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Sport Westbrook scores 33 as Rockets rout Grizzlies 140-112

06:40  27 february  2020
06:40  27 february  2020 Source:   ap.org

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  Harden, Westbrook help Rockets beat Celtics 116-105 HOUSTON (AP) — After James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined for 78 points Tuesday night, Harden was asked just how dangerous this combination can be when it gets rolling. “It's pretty scary," Harden said. Harden scored 42 points, Westbrook had 36 and Houston snapped Boston's seven-game win streak with a 116-105 victory over the Celtics in a game that showcased the Rockets' dynamic small-ball lineup. Harden had eight rebounds and seven assists and Westbrook finished with 10 rebounds and five assists as the Rockets used a starting lineup without a true center after trading Clint Capela last week.“It's helping both of them," coach Mike D'Antoni said.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden combined for 63 points as the Houston Rockets sailed to their fifth straight win, 140-112 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

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Harden piled up 30 points without playing in the fourth quarter and Westbrook, who had 33, sat down for good with about six minutes left. The duo had 46 points by halftime as Houston built a 73-47 lead.

BOX SCORE: ROCKETS 140, GRIZZLIES 112

The Rockets pushed their advantage to 35 after scoring the first nine points of the third quarter. The Grizzlies then scored the next 13 points, capped by a 3-pointer from De’Anthony Melton, to cut it to 82-60 with about 7½ minutes left in the period.

Houston coach Mike D’Antoni called a timeout and the Rockets got back on track after that, using a 10-3 spurt, with 3s from P.J. Tucker and Harden, to extend it to 92-63 midway through the quarter.

A 9-0 run late in the third got the Grizzlies within 17, but the Rockets closed out the period with an 11-5 run, capped by a 3 from Austin Rivers at the buzzer, to take a 111-88 lead into the fourth.

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HOUSTON (AP) — After Russell Westbrook helped the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night in his first meeting against his former team he insisted there weren’t different emotions in facing the guys he played with for so long. “When I hoop I have no friends,” he said.

Dillon Brooks had 22 points for the Grizzlies, who finished 0-4 on their longest road trip of the season.

Westbrook also had nine rebounds and eight assists after missing Monday’s game with a sore thumb. It was his second straight 30-point game and fourth in his last five.

Harden hit seven 3-pointers on a night when the Rockets made 23 of 50 from long range.

Houston’s winning streak started in the game before the All-Star break, and the Rockets have scored 120 points or more in all four wins since then, beating Golden State, Utah and New York before Wednesday's rout.

TIP-INS

Grizzlies: Melton received a flagrant foul 1 for a hard foul on Robert Covington early in the third quarter. ... Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and 10 rebounds. ... Ja Morant scored 12 points with nine assists.

Rockets: G Eric Gordon missed the game after bruising his right knee Monday night. ... Thabo Sefolosha sat out with flu-like symptoms. ... Westbrook received a technical foul just before halftime for arguing after being called for an offensive foul. ... Rivers had 23 points off the bench. ... Covington had three blocks for his fifth straight game with at least three.

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Grizzlies: Host the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

Rockets: Visit the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.

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James Harden dropped in a 3-pointer and then another, the sort of flurry that had long been his norm, but had been so conspicuously missing. He had to mark the occasion. After five consecutive misfiring nights and four increasingly maddening Rockets losses, he patted his head and signaled that it was time to roll at last. Facing a team with the third-worst record in the NBA and playing without star Karl-Anthony Towns, the Rockets had seemed heading to another inexplicable defeat, trailing by 10 late in the third quarter.

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