James Harden has been an absolute machine for the Houston Rockets this season and his 30-point streak resides proof of that. Last night time within the group’s 120-104 win towards the Dallas Mavericks, Harden scored 31 factors which prolonged his spectacular streak to 30 video games. It wasn’t simple for Harden although. He suffered an harm towards the Thunder on Saturday which had him struggling to shoot for the primary a part of the sport, though he was in a position to flip it on late.

“I could not get the raise that I often have for my shot, however that is no excuse,” Harden mentioned in response to ESPN. “I am simply joyful we received the sport.”

Wilt Chamberlain has the 2 longest 30-point streaks within the NBA at 31 video games and 65 video games. While 65 video games is perhaps a little bit of a stretch, the 31-game stream is properly inside attain for final yr’s MVP. Although as Harden scored 10 factors within the final three minutes of the sport, the streak was the very last thing on his thoughts.

“I used to be fearful about profitable,” Harden defined. “They had been making photographs. They had been coming again, lower the result in 10 or 9 factors, one thing like that. So I simply wished to get the correct photographs. Like I mentioned, they put two on the ball and I received off it a couple of instances, and we received some good alternatives.”

The Rockets sit at a file of 33-23 and are tied for fourth place within the Western Conference.