James Harden, for all his scoring prowess, remains one of the league’s craftiest passers.
Working on his sixth straight season of more than seven assists — entering Thursday’s action at 7.4 apg — Harden set a new Rockets record against the Clippers in Los Angeles. His first dish, which resulted in a Clint Capela dunk five minutes into the game, marked the 4,403rd of Harden’s Houston career, passing team icon Calvin Murphy for the top spot.
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Harden is averaging a staggering 38.9 points (44.3 FG%) in 37.8 minutes per game. He led the league in assists during the 2016-17 season, handing out 11.2 per game. And Harden has totaled 4,944 overall since being drafted No. 3 overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009.