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James Harden had another spectacular performance Monday night.
Last year's regular-season NBA MVP racked up 47 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals in the Houston Rockets' 102-97 win over the Utah Jazz. But it was a specific play in the final minute that had social media abuzz.
With 54.6 seconds left, Harden was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer -- but only because he got away with an egregious traveling violation:
Yo dawg, I heard you like stepbacks.
So James Harden added a stepback to his stepback so you can watch a stepback right after a stepback.
🎥 @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/C5cog9qGx1— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 18, 2018
Yes, that's basically a "double stepback." It's clearly a travel. And Warriors forward Andre Iguodala took to Twitter late Monday night to simply let the official account of NBA referees know he's watching:
Sure enough, the NBA Refs official twitter account responded Tuesday morning and admitted it was a travel.
The offensive player gathers the ball while on his right foot. He then takes a step with his left foot (step 1) into a hop step, landing first with his right foot (step 2) and then illegally with his left (step 3). We missed this one - it is a traveling violation. https://t.co/BqMAoZHgIu— NBA Referees (@OfficialNBARefs) December 18, 2018
Also, Iguodala went 3-for-3 from 3-point territory Monday against the Grizzlies and went 3-for-6 from deep last Friday at the Bucks, which means:
Andre Iguodala has made 3 3-pointers in back-to-back games for the first time since March 23/24, 2015...— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) December 18, 2018
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Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller