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James Harden ties a franchise record with 14 assists in first half vs. Pelicans

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What is there that Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden cannot do? The guy is an absolute beast on a basketball court. During Houston’s thrilling 130-123 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night at Toyota Center, Harden tied a Rockets team record in the first half for assists.

According to a tweet from Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Harden had a whopping 14 assists and zero turnovers in the first half alone.

Yes, you indeed read that correctly. Harden’s incredible feat tied a team record for a half that was set by former point guard and current Rockets assistant John Lucas II.

It was quite an epic performance for Harden, who was second on the team in scoring with 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting, a game-high 17 assists, an impressive six steals on defense and committed only three turnovers. A graphic was posted to the Twitter account Positive Residual that broke down Harden’s eye-opening night of efficiency.

Harden, who dropped 48 points on Saturday night when the Rockets visited the Portland Trail Blazers, is the obvious early pick to win the 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player award. Before Monday night’s contest, Harden was the league’s leading scorer at 32.2 points per game. He was second only to Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook in assists with 9.2 per game.

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