NBA: Harden drops 60 in 3 quarters, Rockets rout Hawks
James Harden adds to his brilliant career scoring performances, Rockets win 158-111
The Houston Rockets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 158-111 on Saturday evening, behind James Harden's marvellous 60-point performance in only three quarters.
Harden scored 29 of his 60 points in the third quarter, dished out 8 assists and grabbed 3 rebounds in only 30 minutes of action.
After three quarters, Rockets led the game 127-73.
Harden shot only 24 times from the floor, making 16 of them. He also scored 8 three pointers, while sinking 20/23 free throws.
It was Harden's 4th 60-point game, he became the 4th in NBA history to do so. Only Michael Jordan (4-times), Kobe Bryant (6-times) and Wilt Chamberlain (32-times) had four or more 60-point performances in NBA history.
Hawks' point guard Trae Young scored 37 points, 7 assists and 3 rebounds in the loss.
Here are the scores of Saturday:
*Sacramento Kings - Denver Nuggets: 100-97 (overtime)
*Philadelphia 76ers - Indiana Pacers: 119-116
*Milwaukee Bucks - Charlotte Hornets: 137-96
*Houston Rockets - Atlanta Hawks: 158-111
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