Harden pours in 60 in Rock­ets’ rout

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SCOREBOARD -

James Harden scored 60 points in 31 min­utes and the host Rock­ets sent the Hawks to their 10th straight loss with a 158-111 romp on Satur­day night.

Harden came one point shy of match­ing his ca­reer high and fran­chise record on a night he made eight 3-point­ers and 20 free throws. He watched the en­tire fourth quar­ter from the bench with Hous­ton up 127-73 at the end of three.

It was his fourth ca­reer 60-point game, ty­ing him with Michael Jor­dan for third-most in NBA history, trail­ing only Kobe Bryant (six) and Wilt Cham­ber­lain (32).

On the court: Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo scored 26 points but his dou­ble-dou­ble streak ended at 19 games when he grabbed nine re­bounds while play­ing only 20 min­utes as the host Bucks coasted to a 137-96 win over the Hor­nets . ... Har­ri­son Barnes scored six of his sea­son­high 30 points in over­time, Buddy Hield hit two free throws with 9.5 sec­onds left and the host Kings ral­lied from down 17 at half­time to beat the Nuggets 100-97.

Layups: Griz­zlies rookie G Ja Morant didn’t travel for Sun­day’s game against the Tim­ber­wolves due to back spams. The Griz­zlies said Morant’s sta­tus is con­sid­ered “week-to-week.” ... Dion Wait­ers re­turned to prac­tice with the Heat on Satur­day, apol­o­giz­ing pub­licly for the in­ci­dent on the team plane that led to his 10-game sus­pen­sion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.