Way back in time when James Harden was still coming off of the bench for the Oklahoma City Thunder, he famously took an elbow to the head from Metta World Peace. It’s one of the most famous acts of in-game violence in the modern era of the NBA.
Tonight, Harden dished out an elbow of his own that may not go down in history, but nearly cost his team the game. With less than twenty seconds left and the Houston Rockets up three, Harden got called for an obvious flagrant on this violent foul against Marcus Smart.
— CSN New England (@CSNNE) December 6, 2016