Rockets Set NBA Record in Win Over Pelicans
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had his sixth triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets made an NBA-record 24 3-pointers in a 122-100 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.
Harden had 29 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 15th career triple-double, passing Hakeem Olajuwon for the most in franchise history.
Ryan Anderson made Houston’s 24th 3-pointer with 32 seconds remaining, and the crowd roared in celebration of the record.
TORONTO (AP) — Dwight Howard had 27 points and 15 rebounds, Dennis Schroder scored 24 points and Atlanta snapped Toronto’s four-game win streak.
Kyle Korver had a season-high 19 points, including a season-best six 3-pointers, for Atlanta. Howard’s double-double was his 17th of the season.
DeMar DeRozan had 34 points for the Raptors, while Kyle Lowry added 27.
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall had 29 points and 11 assists, leading a Washington offense that committed a season-low five turnovers against Detroit.
Bradley Beal added 25 points and Marcin Gortat had 12 to go with 14 rebounds for Washington, which also set a season high for points in its fourth win in five games.
BUCKS 95, BULLS 69
CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, and Milwaukee routed Chicago for a sweep of their home-and-home series.
Greg Monroe added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and fellow reserve Mirza Teletovic finished with 13 points. The Bucks (13-12) had dropped four of five before the pair of wins against the Bulls.
Chicago (13-13) shot 30 percent and lost for the sixth time in eight games in the opener of a three-game homestand.
LAKERS 100, 76ERS 89
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Julius Randle scored nine of his 25 points in a dominant first quarter and Los Angeles snapped an eight-game losing streak with a victory over Philadelphia.
Lou Williams added 18 points, and D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young had 15 apiece for the Lakers. They were playing the third game of a seven-game, 12-day trip — their longest of the season.
MIAMI (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 20 points, Chris Paul and J.J. Redick each added 17 and Los Angeles held off Miami for its fourth consecutive win.
DeAndre Jordan had an offensive rebound off a missed free throw and scored the clinching basket with 7.7 seconds left for the Clippers, finishing off his 12-point, 19-rebound night.
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half and Al Horford had 18 points and five blocked shots as Boston beat Charlotte to stop a three-game slide.
Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder added 12 points apiece for the Celtics, who held the Hornets to 13 field goals in the second half.
MAGIC 118, NETS 111
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 10 rebounds in his return to the lineup, Evan Fournier also scored 21 and Orlando beat Brooklyn to snap a six-game home losing streak.
Fournier scored 11 straight points in the final 2:26, going 8 for 8 from the free throw line after the teams were tied at 106.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins scored 22 points, Kosta Koufos had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Sacramento weathered a late Memphis rally.
Garrett Temple added 17 points and Darren Collison had 11 for the Kings in coach Dave Joerger’s return to Memphis, where he coached the Grizzlies until they fired him last spring.
Marc Gasol led Memphis with 20 points.