Houston Rockets guard James Harden drives to the basket as Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton, left, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
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James Harden scored a franchise-record 60 points while posting a triple-double, almost singlehandedly carrying the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 114-107 victory over the visiting Orlando Magic Tuesday.Harden shot 19 of 30 from the floor and 17 of 18 at the line while adding 10 rebounds and 11 assists. With the game deadlocked at 107-107, Harden nailed a step-back jumper with just under two minutes left before drilling a 3-pointer through a Mario Hezonja foul with 45.4 seconds to play. Johnson also grabbed 10 rebounds, while Detroit's Andre Drummond piled up 21 points, 22 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three blocks.Derrick Favors added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who snapped a five-game losing streak to Golden State extending back to the 2017 NBA Playoffs.Kevin Durant added 17 points while Stephen Curry and JaVale McGee chipped in 14 apiece.Steven Adams contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook had 13 points and 10 assists.
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