It was quite the dominant week for James Harden and the Houston Rockets, and a cherry on top has arrived in the form of another accolade the reigning MVP can add to what is already quite a long list.
Harden was named Western Conference Player of the Week after averaging 37 points, 7.7 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game.
Harden was far and away the biggest reason why the Rockets pulled off three huge wins this past week over the Trail Blazers, Lakers and Grizzlies. For their sake, Harden needs to keep up this MVP-caliber play as the season progresses.
He certainly has done it in the past, and his percentages from this week look like they are straight out of NBA 2K19.
James Harden Western Conference player of the week. Averaged 37 points, 8.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 1.67 steals, made 54.1 % from the floor, 39.3% from 3-point range.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) December 17, 2018
The Rockets have certainly struggled out of the gate and currently sit in 11th place in the West at 14-14.