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.
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
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 9, 2022
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
Game 5: Tue. 7:30pm/et on TNT pic.twitter.com/mB3kiFThs6
— NBA (@NBA) May 9, 2022
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.
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