Harden racked up 57 points (17-33 FG, 6-15 3Pt, 17-18 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, a block and two steals over 34 minutes Monday against Memphis. Harden not only turned in his highest scoring total of the 2018-19 campaign, but he also did so with efficiency, shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from beyond the arc. He attempted 18 shots from the charity stripe, which is typically a good indication of how things are going for the 2018 league MVP. Harden has been playing some of the best basketball of his career of late, averaging 39.5 points along with 8.3 rebounds, 11.0 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.8 steals over his previous seven matchups.
Harden tallied 38 points (11-32 FG, 1-17 3Pt, 15-16 FT), 12 assists, nine boards and four steals across 43 minutes Sunday in the Rockets' 116-109 loss to the Magic. Harden has now hit the 30-point mark in 16 consecutive contests, with Sunday's scoring haul actually dropping his average to 40.3 points per game over that stretch. Though his 42.4 percent mark from the field on 26.4 attempts per contest during that span has been a major negative, Harden's massive counting-stats production (9.7 assists, 7.4 boards, 5.8 treys and 2.1 steals) and outstanding free-throw shooting (89 percent on 13.6 attempts per game) more than makes up for that deficiency.
Harden scored a game-high 43 points (12-24 FG, 8-16 3Pt, 11-11 FT) while adding 12 assists, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 30 minutes during Friday's 141-113 win over the Cavaliers. Both teams seemed to spend most of the night simply watching Harden go to work, as no one else in either lineup scored more than 19 points. Even more impressive was the fact that he played the fewest minutes of any player in NBA history to post a 40-point triple-double. Harden's simply been unstoppable lately -- this was his third 40-point triple-double in the last six games, and his 15th straight game with at least 30 points -- and his hot streak has carried the Rockets to within 4.5 games of the Western Conference-leading Nuggets.
Harden finished with 42 points (13-30 FG, 6-16 3Pt, 10-11 FT), 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals, and one block in 41 minutes during Wednesday's 116-109 loss to the Bucks. Harden continued on his merry way Wednesday, dropping another 40-point game. His numbers have been astronomical of late, however, that also includes his turnovers. He racked up nine in this game and is averaging 7.1 per game in his last eight performances. As long as you are punting turnovers or in an 8-category league, it is certainly the season for celebration.
Harden had 32 points (7-18 FG, 6-15 3PT, 12-15 FT), 14 assists and five rebounds in Monday's win over Denver. While Harden has now done the unthinkable and scored fewer than 40 points in two straight games, he continues to be on an incredible run over the past month. Harden hasn't dipped below 30 points since Dec. 6, and he's managed at least 13 assists in three of his last four contests.
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