James Harden hits seven 3-pointers en route to career-high 56 points

11:07 PM ET

HOUSTON — James Harden set a career high with 56 points with a historically efficient shooting performance Sunday night in the Houston Rockets’ 137-110 win over the Utah Jazz.

Harden was 19-of-25 shooting, including 7-of-8 from 3-point range, to become the first NBA player to score that many points on 25 or fewer shots since Michael Jordan‘s 58-point performance against the New Jersey Nets on Feb. 26, 1987. Karl Malone was the last NBA player to score that many points with a field goal percentage as high as Harden’s .760, when “The Mailman” scored 61 points on 21-of-26 shooting against the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 27, 1990.

Harden, who also recorded 13 assists to account for a total of 91 points in the victory, shrugged off his phenomenal shooting display.

“I was just shooting it, I don’t know,” Harden said. “I don’t really pay too much attention to it. I just try to take good shots and, like I said, pretty much make the right decision. Obviously,

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21307822/james-harden-houston-rockets-scores-career-high-56-points-win-utah-jazz

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