Rockets' Harden named Western Conference Player of the Week

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been named NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Month, the league announced Monday.

The four-time All-Star averaged 27 points, 14.3 assists and 9.7 rebounds last week. He also recorded a triple-double in consecutive games against the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 9 and Nov. 12. The last player to record a triple-double in back-to-back games against the same opponent was Wilt Chamberlain vs. the Boston Celtics in 1968, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

This is Harden’s 10th Player of the Week honor. Former All-Star center Hakeem Olajuwon is the only Rocket with more Player of the Week awards (12).

Harden ranks fifth in the league in scoring (30.0 ppg) and first in assists (13.0 apg) while also averaging 8.0 rebounds.


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