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While the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals were staging an epic World Series Game 7 in Houston, the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards were playing one of the most incredible NBA games in recent memory, packed with enough historic milestones to fill a record book.

In the end, James Harden‘s 59 points turned out to be just enough to lift the Rockets to a 159-158 victory on a night that few who witnessed the action will ever forget. Here are the stats, facts and figures you need to know.


Wizards tie ignominious scoring record

It’s not often that you see a team score 158 points in regulation and lose. In fact, prior to Wednesday, it had happened exactly once in NBA history: Nov. 2, 1990, when the Paul Westhead-coached Denver Nuggets fell to the Run-TMC Golden State Warriors 162-158.

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October 30, 2019 at 11:34PM