Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors 107-95


March 6, 2019 - 10:36 AM

The Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) reacts after a play against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Feb. 27. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/TNS

TORONTO (AP) — James Harden scored 35 points, Gerald Green had 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 on Tuesday night.

Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers each scored 13 points as the Rockets won their sixth straight, matching a season high.

Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and Serge Ibaka had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Toronto. Pascal Siakam had 17 points, and Danny Green 14 as the Raptors had their seven-game home winning streak snapped.

Harden, the NBA’s leading scorer, made 12 of 30 shots, including three of nine from long range. He was perfect at the foul line, hitting all eight of his attempts.

Harden has scored 28 or more points in 39 straight games, the second-longest streak in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain (71 games) holds the record.

76ERS 114, MAGIC 106

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — JJ Redick hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points to break out of a slump and lead Philadelphia over Orlando.

Redick was 5 of 6 from 3-point range in the first half (7 of 10 overall) and paced an offense that shot 64 percent in the half and led 70-64. He had been seriously slumping — going 23 of 81 overall over his last seven games and hitting 15 3s. Redick had his first 20-point game since Feb. 10 against the Lakers.

Ben Simmons had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Sixers.

Evan Fournier led the Magic with 25 points and Aaron Gordon had 24.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 27 points, Darren Collison added 22 and Indiana beat Chicago.

Indiana was looking to build momentum heading into a crucial 11-game stretch during which the Pacers will play Oklahoma City and Denver twice each and visit Milwaukee, Golden State and Boston.

Chicago was led by Zach LaVine with 27 points. Robin Lopez had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Bulls lost their fifth in a row to Indiana, including all four games this season.  Lauri Markkanen finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds.