Rockets beat Spurs, Harden scores 61

 

James Harden has tied Elgin Baylor (3) for the 4th-most 60-point games all-time and the 4th-most 50-point games all-time (17), while also tying Michael Jordan (8 in 1986-87) and Wilt Chamberlain (8 in 1960-61) for the 6th-most 50-point games in a single season in NBA history as he recorded 61 points (19-34 FG, 9-13 3pt FG) and 7 rebounds to lead the Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the Spurs tonight in Houston. With this performance, Harden has tied his own franchise-record, career-high and the most points scored in a single game by any player this season (1/23/2019 at NYK). Additionally, with his 9 made threes, Harden has passed Joe Johnson (1,978) to move into 10th all-time in made threes. Bryn Forbes led the Spurs with 20 points (8-10 FG) and 5 rebounds in the losing effort. With the win, the Rockets improve to 46-27, while the Spurs fall to 42-31 on the season.

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