Harden comes up big late, extends streak

Harden comes up big late, extends streak
January 5, 2013, 10:15 pm
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James Harden's streak of 25-plus point games appeared to be in jeopardy. He came up big in the second half.

At the half, Harden only had four points on 1-of-6 shooting. In a game that was tied after three quarters, Harden came through when it mattered most in the fourth. He fired in 16 points in the final stanza and seemed to take over whenever the Cavs threatened.

Harden finished with 29 points and a career-high seven steals.

Harden extended his string of games with at least 25 points to 12 games. That ties Elvin Hayes for the second-longest streak in franchise history. Moses Malone tops the list at 13 straight games with at least 25 points.