VIDEO: Harden won't even pretend to play defense
Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports

In what has become nearly a nightly occurrence, James Harden seemed painfully disinterested in playing defense during the waning moments of a close game against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

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As the Houston Rockets nursed a hard-earned two-point lead with less than three minutes remaining in the game, "The Beard" simply allowed DeMar DeRozan to drive right by him, showing no effort as his teammates attempted to impede their opponent's attack.

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Luckily for Harden and company, the Rockets pulled out the surprising 113-107 win.

VIDEO: Harden won't even pretend to play defense
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