HOUSTON — James Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double as the short-handed Houston Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 114-107 on Tuesday night.

Harden scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to eclipse the 57 points Calvin Murphy scored in 1978 to break Houston’s single-game scoring record. After Harden broke the record, cameras in the arena showed a shot of Murphy, who works on the television broadcast team, smiling and clapping for Harden, who also had 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Raptors 109, Timberwolves 104: DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Toronto rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat visiting Minnesota.

Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka each scored 15 points and Jakob Poeltl had six of his 12 points in the fourth as the Raptors won their 14th straight home meeting with the Timberwolves.

Minnesota has not won in Toronto since Jan. 21, 2004, when current star Andrew Wiggins was eight years old.

Knicks 111, Nets 95: Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points, Enes Kanter had 20 points, 20 rebounds and five assists, and the Knicks beat the Nets.



CAVALIERS: Kevin Love left Cleveland’s game at Detroit on Tuesday night with a broken left hand.

Love went down the tunnel toward the locker room during the first quarter. He had X-rays at the arena, which the Cavaliers say showed a non-displaced fracture in his fifth metacarpal. The team says his status will be updated after additional examination Wednesday in Cleveland.

Love played only 4:41 on Tuesday night and went scoreless.

Wizards: Point guard John Wall will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and could miss much of the rest of the regular season. A person with direct knowledge of the injury said Wall could miss six to eight weeks. Washington’s last regular-season game is on April 11.

n Detroit center Andre Drummond was added to the NBA All-Star Game to replace Wall.

PISTONS: Blake Griffin didn’t suit up for Detroit on Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but Pistons Coach Stan Van Gundy is eager to deploy his new toy, which could come Thursday night when the Memphis Grizzlies visit Little Caesars Arena.

Griffin’s resume as a five-time All-Star makes the price (Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic and future picks) worth it for the franchise.

“The hardest thing to do in this league is to get a proven star,” Van Gundy said Tuesday. “It’s just very hard to do. It’s hard to do in free agency, it’s hard to do in trades. You get very few opportunities to do it.”

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