James Harden has been a man on fire through the whole season. Now, for the fourth time this year, Harden was named Western Conference Player of the Week for March 20 through 26.
After a week in which the Houston Rockets clinched their berth to the 2017 playoffs, Monday was a day of recognition for Clutch City. Following the release of ESPN’s Power Rankings in which the Rockets ranked third, James Harden was named the Western Conference Player of the week.
This marks the fourth time this season and 13th of his Rocket career that Harden was awarded the weekly honor. He has now surpassed Hakeem Olajuwon for most Player of the Week honors in Rockets history.
Highlights of the week:
Denver Nuggets: 39 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds.
New Orleans Pelicans: 38 points, 17 assists, 7 rebounds.
Oklahoma City Thunder: 22 points, 12 assists, 5 rebounds.
More from Space City Scoop
- Rockets: Time to return the slander towards Rachel Nichols
- What the Rockets must do with the second overall pick
- Houston Rockets: The case for, and against, trading Christian Wood
- NBA Rumors: Why the Houston Rockets shouldn’t trade up to no. 1 in NBA Draft
- 3 players that would be a perfect fit for the Houston Rockets at 23 or 24
Averaging 33.0 points, 13.3 assists, and 6.3 rebounds, Harden led Houston to a perfect 4-0 record for the week. He once again proved why he should undoubtedly be this season’s Most Valuable Player.
In addition to Harden’s week, his most impressive game came in a 125-124 victory over the Denver Nuggets. With six seconds remaining and the Rockets down by one, Harden drove for a 94-foot uncontested game-winning layup.
Joining James Harden as Player of the Week in the East is DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors. With Harden and DeRozan playing the best basketball of their careers, there will be more POTW honors for both players in the near future.
Stay tuned to Space City Scoop for more news, analysis, and opinions on James Harden and the Houston Rockets!