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Harden hits layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift Rockets

March 21, 2017

Trailing by a point and with the clock winding down, James Harden goes coast-to-coast for the layup for the winning basket as part of his 39 points in the Rockets' dramatic win.HOUSTON -- James Harden isn't necessarily known for his speed. That said, he felt extremely fast on his coast-to-coast drive in the fading seconds Monday night.

"I was running so fast," Harden said. "I felt like I was Usain Bolt."

Harden drove the length of the floor for a layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets over the Denver Nuggets 125-124.

Harden had 39 points, 11 assists and was three rebounds shy of his 20th triple-double of the season. Houston outlasted Denver in a duel between the second- and third-highest scoring teams in the NBA....

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Williams, Harden send Rockets to 139-100 win over Lakers

March 16, 2017

James Harden of Houston Rockets.HOUSTON -- Rockets guard Lou Williams found the perfect cure for his recent shooting woes -- a good, old-fashioned revenge game.

Williams scored 30 points against his former team and James Harden had his 17th triple-double of the season to lead Houston over the Los Angeles Lakers 139-100 on Wednesday night.

Williams broke out of a shooting slump against his ex-teammates. He was just 7 of 30 on 3-pointers (23.3 percent) in six March games before regaining his touch in this one....

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Harden's triple-double helps Rockets top Cavs 117-112

March 13, 2017

James Harden's 16th triple-double of the season guided the Rockets past Cleveland.HOUSTON -- James Harden had a triple-double of 38 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to outduel fellow MVP contender LeBron James and lead the Houston Rockets to a 117-112 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

The Rockets were up by six when Nene made a layup before intercepting a bad pass by James. Patrick Beverley made a 3-pointer on the other end to push the lead to 116-107 with less than two minutes left.

Kyrie Irving hit a 3 with less than a minute to go and added two free throws after that to get the Cavaliers within four. But then Harden sank a free throw to end Cleveland's run and secure the victory....

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Harden leads the way as Rockets pull away from Bulls, 115-94

March 11, 2017

Houston Rockets guard James Harden drives strong to the basket.CHICAGO -- Although the Houston Rockets put up big offensive numbers in the second and third quarters, their work on the defensive end dominated the discussion in the postgame locker room.

"We just locked it in," James Harden said. "We stuck to our principles. We knew if we gang rebounded and got out in transition, we had a chance."

Harden had 19 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds, and Houston rallied from an early double-digit deficit for a 115-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night....

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Jazz win fourth straight with 115-108 victory over Rockets

March 09, 2017

Rudy Gobert of Utah.HOUSTON -- Rudy Gobert and Gordon Hayward each scored 23 points to help the Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 115-108 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.

James Harden had 35 points for the Rockets, who dropped their second in a row.

The Rockets trailed by double digits for much of the game as they struggled from 3-point range. Houston was just 8 of 32 to end a streak of 18 straight games with at least 10 3-pointers....

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