Harden made some more history in that win over the Knicks in becoming the first player since Shaquille O'Neal to record 60 points and 15 rebounds in a single game. And, already this season, he has joined Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and Rick Barry as the only players with 20 games of at least 40 points in the first 50 of a season. A subreddit dedicated for NBA news and discussion. The Raptors and Rockets waged a classic that featured two Kia MVP types in Harden and Toronto's Kawhi Leonard. He will probably have an average game for him since everyone is hyping it up. 41.1: How many points Harden averaged per game. Leonard missed the shot and Harden notched his 22nd straight game with 30 or more points. Later in his streak, Harden made history again by scoring 43 points, handing out 12 assists and grabbing 10 rebounds in only 29 minutes of action against the Cleveland Cavaliers, making him the first player ever to have a 40-point triple-double in less than 30 minutes played. All rights reserved. He then had back-to-back 50-point games against the Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets in the middle of January, followed by a career-high 61 points against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden a week later. Those are just some of the things we'll remember from James Harden's streak. Probably 35ish. How many points he dropping on them? Why? His 17 straight games was the NBA's longest run since Chamberlain had 20 such games in 1964 (a mark he would pass four games later). It’s so funny how that’s an average game for him. He was named to the All-NBA first team every year during that stretch and won the MVP award in the 2017-18 season. Harden scored 41 on this night, marking his seventh straight game of 30 or more in the run. That moved Harden past Jordan for the second-longest streak in NBA history behind Chamberlain, who did it in 40 in a row. The Rockets won 21 of the 32 games during Harden's streak, which helped them go from 14th in the Western Conference to fifth. With how well both he and the team have been playing, Harden is widely considered to be one of the front-runners in the MVP discussion. Maybe 40 if the warrior's d doesn't play well. For good measure, Harden scored 11 points in the final five minutes to help seal a 126-111 win. share. Some nights for Harden, getting to 30 points looked as easy as a step-back 3-pointer. How many points will James Harden put up tonight? Harden dished out double digit assists in nine games, starting with 11 assists against the Lakers. With the amount of injuries they've dealt with, it's remarkable that Harden had Houston scoring at an elite rate of 116.0 points per 100 possessions with him on the court. Still, no matter how this game is viewed, it will forever be a standout moment in Harden's career. Harden not only had 43 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and six steals, but came within a block of his first career five-by-five game. That was assured on this date when he notched 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists against the Lakers. James Harden is the NBA's all-time leader in 50-point triple-doubles. Harden isn't just a scorer. Harden last came up short of 30 points in a Dec. 11 win over Portland, when he had 29. Harden put up at least 30 points in the 32 games between, the second-longest such streak in NBA history. Given the workload and number of shot attempts Harden garnered during the streak, efficient scoring stats were a rare sight for him during the run. All rights reserved. Even so, Harden will almost certainly surpass Curry for second place on the all-time leaderboard. Harden now has 22 40-point games on the season. Westbrook and harden will combine for 75+, 42 in like 3 quarters before he sits down with the Rockets up 50. However, it was Spencer Dinwiddie who stole the show on Harden's night, scoring 25 fourth-quarter points to spark the Nets to a 145-142 overtime victory. For the past two-plus months, James Harden could be counted on to score 30 or more points … However, it was unlikely to be a truly memorable night for Harden. window.gdprTextData = {"buttonText":"I Agree","cookiePolicyLink":"http:\/\/www.nba.com\/news\/privacy_policy.html#Cookies","cookiePolicyLinkText":"Cookie Policy","privacyLink":"https:\/\/www.nba.com\/news\/privacy_policy.html","privacyLinkText":"Privacy Policy","termsOfUseLink":"http:\/\/www.nba.com\/news\/termsofuse","termsOfUseLinkText":"Terms of Use","text":"NBA sites use cookies and similar technologies. In addition, he led his team and Houston's opponent in scoring for the 22nd straight game. It'll be remembered as the 30-point streak, but Harden scored 40 or more points in more than half of his game, including four games in which he scored 50-plus points. Harden's usage rate is now at 39.1 percent for the season, putting him within striking distance of breaking Russell Westbrook's record (40.0 percent) set in 2016-17. If you're Harden, you go top it. James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fittingly, the game came down to a late 3-point attempt by Leonard, who was (of course) guarded by Harden. window.gdprTextData.text = "NBA sites use cookies and similar technologies. By using NBA sites, you are agreeing to our revised :privacyPolicy and :termsOfUse, including our :cookiePolicy"}; Sorry, this post was deleted by the person who originally posted it. If you are having difficulty accessing any content on this website, please visit our Accessibility page. 1.". Harden was on track to challenge Stephen Curry's single season record for 3-pointers made, but going 0-for-10 from distance against the Hawks gives him a lot of ground to make up at this point of the season. In addition to being the only player with multiple 50-point games this season, Harden passed LeBron for the most career 50-point games by an active player as well with his 58-point outing against the Nets. A historic usage rate. Jump to navigation Jump to search This article has multiple issues. In a big win against a fellow playoff contender, Harden came up with a huge 47 points in a win against the Utah Jazz. We know how James Harden is. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. His attempted step-back (step-back) wing jumper with with 54.6 seconds left over Ricky Rubio had the NBA Twitterverse up in arms. He's also one of the league's best passers. Harden got the streak started with a 50-point triple-double against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain has the all-time mark for consecutive 30-point games at 65. After 32 consecutive games of scoring 30 or more points, though, that run came to an end in the Houston Rockets' 119-111 home win against the Atlanta Hawks last night. Become a Stathead. A boatload of step back 3-pointers. The Jazz were victimized by Harden earlier in the streak -- see the "double step-back" game above -- and fell prey to him again in February. 119-111 home win against the Atlanta Hawks. 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