James Harden has the most 40-10-5 games of last 50 seasons

Houston Rockets star James Harden keeps on putting himself among the greats in the record books.

Harden scored a game-high 40 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished nine assists in the Rockets’ 117-109 win Sunday over the New Orleans Pelicans.

According to Justin Kubatko of Stat Muse, Harden now has the most games of scoring at least 40 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and tallying five assists of the past 50 seasons. He leads the NBA with 26 such games, with Russell Westbrook in second place with 25 games.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LeBron James, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan round out the rest of the top six.

This season Harden has six games where he’s posted the stat line. He is averaging 35.7 points per game on 43.6% shooting from the field. Harden is also shooting 36.0% from the 3-point line.

With Harden staking his spot at first in this group, it shows how he is one of the most complete playmakers of the modern era. During the 2016-17 season, Harden led the league in assists per game. Harden is seventh in assists among active playersAccording to NBA.com, Harden ranks ninth among guards for rebounds per game.

Harden and the Rockets will play the Charlotte Hornets in Houston on Tuesday.

 

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