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James Harden earns 60th career triple-double, passes Larry Bird for 7th-most all-time

The superstar guard became the 5th player in NBA history with a triple-double and no 2-point baskets.

Nets star James Harden scored his 60th career triple-double against the Pistons on Friday night.

James Harden earned his 60th career triple-double in the Brooklyn Nets’ 96-90 victory against the Detroit Pistons on Friday Night, passing Larry Bird for seventh-most of all-time.

Harden scored 13 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds for his second triple-double of the season. He became the fifth player in NBA history with a triple-double and no 2-point baskets, joining Jason Kidd, Delon Wright, Steve Blake and Kirk Hinrich.

In Friday’s win, not only did Harden surpass Bird but he also moved into 32nd on the all-time scoring list, passing Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler.

The Nets star recorded his first triple-double of the season, also against the Pistons, just six days ago as Brooklyn took down Detroit 117-91.

Most Triple-Doubles All-Time

Rank Player Career Triple-Doubles*
1 Russell Westbrook 185
2 Oscar Robinson 181
3 Magic Johnson 138
4 Jason Kidd 107
5 LeBron James 99
6 Wilt Chamberlain 78
7 James Harden 60
8 Larry Bird 59
9 Nikola Jokic 57
10 Fat Lever 43

* As of Nov. 6.

Bold indicates player is active.