Houston Rocket’s all-star guard James Harden has been named western conference player of the week for the third time this season. The Rockets went 3-0 last week, with Harden averaging 26 points, 4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists during the three games. He capped off the week with a 29 point performance against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, including hitting a game winning shot to give the Rockets a 96-95 win. Here’s a recap of his performances:
March 20 vs. Utah: Shot 17-for-18 from the free throw line on his way to scoring 29 points in a 100-93 win over the Jazz
March 22 vs. Cleveland: Finished with 20 points, two assists and two steals in a 116-78 victory over the Cavaliers.
March 24 vs. San Antonio: Hit game-winning jumper with 4.5 seconds left to give the Rockets a 96-95 win over the Spurs. Finished with team-high 29 points, and added 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
Lebron James has also been named as eastern conference player of the week, the sixth time this season that he has received the honors.