Harden’s 30-Point Streak Ends at 32, Second Longest in NBA History
The streak is no more!
The Atlanta Hawks may have lost the war, but they kinda, sorta won a battle. The Hawks held Houston Rockets superstar Jame Harden to 28 points, spelling the end of his 30-point streak. The run ended at 32 games, which is the second longest streak in NBA history, only behind Wilt Chamberlain’s 65 game streak.
“It was cool,” Harden said. “I knew I wasn’t going to get to No. 1.”
With a chance to get to 30 and extend the streak, Harden opted to hold onto the ball as the game clock expired, giving the Rockets a 119-111 victory.
Harden is averaging 36.3 points per game this season. Only two players have averaged more points per game in a season. Chamberlain accomplished the feat five times, while Michael Jordan did it one time.
Harden will have an opportunity to start a new streak tonight as the Rockets take on the Charlotte Hornets.