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One Of These James Harden Step-Backs Is Unlike The Others

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James Harden was comically unguardable in Sunday night’s 104-101 win over the T-Wolves, certainly if your name was Andrew Wiggins, and even if your name was Jimmy Butler. Houston must have been relieved to see it. The Rockets’ offense relies on the three-ball more than any other team’s, with fully 52.6 percent of their field goal attempts coming from deep, but the non-Harden portion of the roster was curiously dry from long range, going 3-of-25 last night. Harden, meanwhile, notched nearly half of his 44 points from the arc, going 7-of-12 and making liberal use of his signature step-back to get them off. Here are three instances. There’s something a bit different about one of them.


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