Harden scores 42 points to help Rockets beat Celtics
Harden made six 3-pointers and scored 40 or more points for the 24th time this season. Houston entered the day in fifth place in the Western Conference standings, a game behind of fourth-place Oklahoma City.
Eric Gordon added 32 points and had eight 3-pointers.
Detroit took advantage of Toronto resting star forward Kawhi Leonard less than 48 hours after he made the go-ahead shot in the closing seconds in a victory over Portland.
Reggie Jackson scored 19 points for Deyroitm and Andre and Drummond had 15 points and 17 rebounds.
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Dennis Schroder added 17 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, and Steven Adams had 13 points and 22 rebounds to help the Thunder snap a four-game losing streak. Paul George, the NBA’s No. 2 scorer, missed his third straight game because of asore right shoulder. Oklahoma City stepped up late without its defensive leader, holding the Grizzlies to 6-for-21 shooting in the fourth quarter.
Avery Bradley scored 27 points for Memphis.
Len finished three points shy of his career high. He also made a personal-best five 3-pointers.
Shamet and Gallinari combined for 27 of the Clippers‘ 38 points in the first quarter when they raced to a 38-20 lead. Shamet scored 18 points in the opening 12 minutes. He tied the franchise record for threes in a quarter (six) and a half (seven), and set a franchise rookie record for 3s in a single game.
Nikola Vucevic scored 28 points for Orlando.
Karl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 28 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
- Boston Celtics
- Detroit Pistons
- Houston Rockets
- James Harden
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Toronto Raptors
- Washington Wizards