James Harden is arguably playing the best basketball of any individual in the NBA right now. After leading the Rockets past the Raptors on Sunday with a 40-point triple-double, Harden went and did it again in a win against the Hornets on Tuesday, finishing with 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in the ninth straight win for Houston. Harden shot 45 percent from the field (11-of-24) and 50 percent from three, hitting seven of his 14 attempts from downtown.
Harden becomes the fourth player in history to record consecutive 40-point triple-doubles.
Most Games With 40 Pts, 15 Reb & 10 Ast
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2
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— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 11, 2017
Watch the highlights of Harden’s performance below.