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NBA roundup: James Harden scores 51 in Rockets' win

NBA roundup: James Harden scores 51 in Rockets' win

James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Houston Rockets held on for a 115-111 victory over the visiting Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Harden, the NBA's second-leading scorer, became the first Rockets player to have two 50-point games in a season. DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with his second career triple-double with 24 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists after missing Monday's game to rest. He also had six blocks. Dallas 135, at Oklahoma City 131: Monta Ellis scored 26 points, and the Mavericks withstood the 10th triple-double of the season from Russell Westbrook (31 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists). Westbrook made...

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