James Harden Drops 60-11-10 on the Magic

by January 31, 2018

Prior to Tuesday night’s game, one of James Harden‘s former Rockets teammates told him to score 60 points, so he went out and did just that.

Harden added 10 rebounds and 11 assists while leading Houston past the Orlando Magic 114-107, and became the first player in NBA history to have a 60-point triple-double.

Harden broke Calvin Murphy’s 57-point Rockets single-game scoring record.

Per the AP:

โ€œI just gave it all I had tonight,โ€ Harden said. โ€œWe all did. We all fought for 48 minutes, we got key stops when we needed to and we made big shots.โ€

Harden said he hadn’t realized he had made history last night.

โ€œItโ€™s a good feeling, I guess,โ€ he said. โ€œJust try to go out there and make an impact every single night on the game, however I can. Whether itโ€™s scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, whatever it is. And tonight I guess I was doing everything.โ€