James Harden Posts Historic 51-Point Performance in Philly

By Staff  |  01/28/2017

Houston Rockets star James Harden put on a historic performance on Friday (Jan. 28), when he posted a 51-point slaying that led the team to a 123-118 win over the 76ers... in Philly.

Harden finished the game with 51 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists, making him the first player with multiple 50-point triple-doubles... among other accomplishments.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he's also the third player to have multiple 50-point triple-doubles in a career, alongside legends like Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor; and just the second player to have five 40-point triple-doubles in a season, the other being Oscar Robertson in 1963-64.