James Harden becomes the 3rd player in NBA history to record at least 10 40-point triple-doubles
Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets superstar James Harden recorded his 10th career 40-point triple-double, becoming just the third player in NBA history to do it.
Hall of Fame point guard Oscar Robertson and Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook are the only two players to accomplish this tremendous feat before Harden.
James Harden is the third player in NBA history to record at least 10 career 40-point triple-doubles. The others are Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook.
— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) January 1, 2019
Harden finished with 43 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists versus the Grizzlies in Houston’s 113-101 win at home. The Rockets are 10-1 in their last 11 games and Harden is putting up video game numbers. The Beard is averaging 39.7 points per game during this 10-1 stretch and has single-handedly turned Houston’s season around.
Whether you like the way he plays or not, you can’t deny how talented of a player Harden is. Anytime you can join a club that has Robertson (“The Big O”) and Westbrook in it, you’re doing something right.
Rockets All-Star point guard Chris Paul is currently out with a hamstring injury, so the offensive burden has fallen on Harden’s shoulder and he’s carrying the team. Not only has Harden brought the Rockets back into the playoff picture in the Western Conference, but he’s establishing himself as an MVP candidate again.
If Harden keeps putting up these stellar numbers and leading Houston to wins, he has a chance at winning the NBA MVP award in back-to-back seasons.
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