NBA: Houston Rockets Outlast Charlotte Hornets, Extend Winning Streak to 9 with James Harden’s Triple-Double Game Performance
The sizzling team of the Houston Rockets continues to stretch its winning roll as they outlast the visiting team of the Charlotte Hornets with a 121-114 victory at the Toyota Center on Tuesday night.
According to a published report of the ESPN, NBA All-Star James Harden scored 40 points, pulled down 15 rebounds, and dished off 10 assists in powering the Rockets to another victorious match. The impressive game performance was the 2012 NBA Sixth Man of the Year 11th triple-double of the season and the 20th in his professional career.
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Harden went 11-for-24 from the field, connected 7-of-14 from beyond the arc, and made 11-of-14 from the free throw line. The seven-year NBA veteran committed four of Houston's 10 turnovers while playing for a solid 37 minutes in the hardcourt.
The Rockets' superstar is the current league's leading player with the most assists per game average (11.8 apg). Harden also belonged to the NBA's top 10 scorers this season while averaging 28.5 points per contest, which is good enough to be in the third spot of the ranking.
Harden was the fourth player in the history of the NBA with at least 40 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in consecutive games. He also registered a triple-double game production in their 129-122 triumph over the Toronto Raptors last Sunday, where he finished the match with 40 markers, 11 assists, and 10 boards.
According to the official website of the NBA, the triumph was the Rockets' 31st win of the season in 40 games played. It was the team's ninth straight victory in a row and their 16th win on 19 matches played at the Toyota Center this season.
They are currently the Western Conference third leading side following the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs in the team standing. The Rockets, who will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, have won nine of its last 10 games.