What is the highest-scoring game of Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden’s career?
James Harden is often known as one of the top overall players in the NBA, both for his prolific shooting and his incredible dribbling. Despite an injury-ridden last couple of years, Harden still keeps his reputation for being one of the most talented attacking players to play in the NBA at the moment – and his record suggests that there is good reason for that notion.
Over his NBA career where Harden has represented the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, and the Philadelphia 76ers, Harden has developed a reputation for himself, being one of the most prolific scorers in the NBA. The 2018 Most Valuable Player is also a 10-time NBA All-Star and is one of the deadliest forwards to ever play in the NBA.
Harden’s record confirms that notion, as Harden has averaged 24.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists in his NBA career spanning 951 games. Harden is also the all-time leader for 50-point triple-doubles in the history of the NBA, but one question commonly asked about Harden is what has been the highest-scoring game of his NBA career?
It turns out that the highest-scoring game of James Harden’s career happened in 2019 when Harden was representing the Rockets against the New York Knicks, and the Beard dropped a whopping 61 points. Harden also recorded 15 rebounds and 4 assists in the same game. However, some more of his performances went close to the 61-point display.
What other performances of James Harden go close to his highest ever?
Harden also has other performances that go close to his highest-ever display in the NBA.
Only two months after his 61-point game against the New York Knicks, Harden recorded 61 points again against the San Antonio Spurs. Later that year, Harden scored 60 for the Rockets against the Atlanta Hawks – while he also struck 60 points in 2018 against Orlando Magic.
After a couple of injury-riddled seasons, Harden started the season on a positive note averaging 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists per game in nine games this season – but another injury setback has made sure that he has missed the last five games for the Philadelphia 76ers.