Jeff Teague

NBA roundup: Rockets edge Thunder despite Westbrook's 49 points

NBA roundup: Rockets edge Thunder despite Westbrook's 49 points

James Harden scored 26 points and Nene made two free throws with 0.7 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets to their sixth consecutive win, 118-116 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. 

Houston overcame Russell Westbrook's 49 points, though the star guard struggled down the stretch. 

Nene was fouled by Jerami Grant as he attempted a shot right under the basket, setting up the winning free throws. Nene had a season-high 18 points for his 12th double-digit game this season. 

A pair of foul shots by Harden tied the score with just under two minutes remaining. The teams combined to miss seven shots after that, with Westbrook missing...

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