NEW YORK — James Harden has handed Larry Fowl on the NBA’s all-time scoring listing and now sits at 34th general. Harden reached the milestone by scoring 24 factors on Saturday night time within the Brooklyn Nets‘ 100-95 win over the Detroit Pistons.
“Everyone knows how good Larry was and the issues he did in Boston,” Harden stated. “A legend. And I feel I simply play the sport the precise method, and hopefully good issues occur for me passing one of many biggest ever to play basketball is a superb honor.”
Harden now has 21,792 factors, another than Fowl.
Harden additionally had 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three blocks to go together with his 24 factors Saturday. It was the ninth triple-double Harden has recorded since becoming a member of the Nets in mid-January. It’s tied for the third-most triple-doubles recorded by a participant in a single season throughout the Nets’ franchise, in accordance with ESPN’s Stats & Info analysis.
James Harden reveals his shock on the postgame information convention when knowledgeable that he handed Larry Fowl on the all-time scoring listing.
It is usually the fourth most by a participant in his first season with a group, in accordance with Elias Sports activities Bureau knowledge.
Harden scored the ultimate 10 factors of Saturday’s win for Brooklyn — tying his second-most clutch-time factors. With the win over Detroit, the Nets improved to Eight-1 when Harden data a triple-double, and he can transfer previous Gary Payton (21,813 factors) and safe the 33rd general place by scoring his subsequent 22 factors.
“I simply obtained to proceed to construct, as a result of on the finish of the day, I would like my title to be talked about with these greats,” Harden stated.