Harden, who had only 11 points at the half, hit a three with 52.9 seconds remaining and the Rockets leading by 14. He finished with 31 points in 36 minutes, on 9-23 shooting.
This is the fourth time that Harden has scored 10 points in the last 3 minutes of regulation, the most in the NBA this season. Each has happened since Jan. 19.
The last time Harden didn’t score at least 30 was Dec. 11 vs the Trail Blazers (he had 29).
Harden is now one 30-point game away from tying Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest 30-point streak in NBA history. He also is 36 games away from tying Chamberlain for the longest such streak.