Reigning NBA MVP James Harden scored 38 points Sunday night during the Houston Rockets’ 116-109 loss against the Magic, marking the 16th consecutive time that he has scored at least 30 or more points, matching Kobe Bryant for the league’s longest such streak since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77.
He also tied another record.
Harden also was 1-for-17 from 3-point range, tying the league’s single-game record for most misses from beyond the arc.
James Harden missed 16 threes (1-17).
It ties the most missed threes in a game in NBA history (Damon Stoudamire), and it's the worst 3-point FG pct in a single game in NBA history (min. 15 attempts). pic.twitter.com/u0s4aJyiZp
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 14, 2019
The last person to miss 16 3-pointers in a game was Damon Stoudamire, who went 5-of-21 in 2005.
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) January 14, 2019
Harden finished with 38 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in the loss, just the Rockets’ fourth in their last 17 games.
He also went 15-of-16 from the free throw line.
What a night.
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