden assisted Clint Capela on an and-one and then hit the game-tying three-pointer.

After knocking down the shot over Klay and Draymond that could've easily been called a foul, Harden can be seen barking a few pleasantries at Draymond Green. He suggests that fans and media should appreciate his unique skill set in the midst of the most prolific stretch of his career.

"I got the total package".

"I take my shots, I drive to the basket", Harden said. It's simple as that.

Yeah, I mean they're obviously an unbelievable team again, and we think we can get there and give them a real run for their money again.

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