James Harden claimed he had no clue that he missed his first 15 field goal attempts in Saturday’s Game 3, the most consecutive misses from the floor in any game of his career.

Harden scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, hitting three of his last five field goal attempts, to help put the Houston Rockets on the brink of sweeping the Utah Jazz with a not-so-pretty 104-101 win. 

“Keep shooting, keep being aggressive,” said Harden, who finished 3-of-20 from the floor, 2-of-13 from 3-point range and 14-of-16 from the free throw line. “0-of-15, 14-of-15, 15-of-15, my job is to go out there and produce and be aggressive and in attack mode. Nothing changes.” 

Harden’s 15 missed field goal attempts to begin the game were the most in the playoffs in the past 20 seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

His first bucket didn’t come until there was 7:34 remaining in the fourth quarter, and then Harden threw down a breakaway dunk. 

More importantly the Rockets won the game and took a commanding 3-0 lead. 

Win > Shooting % 

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