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James Harden, Wilt and M.J. walk into a bar…

James Harden scored 28 points on Monday against the Hawks, ending his 30-point streak at 32 games.

He started a new one with 30 points against the Hornets on Wednesday, and nearly scored enough for two more games on Thursday, dropping 58 against the Heat last night.

He now has six 50-point games this year. No one else has more than one.

For the season, Harden is up to 36.6 points per game. He’s also played 58 games. This is no longer an unsustainable fluke, and, if the current number holds, it will only have been bested by two people in NBA history:

  1. Wilt Chamberlain, 50.36, 1961-62

  2. Wilt Chamberlain, 44.84, 1962-63

  3. Wilt Chamberlain, 38.39, 1960-61

  4. Wilt Chamberlain, 37.60, 1959-60

  5. Michael Jordan, 37.09, 1986-87

  6. Wilt Chamberlain, 36.85, 1963-64

  7. James Harden, 36.59, 2018-19


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