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James Harden has 4th game with 11+ turnovers, most in NBA history

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For as good as James Harden has been throughout his career, he isn’t perfect. The Houston Rockets superstar is, no doubt, a ball-dominant player as evidenced by being the NBA’s scoring leader. But, at the same time, his kind of ball-dominance often leads to an increase in turnovers.

While Harden is the league’s best offensive player, the 11-year pro is also second in the NBA in turnovers with 4.7 per game.

Harden’s turnover problems came front and center in the Rockets’ Saturday game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

While Harden scored 32 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished out eight assists, the superstar also turned the ball over 11 times. This marks Harden’s fourth career game with 11 or more turnovers — more than any player in NBA history.

The seven-time All-Star has averaged four or more turnovers per game for the past six seasons but has also led the league in scoring for the past two campaigns. Harden’s 37.9 points per game this year is the most for a season since Wilt Chamberlain put up 44.8 per game in the 1962-63 season.

The Rockets won Saturday’s game by 30 points so while Harden turned the ball over a lot, it hardly affected the team in a negative way.

With the win, Houston improves to 25-12 on the season which puts them in the fifth spot of the Western Conference standings. Houston has won four of its last five games and will turn their attention to the Ja Morant-led Memphis Grizzlies next.

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