James Harden Explodes for 44-Point Triple-Double as Houston Rockets Stun Golden State Warriors

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James Harden's 3-pointer over Draymond Green and Klay Thompson with one second left in overtime capped a 44-point night and sent the Houston Rockets to a 135-134 win over the Golden State Warriors Thursday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland. 

Harden's shot answered Stephen Curry's 18-footer with 22.7 seconds left that broke a 132-132 tie. After Harden's shot, Kevin Durant missed a heave at the buzzer to end the game, sealing the Rockets' sixth straight win, improving their record to 22-15.

Harden added 10 rebounds and 15 assists for the triple-double. It was his ninth straight game scoring at least 35 points. His game-winning bucket was his 10th 3-point make of the night. He scored 11 of the Rockets' 16 points in overtime. 

The Rockets trailed by 20 early in the third quarter. Clint Capela aided Harden with 29 points and 21 rebounds, and Austin Rivers scored 18.

Curry led the Warriors with 35 points, six assists and three rebounds. Durant and Thompson added 26 points apiece. The loss dropped the Warriors to 25-14, 0-2 against the Rockets.

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