James Harden's triple-double leads Rockets to 9th straight win


Published 10:42 p.m. ET Jan. 10, 2017 | Updated 24 minutes ago

HOUSTON — Forget slowing down James Harden. Right now, his opponents can’t even put his play into words.

Harden had 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his second straight triple-double and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 121-114 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight win.

“There’s not enough good words in the English dictionary that can describe what he’s been doing,” Charlotte’s Marvin Williams said. “He’s literally making history.”

Harden has five triple-doubles in the past seven games and is averaging 32.4 points, 11.4 assists and 9.9 rebounds during this winning streak.

Harden got his 11th triple-double this season and 20th in his career. Tuesday’s performance comes after he had 40 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in a win over Toronto on Sunday to make him the fourth player in NBA history with at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in consecutive games. Pete Maravich, Michael Jordan and Russell…

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