Rockets star James Harden sets NBA record for most consecutive games with at least 5 made three-pointers
Harden entered Thursday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors with four straight 40-point games, and one of the major reasons why he’s been able to put up so many points is due to his excellent shooting from beyond the arc.
He showcased that skill once again at Oracle Arena, as he hit his fifth 3-pointer in the game to set an NBA record with at least five makes from long range in eight straight games, according to Clevis Murray of The Athletic.
James Harden has hit at least five three-pointers in eight straight games. An NBA record. @bball_ref
— Clevis Murray (@ClevisMurray) January 4, 2019
With Harden being able to knock down outside shots at such a consistent pace, it obviously makes him a difficult matchup for anyone who tries to guard him.
He continues to find different ways of scoring, whether it be from outside, off the dribble, or at the free throw. That type of versatile skill set is why he’s the reigning NBA MVP, and at this point, he’s likely the frontrunner to capture the award yet again.
The Rockets have been able to turn their season around thanks to Harden’s efforts, and they can certainly be one of the best teams in the league when he’s at this best on both sides of the court.
After the matchup with the Warriors, Harden and company will hit the road to take on the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on Saturday night.