James Harden continued his strong play this year, posting a triple-double in the Houston Rockets' 126-109 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Harden had 26 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds.
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• J.J. Barea will miss six weeks with a left leg injury, per ESPN. The Dallas Mavericks guard suffered a tear in a muscle that connects the calf to the Achilles.
• In part to help replace Barea, the Mavericks will sign guard Jonathan Gibson. The Vertical's Shams Charania reports the team will waive forward Quincy Acy to make space on the roster.
• The Washington Wizards might have Ian Mahinmi soon. Head coach Scott Brooks told CSN there's a “good chance” Mahinmi returns to practice next week. Mahinmi had knee surgery on October 15th that was expected to keep him out 4–6 weeks.
• The Chicago Bulls are about to embark on a six-game road trip and they might not have Doug McDermott. ESPN reports he will miss both games in Los Angeles and there is a chance he misses all six with a concussion.