James Harden visibly frustrated after Rockets’ loss to Nets

Jarrett Allen slams one home during the Nets' 145-142 OT win over the Rockets on Wednesday night

Modal Trigger Jarrett Allen slams one home during the Nets 145-142 OT win over the Rockets on Wednesday night. AP

He has scored at least 40 points in 11 of those games and 50 points three times. Only Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (60 points vs. 76ers in November) has scored more in a game this season.

James Harden led all scorers with 58 points (16-34 FG), to go along with 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the Rockets.

Harden's 58 points are the second-most in franchise history behind the career-high 60 he scored against Orlando on January 30, 2018.

D'Antoni believes the Nets' threes really hurt them as he defended the choice to play small as his side attempted a lot of three-pointers.

After missing eight straight games with right a right knee contusion, Gordon scored 20 points in 21 minutes against the Nets.

Breathless and tired, the Rockets guard untucked his jersey, took a deep sigh and pushed the cameras away.

During Wednesday night's 145-142 overtime loss against the Nets, Houston set a single-game National Basketball Association record by attempting a ridiculous 70 three-pointers.

Harden came out of halftime scorching, dropping 22 points in a third quarter that saw the Rockets turn an eight-point deficit into a nine-point lead to start the fourth quarter. He was 0-for-1 from the field and made 1 of 4 free-throw attempts.

"We just have to try to forget about this one", Gerald Green said after the game. "They made some big shots".

In Portland, Jusuf Nurkic had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double and the Blazers topped Cleveland.

Is that good? Unfortunately, the Rockets couldn't win the game.

In the process, they broke their own record for three-point attempts, previously hoisting 61 against the New Orleans Pelicans in December 2016.

Houston drops to 25-19 on the season, while the Nets continue to make their push for a playoff berth, sitting at 23-23, for seventh-place in the Eastern Conference.

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