James Harden closes the court, challenges teammate Kawhi Leonard's 3-pointer. 

Did James Harden really pass to Kawhi Leonard for a 3 and then block his shot?

And why?

"We need to bring some excitement to this team. I think the last couple weeks have been foggy for us and every team goes through that. I was just trying to create some energy, create some atmosphere for this team. It would have been even." It would have been better if he had taken the shot, but it gives us something to laugh about. It gives us some excitement."

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Exciting or not, the Clippers got a much-needed 116-103 win to move a full game ahead of the Pelicans for the No. 4 seed in the West. Harden had 19 points and 14 assists, while Leonard scored 24 points.