Harden continued his historic scoring season with 41 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, while the sophomore Young went a step further, going off for 43, 13 and 10 in each stat.
It is reportedly the first time in NBA history a single game included two 40-point triple-doubles.
James Harden picked up his 15th 40-point triple-double (2nd-most in NBA history) and Trae Young had the first 40-point triple-double in Hawks history.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 9, 2020
According to @EliasSports, tonight marks the first time with two 40-point triple-doubles in the same game in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/gfcXd4h8xS
Neither player was what you would call efficient in the game, though. The two combined for 20-of-64 shooting from the field, and Harden tied a season high with eight turnovers. The two were at least efficient from the foul line, combining for 35-of-41 shooting.
Four of those free throws from Harden were what ended up sealing the game, stretching the Rockets’ lead as the Hawks started following once down by three with 18 seconds left.
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