Houston Rockets James Harden brought the rain down in Houston Tuesday nights game against the Orlando Magic.
As we all know, James Harden is one of the best guards in the NBA at the moment, and last night against the Orlando Magic, Harden set a new record for the NBA. In an incredible night where the Rockets were down critical players Chris Paul and Trevor Ariza who are both out with injuries. Later during the game, they lost another key player Eric Gordon who left the game due to soreness in his back. In turn, Harden stepped up on the court and took over playing 46 minutes and scoring a whopping 60 pt. triple-double.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Harden was humble when asked about his record-breaking feat.
“It’s a good feeling, I guess,” he said. “Just try to go out there and make an impact every single night on the game, however I can. Whether it’s scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, whatever it is. And tonight I guess I was doing everything.”
Harden also took to Twitter thanking God for his historic night.
— James Harden (@JHarden13) January 31, 2018
In a series of tweets, other NBA stars such as Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, and teammate Chris Paul.
C’mon @JHarden13!!! Now that’s insane G! 60 point Triple Dub. Sheesh!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 31, 2018
Okay @JHarden13 you’re not playing fair!!!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 31, 2018
— Chris Paul (@CP3) January 31, 2018
In addition to his 60pts, Harden also had 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Overall, Harden is the first player in NBA history to score a 60pt triple-double, as well as breaking the single-game scoring record for the Rockets which was previously 57pts set by Calvin Murphy in 1978.
The Rockets closed out the game by beating the Magic 114-107. As the season staggers closer to the finals, Harden is making his case for MVP.