Calvin Murphy praises James Harden for breaking his Rockets scoring record

Calvin Murphy praises James Harden for breaking his Rockets scoring record

Here's what made it special. It is the seventh time a player has scored 50-plus points in a triple-double. Westbrook wound up with 10 assists, six rebounds and seven turnovers and made only 5 of 18 shots.

"I have never seen a performance like that", said Rockets forward Gerald Green to ESPN. 2 and 3 places on the list, strong honorable mentions go to Rick Barry and Gilbert Arenas. In addition to his insane base stat line, the Beard also had 4 steals and a block. 19-of-30 from the field. Harden also made 17 of 18 free throws in the winning effort.

Harden is having a huge season.

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It was Harden's fourth 50-point game this season and ninth of his career.

Andre Drummond had 21 points and 22 rebounds, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons beat Cleveland after the Cavaliers lost Kevin Love to a potentially season-altering hand injury.

As usual, he has shown a knack for getting to the free-throw line and making his shots there.

Harden is leading the league in scoring this season at 30.9 points per game after coming in second to the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook past year.

He also is arguably the single most important player to his team this season. He did so in historic fashion to lead his team to a win. Behind him are Russell Westbrook of the Thunder and Joel Embiid of the 76ers. "He's one of the best to ever put a Rockets jersey on".

Game Score was created by John Hollinger, a former columnist for ESPN Insider, to give a rough measurement of a player's productivity for a single game. Wall, picked for his fifth All-Star game last week, is second on the Wizards in scoring, averaging 19.4 points, and is second in the league with 9.3 assists per game.

"Game Score does not make any adjustments like PER does for team pace". In that time, the top four games were Michael Jordan's career-high 69-pointer in 1990, Kobe Bryant's 81-pointer in 2006, Karl Malone's 61 in 1990 and a 73-point game by David Thompson in 1978.

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