2. James Harden, Houston Rockets, 4th quarter scoring average: 6.9
Harden stands fifth in the NBA in scoring (24.8 ppg) and second in free throws made (450). And he does a lot of his damage in the game’s final stanza. He averages a robust 6.9 points while shooting .503 from the field – he is shooting .459 on the season – and .443 from distance. He also gets to the charity stripe an average of 2.5 times converting his free throws at an .850 clip. And with the regular season winding down, Harden’s fourth quarter exploits are picking up. In March, Harden is averaging 8.4 points in the fourth while shooting .526 from the field and .643 from behind the arc. Harden and LeBron James are the only players in the NBA on pace to finish the 2013-14 season with averages of at least 24.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.50 steals.