James Harden Ties Hakeem Olajuwon for Most Triple-Doubles in Rockets History

December 15th, 2016 by Bleacher Report Milestones Leave a reply »
Houston Rockets guard James Harden posted his 14th triple-double as a member of the franchise, tying him with Hakeem Olajuwon for the most in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Info. However, he required 837 fewer games to reach the total.

Harden finished the contest with 15 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds over 30 minutes, leading the Rockets to a dominant 132-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings. He now owns five triple-doubles this season, ranking second behind just Russell Westbrook (12) of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

While Harden's points-per-game average has dropped slightly from last season, he's upped his assists per game by over four (7.5 to 11.7) and is averaging a double-double this season. The eighth-year player out of Arizona State has also posted a career-high 27.88 player efficiency rating, topping his previous best mark of 26.76, per ESPN's advanced stats.

The Rockets possess the NBA's longest winning streak, having emerged victorious in eight straight games following Wednesday's blowout. The hot stretch has moved them into a tie with the Los Angeles Clippers for the third-best record (19-7) in the Western Conference.

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