James Harden gets mugged by Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. (GIF)


Nov 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) is fouled by New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) in front of Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the first quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. MandatoJy Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets and the New York Knicks are coming down to the end of regulation in the Garden at the moment. With just under five minutes to play in the game, the Rockets are currently holding on to a five-point lead on the road.

Much of the success tonight for the Rockets can be attributed to the play of James Harden. Consistently, Harden has been the backbone of this team and tonight is no different. In the fourth, Harden has scored over 30 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

It sounds like an easy night, but not all of it has been easy in this one.

On one play, Harden was going in for another drive to the basket for a score, something he’s done more than once tonight. But, he never made it to the hoop to get the points because he was met by Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr., who may have committed some fouls on the surging Harden:

 

Okay, yeah, more or less a New York City mugging that was.

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