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HARDEN TAKES DOWN THE KING


As close to unstoppable.
As close to unstoppable.Source:AP
James Harden has continued with his recent run of insane form by dropping a triple-double on the Cleveland Cavaliers as he helped the Houston Rockets claim their ninth win, 117-113.
Going head to head against LeBron James, Harden finished the game with an incredible statline of 35 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists and five steals.
Making him only the second player in the last 30 years to record those numbers in a game, joining arguably the games greatest player in Michael Jordan.
The incredible numbers build on from last season where Harden finished runner-up in the MVP race to Russell Westbrook.
After marquee free agent signing Chris Paul went down early in the season with an injury, Harden has again taken the reigns of the Rockets with remarkable success.
Sitting atop the Western Conference standings with the Golden State Warriors with both teams holding a 9-3 record.
Despite the best efforts from James and an incredible return to form game from Jeff Green, the Cavaliers find themselves with a 5-7 record and sit in the lower half of the Eastern Conference.
The two forwards combined for 60 points, nine rebounds and nine assists and if not for the ultra impressive play of Harden, would have been enough to get them across the line.