PHILADELPHIA — 76ers guard James Harden pulled back 3 points with 7:01 left in the first quarter of Thursday night’s 129-100 loss to the Brooklyn Nets to send him past Reggie Miller and into third place. on all of the NBA. 3-point time list.
Harden, who tied Miller in Monday’s win over the Chicago Bulls, finished the game with three 3-pointers to give him 2,563 career points. Harden entered Thursday 413 3-pointers behind Ray Allen for the second-most in NBA history and 552 behind all-time leader Stephen Curry, who passed Allen earlier this season.
“[Third] all-time in NBA history, that’s definitely a huge accomplishment,” Harden said recently. “I think No. 1 is definitely going to be tough to catch. You have the best shooter that has ever touched a basketball in Steph. But this kingdom from Reggie to Ray to Kyle Korver [in fifth place]I mean, they’re amazing shooters that we’ve all seen shoot basketball at a high level.
“So I’m blessed, I’m lucky to be on this list, top of the list. And I’ll do whatever it takes to try to catch Steph. [It’s] It’s gonna be tough, man.”
Miller was in the building at the time, calling the game for TNT, and was recognized by the Wells Fargo Center PA announcer, when Miller then rose from his seat wearing a custom 76ers jersey honoring Harden for putting him on the list.
Since being traded to Philadelphia last month, the 76ers are now 5-1 in games Harden and Joel Embiid have played together following Thursday night’s Atlantic Division loss to the Nets – which took place. also saw Ben Simmons return to Philadelphia for the first time since the trade, although he did not play in the game.