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James Harden had himself a game on Saturday.
Well, three quarters of a game.
Playing 30 minutes and 41 seconds and then sitting out the fourth quarter, the superstar Rockets guard shot 16 of 24, including 8 of 14 from three-point range, and hit 20 of 23 free throws for 60 points, eight assists and three steals.
The Rockets beat the Hawks easily, 158-111.
In the loss, Hawks guard Trae Young put up 37 points and seven assists.
According to ESPN.com, “it was Harden’s fourth career 60-point game, tying him with Michael Jordan for third most in NBA history, trailing only Kobe Bryant (six) and Wilt Chamberlain (32). Harden is the only active player who has scored 60 points more than once.”
The Rockets are now 13-6 for the season.