Mike D'Antoni says James Harden could average 'close to 40'

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Mike D'Antoni says James Harden could average 'close to 40'
Mike D'Antoni says James Harden could average 'close to 40'

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni would seem to have seen similar scenes play out too often to be impressed now. Besides, the Rockets' aspirations are considerably grander than outscoring some of the Miami Heat in a preseason game. Then again, even Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who had guided LeBron James and Dwyane Wade no less to championships, could not help but marvel at the show James Harden put on in his final regular season tune-up. “There are many situations where he makes a good defense look poor,” Spoelstra said. “When he has that kind of range, stepping back into open spaces, gets you leaning and makes you draw fouls, he is basically getting everything. “He was able to work different layers

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