James Harden is on an impressive tear and he broke one of Kobe Bryant’s NBA records Monday.
Harden topped Bryant’s record for most consecutive games with at least 30 points when he tallied 57 in a 112-94 win for the Rockets over the Grizzlies. This marked Harden’s 17th straight game with at least 30 points.
He also scored a Rockets’ record 36 points in the first half of the victory
James Harden has now scored 30+ points in 17 consecutive games; passing Kobe Bryant’s record of 16. pic.twitter.com/PqzrjBdCCG
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) January 15, 2019
The Rockets have won eight of their last 10 games. Despite being without Clint Capela, Chris Paul and Eric Gordon, Harden thrived, recording his third 50-point game of the season.
The reigning MVP has established himself as a contender to take the award home again this year with his stellar offensive performances. Harden currently leads the league in scoring, averaging 34.8 points while also tallying 6.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists per game.
Houston improved to 25-18 and sits in fourth place in the Western Conference. The Rockets will face the Nets on Wednesday.