NBA night was notably marked on Friday by the dazzling performances of Luka Doncic and James Harden. The first scored 50 points with Dallas against Houston, the second signed a record triple-double during Philadelphia’s success against the Clippers.
Doncic and Harden on fire. The NBA evening, this Friday, was notably illuminated by the monstrous performances of Luka Doncic and James Harden. The two men were the great architects of the respective successes of their team, with the key to two dizzying performances for the Slovenian leader of Dallas like that of Philadelphia. Houston, Harden’s former franchise, thought it could play a nasty trick on Doncic and the Mavs, but that was without counting (112-106 victory) on the once again striking match of the Slovenian superstar of the Texans. Not only Doncic tried to ruin the last hopes of the Rockets on a sumptuous long distance basket with twenty seconds remaining, but he also and above all allowed himself to score 50 points for the second time in his young career. Only the legendary Dirk Nowitzki had achieved this feat in Dallas history.
Record for Harden
For Jason Kid, there is also no doubt: “Luka is the best player in the world, he showed it again tonight (Friday). He’s just amazing. There was a time when the Mavericks coach might have struggled not to include James Harden in the balance. The bearded man has since fallen somewhat into line, but that did not prevent him from coming out of his box on Friday against the Clippers (119-114) to sign his first triple-double this season, with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 21 assists, his career high. Harden also became the ninth player in league history to return a three-number copy, with at least 20 rebounds and 20 points. Author of a real festival (44 points to 18 out of 30 on shots), Joel Embiid, teammate of the 2018 MVP, also hurt the Californians very badly.