Houston Rockets: James Harden Named Western Conference Player of the Week

By Michael Ma

Mar 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) drives against San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw (33) and shooting guard Danny Green (4) during the first half at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

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.