What are James Harden’s Highest Scoring Playoff Games?

James Harden in the NBA playoffs — what have been his highest point totals? We’ve provided a list of those games below.

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James Harden’s Highest Scoring Playoff Games

45 points vs. the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2015 Conference Finals

  • Team: Houston Rockets
  • Date: May 25, 2015
  • Result: 128-115 Rockets win
  • James Harden’s Other Stats: 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks

45 points vs. the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the 2023 Conference Semifinals

  • Team: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Date: May 1, 2023
  • Result: 119-115 76ers win
  • Harden’s Other Stats: 1 rebound, 6 assists, 2 steals, 0 blocks

44 points vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 1 of the 2018 First Round

  • Team: Houston Rockets
  • Date: April 15, 2018
  • Result: 104-101 Rockets win
  • Harden’s Other Stats: 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 0 blocks

44 points vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of the 2017 First Round

  • Team: Houston Rockets
  • Date: April 21, 2017
  • Result: 115-113 Rockets loss
  • Harden’s Other Stats: 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 0 steals, 1 block

43 points vs. the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the 2017 Conference Semifinals

  • Team: Houston Rockets
  • Date: May 5, 2017
  • Result: 103-92 Rockets loss
  • Harden’s Other Stats: 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 0 blocks

42 points vs. the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 of the 2015 First Round

  • Team: Houston Rockets
  • Date: April 24, 2015
  • Result: 130-128 Rockets win
  • Harden’s Other Stats: 5 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 steal, 0 blocks

42 points vs. the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the 2023 Conference Semifinals

  • Team: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Date: May 7, 2023
  • Result: 116-115 76ers win
  • Harden’s Other Stats: 8 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 steals, 1 block

41 points vs. the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the 2019 Conference Semifinals

  • Team: Houston Rockets
  • Date: May 4, 2019
  • Result: 126-121 Rockets win
  • Harden’s Other Stats: 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 0 blocks

41 points vs. the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the 2021 First Round

  • Team: Brooklyn Nets
  • Date: May 28, 2021
  • Result: 125-119 Nets loss
  • Harden’s Other Stats: 7 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal, 0 blocks

41 points vs. the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 Conference Finals

  • Team: Houston Rockets
  • Date: May 14, 2018
  • Result: 119-106 Rockets loss
  • Harden’s Other Stats: 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, 0 blocks

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More Top Scoring Performances From Other Players

Keen to learn about other players’ top scoring playoff performances? Check out the list below:

  • Aaron Gordon
  • Julius Randle
  • Malik Beasley
  • Jarred Vanderbilt
  • Anthony Edwards
  • Desmond Bane
  • D’Angelo Russell
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Patrick Beverley
  • Donovan Mitchell
  • Kevin Love
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Gabe Vincent
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Jalen Brunson
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • De’Aaron Fox
  • Seth Curry
  • Damian Lillard
  • Marcus Smart
  • Josh Hart
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Zach LaVine
  • Mikal Bridges
  • Deandre Ayton
  • Draymond Green
  • Rudy Gobert
  • Domantas Sabonis
  • Karl-Anthony Towns
  • Kevin Durant
  • Jamal Murray
  • Pascal Siakam
  • Tristan Thompson
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Anthony Davis
  • Devin Booker
  • Tyrese Haliburton
  • Kyle Lowry
  • Dejounte Murray
  • Rui Hachimura
  • Tyrese Maxey
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Brook Lopez
  • Stephen Curry
  • Caleb Martin
  • Trae Young
  • Chris Paul
  • Brandon Ingram
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Derrick Rose
  • Derrick White
  • Dillon Brooks
  • RJ Barrett
  • Joel Embiid
  • Al Horford
  • Ja Morant
  • Luka Doncic
  • Klay Thompson
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Jrue Holiday
  • LeBron James
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Kyle Kuzma
  • Tyler Herro
  • Malcolm Brogdon
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • Paul George
  • Ben Simmons
  • Fred VanVleet
  • Bradley Beal
  • Austin Reaves
  • Kristaps Porzingis
  • Jordan Poole
  • Nikola Jokic
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