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James Harden posts landmark stat line to power Houston Rockets to victory against Phoenix Suns

Saturday 16 March 2019 11:02, UK

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James Harden scores 41 points on 12-25 shooting with 11 assists, nine rebounds and three blocks against Phoenix

James Harden became the first player in NBA history to record at least 40 points, 10 assists, five steals and three blocks in a single game as the Houston Rockets beat the Phoenix Suns.

Harden finished one rebound shy of a triple-double and made 12 of his 25 shots (including 3-of-11 from three-point range) in a superb 42-minute performance that sealed the Rockets' 10th win in 11 games.

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Harden's 11th and final assist of the night set up a critical basket that helped cement the Rockets' 108-102 win.

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He found team-mate Danuel House Jr, playing in his first game since returning from the G-League, who drained a three-pointer with just under a minute left that sealed victory for Houston.

Friday night's scores

  • Phoenix Suns 102-108 Houston Rockets
  • Milwaukee Bucks 113-98 Miami Heat
  • Los Angeles Lakers 97-111 Detroit Pistons
  • Sacramento Kings 114-123 Philadelphia 76ers
  • Portland Trail Blazers 122-110 New Orleans Pelicans
  • Chicago Bulls 121-128 Los Angeles Clippers
  • Charlotte Hornets 116-110 Washington Wizards
  • New York Knicks 83-109 San Antonio Spurs

Click the video at the top of the page to watch the highlights of Harden's historic performance.

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