Summer 2024

Houston Rockets' James Harden gives glory to God after dropping 60-point triple-double

James Harden already led the NBA in scoring entering Tuesday night’s Rockets-Magic game. He was already a leading MVP candidate.

Then he went ahead and dropped 60 points — along with 10 rebounds and 11 assists. That makes him the first player in league history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double.

After the game, a 114-107 Houston win, Harden gave glory to God:

The point total also set a new single-game scoring record for Houston, previously held by Calvin Murphy, who scored 57 in a 1978 game. But the 60-10-11 line puts Harden in a category all to himself.

His peers took notice:

Well done, Harden. The victory puts Houston just three games behind Golden State for the top spot in the Western Conference.

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