James Harden’s Wilt-like run of scoring is over.
The Rockets’ celebrity noticed his streak of consecutive 30-point video games finish at 32 on Monday after scoring “simply” 28 in Houston’s 119-111 win in opposition to the Hawks. That might not have been the case had Harden hit a minimum of one in every of 10 makes an attempt from past the Three-point arc.
As a substitute, his streak is available in second to Wilt Chamberlain’s barely longer stretch of 65 consecutive 30-point video games. The Rockets went 21-11 throughout Harden’s run, rising from exterior the playoff image to fifth within the West. The feat surpassed these of NBA legends, together with Kobe Bryant, Elgin Baylor and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Harden is averaging 36.5 factors per recreation, a clip that will be the best since Michael Jordan (1986-87).