Despite James Harden’s 30 points (9-21 FG) and 9 assists, the Nuggets defeated the Rockets tonight in Denver by a final score of 136-122. Harden has now scored 30+ points in 25 consecutive games, tying Wilt Chamberlain for the third-longest such streak in NBA history (Chamberlain also has the two longest such streaks – 31 games and 65 games). Harden is now averaging 40+ points over his last 29 games, the third-longest such streak in NBA history behind W. Chamberlain (515 games) and E. Baylor (33 games). Malik Beasley led the Nuggets with a career-high 35 points (12-17 FG), while Nikola Jokic added 31 points (12-15 FG), 13 rebounds and 9 assists in the victory. With the win, the Nuggets improve to 36-15, while the Rockets fall to 29-22 on the season.
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