By Sally Fahey
James Harden had a double-double with 14 points (3-for-11 FGs), nine rebounds, 20 assists and one 3-pointer in a win over Indiana.
Harden set his career-high for assists in December with 21, so this was just the second time in his career that he has reached 20 assists. He fell a rebound short of a triple-double, though he wasn’t really able to get his own shot going.
This game will only strengthen Harden’s lead in assists per game. He has averaged 10.8 assists, with Tyrese Haliburton (16 assists in this game) in second place with 10.2 assists per game.
Harden has nearly provided first round fantasy value this season and that should continue the rest of the way as they battle for playoff positioning.