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NBA 2018-19: Harden ties Kobe's 30+ points per game streak

Avdhi Bhalgat
ANALYST
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88   //    14 Jan 2019, 14:03 IST

James Harden dribbling past the Portland Blazers on the way to make a three
James Harden dribbling past the Portland Blazers on the way to make a three

Harden is on the road to becoming an all-time great and has recently proved his worth by tying for a record with an all-time legend.

James Harden reached two massive milestones last Sunday. However, unfortunately, one of them as a part of the Huston Rockets' loss in Orlando.

Harden, who has been on an absolutely legendary scoring streak, scored 38 points in his last game. That put him at 16 30-point games in a row and thus, tied with Kobe Bryant who had achieved the same during the 2002-2003 season.

However, unfortunately, this was on a day when the three-point maestro was only at 1 for 17 from the three-point line. Therefore, he also tied for most missed three-point attempts in a single game in NBA History.

Kobe Bryant, the all-star whose record Harden recently matched
Kobe Bryant, the all-star whose record Harden recently matched

Sadly, this kind of performance seems to also be putting undue pressure on Harden. He is expected to perform as a superhuman would each night and that is just not viable. The Rockets need a higher amount of contribution from the rest of the team and this obvious flaw shows as the end result of many games.

Harden can have a triple-double at halftime and a higher score than most of his teammates combined, but without his team, they still seem to falter.

The first half of this game was solely based off of harden dribbling to the line to attempt a three. Instead, the focus should have moved to defense. They had more than enough points to win, but they gave away too many in the second half pulling them down.

On another sad note, the other record Harden tied with was with Damon Stoudamire for 16 missed 3-point attempts in a game.



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