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Players with multiple 60-point games in NBA history

Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and James Harden
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In the Houston Rockets' game vs. the San Antonio Spurs on March 22nd, 2019, James Harden was on fire.

Leading his team to a comeback victory, he tied a career-high of 61 points, 27 of which came in the first quarter, on 19-of-34 shooting from the field.

He made 9 three-pointers on 69.2% efficiency while also recording 7 rebounds and 3 steals in just 37 minutes of action.

MORE: Highest scoring quarters in NBA history

The Beard put on this spectacular display in Houston, just a couple of nights after he dropped 57 against the Memphis Grizzlies in a loss.

Given the points tally the reigning MVP has put up in the last couple of games, the records were bound to tumble.

Here's one all-time scorers group Harden joined:

This wasn't Harden's second 60-point game of his career.

In fact, it was his third tying him with Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor for the fourth-most all-time in NBA history. Thus, joining the exclusive club of players to have scored 60 or more in three or more occasions.

Here's a list of all the players in NBA history to have multiple 60-point games:

Player Years played No. of 60-point games Career-high
Wilt Chamberlain 1959-74 32 100
Kobe Bryant 1996-2016 6 81
Michael Jordan 1984-93; 1995-98; 2001-03 4 69
James Harden 2009- 3 61
Elgin Baylor 1958-71 3 71

Note: These stats are for 60-point games recorded in regular season history. Jordan (63) and Baylor (61) are the only players in NBA Playoffs history to drop 60-plus in the postseason.

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