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Mavs head-coach Rick Carlisle on James Harden season: "Pretty remarkable phenomenon."


With almost 37 points, to go along with 7.5 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game James Harden has established himself as one of the best players of this era and his season is without a doubt one for the books. Despite his spectacular season, The Rockets were struggling for a big portion of this season due to injuries and it was Harden who kept their playoff dreams alive. Now they are finally healthy and in recent weeks they've racked up several wins that enabled them to become on the hottest teams in the league right now.

The Rockets are facing the Dallas Mavericks tonight and prior to the game their head coach Rick Carlisle had an interesting observation about James Harden and how he pretty much changed the game. Carlisle refers to Harden as a "phenomenon" which hasn't been seen in the league for years and with everything Harden is doing this season it's understandable why made that comparisson

Well it's a pretty remarkable phenomenon. I don't know if there has ever been anything like this. They are extremely effective, he is extremely effective. It's bringing new metrics into play and things like that. There are a lot of people studying it, looking at it. The guy is having another phenomenal year. I guess I summed it up by saying that.

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