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Houston Rockets’ shooting guard James Harden made history in a couple of good ways in the Rockets’ 113-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
First off, Harden ended the game with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists, which gave him his 20th triple double this season. This made the 2016-2017 season the first season in NBA history in which multiple players posted more than 20 triple doubles. Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is that other player this season, and he has done so 37 times already.
Next, Harden became the first player in NBA history to score over 2,000 points on his own in a single NBA season and assist on over 2,000 points in a single NBA season. He has scored 2,169 points (average of 29.3 points per game) and dished out an NBA-leading 840 assists (NBA-leading average of 11.4 assists per game) so far this season.
Harden and the Rockets (51-23) will look to rebound from their home loss to the Warriors (60-14) on Thursday, March 30th, 2017, at 10:30 PM EDT in a road game against the playoff-hungry Portland Trail Blazers (35-38) at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.