Harden's 30-point streak ends as Rockets beat Hawks

James Harden fell a bucket shy of 30 points in Monday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks. More

James Harden fell a bucket shy of 30 points in Monday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks. More

James Harden missed all 10 three-pointers he attempted, snapping his 32-game streak with at least 30 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday, February 25.

During his streak - which puts him behind only Wilt Chamberlain's 65-game run in 1961-62 - Harden averaged 41.1 points per game.

He's glad it's over, too - especially since he had no expectation of matching Wilt Chamberlain's 65-game streak, the longest in National Basketball Association history.

Harden, who leads the National Basketball Association with a 36.5 scoring average, said he was injured during a practice last Wednesday when he ran into a teammate.

"It was cool, I knew I wasn't getting to number one, so..."

The last time Harden failed to reach 30 points in a game was on December 6 in a 118-91 loss to the Utah Jazz.

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Ireland fell over the line in Rome, winning 26-10 to make it two wins out of three in the campaign so far. "We are relieved. He felt a degree of frustration about that, and Conor is frustrated. "I think Conor is still trying to find his feet".

"I don't care, we won".

Harden missed Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors due to a cervical strain.

Young's hot shooting continued after that when he made his seventh 3 to cut the lead to one again.

Chris Paul has now strung together two quality games in a row, going for 20 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the win tonight. "Every day, it's gotten better".

The Rockets are now 6-7 this season when Harden plays and doesn't score 30 (26-16 when he scores 30). "It's amusing because coach (D'Antoni) and everybody was like, 'Man he can play.' I was like, 'Yeah we knew that'".

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