Rockets star James Harden matches Wilt Chamberlain with historic performances

James Harden did something that hasn’t been done in the NBA since 1962.

James Harden did something Wednesday that hasn’t been done in the NBA since 1962.

The reigning MVP dropped 58 points in the Rockets’ 145-142 overtime loss to the Nets in Houston, giving him back-to-back games with at least 55 points. He scored 57 against the Grizzlies on Monday.

Harden is the first player to score at least 55 points in back-to-back games since Wilt Chamberlain did it in 1962, according to Stats By STATS.

The 29-year-old also added 10 rebounds and six assists.

In December 2017, Harden became the first player since Kobe Bryant to score 50 points in back-to-back games. Bryant accomplished the feat in March 2007. He did it four games in a row.

Harden has now scored at least 30 points in a record 18 straight games. He has scored at least 40 points in 11 of those games and 50 points three times.

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