James Harden scored 42 points tonight.
Not enough to beat the Timberwolves.
But enough to make history.
The Rockets’ 121-111 loss to Minnesota was Harden’s 31st straight game with 30 points. That’s tied for the second-longest 30-point streak of all-time, behind only Wilt Chamberlain’s 65 straight:
Matching Chamberlain’s 31-game streak is incredible. Nobody else since him has topped even 16 games, Kobe Bryant setting that modern mark.
But Harden isn’t even halfway to Chamberlain’s record! That ought to show just how special of a scorer Chamberlain was.