When James Harden drives, he’ll sometime grab his man’s arm and hold it close to his body to create contact. With so many moving parts, that maneuver often leads to a foul called on the Rockets’ opponents.
Against the Pelicans, Harden dropped all subtlety. He just jumped on Jrue Holiday‘s back and waited.
Somehow, it still worked.
Officials called a foul on Holiday, and Harden made both free throws.