Harden, Rockets slip past Cavaliers
He has triple-double in leading Houston to fourth straight win
James Harden had a triple- double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Houston Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-113 on Thursday night. Harden also had five steals and a block as Houston extended its winning streak to four games. LeBron James had 33 points for the visiting Cavaliers, and Jeff Green added 27. Houston led by seven after a layup by James with about 10 minutes left. The Rockets scored the next six points, capped by a 3-pointer by P. J. Tucker to make it 111- 98. The Cavaliers used a 13-1 run, with five points from James, to cut the lead to 112-111 with 90 seconds left. Harden missed a layup after that, but grabbed a rebound and threw an alley- oop to Clint Capela, who finished for Houston’s first basket since Tucker’s 3. He was fouled on the play and made the free throw to make it 115111 with just over a minute remaining. James made a layup on the other end, but Capela made another basket after a grabbing the rebound on a miss by Harden to put Houston back up by 4 with 10.7 seconds left. Harden has scored 30 or more points in three of the past four games.
KINGS 109, 76ERS 108
» De’Aaron Fox made a 19foot jumper with 13.4 seconds remaining to lift Sacramento over Philadelphia, ending a five-game winning streak for the 76ers that marked their longest in six years. Philadelphia center Joel Embiid missed a shot from the free-throw line as time expired.
NUGGETS 102, THUNDER 94 »
Emmanuel Mudiay scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer midway through the period, and Denver beat Oklahoma City. Carmelo Anthony had 28 points to lead the Thunder, which lost its fourth in a row.
WIZARDS 111, LAKERS 95 »
John Wall scored 23 points, and Bradley Beal added 22 as Washington beat Los Angeles.
CHICAGO GETTING ALL- STAR GAME »
The NBA is bringing the All- Star Game to Chicago for the first time since Michael Jordan dazzled his home crowd. A person familiar with the situation said the festivities will be held in the Windy City in 2020. An official announcement is expected Friday at United Center.