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Rockets' James Harden Named Western Conference Player of the Week

Harden averaged 44.8 points, 6.8 assists, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.25 steals in four games last week

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November 18, 2019 - 3:13 pm

James Harden has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 17, the NBA announced Monday. 

Harden wins the award for the second straight week and the 24th time in his career.

Harden averaged 44.8 points, 6.8 assists, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.25 steals in the four games.  He averaged 16 fourth quarter points on 58.6% shooting for the week and the Rockets went 4-0. 

Harden is averaging 43 points per game over the Rockets' seven-game winning streak.  According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the fourth player in NBA history to average at least 43 points over a seven-game span in which his team went undefeated, joining Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, and Michael Jordan.

Harden leads the league in scoring this season, averaging 39.5 points per game, which is 9.4 more than the second-ranked player among qualifiers. 

The Rockets host the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night at 7 p.m.