FIFTY-SEVEN!

With Capela out 4-6 weeks, Harden carries Rockets past Grizzlies

James Harden is dominating. What else is new?

With the crushing news that Clint Capela (thumb) will be out 4-6 weeks, the Rockets needed a boost, and Harden provided it Monday night, pouring in a season-high 57 points (what?) as the Rockets went on to crush the Grizzlies 112-94 at Toyota Center.

It was an MVP performance from Harden, hitting an efficient 17-33 shots from the floor and 16-17 from the stripe. It was the third time this season Harden has scored 50+ and the 12th time in his career. He was just three points shy of his career-high of 60.

But the Grizzlies are not a great team and the Rockets clearly have a problem in the middle right now with Capela out. The lack of an alleyoop threat, the inconsistency on the pick-and-roll, the rebounding ... the Rockets are going to have to figure out how to fill a void in the middle because Marquese Chriss and Isaiah Hartenstein are not going to be able to get that done.

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