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SportHarden has triple-double to lead Rockets over Cavs 141-113

06:05  12 january  2019
06:05  12 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had a triple - double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Houston Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117- 113 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Harden also had five steals and a block as Houston extended its winning streak to four games.

HOUSTON: James Harden had a triple - double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Houston Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117- 113 on Thursday night. Harden also had five steals and a block as Houston extended its winning streak to four games.

Harden has triple-double to lead Rockets over Cavs 141-113© The Associated Press Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON — James Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in three quarters to lead the Houston Rockets to a 141-113 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.

After the Cavaliers got a 117-108 win in the first meeting with Houston this season, the Rockets were determined to take care of business this time around. They did that, racing out to a 28-point lead after scoring a season-high 77 points in the first half behind 24 points from Harden.

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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had a triple - double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Houston Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117- 113 on Thursday night. Harden also had five steals and a block as Houston extended its winning streak to four games. LeBron James had 33

HOUSTON — James Harden had a triple - double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Houston Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117- 113 on Thursday — Cleveland Cavaliers (@ cavs ) November 10, 2017. Houston led by seven after a layup by James with about 10 minutes left.

It's Harden's 15th straight game with at least 30 points, his franchise-record 13th game with 40 points this season and the seventh in the last nine games as he has carried the team with Chris Paul and Eric Gordon out with injuries.

Ante Zizic came off the bench to score 18 for the Cavaliers, whose season-long skid extended to 12 games.

Harden needed less than 2 1/2 quarters to reach 30 points on Friday night, hitting a 3 with 7:41 left in the third to give him 32 points and push Houston's lead 91-58. He joins Kobe Bryant (16 games in 2003) as the only players to score 30 points in at least 15 games in a row since the 1972-73 season.

About three minutes later, he pushed his total to 40 after he was left wide open to drive into the lane for an easy layup to make it 99-68. Harden grabbed his 10th rebound with about 90 seconds left in the third quarter to give him his sixth triple-double this season and the 41st of his career. He made eight 3-pointers to extend his NBA-record to 12 games in a row with at least five.

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James Harden had a triple - double of 35 points, 11 The Cavaliers used a 13-1 run, with five points from James, to cut the lead to 112-111 with 90 seconds left. Harden has scored 30 or more points in three of the last four games, highlighted by a 56-point performance in a win over the Jazz on Sunday.

Clint Capela added 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting after making just four of 16 field goals in a loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday night.

Harden and fellow starters Capela and Tucker also sat out the fourth quarter with Houston up 113-81 entering the fourth. Even with the trio watching the final quarter from the bench the Rockets maintained a huge lead and their 141 points were a season-high and the most Cleveland has allowed this season.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Rodney Hood returned after missing the last three games with a sore left Achilles tendon. He had six points, two assists and two rebounds in 18 minutes. ... Cedi Osman had 15 points and Collin Sexton added 14. ... Jordan Clarkson and Jalen Jones added 12 points each.

Rockets: Paul missed his 10th game in a row with a strained left hamstring. ... Gordon missed his sixth straight game with a bruised right knee. ... It's the sixth time this season Houston has scored 70 points or more in the first half.

Trail Blazers beat Rockets as Harden's 40-point streak ends

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HOUSTON (AP) James Harden was quick to say yes when asked if he’s playing at as high of a level as he ever has . The follow up question of why wasn’t quite as easy for Houston’s bearded star. ”I don’t know,” he said before letting out an awkward laugh and looking around before continuing. ”Work.

Harden had a triple - double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117- 113 on Thursday night. Harden also had five steals and a block as Houston extended its winning streak to four games. LeBron James had 33 points for the Cavaliers

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Visit Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.

Rockets: Visit Orlando on Sunday.

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