Harden's fifth straight 40-point game helps Rockets top Warriors in OT

Hope Soto
January 7, 2019

Nikola Jokic had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Nuggets maintained their lead atop the Western Conference by winning for the eighth time in 10 games. Backup point guard Delon Wright had 15 points while combo forward Pascal Siakam had 10 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Jamal Murray scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter and Denver beat Sacramento for its fourth straight win.

The Kings, who have been a pleasant surprise this season, got an efficient 29-point production from shooting guard Buddy Hield.

Houston has now won six games in a row and 11 of its last 12. The Kings now sport a 19-19 card after the loss, just two games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the 8th spot.

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James Harden was the talk of the National Basketball Association world on Thursday night after a 3-point shot in overtime pushed the surging Houston Rockets over the Golden State Warriors, and Dwyane Wade couldn't help but take to Twitter to remark on the defending MVP's incredible performance.

Harden also hit 3-pointers at the 3:52 and 2:02 marks of OT in a game featuring dazzling displays on both ends by some of the game's biggest stars.

Over the past five games, Harden is averaging 42.8 points per game, 9.4 assists, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.4 threes made.

On Thursday's showdown against the Warriors, Capela had his third 20-point, 20-rebound outing of the season.

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