Rockets play-by-play man Craig Ackerman tweeted out the incredible accomplishment:
Per the incomparable Bob Schranz, Harden became 1st player in NBA history to score 27 points on 2 or fewer made shots. Thank you Bob.— Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) December 27, 2013
Take a look at his second field goal, via NBACalifornia:
Harden made only two of his nine shots from the field, but he made 22 of his 25 free-throw attempts. He added six rebounds and five assists.
Here's what Harden tweeted after the game:
Wasn't pretty at all but we will take it. #RedNation!!!!— James Harden (@JHarden13) December 27, 2013
Nobody else had ever done what Harden accomplished, via Basketball-Reference.com. The Phoenix Suns' Charles Barkley nearly did when he scored 26 points on two made field goals and 22 free throws against the Washington Bullets back in December of 1995.
Houston came away with a 100-92 victory over Memphis.