In Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, James Harden turned in the playoff performance of his career to help his Houston Rockets stave off elimination. In Game 5, though, the Rockets' superstar made the wrong kind of history.
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Harden, one of the sport's most talented ball-handlers and playmakers, committed an almost unthinkable 13 turnovers in Houston's season-ending loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. That sets a new NBA record for most cough-ups in a single playoff game. Former New Jersey Nets guard John Williamson held the previous high-water mark, giving it away 11 times in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in an first-round playoff game back in 1979.
He became the first player to turn the ball over more than 10 times in a playoff game since ... himself, in Game 4 of Houston's 2013 first-round playoff series against his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Only five other players in the lastRead More »from James Harden sets NBA playoff record for most turnovers in single game