James Harden breaks multiple records after scoring 60 points in 31 minutes
Houston Rockets scoring machine James Harden scored 60 points in 31 minutes of pure shooting excellence. He showcased his inhuman ability to score buckets as he broke a few incredible scoring records in the process.
ClutchPoints revealed that the sensational shooting guard’s big night over the Atlanta Hawks is one of the best shooting performances ever.
James Harden is a god amongst men.
👉 Fewest shots taken in a 60-point game
👉 Second fastest 60-point game in NBA history
👉 Tied Michael Jordan for 3rd most 60-point games in NBA regular-season history#Rockets #OneMission pic.twitter.com/MRnMnUgNzX
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) December 1, 2019
Harden has long been known as a terrific scorer who takes a lot of shots. His 43% shooting clip shows that he is not susceptible to making poor shots. However, his performance against the Hawks was anything but inefficient.
He finished the night with 16-for-24 shooting, scoring an incredible 67% from the field. He’s also red-hot from beyond the three-point line with a 57% shooting clip. This is easily one of the best offensive nights of his career.
Another outstanding aspect of this historic performance is the fact that he only did this in 30 minutes of playing time. These kinds of performances are usually reserved for tight contests and do-or-die affairs. However, the fact that he was still able to score this much while the Rockets overwhelmed Atlanta is just incredible to see.
However, he wasn’t just focusing on scoring during this rout. His hand was all over the ball as he grabbed seven rebounds, made eight assists, stole the ball thrice, and blocked a shot attempt. He still fulfilled his role as the main facilitator of the team as Ben McLemore and Russell Westbrook complemented his performance with solid outings of their own.
Harden wants to be immortalized in the annals of basketball history as one of the best scorers the league has ever seen. With this game, he might have cemented his case.