Harden waxes hot in 3rd to lead Rockets past Spurs
PAHALANG 1 Salag 5 Kutob 9 Capri, Actress 10 Matingkad na kulay kayumanggi 11 Katay 14 Sundalong Kano 15 Ebaporado 17 Hintay sa maaring mangyari 18 Nota 19 Huni ng malaking ibon 20 Torpe 24 Tawag sa Madre 26 Pambansang airline 27 Mano 29 Sangay ng AFP 30 Simbolo ng arsenic 32 Barkilos 34 Hindi katulad 35 Pantukoy panao 37 Bulong 38 Tatak ng elevator 40 Unlaping pamilang 42 Marahil 43 Tangay ng agos PABABA 1 Ligtas 2 Hulapi 3 Naknak 4 Lugod 5 Tatak ng kotse 6 Ngalang lalake 7 Lalagyan ng abubot 8 Kaibigang lalake 12 Simbolo ng arsenic 13 Papel 16 Panali ng sugat 19 Marangya 21 Renta 22 Katagang pangugnay 23 Guwantes 25 Bukas ang ilaw 27 Balubad 28 Tatak ng gatas ng sanggol 29 Dala sa balikat 31 Ensalada 33 Nota 34 Luto na ang kanin 36 Katutubo 37 Gaya ng no. 17 39 Hudyat sa taguan 41 Termino sa boksing HOUSTON — James Harden scored 16 of his 28 points in the third quarter to allow the Houston Rockets to build a huge lead and sail to an easy 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs yesterday in the NBA.
The NBA’s leading scorer took a little while to get going a night after sitting out against Dallas with a sore left knee and had just 12 points at halftime.
Despite his slow start, the Rockets had a comfortable lead in the third and were still up by 13 after a basket by San Antonio’s Dejounte Murray with about eight minutes left in the quarter. It was then that Harden took over, scoring the next eight points to start a 164 run that extended the lead to 82-57 with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the third and had coach Gregg Popovich calling for a timeout.
Harden had a 3-pointer and made three free throws after being fouled on a 3point attempt to propel that spurt. He didn’t return in the fourth quarter with the game in hand.
The Spurs, who were without leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge, got 14 points each from Bryn Forbes and Derrick White. They lost for the fifth time in six games as they fight for a playoff spot. Bucks 121, Grizzlies 103
In Memphis, Khris Middleton scored 24 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 20 and Milwaukee sent Memphis to its 18th consecutive loss.
Brandon Jennings, signed to a 10-day contract by Milwaukee on Sunday, finished two rebounds short of a tripledouble with 16 points and 12 assists. Eric Bledsoe added 14 points, including a trio of baskets to stem a fourth-quarter Memphis rally.
Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 17 points, while Jarell Martin, Dillon Brooks and Ben McLemore scored 16 apiece. Thunder 106, Kings 101 In Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook scored 17 points and notched his 20th tripledouble of the season to help Oklahoma City beat Sacramento.
Westbrook had 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the 99th triple-double of his career.
Paul George and Carmelo Anthony each scored 21 points for the Thunder, who moved into fourth place in the Western Conference standings.
Thunder center Steven Adams left the game in the third quarter with a left hip contusion and did not return. Just two days earlier against San Antonio, he hurt his left ankle in the third quarter and did not return.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Garrett Temple and Justin Jackson each added 15 for the Kings. Blazers 115, Heat 99 In Portland, Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic led the way as Portland disposed of Miami.
Lillard collected 32 points and 10 assists while Nurkic contributed 27 points and 16 rebounds as the Trail Blazers ran their winning streak to 10 games.
Portland has won 16 of its last 17 games at home.
Goran Dragic scored 23 points and Justise Winslow had 15 points and 13 boards for the Heat, who had won in 49 17 46 22 39 28 38 28 38 29 36 29 36 32 36 31 30 36 29 38 24 43 23 43 21 46 20 47 20 47 four of their previous five and six of their previous eight outings.
Miami was without starting center Hassan Whiteside (hip) and sixth man Dwyane Wade (hamstring).
Five Blazers scored in double figures, including CJ McCollum with 17 points, Evan Turner with 13 and Zach Collins with 10.
Nurkic scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Blazers took a 59-47 lead into the half. Dragic had 17 points for the Heat.