Kobe: Harden’s play amid streak not title friendly

3:27 AM ETOhm YoungmisukESPN Staff Writer CloseOhm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Follow him on Twitter »  Ohm’s chat archive »PHOENIX — James Harden might be on a scoring tear that hasn’t been seen in decades, but Kobe Bryant doesn’t think the Houston Rockets can win a championship with the reigning MVP continuing to play this way.”Well, I think he has to do what he has to do in order for his team to win,” Bryant said in an interview with ESPN’s The Jump. “And there’s certain levels to it. So, there’s the style of play in which he’s using, which I’m not a fan of in terms of winning championships. I don’t think that style’s ever gonna win championships.””But at the same time, you have to keep your team’s head above water to win games,” Bryant told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols and Tracy McGrady. “So, you have to do what you have to do to win games. And he’s doing it.”Harden extended his streak of scoring at least 30 points to 27 games on Monday night with 44 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in a 118-110 win over the Phoenix Suns. It is the third longest such streak, behind Wilt Chamberlain’s streaks of 65 and 31.Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Suns 118-110James Harden scored 44 points — his 20th 40-point game of the season — and the Houston Rockets beat Phoenix 118-110 on Monday night to hand the Suns their season-worst 11th straight loss.Ready to launch: Historic run not slowing HardenDespite playing big minutes and putting up even bigger numbers, Rockets star James Harden says he’s not worried about being drained by his hefty workload.When told of Bryant’s comments, Harden agreed with the former Lakers star.”I mean, I have to be ball dominant just because we have injuries,” explained Harden, whose Rockets improved to 31-22.
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