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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles around Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles around Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)|Associated Press
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Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

Here are a handful of statistical tidbits to help get you through your day:

>>> Penn on Saturday completed the 34th full City Series sweep (4-0) in Big 5 history. Only six of the previous 33 sweepers failed to reach the NCAA Tournament:
1955-56 Saint Joseph’s
1966-67 Villanova
1968-69 La Salle (ineligible)
1979-80 Saint Joseph’s
2000-01 Villanova
2003-04 Saint Joseph’s

>>> By the way, the Quakers are now 6-1 all-time when they take a 3-0 City Series record into their Big 5 finale. The other schools’ records in such instances:
La Salle 3-3
Saint Joseph’s 8-5
Temple 4-6
Villanova 13-5

>>> Since 2004, Claude Giroux (six times) and Kimmo Timonen (twice) are the only Flyers to make multiple mid-season All-Star appearances.

>>> Congratulations to the Houston Rockets, who did something Sunday night they hadn’t done since Jan. 13: One of them actually had an assist on a field goal by teammate James Harden.

When Kenneth Faried dished a dime on Harden’s third field goal of the game against the Magic, it snapped a streak of 87 consecutive assist-less baskets by the NBA’s latest unstoppable force. That streak lasted a little over 240 minutes of playing time by Harden -- over six full games and parts of two others.

For good measure, Faried assisted on two more Harden FGs in the fourth quarter.