• James Harden
    G, Houston Rockets

    James Harden became the first player in NBA history to have at least 35 points and five assists in eight straight games on Monday night, dropping another huge line with 43 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, six 3-pointers and nine turnovers.

    Harden went 8-of-19 from the field and 21-of-27 from the line. That's a season-high for most made free throws in a single game, and this was also the first time in Harden's career that he's scored 40 points in four straight games. It's also the first time in league history that a player has scored 40 points on eight or fewer field goals, and the eighth time in Harden's career that he's done it on 10 or fewer attempts. The Beard is absolutely on fire and is charging hard to take ownership of the top spot in fantasy's rankings.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter