Chris Paul sitting out with an injury? No problem.
James Harden took the occasion on Tuesday night to prove why he’s the Ol’ Dirty Bastard of the basketball universe. Because there’s simply ain’t no father to his style.
In Houston’s 114-107 win over the Orlando Magic, Harden went Berserkowitz! He posted a career-high 60 points, along with snagging 10 rebounds and handing out 11 assists, becoming the first NBA player to ever record a 60-point triple-double.
James Harden of the Houston Rockets scored 60 points, a career-high and franchise-record, to go along with 11 assists and 10 rebounds for the first ever 60-point triple-double in NBA history. Top Performers Which players owned the night? Catch up on all the top individual performances around the league in the Top Performers series.
The previous high for a triple-double game was 57 by Russell Westbrook last March.
Harden was also the first Rocket to ever score 60 points, surpassing Calvin Murphy’s 57 on the franchise’s all-time list.
The beard also became the first NBA player to ever score 60 or more points and dish out 10 or more assists in the same game.
Can you say MVP?