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Former ASU guard James Harden helps lead comeback against former team

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Former Arizona State and current Los Angeles Clippers guard James Harden returned yet again to face his former team in Houston on Wednesday.

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After trailing by as much as 18 and double-digits in the fourth quarter, Los Angeles climbed back. Led by their big three, the Clippers came back and defeated Houston 122-116.

Harden finished the game with 21 points, seven assists, five rebounds, a steal, and a block.

In 56 games played, the former Sun Devil is averaging 17.7 points, 8.3 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game. He is doing this on efficient 45/41/88 shooting splits.

The Clippers have looked dangerous since the acquisition of Harden and currently sit at No. 4 in the Western Conference. They are just 2.5 games behind Minnesota and Oklahoma City, who are tied for the conference’s top spot.

Harden has been on his path to competing for a championship ring for over a decade now. He now finds himself in a grand opportunity to do so alongside other stars. While there is no clear favorite in the West as of right now, the Clippers make a strong argument as playoff basketball approaches.


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Saleh Awwad is a writer/reporter covering the Arizona State Sun Devils, Phoenix High School Sports, and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @SalehAwwad_

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