Harden ties franchise mark, wins showdown with Kobe

Harden ties franchise mark, wins showdown with Kobe
January 9, 2013, 12:00 am
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Harden wins battle vs. Kobe in Rockets' win

James Harden tied Moses Malone atop the Rockets' record books and won his showdown with Kobe Bryant at the same time.

Harden finished with 31 points, six rebounds, and nine assists. He outperformed his counterpart on Tuesday evening. Bryant had 20 points, seven assists, and five rebounds, but he needed 8-22 shooting to get there.

It was Harden's 13th straight game with at least 25 points. This ties Malone's franchise record.