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NBA: James Harden shouldn’t have drawn crucial foul against Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans v Houston Rockets

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 18: HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER18: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets hugs Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans at the start of their game at the Toyota Center on December18, 2014 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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James Harden drew a foul by jumping on Jrue Holiday’s back.

But that wasn’t the last time Harden got a whistle he didn’t deserve in the Rockets’ 100-95 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday.

Harden drew an Anthony Davis foul with 1:52 left that was called in error, according to the NBA’s Last Two Minute Report:

Harden (HOU) takes an unnatural path and initiates the contact with Davis (NOP) prior to falling to the floor.

As usual, we can’t know what would’ve happened if this call were made correctly. It was the only officiating error in the report.

But Harden went to the line and gave Houston an extra two points.

The Rockets’ advantage once New Orleans began intentionally fouling? Two points.