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Harden ties 2nd-longest 30-point streak since NBA-ABA merger

Harden ties 2nd-longest 30-point streak since NBA-ABA merger

It came in a losing effort, but Houston Rockets guard James Harden's incredible scoring streak continued Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.

The reigning Most Valuable Player dropped 42 points in a 116-109 defeat to the visiting Milwaukee Bucks. Wednesday marked the 14th game in a row in which Harden scored 30 or more points, tying Tracy McGrady for the second-longest such streak since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77.


The Beard (30 PTS) euro-steps through!

Make it 14 straight games with 30+PTS for James Harden!#Rockets 82#FearTheDeer 81

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— NBA (@NBA) January 10, 2019

Longest streaks of 30-plus points





Player
First
Last
Games





Kobe Bryant
1/29/03
02/28/03
16



Tracy McGrady
03/05/03
04/01/03
14



James Harden
12/13/18
01/09/19
14



Moses Malone
01/26/82
02/23/82
13



Kevin Durant
01/07/14
01/29/14
12



Michael Jordan
02/13/87
03/04/87
11



World B. Free
01/02/80
01/23/80
11



Shaquille O'Neal
03/28/01
04/17/01
11



(Courtesy: Basketball-Reference)

Harden needed 30 shots to reach 42 points to go along with 11 rebounds, six assists, a pair of steals, one rejection, and a whopping nine turnovers.

He also converted 6-of-16 from 3-point range, improving his league-record streak of games with five or more makes from behind the arc to 11.

Harden's last 14 games




Date
Opponent
Points
3-pointers




12/13/18
Lakers
50
4


12/15/18
Grizzlies
32
3


12/17/18
Jazz
47
4


12/19/18
Wizards
35
6


12/20/18
Heat
35
6


12/22/18
Spurs
39
7


12/25/18
Thunder
41
5


12/27/18
Celtics
45
9


12/29/18
Pelicans
41
7


12/31/18
Grizzlies
43
6


01/03/19
Warriors
44
10


01/05/19
Trail Blazers
38
5


01/07/19
Nuggets
32
6


01/09/19
Bucks
42
6


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