James Harden has been having an amazing resurgence this year. After regressing a bit last year due to injury, Harden has been back in the driver's seat. Overall, the Philadelphia 76ers are settling into the top half of the Eastern Conference standings. Although they had a poor start, they are now considered to be the third-best team in the Conference. The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics are above them, but once the playoffs come around, you never know what can happen.
One team that is going in the opposite direction in terms of momentum is the Memphis Grizzlies. Over their last few games, the Grizzlies have been awful. In fact, some have pointed at the Shannon Sharpe incident as a turning point for the team. Guys like Dillon Brooks have been called out for being pests on the court, and there is no doubt he is hated. On Thursday night, Dillon and Harden hit a collision course as the Grizzlies and Sixers duked it out in Philly.
James Harden Vs. Dillon Brooks
In the clip up above, you can see that things got chippy between these two players. The incident between the two occurred in just the first quarter, less than four minutes into the game. Furthermore, it seems like the two bumped chests and once the whistle blew, they exchanged words. Harden and Brooks were right in each other's faces, and their teammates had to come to break it up. Both of these teams have been in their fair share of brawls over the years. However, this time around, they let cooler heads prevail.
Eventually, the Sixers went on to win the game thanks to Harden's 31 points. As for Brooks, he had about 20 points less than Harden, which shows you who won the battle. Overall, the Grizzlies are a team on the decline, while the Sixers continue their ascent. With the playoffs just about a month and a half away, it will be interesting to see how things shape up. No matter what, it is clear we are in for a fantastic postseason. Stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news from around the sports world.