Harden scored 31 points as the Rockets thrashed the Clippers 135-103 in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
The win improves the Lakers' record for the season to 29-29 but they remain 10th in the Western Conference standings.
Harden extended his streak of 30-point games to 27 on Monday night.
Harden has now scored at least 30 points in 21 consecutive games and has three 55-point games in January alone.
The reigning MVP is the first player since Chamberlain to score at least 30 points in 20 consecutive games.
Harden has now scored at least 30 points in the last 17 consecutive games.
The bizarre incident didn't stop Harden from scoring over 40 points for the sixth time in eight games.
Harden is the only player in NBA history to have four 50-point triple-doubles in his career.
The 34-year-old has never come off the bench in his 1,053 games in the NBA.
There's still a chance he'll stay in Cleveland but the 2018 free agency rumor mill is now in full swing.
No player who has featured on "Detail" has won a playoffs series this season.
LeBron can opt out of the final year of his deal with the Cavs this summer.
Will the Celtics and the Rockets meet in the NBA Finals as they did in 1981?
Houston takes on Golden State in Game One on Monday.
Failing to win it all "doesn't diminish what these guys have done."
The Rockets are brimming with confidence, but Curry is not worried.
Gilbert may need James to stay to get full value.
Cleveland isn't going anywhere fast right now.
Was Austin Rivers the cause of Houston's ire?