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No James Harden in the fourth quarter? No problem, because Harden had already given his Houston Rockets enough of a boost to top the Sacramento Kings 129-103. In just three quarters of action, Harden dropped a season-high 43 points, 8 assists, and shot a near-perfect 15-for-16 from the charity stripe. During the first period, he had a particularly explosive stretch of scoring in just over four minutes, scoring 18 straight points. You'll have to hit the gallery above to see which shoes Harden wore for his best game of the season.

On the NCAA men's hardwood, the No. 1 Florida Gators survived a scare against Vanderbilt, coming away with a 57-54 W as they clinched their share of the SEC title. In Big Ten action, No. 20 suffered an upset to Minnesota after a huge night from the Golden Golphers' Austin Hollins.

All this, plus NCAA women's No. 1 Connecticut in action, the top performer in yesterday's UEFA Champions League games, and more NBA action after the break.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Dorian Finney Smith
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Dorian Finney-Smith Gets it Done in the Zoom HyperRev

Shoe: Nike Zoom HyperRev
Player: Dorian Finney-Smith
Game: Florida vs. Vanderbilt
Key Stat: 19 points, 9 rebounds

$120

Dorian Finney Smith
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Dorian Finney Smith
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Robert Lewandowski
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Robert Lewandowski Chips in 2 Goals for Borussia Dortmund

Shoe: Nike Hypervenom Phantom FG
Player: Robert Lewandowski
Game: Borussia Dortmund vs. Zenit St. Petersburg
Key Stat: Goals at 61' and 71'

$225

Robert Lewandowski
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Robert Lewandowski
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Demar Derozan
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Demar DeRozan Takes it to Cleveland in the Nike Kobe 8 System iD

Shoe: Nike Kobe 8 System iD
Player: Demar DeRozan
Game: Borussia Dortmund vs. Zenit St. Petersburg
Key Stat: 33 points, 6 assists

$200

Demar DeRozan
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Demar DeRozan
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Damian Lillard
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Damian Lillard Rallies Blazers in the adidas Rose 4

Shoe: adidas Rose 4
Player: Damian Lillard
Game: Portland vs. Denver
Key Stat: 31 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds

$84

Damian Lillard
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Damian Lillard
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Bria Hartley
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Bria Hartley Goes Off in the Hyperdunk 2013

Shoe: Nike Hyperdunk 2013
Player: Bria Hartley
Game: Connecticut vs. SMU
Key Stat: 25 points, 7 rebounds

$120

Bria Hartley
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Bria Hartley
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Austin Hollins
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Austin Hollins Leads Golden Golphers to Upset Win Over No. 20 Iowa

Shoe: Jordan CP3.VII
Player: Austin Hollins
Game: Minnesota vs. Iowa
Key Stat: 27 points

$125

Austin Hollins
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Austin Hollins
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Rodney Hood
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Rodney Hood Leads Duke to Decisive Win Over Virginia Tech

Shoe: Nike Zoom Soldier VII
Player: Rodney Hood
Game: Duke vs. Virginia Tech
Key Stat: 21 points

$100

Rodney Hood
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Rodney Hood
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James Harden
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James Harden Puts Up Season-High 43 Points in the Zoom Crusader

Shoe: Nike Zoom Crusader
Player: James Harden
Game: Houston vs. Sacramento
Key Stat: 43 points, 8 assists, 3 steals

$110

James Harden
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James Harden
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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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