At 25.8 points per game, James Harden is 5th in the league in scoring. Last night he put his whole arsenal of skills on display by recording the first triple double of his young career.
Harden had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the 109-95 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
When he was asked if the impressive statline meant anything to him after the game, Harden said:
“Yea it means a lot to me, it’s my first time ever. Guys make shots, try to rebound, just try to find other ways to impact the game more than to score.”
– James Harden
What was even more impressive was that he only had 11 shot attempts on the night, way lower than his 17.4 average on the season.
Harden has shown his playmaking skills before, but if the 23-year-old, 6 ft 5 shooting guard can crash the boards with even more consistency, he could develop into a constant triple double threat.