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Jalen Rose claims Rockets superstar James Harden is going to erupt for 98 points in a game this year

James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Jalen Rose, Rockets

Former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose believes Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is going to erupt for 98 points in a game this year.

For the third consecutive season, Harden is leading the league in points per game.

The Rockets are 10-3 on the season. They are starting to look like a championship contender and Harden is once again making scoring look way too easy.

Harden is averaging 39.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 7.8 assists on the season. He is also shooting 41.7 percent from the field, 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 88.1 percent from the free-throw line. The Beard has won the Player of the Week Award two weeks in a row.

With Harden and Russell Westbrook leading the charge, the Rockets are scoring 118.5 points per game, which is second in the NBA. Slowly but surely, Harden and Westbrook are getting more comfortable playing with each other — which spells trouble for the rest of the league.

Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game back in 1962. Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points on Rose and the Toronto Raptors in 2006. The most points Harden has scored in a game is 61.

However, Rose thinks Harden is trying to score 100 points every game for the Rockets with the way he’s shooting the ball in bunches. Only time will tell if Rose’s prediction about Harden comes to fruition.