James Harden has had stellar offensive performances all year, but his performance on Saturday stands out.
The Rockets' superstar recorded 50 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his team's 119-108 victory over the Kings. His array of dribble moves fooled Sacramento's defense all night, and he made it known it couldn't stop him.
Harden recorded an NBA-record fifth 50-point triple-double. It is his ninth 50-point scoring night of 2018-19. He is one of the front-runners for the MVP award in 2019 and has continued to make a case for himself.
Clint Capela was Houston's second-leading scorer, contributing 24 points and 15 rebounds to the cause.
Sacramento's Bogdan Bogdanovic nearly tallied his own triple-double. He totaled 24 points, eight assists and nine rebounds in the contest.
The Rockets are just one win away from reaching 50 victories this season. They are still within reach of first place in the Western Conference, but the Kings have officially been eliminated from playoff contention.
Studs of the Night
D'Angelo Russell totaled 29 points and 10 assists as Brooklyn took down Boston 110-96.
Aaron Gordon posted 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in the Magic's 121-116 victory against the Pacers.
Ben Simmons' 20 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists lifted the 76ers over the Timberwolves 118-109.
Duds of the Night
Patrick Beverley squeaked by with four points on 1-of-10 shooting in the Clippers' 132-108 win over the Cavaliers.
Al-Farouq Aminu was held scoreless on 0-of-9 shooting in Portland's 99-90 loss to Detroit.
Kyle Lowry scored 10 points on 2-of-10 shooting as Toronto blew out Chicago 124-101.
Ben Simmons did a 180 and finished an impressive reverse layup against the Timberwolves.
James Johnson knifed through the lane to finish a powerful dunk against the Knicks in the Heat's 100-92 triumph.
Grizzlies (30-45) at Clippers (46-31) 10:30 ET — Los Angeles has had an up-and-down season. But it has won eight of its last 10 games and sits just a half game back from the Jazz for the fifth spot in the Western Conference standings. The Clippers' performances for the rest of the regular season could change the playoff picture.
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