Rockets’ James Harden becomes 2nd player ever with prolific free-throw stat
Houston Rockets star James Harden became the second player to reach 50 games wherein he’s made at least 15 free throws in a game, joining NBA legend Moses Malone, per Basketball-Reference.
Harden reached the milestone thanks to his monster night against the Utah Jazz where he notched 47 points, six rebounds, five assists, and five steals.
He’s head of Oscar Robertson who has 48, putting The Big O in third place. All that Harden has left to do in order to top Malone is have seven more of these games. It shouldn’t be hard to pull off for the Rockets superstar as he’s developed a reputation for being one of the best, if not the best, foul drawers in the NBA.
After Monday night’s contest, James Harden is making 8.6 of his 10.2 free throws per game; add this to his career-highs of 31.5 points and 2.2 steals nightly.
The Rockets have severely underperformed thus far after coming so close to an NBA Finals stint from last postseason. Chris Paul’s health is something the team needs to gut in, but he’ll be the extremely dangerous court general on most nights.
James Harden, though, is the Rockets’ undoubted best player and he’s the reigning MVP. He’s also been on a tear as of late, injecting life to the team’s campaign amid a wilder-than-ever Western Conference playoff race.
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