Harden Earns First Career Triple-Double
James Harden never had a game like this, and he never saw a player hurt the way Charlotte’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was on Saturday night.
Harden had 21 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double in the Rockets’ 109-95 win over the Bobcats on Saturday night.
Harden came in averaging 26 points, but only 5.4 assists and 4.4 rebounds, per game. He had four rebounds and four assists in the fourth quarter to reach the unique milestone.
“It means a lot to me, it’s my first time ever,” Harden said. “I was trying to make shots, trying to rebound, trying to find other ways to impact the game other than scoring.”