Houston Rockets guard James Harden is incredibly difficult to defend, especially for a center. And Oklahoma City’s Enes Kanter found that out during Game 1 of the Rockets-Thunder series on Sunday night in Houston.

With just over two minutes left in the third quarter, Harden was fortunate to get an iso vs Kanter on the perimeter, and most certainly took advantage. Watch the NBA MVP candidate put a couple unfair crossovers on a dude that wasn’t going to stop him anyway:

A very helpless feeling for Kanter. At least he didn’t fall down on the play like many defenders would have.

Those were just two of the 37 points Harden had on the night, to go with nine assists, seven rebounds, and three steals. A pretty typical night for him this season.

Here are full highlights of his performance:

The Rockets won the game in blowout fashion, 118-87.

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