By Terry Nelson
James Harden returned against the Lakers and scored 24 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.
Harden was rested for “injury maintenance” on the second leg of the back-to-back on Monday, his second rest-related DNP of March.
There are no back-to-backs remaining in March, but there are two in April. With the 76ers still jostling for seeding, Harden should still be a reliable top-5 option going forward.