The Rockets report, brought to you by APG&E: Harden drops 60 in blowout over the Hawks
James Harden put up the 4th 60-point game of his career as the Rockets destroyed the visiting Atlanta Hawks, 158-111 on Saturday night. The game was never in question as Houston jumped out to a 17-point lead after one quarter, 29 at the half, and by 48 points when the final buzzer rang.
Harden would finish with 60 points and 8 assists. Ben McLemore chipped in 24 points starting in place of Danuel House who, along with Clint Capela, missed the game due to illness. Russell Westbrook added 15-8-8.
Trae Young dropped in 37 point and 7 assists in for the Hawks.
The Rockets visit San Antonio Tuesday night to take on the struggling Spurs.