Harden ends 32 game 30-point streak against the Hawk

Last years MVP is on a scoring rampage the likes of which we have never seen before


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By Travis Moore, Staff Writer

James Harden has been on a scoring rampage. Over the past 32 games, James Harden has not failed to score at least 30 points a game. Harden is currently averaging a league-high of 36.3 points per game. On the 25th of February, the Rockets played the Atlanta Hawks. Harden was only 2 points away from his 33 straight 30 point game but was unable to score those 2 points before the buzzer sounded.

This has been an incredible season by Harden. If he continues this pace, he will have the seventh highest points per game in NBA history, behind only Wilt Chamberlain (5 times) and Michael Jordan (1 time). Chamberlain is actually the only player in NBA history with more consecutive 30 point games than Harden with 65. This has been one of the most impressive scoring seasons in NBA history, and Harden definitely deserves the MVP award for his efforts. Luckily the Rockets were still able to defeat the Hawks despite the sub-par performance by Harden.

The Rockets are currently the fifth seed in the western conference but hope to improve that seeding before the end of the season. They play the Charlotte Hornets on the 27th of February.