James Harden Snaps Streak of 15 Games with Fewer Than 25 Points with 31 in Game 4 Win

James Harden was back to his bucket-getting self in the 76er’s Game 4 win over the Miami Heat 116-108, dropping 31 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds while shooting 6-for-10 from three. Before catching fire, Harden hadn’t eclipsed more than 25 points in his last 15 games, his longest streak since the 2011-12 season.

The eight-time All-Star’s 16-point fourth quarter propelled the Sixers to a tied series in which he’s averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 7.2 dimes per game. His 31-point performance marked his 45th playoff game with 30+ points, becoming just the 12th player in the League’s history to record that many games.

With Joel Embiid making steady progress back out on the court since Game 3, the Sixers will be riding their momentum into Game Five in Miami on Tuesday.