Video: Rockets' James Harden hits buzzer beater to defeat Suns
With the clock ticking down under 15 seconds and the score tied at 111, Harden opened Houston's final possession by running some time off in preparation for a final shot. At the five-second mark, Harden drove left on P.J. Tucker and away from a Phoenix double team provided by Isaiah Thomas. Harden was able to loose Tucker off the dribble to set up a clean step-back jumper from just inside the three-point line. The NBA's scoring leader buried the walk-off shot over Thomas as time expired.
Harden finished with a game-high 33 points, 10 assists and six rebounds. Five other Rockets players finished in double figures.
Eric Bledsoe led the Suns with a team-high 25 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. Thomas added 22 points, five rebounds and four assists off the bench.
Houston improved to 30-14. Phoenix dropped to 26-19.