NBA Daily Round Up: Harden Leads Rockets Past Spurs

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Houston Rockets 109-93 San Antonio Spurs

Harden scored 16 of his 28 points in the third quarter to allow the Rockets to build a huge lead and sail to a 109-93 victory Monday night.

Paul, added 18 points and nine assists while Clint Capela added 13 points and nine rebounds.

The Spurs, who were without leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge, got 14 points each from Bryn Forbes and Derrick White.

Rudy Gay added 13 points. … Tony Parker had 12 for Spurs hwo have lost five out of six.


Spurs: Host Orlando on Tuesday night.

Rockets: Host Clippers on Thursday night.

Miami Heats 99-115 Portland Trail Blazers

Lillard had 32 points and 10 assists, and the Trail Blazers beat the Heat 115-99 on Monday night for their 10th straight victory.

Jusuf Nurkic added 27 points and 16 rebounds for the Blazers, who have the longest current winning streak in the NBA and a two-game lead over Oklahoma City for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

Goran Dragic scored 23 points for the Heat, who were without two key players in starting center Hassan Whiteside and sixth man Dwyane Wade.


Heat: Continue their three-game road trip in Sacramento on Tuesday.

Trail Blazers: Welcome LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

Sacramento Kings 101-106 Oklahoma City Thunders

George and Anthony each scored 21 points and Westbrook notched his 20th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 106-101 on Monday night.

Westbrook had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the 99th triple-double of his career for the Thunder, who moved into fourth place in the Western Conference standings. Oklahoma City is now a season-high 11 games above .500.

Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Garrett Temple and Justin Jackson each added 15 for the Kings.


Kings: Host Miami Heat on Wednesday.

Thunder: Play at Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

Milwaukee Bucks 121-103 Memphis Grizzlies

Jennings, who recently signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, finished with 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds as the Bucks sent Memphis to its 18th consecutive loss with a 121-103 victory.

Khris Middleton scored 24 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 20 for the Bucks, while Eric Bledsoe finished with 14 points.

Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 17 points, while Jarell Martin, Dillon Brooks and Ben McLemore scored 16 apiece.


Bucks: Visit the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

Grizzlies: Host Chicago on Thursday in the middle of a three-game homestand.


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