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James Harden and Kevin Durant are both on incredible tears scoring the basketball during the Western Conference Semifinals between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors.

The big picture: The two dueling superstars have both been scoring the ball at will during this series. And in the process, they’ve made history.

Here’s a look at what Harden has done through four games:

  • Game 1: 35 points
  • Game 2: 29 points
  • Game 3: 41 points
  • Game 4: 38 points

Here’s a look at what Durant has done through four games:

  • Game 1: 35 points
  • Game 2: 29 points
  • Game 3: 46 points
  • Game 4: 34 points

The two have nearly canceled one another out on a per-game basis with incredibly similar scoring stats. Durant is averaging 36 points per game. Harden is just under that, averaging 35.8 points per game.

History made: Now here’s the cool part. According to the Elias Sports Bureau (h/t Marc Berman of Fox26 in Houston), “this is the 1st time in NBA history opposing players averaged at least 35 points per game in the 1st 4 games of a playoff series.”

All we can hope for at this point is that the series goes seven games, and that both stars continue to pile up the points.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.