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Harden Leaves Rubio Stumbling But Misses Shot

Apr 18, 2019, 11:47 AM
(Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)
(Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, Texas – Houston Rockets superstar James Harden made Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio look silly with a killer crossover before showboating a bit in the process of taking a 3-pointer.

Luckily for Rubio and the Jazz, Harden missed the shot after adding an extra shimmy to the equation while Rubio was stumbling away.

The play was picked up and mocked by TNT’s Shaqtin’ A Fool Twitter account, an account that regularly makes fun of unfortunate plays and players in the NBA.

In the end however, Harden got the last laugh as he turned in a 32-point triple-double to help Houston take a 2-0 series lead over Utah in the first round playoff series.

On facing Harden, the NBA’s scoring leader in the regular season, Rubio admitted that things have been really difficult for him and the team.

““We gave him different looks from Game 1, but still it’s hard. We’re going to keep looking for ways to stop him. We’re not going to quit,” said Rubio after Game 2.

Game 3 between Utah and Houston will take place Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

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