Steph Curry finished with 35 points, and looked to have give his team a big advantage by nailing a go-ahead three-pointer with 23.1 seconds left in OT. Although, that was way too much time to leave for Harden, who hit three shots from beyond the arc in overtime alone, as the two teams went back and forth the same way they did last summer.
Harden was coming off a triple-double of 43 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, and he now has at least 30 points in 11 straight games. That includes a 50-point game on December 13th against the Los Angeles Lakers. Elsewhere for Houston, Clint Capela had 29 points and 21 rebounds, while Austin Rivers was a pleasant surprise with 18 points after getting the start. Rivers was picked up off waivers after getting traded away by the Washington Wizards and waived by the Phoenix Suns.
Durant finished with 26 points and seven rebounds, while also making some history by becoming the 32nd player all-time to reach 22,000 career points. He reached that feat by hitting a three-pointer with just 59.2 seconds to play in the first half, as his team shot 68 percent from three-point range in the first half to build a big lead.
Golden State will look to bounce back from this defeat when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Meanwhile, Harden and the Rockets will look to roll on against the Portland Trail Blazers that same night.