Harden scored 34 points, Howard had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and the Rockets routed the visiting Warriors, 105-83.
Harden made 13 of 22 shots from the field two nights after going three for 17 — including 0 for 10 on three-pointers — against Phoenix. Howard made 12 of 20 free throws.
Stephen Curry had 22 points for the Warriors, who made only two of 16 three-point tries.
at Atlanta 108, Cleveland 89: Kyle Korver set the NBA record by making a three-pointer in his 90th consecutive game and Al Horford scored 22 points for the Hawks. Korver's three-pointer with 5:29 remaining in the first quarter broke a tie with Dana Barros (1994-96). Cleveland's Andrew Bynum tied his season high with 20 points and grabbed a season-best 13 rebounds, but Kyrie Irving, averaging 20.8 points a game, went 0 for 9 from the field and was scoreless.
at New York 121, Orlando 83: Carmelo Anthony had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Knicks picked up their first victory at Madison Square Garden since October, ending a seven-game home losing streak.
at Boston 106, Denver 98: Kris Humphries came off the bench to score a season-high 18 points, adding seven rebounds for the Celtics as Boston scored the first 14 points of the game and held off the Nuggets. The Celtics remained in first place in the Atlantic Division with a 9-12 record.
at Charlotte 105, Philadelphia 88: Jeffery Taylor matched a career high with 20 points, leading six Bobcats in double figures.
Milwaukee 109, at Washington 105 (OT): Khris Middleton scored a career-high 29 points for the Bucks, who had lost 13 of their previous 14 games.