James Harden set the Houston Rockets’ all-time single-game scoring record with 60 points in Tuesday’s 114-107 win over the Orlando Magic.
Harden’s mammoth haul was also a career-high for the Rockets star in the NBA.
The six-time All-Star added 11 assists and 10 rebounds tallying his third triple-double of the season.
It was the first 60-point triple-double in NBA history.
Big night for @JHarden13! #BEARDING
New franchise record with 60 points
1st ever 60 point triple-double in #NBA history (60pts/11ast/10reb) pic.twitter.com/YGLKqzjRhV
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) January 31, 2018
Houston’s guard is the 25th player in league history (including playoffs) with 60-plus points. It is the seventh time a player has scored 50-plus points in a triple-double.
According to Opta, the former Arizona State Sun Devil’s third triple-double with 50-plus points is tied with Russell Westbrook for the most all-time.
Harden has now scored 50 or more points four times this season, all of which came without Chris Paul on the court.
However, the Rockets are just 2-2 when he scores 50 points.