Houston Rockets v New York Knicks
BROOKLYN, NY - JANUARY 23: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets dunks the ball against the New York Knicks on January 23, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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Harden's Hot Streak by the Numbers

The must-see numbers from James Harden's incredible hot streak

Via ESPN.comThis time, James Harden didn't even wait until the second half to make history. The Houston Rockets superstar, who has been on a scoring streak not seen since the 1960s, lit up the New York Knicks for 36 points in the first half, extending his string of 30-point games long before halftime. The 36 points tied the Rockets' record for most points in the first half, a record Harden himself set Jan. 14 against the Memphis Grizzlies. It's also the most points scored in a half by a visiting player at Madison Square Garden over the past 20 seasons. This is the fifth time Harden has scored at least 35 points in a half. The only player with more such halves over the past 20 seasons is Kobe Bryant.

Harden finished with a career high 61 points, tying Bryant for the most by a visiting player at the current version of MSG, which opened in 1968. Harden, who scored 60 almost exactly a year ago (Jan. 30, 2018 vs. the Magic), is the fifth player in NBA history to record multiple 60-point games, joining Elgin Baylor (3), Michael Jordan (4), Bryant (6) and Wilt Chamberlain (32). Harden also tied Rick Barry with his 14th career 50-point game. Only Baylor (17), Bryant (25), Jordan (31) and Chamberlain (118) had more...

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