James Harden posted his first triple-double of the season on Wednesday night with 37 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and 14 assists. The Rockets fell to the Pistons at home 123-114 without Dwight Howard, who left the game 55 seconds into action with an injured ankle. They also lost despite using the Hack-a tactic on Pistons center Andre Drummond, who missed a league-record 23 free throws in the game.
Harden had a triple-double through the first three quarters of the game. He also became the youngest player ever to hit 1,000 three-pointers in this game at 26 years old.