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James Harden pops off 50-point triple-double as Rockets club Lakers

16 Décembre 2018

The Chicago Bulls intend to drop forward Jabari Parker from their regular rotation, according to a report from ESPN on Thursday.

This game will forever be etched in history as the NBA's first game where a player registered a 60-point triple-double, a record that still stands today.

James and Ball combined to become the first duo in the National Basketball Association to have triple-doubles in the same game since 2007 when Vince Carter and Jason Kidd accomplished the feat.

"You play 45, 46 minutes, it's hard on anybody in this league", Harden said. Aside from his triple-double, Ball was instrumental in the Lakers containing Kemba Walker. "I watched him my whole life, he was my idol growing up".

He ended with a monster 50-point triple-double to power the Rockets to a 126-111 victory over LeBron James and Co.

Due to his move to the Western Conference this season, Saturday's meeting will be James' only outing of the season at Charlotte. Since the fourth quarter Friday, Walker has missed 10 consecutive three-pointers. Him at the guard spot and me at the 4. And then being able to put the ball in the hole as well.

"I just believe and trust in all my guys", he said. The Lakers outscored Charlotte 40-17 in the third.

Coach Luke Walton admitted frustration may have gotten the best of his team. "They make the right reads".

"We pride ourselves on not losing two in a row", he said. It's something we talk about as a team.

"Against a young team like that on the road, they are looking for something to let them back in the game and we just let them back in". "I think they were just trying to make a point: 'We're not using our arms here".

However, the odds show he can't be written off with more than half of the season to go.

"Late in the game we just simplified everything", Durant said.

On Monday, December 10th, an emotional game that could have been the last time we ever saw these two Hall of Famers playing on the same court together, Wade had nothing but praise for his old teammate and best friend. They have won seven of their last nine games, with a stark improvement on the defensive end, relinquishing 106.6 ppg over that stretch. "No matter if he's making shots or not".

Vucevic shot 11 for 21 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds, while D.J. Augustin added 15 points for the Magic.

"Everybody knows when I play I don't look at the stats", Ball said. "To be out here getting wins with him and go in to battle with him, it's great". In NBA history only to Wilt Chamberlain in the match against the Lakers managed to register a triple-double with at least 50 points.

"The air guitar, absolutely I'm OK with that", Walton said.

James Harden pops off 50-point triple-double as Rockets club Lakers