NBA: Harden drops 60 in 3 quarters, Rockets rout Hawks


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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