Eric Gordon (basketball)

Harden has triple-double, Rockets hold off Cavs 117-113

James Harden was quick to say yes when asked if he's playing at as high of a level as he ever has.

The follow up question of why wasn't quite as easy for Houston's bearded star.

"I don't know," he said before letting out an awkward laugh and looking around before continuing. "Work. Try to study the game and get better. Listen to people around me that push me and motivate me and try to be the best I can be. It's pretty simple."

Harden had a triple-double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-113 on Thursday night.

Harden also had five steals and a block as Houston extended its winning...

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