In the Philadelphia 76ers most recent game against the Indiana Pacers, James Harden dropped Bennedict Mathurin mercilessly
James Harden has started the NBA season on fire and that trend continued in the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game. In the 76ers game against the Indiana Pacers, Harden welcomed Pacers rookie Bennedict Mathurin to the NBA. Harden did so by dropping Mathurin with a vicious ankle breaker before proceeding to drain a nonchalant 3-pointer.
He did this in the fourth quarter of a 120-104 win for the 76ers over the Pacers. Harden played fantastic and led the 76ers with a near triple-double stat-line of 29 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds. Joel Embiid played fantastic as well with 26 points and 5 rebounds.
This was the Philadelphia 76ers first win of the season following 3 back-to-back losses. Harden and Embiid led the 76ers to win, with good supporting performances from Tobias Harris, De’Anthony Melton and Georges Niang.
The 76ers will have to keep up the intensity to build some momentum this season. James Harden will be an extremely important part of this as a scorer and playmaker. The Philadelphia 76ers are legitimate title contenders but only if Harden and Embiid continue to dominate.
Will James Harden be able to maintain his good form this season?
James Harden has had a scorching start to this season and looks to be in incredible shape. The only question is whether Harden can maintain this level of production. The answer is yes, Harden has slimmed down this season and is looking similar to the Houston Rockets version of himself.
The only thing is that Harden has to continue being aggressive on the ball and look for his shots. If he can do that, Harden and Embiid may very well come out on top in the East. The goal for the 76ers is winning a championship and this might be the year they do it.