Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden notched his 16th consecutive sport with at the very least 30 factors Sunday evening in Orlando, tying Kobe Bryant’s streak of consecutive 30-plus level video games.

Harden reached the milestone regardless of an atrocious capturing efficiency wherein he linked on simply one among 17 three-pointers, and completed 11-of-32 from the sector.

The reigning NBA MVP went off for 38 factors to associate with his 12 assists and 9 rebounds, although his efforts weren’t sufficient because the Rockets suffered a 116-109 loss to the Magic. Following the sport, Harden was requested about capturing 1-of-17 from behind the arc and supplied the next evaluation. 

“They simply did not go in,” Harden shrugged afterward, in line with ESPN.

Head coach Mike D’Antoni added, “The drawback is, you’ll be able to’t depend on him being superhuman each evening. We’ve bought to have some contributions from different guys. I simply thought they got here in with an absence of focus, notably on the defensive finish.”

According to ESPN, Bryant scored 30 or extra in 16 straight video games from January 29 by way of February 28, 2003. The streak is the longest because the 1963-64 season, when Wilt Chamberlain had 20 straight video games scoring 30 or extra.

Harden may have an opportunity to notch his 17th straight 30-plus level sport tonight because the Rockets have a fast turnaround at dwelling in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies.