Harden finished with 17 points, two steals and two rebounds in 24½ minutes.
The longest and loudest cheer of the night came three minutes before tipoff when Harden was presented his trophy for Sixth Man of the Year.
The standing ovation was so deafening, the PA announcer's introduction for Harden could barely be heard.
During pre-game introductions, 10 seconds of booing for World Peace drowned out the entire intro for center Andrew Bynum.
To a resounding chant of “Beat L-A,” the ball was tipped.
The first time World Peace touched the ball, he converted a 3-pointer.
The second time he touched the ball, he had a nice touch pass to Bynum for a dunk.
The third time World Peace touched the ball, he hit another 3-pointer.
After that was a whole lot of not much.
There were shifts where Harden defended World Peace, and vice versa.
Harden went to the floor when he was fouled hard by World Peace.
With 7:02 left in the third quarter, World Peace grabbed Kevin Durant at the waist to prevent and easy basket.