Harden hits 30 again; Wilt's the only one left

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 21, 2019 05:26 AM
Harden hits 30 again; Wilt's the only one left
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

NBA.com staff report

The streak. Keeps. Going.

Rockets guard James Harden erupted for 48 points against the Lakers on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), giving him 19 straight games with at least 30 as the Rockets survived in overtime for a 138-134 victory.

Harden's run of 30-point performances now trails only NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain, who posted runs of 20, 25, 31 and 65 games at various points from 1960-62.

"I don't have anything to say," Harden told ESPN's Lisa Salters postgame. "I'm just trying to do whatever it takes to rack up as many wins as we can ... I'm just being me. A little bit more aggressive. Shots are falling. That's it."

The reigning Kia MVP is averaging 42.5 points and 8.9 assists over those 19 games.

READ MORE about Harden's streak at NBA.com/Stats.

 

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