HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored a season-high 57 points to carry the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 112-94 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.
The reigning MVP extended his streak of 30-point games to 17 by halftime, pouring in 36 points over the first two quarters to put Houston on top. Its the longest such streak since Wilt Chamberlain had 20 straight games of at least 30 points in 1964.
Its the franchise-record 14th time Harden has scored 40 this season and the eighth time in his last 11 games. Its the third time hes topped 50 points this season and the 12th time in his career. He surpassed his previous season best of 54 against Washington and fell just shy of the career-high and club-record 60 points he scored last January against Orlando.
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