James Harden sets NBA record with 6+ 3-pointers made in 4 straight games
James Harden continued his very strong start to the season on Thursday, when he led the Houston Rockets to an impressive win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. He finished the game with a triple-double of 35 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists and five steals.
The Beard’s efforts on the night allowed him to re-write the history books, becoming the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to record the rare feat of at least 35 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and five takeaways.
However, that was not the only record he made on the night. With his six 3-pointers, it has made him the new owner of the longest streak in NBA history with at least six made shots from beyond the arc, which now stands at four games.
In the #Rockets last 4 games, all WINS, James Harden is averaging 37.8 PPG, 11.5 assists on 52.4% shooting. He’s hit at least 6 3-pointers in each of the past 4 games, longest streak in NBA history with at least 6 3FGM. #Rockets
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) November 10, 2017
The Rockets’ offense has been running like a well-oiled machine this year, and even if they attempt the most shots from the 3-point line, they have been very successful with it, which shows in their 9-3 record. They will also welcome the return of Chris Paul soon, and his ability to setup his teammates, could lead to more open shots.
Houston will be back in action on Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies. With all the momentum they have now, it won’t be surprising if Harden tries to further extend his record, and more importantly, lead the Rockets to their fifth straight victory.