James Harden becomes 4th player in NBA history to average 43 points in a 7-game span
It’s becoming more and more difficult to dismiss James Harden as the heavy favorite to win the MVP this season due to his outstanding performances. The way he’s continued to shock and awe fans with his impressive scoring feats will be his calling card once the Houston Rockets guard decide to call it quits.
In fact, he’s been playing so good that he’s reached another important scoring milestone this season. This time, the legendary Wilt Chamberlain is the latest name to be propped up beside Harden’s name.
James Harden is the 4th player in NBA history to average at least 43 points over a 7-game span in which his team won all 7 games.
He joins Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and Michael Jordan.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 17, 2019
It’s simply incredible how dangerous of an offensive threat Harden is. The league’s best defenders have tried everything to stop him from getting what he wants, but the Arizona State product continues to find open looks and slide his way through defenders to make the easy finish.
Through 12 games, he’s averaging 39 points, six rebounds, and eight assists.
However, The Beard is not at all interested about the records he’s making. All he’s concerned about is winning basketball games.
“I just go out there and play basketball,” James Harden said of his scoring, via ESPN. “Try to be assertive as I can. We’re really pissed about losing those three games — that’s what we’re thinking about [with the first 10 games]. I think defensively we’re getting better. We’ve been really good these last few games. And that’s our mindset, just continue to get better. Like, individually, I don’t care. I’ve done a lot of good things, pretty good things individually, so the most important thing is winning and finding ways to get better.”
Seeing Harden enter this mindset is a terrifying thought. His high-scoring spree won’t likely end soon.