HOUSTON — James Harden grew to become the primary participant in NBA historical past to attain 60 factors as a part of a triple-double and the short-handed Houston Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 114-107 on Tuesday night time.
Harden scored 18 factors within the fourth quarter to eclipse the 57 factors Calvin Murphy scored in 1978 to interrupt Houston’s single-game scoring report. After Harden broke the report, cameras within the enviornment confirmed a shot of Murphy, who works on the tv broadcast staff, smiling and clapping for the Beard, who additionally had 10 rebounds and 11 assists.
The sport was tied at 107 after a basket by Marreese Speights with just below 4 minutes to play. Neither staff scored for greater than two minutes after that earlier than Harden took over, scoring the following six factors to make it 113-107 with 45 seconds left.
He set the scoring mark when he stepped again and made a Three-pointer earlier than crashing to the courtroom after being fouled by Mario Hezonja. He then made the free throw to provide him 60 factors and bringing the gang to its ft.
Hezonja and Speights scored 17 factors every for the Magic, who dropped their third straight.