He's taken his game to another level since mid-November, though, averaging almost 37 points, nine assists and six rebounds per game in that time.
The play in question happened with the game tied at 132, when Kevin Durant tried to save a ball that was headed out of bounds.
In fact, Paul missing the last six games may be why we're seeing Harden completely taking over games. Harden stared down Draymond Green after hitting the game-winning three over Green's outstretched arms, then had words with him a few moments later. The reigning MVP has scored at least 30 points in 11 straight games with five consecutive 40-plus point games.
Harden is averaging 33.6 points, 8.6 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals for the resurgent Rockets this season.
Harden received the ball from an in-bound pass and shot over three Warriors defenders to win the game with an audacious three-pointer.
One of Harden's triple-doubles came in that game he scored 50 against the Lakers.
"I do feel we did", Thompson said when asked whether the Warriors gave this latest home loss away. "We're obviously focused on April and beyond, but it's special to watch right now".
The Rockets (22-15) have now won their sixth straight and 11th in their past 12. He shot 13-of-32 from the field and 10-of-23 from behind the arc.
"He's so special", said Houston center Clint Capela, who had a career-high-tying 29 points and 21 rebounds.
"I need it, I need it for sure, and I'm gonna get it", Harden told The Athletic on Wednesday.
"[People] talk too much about my fouls and not actually the greatness of what I'm doing out there on the court".