NBA top 5 player performances for January 23

James Harden scored 61 points in a Rockets' in on January 23. - [NBA / YouTube screencap]
James Harden scored 61 points in a Rockets' in on January 23. - [NBA / YouTube screencap]

These five players had standout performances in Wednesday's NBA games.

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1

James Harden - Houston Rockets

Harden put up another impressive performance on Wednesday evening, this time dropping 61 points on the Knicks. In addition, Harden had 15 rebounds and four assists in his team's 114-110 win at New York.

2

Blake Griffin - Detroit Pistons

Griffin powered the Pistons to a 98-94 victory in New Orleans on Wednesday. The Pistons' big man tallied 37 points along with nine rebounds and seven assists in the game.

3

Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers

Speaking of impressive performances by big men, the Sixers' Joel Embiid compiled 33 points and a team-high 19 rebounds. That helped Philly top the visiting Spurs, 122-120 on Wednesday.

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