James Harden is tied with Kobe Bryant and Moses Malone for most games in NBA history with 20+ made free throws
Against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden went 21-of-22 from the free-throw line. It was Harden’s seventh game with 20-plus made free-throws, tying Kobe Bryant and Moses Malone for the most in NBA history.
Yesterday was James Harden’s 7th game with 20+ made FTs, tying Kobe Bryant and Moses Malone for the most in NBA history https://t.co/bY4nbDeUhF
— Basketball Reference (@bball_ref) October 29, 2019
As we all know, Harden has mastered the art of getting to the free-throw line. The Rockets star is arguably the most difficult player to officiate in the NBA.
The Rockets are 2-1 on the young season. They opened the season with a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, but have since defeated the New Orleans Pelicans and Thunder.
Harden is averaging 29.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 8.7 assists through Houston’s first three games, but it hasn’t been pretty for The Beard. Harden is shooting just 28.6 percent from the field and 15.0 percent from beyond the arc. The former MVP is shooting 95.8 percent from the charity stripe.
It’s incredible how Harden is still able to rack up points without hitting shots from the field. Fans outside of Houston may not enjoy the way Harden plays basketball, but Rockets fans will take the points anyway they can get them.
The Rockets take on the Washington Wizards on Wednesday in the nation’s capital. Let’s see if Harden can snap out of his shooting slump from the floor.