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Houston Rockets


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@ Pho 
W 113-111
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@ LAL 
W 99-87
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vs. Dal 
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@ Bos 
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@ Det 
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James Harden gets 37, Rockets rout spiraling Lakers 99-87

LOS ANGELES (AP) After James Harden lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for the first three quarters, he returned in the final minutes to keep the Houston Rockets focused on their finish.

Kobe Bryant used to do that job for the Lakers, and they might find out Monday whether he'll do it again this year.

Harden had 37 points and eight rebounds, and the Rockets rolled to a 99-87 victory without Dwight Howard on Sunday night, sending Los Angeles to its eighth straight defeat.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden27.6
Rebounds: Dwight Howard11.0
Assists: James Harden6.8
FG%: Dwight Howard57.5%
Steals: Trevor Ariza1.98
Blocks: Terrence Jones1.75
Defense (Rank)
Points: 99.0 (13)
Rebounds: 42.1 (8)
Assists: 21.3 (12)
FG%: 44.3% (9)
FT%: 77.2% (27)
3P%: 31.3% (2)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.0 (7)
Rebounds: 43.4 (13)
Assists: 21.2 (17)
FG%: 44.0% (21)
FT%: 71.7% (28)
3P%: 35.2% (14)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Memphis 32 12 .727 --
Houston 31 14 .689 1.5
Dallas 30 15 .667 2.5
San Antonio 29 17 .630 4.0
New Orleans 24 21 .533 8.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/26/2014 Josh Smith Signed as Free Agent
12/26/2014 Tarik Black Waived
12/19/2014 Alexey Shved Traded part of three team deal
12/19/2014 Corey Brewer Traded part of three team deal
12/19/2014 Francisco Garcia Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/10/2014 Francisco Garcia Right calf soreness
12/5/2014 Kostas Papanikolaou Knee sprain
11/29/2014 Isaiah Canaan Left ankle sprain
11/23/2014 Patrick Beverley Strained hamstring
11/22/2014 Dwight Howard Strained right knee
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