James Harden has scored at least 30 points in 21 straight games
Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden has now scored at least 30 points in 21 straight games, which is the fourth-longest streak in NBA history. NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain holds all three of the top spots. Wilt scored at least 30 points in 65, 31, and 25-straight games during his legendary playing career.
From @RocketsPR: James Harden has scored at least 30 points in each of the past 21 games, which is the fourth-longest streak in NBA history; Wilt Chamberlain holds the top three spots of 65, 31, and 25 games.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 24, 2019
Harden entered Wednesday averaging 35.7 points per game, first in the NBA. The reigning MVP is looking to lead the league in scoring for the second-consecutive season, and he is well on his way to accomplishing that feat.
The Rockets, who got off to a slow start to the season, entered Wednesday with a record of 26-20. That’s good for fifth place in the Western Conference standings. Harden has been on a scoring tear since All-Star point guard Chris Paul injured his hamstring against the Miami Heat on Dec. 20. Until Paul returns, it is very likely we are going to see Harden continue to put up these astronomical scoring numbers on a nightly basis.
Along with leading the NBA in scoring, Harden is also averaging 6.4 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game while shooting 44.0 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 86.3 percent from the free-throw line. We really need to appreciate how great of an offensive weapon Harden is instead of constantly nitpicking his game every night.
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