Harden leads Washington's John Wall by four-tenths of a…

Harden leads Washington’s John Wall by four-tenths of an assist for the assist lead. He is on pace to have the top scoring average of an assists leader since Nate Archibald in the 1972-73 season. He has produced 56.4 points per game with his scoring or assists, four-tenths of a point behind the NBA record Archibald set that season. “He’s so fantastic in the way he plays,” Rockets center Nene said. “He can involve other players. He can make other players better, especially shooters and we have big men who can roll, open up space for him. He can do a lot of damage.”
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A series of marijuana incidents and being scrutinized under the lens of a No. 2 pick, Beasley suggests, has prevented the 28-year-old old from getting his due on the court. “It’s exactly the reason,’’ Beasley said. “People meet me. First thing they say: “You’re totally different than I thought you are. A large part of my career is due to perception, what people think what I am or should be. My past is my past. They keep harping on it.