Rockets’ James Harden notches first nine-straight 30-point-game since 2014
Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden entered Saturday’s matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans averaging a league-leading 32.7 points per game, and that number is going to rise after what The Beard did versus New Orleans.
Harden, the reigning MVP, scored 41 points against the Pelicans, notching his ninth straight game of scoring at least 30 points.
By doing so, James Harden became the first player since Kevin Durant to score 30 or more points in nine straight games. Durant did it back in 2014 with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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During this nine-game scoring tear, James Harden is averaging a whopping 40.5 points per game. More importantly, the Rockets are 8-1. After getting off to a slow start to the season, Houston is playing their best basketball of the year and they once again look like a juggernaut on offense.
Against the Pelicans on Saturday, Harden shot 10-of-25 from the field, 7-of-17 from beyond the arc, and 14-of-14 from the free-throw line. With All-Star point guard Chris Paul out with a hamstring injury, Harden has been forced to put up these astonishing numbers and he’s proving that he is one of the most lethal scorers in NBA history.
The Rockets are now 20-15 on the year and 8-10 on the road.
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