NBA wrap: Rockets fall to Wizards regardless of 54 factors from James Harden; Warriors rally for win | NBA


James Harden’s large recreation wasn’t sufficient to guide the Rockets to a win over the Wizards.

Harden tallied 54 factors, 13 assists and eight rebounds however Washington got here away with a 135-131 extra time win Monday. John Wall registered a team-high 36 factors for the Wizards.

Washington took a two-point lead with 19 seconds to play when ahead Otto Porter Jr. break up a pair of free throws. Houston large man Clint Capela, nonetheless, completed an alley-oop off a go from Harden to power the additional interval.

However the Wizards scored eight of the primary 9 factors in extra time to seize management and held on for the win.

Bradley Beal chipped in 32 factors in 50 minutes for Washington. Eric Gordon recorded 36 factors for Houston within the shedding effort.

Elsewhere, the Warriors erased a 17-point halftime deficit and pulled out a 116-110 win over the Magic at Oracle Enviornment. Kevin Durant poured in 49 factors to tempo Golden State whereas Klay Thompson added 29 factors. 

The Warriors have now gained three in a row after they dropped 4 straight earlier this month.

Studs of the night time

Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb tallied 21 factors, eight rebounds and 4 assists in his workforce’s 110-107 victory over the Bucks.

Kyrie Irving had 26 factors and 10 assists within the Celtics’ 124-107 win over the Pelicans.

Duds of the night time

Cavaliers ahead Cedi Osman shot 3-of-12 from the sphere and was a minus-13 in his workforce’s 102-95 loss to the Timberwolves.

Shaquille Harrison missed all 4 of his shot makes an attempt and registered a minus-7 within the Bulls’ 108-107 loss to the Spurs.

Jazz guard Ricky Rubio linked on simply 25 % of his photographs and completed with six factors in opposition to the Pacers. Utah fell 121-88.


Pat Connaughton with the large put-back.

Robert Covington with the assistance protection and the block.

What’s subsequent

Lakers (11-8) at Nuggets (13-7) — Two groups that may very well be battling for playoff place all through the season will meet in Denver on Tuesday. The Lakers had their three-game profitable streak snapped once they fell to the Magic on Sunday whereas the Nuggets have gained three in a row.

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