NBA 2019 Highlights, Results: Top 5 players for winning teams on January 3

Houston's James Harden recorded a triple-double to defeat the Warriors in overtime. - [NBA / YouTube screencap]
Houston's James Harden recorded a triple-double to defeat the Warriors in overtime. - [NBA / YouTube screencap]

These five NBA players had standout performances to help their teams win games.

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1

James Harden - Houston Rockets

Harden has mentioned he wants to win a second-straight NBA MVP award and he's on pace for it lately. Thursday night's performance was another triple-double, with 44 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds, as the Rockets took down the Warriors, 135-134 in overtime.

2

Jamal Murray - Denver Nuggets

In Sacramento, it was Denver's Jamal Murray who made a serious impact for his team on the road. Murray scored 34 of his 36 points in the second half, grabbed seven rebounds, and gave out six assists. The Nuggets left town with a 117-113 victory and improve to 25-11 for the season.

3

DeMar DeRozan - San Antonio Spurs

This game marked an intriguing battle involving two star players who were traded for one another. On one side was Toronto's Kawhi Leonard, who had 21 points, five assists, and a rebound. However, he was upstaged by San Antonio's new star DeMar DeRozan, who finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists in the win.

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