NEW YORK (AP) James Harden scored 36 points, surpassing 15,000 for his career, and the Houston Rockets beat the Brooklyn Nets 123-113 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Chris Paul added 25 points for the Rockets, who kept right on rolling in their first game since their nationally televised romp in Cleveland on Saturday.
Both teams made 16 3-pointers in an entertaining shootout between Mike D'Antoni's Rockets and the Nets of Kenny Atkinson, who assisted D'Antoni in New York and has the Nets trying to do some of the things Houston does on offense.
But it's one thing to be like the Rockets and another to beat them. Houston simply went to another gear when Brooklyn took the lead late in the third quarter and never stopped scoring long enough in the fourth to let the Nets get too close. >> Read more
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The rookie showing off his footwork 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/UlJ4YLv5ZM- 布鲁克林篮网 (@BrooklynNets) February 7, 2018
The Pistons will host the Nets on Wednesday at 7 p.m.