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Rockets’ James Harden Elevates His Game Against LeBron James’s Cavaliers

After Houston beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, the Rockets declared James Harden the new King James, a premature pronouncement.

Keeping Score

By BENJAMIN HOFFMAN

LeBron James had 37 points and 8 rebounds. But his 15-for-35 performance from the field was atypical. (Pat Sullivan/Associated Press)

It has been an incredible season for James Harden. The Houston Rockets guard is leading the N.B.A. in scoring, dominated the All-Star Game and has found himself in the conversation for the Most Valuable Player Award. But the Rockets made quite a statement Sunday after an overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers when their Twitter account declared Harden the new King James.

“Every game is a statement for me,” Harden told the assembled reporters. “I’m just out here trying to prove myself — trying to win games.”

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Source: The New York Times (1551 Articles)
Written by Benjamin Hoffman