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.
James Harden finished with 31 points in Sundays win against the Heat.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 9, 2022
It snapped a streak of 15 straight games with fewer than 25 points (reg. season & playoffs).
That was his longest such streak since 2011-12. pic.twitter.com/OwueutbiGk
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.
James Harden was a floor general in Game 4, operating as a facilitator for the first 3 quarters and taking over with his scoring late! @JHarden13: 31 PTS, 7 REB, 9 AST, 6 3PM— NBA (@NBA) May 9, 2022
🔔 Game 5: Tue. 7:30pm/et on TNT 🔔 pic.twitter.com/mB3kiFThs6
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.