Twitter Explodes as James Harden Records 1st-Ever 60-Point Triple-Double

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJanuary 31, 2018

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 30:  James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets brings the ball up the court against the Orlando Magic at Toyota Center on January 30, 2018 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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James Harden has put together plenty of big games in the past few years, but he outdid himself with his historic effort Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic.

The guard finished with 60 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds and four steals while helping the Houston Rockets earn a 114-107 win.

He put himself in the record books in a few ways with the incredible showing:

Harden was nearly unstoppable throughout the game, shooting 19-of-30 from the field and 17-of-18 from the free-throw line:

Many were impressed by the showing:

Chris Paul was proud of his teammate's performance:

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade also praised their rival:

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey made sure to let people know he was there to witness the feat:

Harden's massive outing raised questions about how this changes the MVP race:

This was just Harden's third triple-double this year after he totaled 22 last season, but it was one of the best in NBA history. After one night of rest, he will hope to keep it going in his next matchup Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs.

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