James Harden had 26 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds for his third triple-double of the season to help the Houston Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 126-109, on Thursday night in Houston.
Harden completed the triple-double in the third quarter. The Rockets rebounded a night after scoring just three points in the final six minutes in a 105-103 loss in Oklahoma City.
C.J. McCollum led Portland with 26 points and Maurice Harkless had 19 while Damian Lillard was his second-lowest output of the season with 18.
Rockets starting point guard Patrick Beverley made his season debut after missing the first 11 games following arthroscopic surgery...