No announcement yet.

James Harden Has Tenth Triple Double Of Season In Rockets Win

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • James Harden Has Tenth Triple Double Of Season In Rockets Win

    Rockets vs. Raptors - Game Recap - January 8, 2017 - ESPN

    TORONTO -- James Harden had his 10th triple-double of the season to help the Houston Rockets run their winning streak to eight games. He still sees a lot of room for improvement.

    "One hundred percent," Harden said after finishing with 40 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the Rockets' 129-122 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night.

    "We're almost halfway through the season and we're a fairly new team still and I'll get better and my turnovers will start dropping just when I get familiar with what different defenses are doing but until then, we're rolling, guys are happy and we're making shots."

    Harden also had 10 of Houston's 15 turnovers.

    "I've got the ball in my hands 90 per cent of the time so it's going to happen," he said, adding that as long as the team stays under coach Mike D'Antoni's limit of 15 turnovers it will be OK.

    According to Elias Sports Bureau, Harden is the first player with a 40-point triple-double and 10 or more turnovers since turnovers became official in the 1977-78 season.

    Harden shot 13 of 26 from the field, finishing with 30-plus points and 10-plus assists for a league-leading 13th time this season.