Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: Harden Scores 50, Keeps 76ers Winless

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: Harden Scores 50, Keeps 76ers Winless

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James Harden had 50 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the host Houston Rockets beat the winless Philadelphia 76ers 116- 114 on Friday night.

Harden was 14 for 28 from the field and 16 for 20 at the line in his third career game with 50 or more points. He is averaging 36.2 points in his last five games.

Philadelphia (0-17) moved one loss away from matching the New Jersey Nets' NBA-worst mark of 18 losses to open a season. The Sixers have dropped 27 in a row dating to last season for the longest losing streak in major U.S. professional sports history, passing the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1976-77.

The previous record was also matched by the 76ers in 2013-14.

Warriors extend start to 18-0 * Stephen Curry scored 41 points in three quarters, Draymond Green had a triple-double and the Golden State Warriors beat host Phoenix 135-116 Friday night, extending their NBA-record start to 18-0. …

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