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Five wonderful stats from James Harden's historic 60-point game

01 February 2018

Harden added 10 rebounds and 11 assists while leading the Houston Rockets past Orlando 114-107, and became the first player in National Basketball Association history to have a 60-point triple-double. He became the first player in National Basketball Association history to score 60 points as part of a triple double.

The Rockets were down several key players for Tuesday's game.

He reached the 60-point milestone with a four-point play, stepping back and draining a three pointer while being fouled by Mario Hezonja. He then made the free throw to give him 60 points and bringing the crowd to its feet.

Murphy smiled and clapped as his scoring mark fell by the wayside.

"I was in attack mode".

It was also Harden's third triple-double of this season.

With the Western Conference's No.2 team missing three rotation players, Harden logged 46 minutes, shot shot 19 of 30 from the floor and 17 from 18 at the free-throw line. The 28-year-old also added a game-high four steals and one block.

Harden scored 18 points in the final quarter to record his ninth career 50-point game. "Just try to go out there and make an impact every single night on the game, however I can. Even the coach talking, I couldn't hear him at all", Harden said. "I was aggressive. It was a much-needed win for us".

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Points - the previous National Basketball Association high for a triple-double, by Michael Jordan and Russell Westbrook.

"I had 50, 52, 53 a couple of times".

"I was shocked to see that", Speights said of Harden not getting worn out by playing so many minutes.

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"If I could do that there that's for sure the MVP". But tonight I ain't going to lie.

Speights made a 3-pointer to put Orlando back on top with just under a minute remaining in the quarter, but Houston scored the last four points of the quarter to take a 90-88 lead into the fourth.

The Rockets began the contest without Chris Paul (sore groin), and Trevor Ariza (strained hamstring).

"I looked at Coach and said, 'Eric can't go, "' Harden said.

Five wonderful stats from James Harden's historic 60-point game