Harden also scored 6-1 on Jan. 2-3 against the ny Knicks.

It had been Harden’s third career 60-point game; he also scored 60 against Orlando last season. His three matches of 60 or even more points ties Elgin Baylor to get fourth-most at history. Just Chamberlain (3 2 ), Bryant (6 ) ) and Jordan (3 ) ) have as many or longer.

Friday night’s performance comes after Harden scored 5-7 in his previous game Wednesday at Memphis. It is the second time this season Harden has recorded at least 55 points in consecutive matches.



James Harden covers his huge performance against the Spurs and explains how he had been able to get some great appearances.

The 118 points over Harden’s last two matches joins Jordan and Bryant for the most within a two-game span within the past 50 seasons, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.

Harden, who leads the with 36.1 points per game, also topped the 50-point markers to the eighth time this season, compared with 10 such performances by the rest of the league combined.

The Associated Press contributed to the record.


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