Harden continues scoring type, Rockets high Raptors in Houston

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26 Jan 2019, 10:39 IST
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The Houston Rockets are nonetheless rolling within the NBA, beating the Toronto Raptors on Friday.

It’s no secret Houston have been undermanned due to accidents, however they managed a 121-119 win towards Toronto.

James Harden continued his spectacular scoring streak, totalling 35 factors. This marked his 22nd consecutive sport with at the least 30 factors.

Kenneth Faried was lately signed by the Rockets after the Brooklyn Nets purchased out his contract. The undersized ahead recorded 21 factors and 14 rebounds on eight-of-11 capturing in his third sport with the Rockets and got here up large within the clutch. 

Kawhi Leonard returned to the Raptors after resting for 4 video games and put up 32 factors, seven rebounds and 5 assists. A weird collection of occasions gave him an opportunity to hit the game-winner, however he airballed the final shot when challenged by Harden on the fitting wing.

Houston improved to 28-20 whereas Toronto dropped to 36-15.

Osman shines however Cavs lose

Cedi Osman scored a career-high 29 factors for the Cavaliers, however Cleveland misplaced to the Miami Warmth 100-94.

Lou Williams recorded a triple-double with 31 factors, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to guide the Los Angeles Clippers previous the Chicago Bulls 106-101.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 factors and 14 rebounds within the Milwaukee Bucks’ 108-99 win towards the Charlotte Hornets.

 

Fournier fails

Evan Fournier scored two factors on one-of-10 capturing within the Orlando Magic’s 95-91 loss to the Washington Wizards.

Tim Hardaway Jr. had 10 factors on simply two-of-14 capturing because the New York Knicks fell brief to the Nets 109-99 in Brooklyn.

 

Okogie with an enormous dunk

Josh Okogie had no concern when he slammed one dwelling on Rudy Gobert because the Minnesota Timberwolves misplaced to the Utah Jazz 106-102.

Dennis Smith Jr. and DeAndre Jordan made a lob and dunk look straightforward on the break within the Dallas Mavericks’ 106-101 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Friday’s outcomes

Washington Wizards 95-91 Orlando Magic
Brooklyn Nets 109-99 New York Knicks
Miami Warmth 100-94 Cleveland Cavaliers
Los Angeles Clippers 106-101 Chicago Bulls
Houston Rockets 121-119 Toronto Raptors
Sacramento Kings 99-96 Memphis Grizzlies
Dallas Mavericks 106-101 Detroit Pistons
Milwaukee Bucks 108-99 Charlotte Hornets
Denver Nuggets 132-95 Phoenix Suns
Utah Jazz 106-102 Minnesota Timberwolves

 

Warriors at Celtics

Golden State have been the favourites to win the NBA Finals for some years now. After a formidable displaying final season, Boston have been favoured to win the Jap Convention in 2018-19. These two contenders will each have loads of star energy after they battle in TD Backyard on Saturday.

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