James Harden’s 30-Point Streak Comes To An End Against The Hawks

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James Harden got here into Monday night time's recreation towards the Atlanta Hawks with a 32-game 30-point streak which hadn't ever been achieved earlier than, besides by Wilt Chamberlain some 50 years earlier. While Harden and his Houston Rockets have been capable of come away with the 119-111 victory, Harden's streak finally got here to an finish. Last yr's MVP completed the sport with a stable 28 factors and even had the ball on his final possession, however ended up getting quadruple teamed by the Hawks and wasn't capable of make a shot. He most likely might have pressured one, however opted to go for sophistication over stats.

"It was cool," Harden mentioned about his streak, in accordance with ESPN. "I knew I wasn't going to get to No. 1."

Harden had truly missed the Rockets final recreation towards the Golden State Warriors with a neck damage. For Harden, it was good to only get again out on the court docket together with his teammates.

"It's been just a few days, and so it truly felt good to go on the market and simply transfer it and run round," Harden mentioned. "I have not actually achieved any understanding or any motion. I have been in mattress, actually."

With the win, the Rockets enhance to 35-25 on the season and sit in fifth place within the Western Conference.