Through the first half of the season, James Harden is putting together a record-breaking campaign. He has already knocked numerous individual records. Over the weekend, he had added another impressive feat to the list.
James Harden: 1st with a 40-point triple-double with 10 or more turnovers since turnovers became official (1977-78) (via @EliasSports)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 9, 2017
It also marked his 10th triple-double of the season, which is second-most behind Russell Westbrook. He has also recorded a double-double in each of the last 16 games, which is the longest streak since the 2011-12 season. Harden is currently averaging 28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 11.8 assists per game.
This is just the latest record that Harden has broken this year that only boosted his NBA MVP chances. Although Westbrook is having a better statistical campaign, he has a stronger argument with the Rockets holding a 30-9 record, which is one of the best marks in the league. If he continues on this pace with Houston continuing to rack up wins, the MVP award will be his to lose.