Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. stole the show in the fourth quarter, scoring 23 of his career-high 33 points to almost single-handedly lead Atlanta to a 113-108 victory. The Hawks trailed by 20 points in the fourth quarter before Hardaway’s onslaught.
Harden was no slouch himself — putting together another stellar line of 40 points, eight rebounds and eight assists — but it was Hardaway’s night. The fourth-year guard shot 8-for-11 from the field in the fourth quarter, including three 3-pointers.
After bringing the Hawks back with jumpers and slashing three-point plays, Hardaway put the exclamation point on the game with an emphatic dunk over Houston’s Ryan Anderson and Clint Capela.
Hardaway earned a postgame interview with TNT’s David Aldridge, but his teammates certainly weren’t about to leave him alone for it. Kent Bazemore and company administered a brilliant lesson in photobombing:
Hardaway has seen a bump in playing time since the Hawks dealt Kyle Korver to the Cavs, and it appears that he’s making the most of it.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / WATCH: Tim Hardaway Jr. caps off insane fourth quarter vs. Rockets with poster dunk