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2019-11-11 22:01:37

By Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle

James Harden averaged 40.7 points, 9.3 assists and eight rebounds as the Rockets went 3-0 last week.

James Harden averaged 40.7 points, 9.3 assists and eight rebounds as the Rockets went 3-0 last week.

Photo: Matt Marton/Associated Press

Photo: Matt Marton/Associated Press

James Harden averaged 40.7 points, 9.3 assists and eight rebounds as the Rockets went 3-0 last week.

James Harden averaged 40.7 points, 9.3 assists and eight rebounds as the Rockets went 3-0 last week.

Photo: Matt Marton/Associated Press

Rockets' James Harden named NBA West's Player of the Week

NEW ORLEANS — Rockets guard James Harden on Monday was named the Western Conference Player of the Week, the 23rd time he has taken the honor during his eight seasons with the Rockets.

Harden averaged 40.7 points, 9.3 assists and eight rebounds as the Rockets went 3-0, beating the Grizzlies, Warriors and Bulls by an average of 15.7 points per game. Harden made 22 3-pointers on 43.1 percent shooting in the three games last week.

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The NBA’s leading scorer, Harden is averaging 37.1 points per game. His 334 points are the most scored to start a season through nine games since Michael Jordan in the 1988-89 season with only Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry scoring more in the first nine games of a season.

Toronto’s Pascal Siakam was the Eastern Conference player of the week, averaging 30.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4-3 assists as the Raptors went 3-0.


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