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SportHarden ties career best with 61, Rockets beat Spurs 111-105

05:45  23 march  2019
05:45  23 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Harden ties career best with 61, Rockets beat Spurs 111-105© The Associated Press Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles as San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (18) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON — James Harden matched his career high with 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.

Harden hit three straight 3-pointers to give the Rockets a 103-100 lead and scored all of Houston's points in a 13-2 run late in the fourth quarter.

Harden topped the 50-point mark for the eighth time this season, compared with 10 such performances from the rest of the league combined. He matched his career-best total set earlier this season against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

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Harden scores 20, Gordon, Paul helps Rockets top Mavericks 94-93 The Houston Rockets posted a 94-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. James Harden shook off foul trouble to score 20 points for the Rockets, who earned their eighth straight win. Clint Capela added 17 points and 12 rebounds. BOX SCORE: ROCKETS 94, MAVERICKS 93 Gordon snapped a tie with a layup with 3:42 left, and P.J. Tucker's 3-pointer put Houston up by five with 1:29 remaining. Dwight Powell's dunk cut the lead to one with 31 seconds left. After Harden missed a runner, the Mavericks had a final chance to win. But Paul made a clean block on Brunson's running jumper at the buzzer.

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden matched his career high with 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111 - 105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Harden hit three straight three-pointers to give the Rockets a 103-100 lead and

Harden scored 27 points in the first quarter and went on a late scoring run to help the Rockets pull out a 111 - 105 victory. HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 22: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets shoots the ball during the game against the San Antonio Spurs on March 22, 2019 at the Toyota Center in

BOX SCORE: ROCKETS 115, SPURS 105

The NBA's leading scorer surpassed the 30-point mark in the second quarter and the 40-point mark with 9 minutes remaining in the third.

Before Harden's late surge, the Spurs led by six points with 4 minutes left in the game. The Spurs had overcome a 15-point halftime deficit to tie the game at 81 entering the fourth quarter.

Harden was 7 of 10 from the field in the first quarter, including 3 of 4 from the 3-point line, and also went 10 for 12 from the free throw line. His 27 points in the period were the second-most in franchise history, trailing only Vernon Maxwell's 30 in 1991.

Harden finished 9 of 13 from 3, 19 of 34 from the field and 14 of 17 from the free throw line.

Houston has won 13 of its last 15 games and eight of its last nine at home.

Harden scores 57, but Grizzlies top Rockets 126-125 in OT

Harden scores 57, but Grizzlies top Rockets 126-125 in OT James Harden scored 57 points but the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted Houston 126-125 in overtime Wednesday night, handing the Rockets only their second loss in the last 14 games. Mike Conley scored 35 points for Memphis and Jonas Valanciunas had a career-best 33, including the game-winning free throw with less than a second left. Valanciunas made the first of two free throws with 0.1 seconds remaining after he was fouled by Clint Capela under the Grizzlies basket. The clock ran out after Valanciunas, who also had 15 rebounds, missed the second foul shot.

James Harden scored 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111 - 105 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday HOUSTON (AP) — After James Harden scored 61 more points Friday night to match his career high, Mike D'Antoni was asked the question just

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Bryn Forbes led San Antonio with 20 points, while Derrick White added 18 and DeMar DeRozan had 16.

Houston led 36-24 at the end of the first quarter and 62-47 at halftime.

TIP-INS

Spurs: Davis Bertans' recent struggles from beyond the arc continued. Bertans entered March shooting 46.9 percent from 3 on the season but after going 1 for 10 on Friday is shooting 30.3 percent this month. ... The Spurs outscored the Rockets 56-36 in the paint.

Rockets: Houston has won six of the past eight games against San Antonio after losing nine of the previous 11 meetings. ... PF Kenneth Faried (knee soreness) missed a second straight game despite coach Mike D'Antoni saying before the game that he had been cleared to play.

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Spurs: Visit Boston on Sunday.

Rockets: Visit New Orleans on Sunday.

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