This has long been frowned up and will be again, especially should the Rockets face the ball-moving magnificence of the Warriors. But it might be a mark of how masterful Harden has become in that part of his game that he has changed how one-on-one play is viewed.
Harden has scored 12.7 points per playoff game going one-on-one. That not only leads the league, 2.3 points per game beyond LeBron James and nearly twice as many as anyone else, it is more points just on isolation plays than all but two of his teammates have scored per game. That is also a half point more than he averaged in the regular season when he averaged more points going one-on-one than any two other players in the NBA combined.