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James Harden Puts Up Career High 56 Points in WinBasketball Insiders

Harden was 19-of-25 shooting, including 7-of-8 from 3-point range, to become the first NBA player since Michael Jordan to score that many points on 25.

Nov.06 - SportLand: 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 since Michael Jordan to score that many points on 25 or fewer shots since Jordan’s 58-point performance against the New Jersey Nets on Feb. 26, 1987.  

The 56 points are also a career high for Harden. He scored 53 in a 129-122 win over the New York Knicks on Dec. 31, 2016. He played a little over 42 minutes in that game, whereas the fact he amassed most of his numbers before the start of the third quarter Sunday caught the eye of many on Twitter.    

Karl Malone was the last NBA player to score that many points with a field goal percentage as high as Harden’s .760, as “The Mailman” scored 61 points on 21-of-26 shooting against the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 27, 1990.