James Harden returned to his former team last night, the Houston Rockets, and put on a show to help the Brooklyn Nets to a 132-114 victory.
Harden, who left Rockets in January, served up 29 points, 14 assists, and10 rebounds to accomplish his eighth triple-double season.
Despite the mixed response from fans in his return to Houston, he slammed the court; Harden helped the Nets with the10th win in 11 outings, leaving them second in the Eastern Conference behind the Philadelphia 76ers.
When Harden made his appearance last night, crowds greeted him with a mixture of cheers and boos – but that didn't stop him. He just wanted to go out and give them a show.
In an official interview, Harden said - "I wasn't trying to show off, wasn't trying to do anything out of the ordinary that I hadn't been doing."
He went on to say, "Once I get on that court, it's just trying to win," "I'm not worried about anything else. That was kind of my feeling -- win the game and do whatever it takes to do what you've been doing. I wasn't trying to show off, wasn't trying to do anything out of the ordinary that I haven't been doing."