On This Day (Jan. 30)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on January 30.
Harden’s 60-Point Triple-Double
On this day in 2018, the Houston Rockets’ James Harden compiled 60 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, and four steals in a 114-107 win over the Orlando Magic. Harden became the first player in NBA history to record a 60-point triple-double, a feat that has only been matched by Luka Doncic (Dec. 27, 2022).
Harden shot 19-30 from the field — including 5-14 from 3-point range — and made 17 of his 18 free throws. It’s one of 20 career games in which Harden has made at least 20 free throws and five 3-pointers. No other player in NBA history has recorded more than four such games (Damian Lillard and Trae Young, 4).
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