James Harden’s streak of consecutive games scoring at least 30 points has come to an end after 32 games. The Houston Rockets’ guard scored a lousy 28 points in a 119-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
In all seriousness, it actually was an ugly 28 points, with Harden going 7-of-21 from the floor and 0-of-10 from three-point range (though he did go 14-of-16 at the free-throw line).
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But this was one of the most ridiculous streaks in recent sports history, and is the second-longest streak of a player scoring at least 30 points in NBA history. Only Wilt Chamberlain is ahead of Harden, with 65 consecutive games of at least 30 points in 1962. That record will be hard to ever top.
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Over the 32-game streak, Harden averaged 41.1 points.
The streak is finally over. But what a stretch from James Harden ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/gIc9maJ2WI
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Absurd. Harden will look to start another streak on Wednesday when the Rockets take on the Charlotte Hornets.