In addition, Harden became the 25th player in National Basketball Association history (regular season and playoffs) to score 60 in a game.
After Harden broke the record cameras in the arena showed a shot of Murphy, who works on the television broadcast team, smiling and clapping.
The game was tied at 107 after a basket by Marreese Speights with just under four minutes to play.
Harden is leading the league in scoring this season at 30.9 points per game after coming in second to the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook a year ago.
He set the scoring mark when he stepped back and made a three-pointer before crashing to the court after being fouled by Hezonja. He then made the free throw as the crowd rose to its feet.
Love went down the tunnel toward the locker room during the first quarter.
A season ago, Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double over a full season and, along the way, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard put together the highest-scoring performance during a game in which a player registered a triple-double in the history of the National Basketball Association.
CAVALIERS: Kevin Love left Cleveland's game at Detroit on Tuesday night with a broken left hand.
Wizards: Point guard John Wall will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and could miss much of the rest of the regular season.
Paul George had 28 points for Oklahoma City, but zero in the fourth quarter.
Los Angeles (19-30) is 8-3 in its last 11 games after a nine-game losing streak from December 22-Jan. 5. Whether it's scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, whatever it is.
Magic's recent road grit - The Magic may be one of the worst teams in the league, but they are still making things tough for their opponents, especially on the road.
Minnesota has not won in Toronto since January 21, 2004, when current star Andrew Wiggins was eight years old. Simmons and Mack added 15 points each. He posted his third double-double in four games with 17 points and 10 rebounds Sunday.
Kosta Koufos had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Kings, who were able to exploit the absence of Pelicans All-Star and former King DeMarcus Cousins by getting double-doubles from both of their starting big men. They compensated for the absence of leading scorer Aaron Gordon who sat out with a strained left hip flexor.