Jeff Green (basketball)

NBA: Triple-double for James Harden in victory

NBA: Triple-double for James Harden in victory

James Harden had 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Houston Rockets defeat the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 117-113 on Thursday night.

Harden also had five steals and a block as Houston extended its winning streak to four games. It’s the second triple-double of the season for Harden and the 33rd of his career.

LeBron James had 33 points for the Cavaliers, and Jeff Green added 27.

The Cavaliers used a 13-1 run, with five points from James, to cut the lead to 112-111 with 90 seconds left. Clint Capela, who finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, blocked a shot by James in the final seconds to secure the win.

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