Every Nets game seemingly comes down to the wire, and Wednesday's game in Houston was no different.
He scored those 58 on Wednesday night in a 145-142 overtime loss to the visiting Brooklyn Nets.
In the midst of the three-point barrage, Rockets guard James Harden poured in 58 points, marking his second straight contest with 50-plus after dropping 57 on Monday night against Memphis.
Houston maintained control of the game throughout most of the fourth quarter, and held a 14-point lead with five minutes to play. He was 16 of 34 overall from the field, made 21 of 23 free throws and had 10 rebounds and six assists. Harden has combined to score and assist on at least 50 points in each of those games, the longest such streak in National Basketball Association history, according to Elias.
On Wednesday, he made reigning league MVP and favorite to do it againJames Harden his next superstar victim with an emphatic block to deny a dunk at the end of the second half. "That's big-time for a young group".
Harden has now scored 30 points or more in 18 straight games.
Highlights from day four at the Australian Open
That was set back in 2008 when Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis played a five-set match that finished at 4.33am. A remarkable match on the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne ended at the absurd time of 3.15am Australian time.