Another night, another show put on by James Harden.
The Houston Rockets guard exploded for 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a 121-114 win over the Sacramento Kings.
It was Harden’s second triple-double in as many games and 11th overall on the season.
He had 40 points, 11 assists and 10 boards on Sunday, January 8, in a 129-122 victory at Toronto.
Harden’s 11 triple-doubles are second in the league behind Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, who has 17 of them through 39 games.
Through 40 games, Harden is averaging 28.5 points, 11.8 assists and 8.4 rebounds per contest. If he keeps up this pace, he would hit career highs in assists and rebounds. Harden scored a career-best 29.0 PPG a season ago.
His 11.8 assists per game lead the NBA, 1.4 ahead of Westbrook (10.4).
Harden and the Rockets (31-9) go to Minnesota on Wednesday night to face the Timberwolves (12-26).