The guard James Harden maintained his inspiration encestadora with the Rockets of Houston that allowed him to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Wilt Chamberlain who has the best record of consecutive games (65) in which he scored 30 or more points.
Meanwhile, the Slovenian Luka Doncic, made history with a triple-double, the second he gets as a professional, which allowed him to unseat the legendary LeBron James as the youngest he gets in the history of the NBA.
Harden scored 40 points, including five key points late in the game and the Houston Rockets trailed and beat the Orlando Magic 103-98.
His contribution allowed him to extend his streak of consecutive matches to 23 with at least 30 points and ranks fourth in the history of the NBA behind the three runs that Wilt Chamberlain has with 65, 30 and 25, respectively.
Harden scored 40 points or more in 12 of his last 17 games, including a franchise record of 61 points against the New York Knicks last week.
The Rockets, who are 29-20, got their third straight win and remain leaders of the Southwest Division.
The franchise base Chris Paul finished with 12 points, six assists; He captured five rebounds, recovered three balls and lost another three, in his return to the competition after missing the previous 17 games with a left thigh injury.
Forward Kawhi Leonard scored 33 points for the Toronto Raptors, who overcame Doncic’s triple-double and imposed a 123-120 home victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
Despite the inspiration of Doncic, who played his best game as a professional, the Raptors (37-15) remain leaders in the Atlantic Division and with the second best record in the Eastern Conference.
Kyle Lowry base added 19 points and Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam scored 14 points, which left him as the third highest scorer of the Raptors.
Meanwhile, the nationalized Congolese power forward Spanish Serge Ibaka contributed a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds that left him as the best in the interior game of the Raptors.
For the Mavericks (22-27), third in the Southwest Division, the leading scorer was Doncic, who got 35 points, 12 rebounds – his two best marks as a professional – and 10 assists in 36 minutes of play.
Doncic, who turns 20 on February 28, became the youngest player in NBA history with two doubles, after overtaking James, who got it on April 9, 2005 when he was 20 years and 100 days in the game that the Cleveland Cavaliers played against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The former Real Madrid player scored 14 of 24 field goals, including 3 of 9 triples, and 4 of 6 from the personnel line.
Doncic also finished with 10 defensive rebounds, lost three balls and committed three fouls.
The rookie revelation of the season and clear favorite to fight for the Best of the Year award, already has 30 or more points scored in six games so far this season.
Forward Paul George achieved a double-double of 36 points and 13 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder won 118-112 to the Bucks and added their fifth consecutive victory.
The Thunder leave their numbers at 35-18 and remain in second place in the Northwest Division.
George scored 21 points in the first half of the game and point guard Russell Westbrook added 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for his 16th triple-double of the season and 120th of his career, the second-best record of all time. surpassed by the legendary Oscar Robertson.
The Bucks, who have a 35-13 mark, counted as their best encestador with the Greek power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who got a double-double of 27 points and 18 rebounds.
Power forward LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the San Antonio Spurs won 132-119 with soli- darity from the Washington Wizards and put an end to a two-game losing streak in their AT & T Center field.
The Spurs (29-22), with two consecutive wins remain second in the Southwest Division, just one game away from the Rockets, who are leaders.
The Donovan Mitchell guard contributed 29 points for the Utah Jazz, who defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-125, and won the third consecutive victory that helped them get to 29-22 and continue seventh in the Conference. West.
In other matches of the day, Cleveland won at home by 101-104 to Chicago; Los Angeles Clippers beat 122-108 to Sacramento; Miami also won at home 97-106 to New York and the Los Angeles Lakers won 116-102 to Phoenix.