Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The NBA announced Monday that James Harden has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, March 20 through Sunday, March 26. This is the fourth Player of the Week honors for Harden this season and 13th of his career.
Harden led the Rockets to a 3-0 record for the week, averaging 33.0 points, 13.3 assists, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.00 steals while shooting 48.5% from the floor. He had at least 20 points and 10 assists in all three games for the week and has done so 46 times this season.
Harden is averaging 29.4 points, 11.3 assists and 8.0 rebounds this season. In NBA history, Oscar Robertson (three times) is the only player to have averaged at least 29.0 points, 11.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds in a single season.
With nine games remaining this season, Harden has accumulated 2,145 points, a franchise single-season record 827 assists, and 584 rebounds. He is on pace to become the first player in NBA history to record at least 2,000 points, 900 assists, and 600 rebounds in a single season.
The Rockets are 51-22 so far this season, which is the second-most wins through the first 73 games in franchise history.