James Harden , but for now, he'll have to settle for a smaller bit of history. Wednesday, during the Rockets' final game of the season, against the Timberwolves, Harden etched his name into the history books with his 900th assist of the season.
Late in the first quarter, Harden used a screen set by Nene, drove left, and slipped a nifty little bounce pass through traffic to a cutting Nene, who slammed it home with one hand.
With his 900th assist of the season, Harden, who is leading the league in assists this season at 11.2 per game, became the first player in NBA history to register 2,000 points, 900 assists and 600 rebounds in one season.
Russell Westbrook, understandably, has gotten plenty of accolades for how much he fills up the box score, but as this stat shows, Harden has been right there along with him in terms of doing it all for his team.