HOUSTON – When the ball ricocheted off the rim and came straight to him, Houston Rockets' striker PJ Tucker deliberately avoided the Cleveland Cavaliers Center Ante Zizic. 19659002] It was Harden's 10th rebound of the night when he won the reigning MVP's third 40-point triple-double in the last six games with one minute and 22 seconds left in the third quarter.
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The end of the reporting period was a kind of appointment due to the poor score. In view of the fact that coach Mike D & # 39; Antoni Harden had informed that he would suspend 141-113 on Friday night in the fourth quarter of the tournament.
It Was A Historic Moment
A According to Elias Sports Bureau, Harden was the first player in NBA history to record a 40-point triple-double in less than 30 minutes. In 29:34 he finished with 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.
Tucker guilty that he was guilty of his victim's "death" due to his dissatisfaction with the dancer and a filmwanted
"I bring PJ to dinner, movies, Europe," Harden said smiling. "I take PJ everywhere, he has enough."
James Harden picks up a triple-double with 43 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds to get the missiles at 141-routs of the cavs.
This particular game was clearly an example of how the rockets knew a statistical milestone for Harden, who has four 40-point triple doubles this season, while the rest of the NBA teamed up with Washington Bradley Beal at one three times victory over the suns.
Harden has been accumulating many historic statistical milestones lately while the league is in the middle of one of the league's best offensive stretches. Harden, who was 12 of the 24 from the ground, 8 from 16 from the 3-point area and 11 from 11 from the line against the Cavs, has made at least five 3-pointers in 12 consecutive games.
The star of the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, had the longest series so far with at least five threes in seven games.
Player No. of Times Oscar Robertson 22 James Harden 12 Russell Westbrook 11 Wilt Chamberlain 7 LeBron James 6 – Elias Sports Bureau
"The Stepback 3s – that's what he perfected," said Rockets coach Mike D & # 39; Antoni. "He has 16 3s [attempted] and they're all stepbacks." I do not know how he does that. "He's in a room around [a foot wide] everyone knows what he's doing, and he still exposes them not He is just an incredible player. "
Harden's 3-point shooting has fueled his series of at least 30 points in 15 consecutive games and joined . Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain (five times) as the only players in NBA history.
This included five consecutive 40-point scores, the third-longest in the series over the last 50 years. Harden averages 40.5 points in these 15 games. According to Elias, Bryant was the only other player to have averaged at least 40 points in the last 15 seasons over the past 45 seasons. Bryant was this several times.
Most important to Harden, the Rockets were to improve 12 of 15 games on 24-17 and jump from the penultimate place in the Western Conference standings to the middle of the playoff image, only 4½ games from Houston's first goal.
Harden's First Prize, Harden He said he could not assess the historical context of his production at the time.
"Close, close, no," said Harden, whose 12 40-point triples rank second in Oscar 22 history in the NBA. "I do not have time to sit back and relax, I have to push on and keep going."