Clint Capela Danuel House Jr. doubtful for Saturday due to illness
04 December, 2019, 16:14
The Houston Rockets star erupted for 60 points in just three quarters of work during a 158-111 blowout of the lowly Hawks.
Harden poured in 13 points in the first quarter, helping the Rockets to a 38-21 advantage.
The Houston Rockets superstar single-handedly ripped the heart out of the Atlanta Hawks as he did as he pleased offensively through three quarters.
His effort against the Hawks came on an efficient 16-of-24 from the field, 8-of-14 from the three-point line and 20-of-23, with his 24 field goal attempts the fewest ever in a 60-point game, surpassing Karl Malone.
The performance by Clemons tied his second-highest scoring night of the season as he also scored 16 points on November 3 against the Miami Heat.
Another game played by the Houston Rockets and another fantastic performance by James Harden.
The outburst put him in rare company as he joined Michael Jordan with his fourth 60 point game of his career, now sitting just two games behind Kobe Bryant in second place overall.
Trae Young led the Hawks with 37 points and seven assists on 10-of-16 from the field. Harden also had eight assists, three rebounds and three steals in the victory. Saturday was the twentieth 50-point game of Harden's career, which is the fourth most in the history of the National Basketball Association and eight more than any other active player.