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NBA: James Harden's triple-double helps Rockets top LeBron James and the Cavaliers

NBA: James Harden's triple-double helps Rockets top LeBron James and the Cavaliers

James Harden had 38 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to outduel fellow MVP contender LeBron James and lead the Houston Rockets to a 117-112 victory over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

The Rockets were up by four points when Houston’s Nene made a layup before intercepting a bad pass by James. Patrick Beverley made a three-pointer on the other end to push the lead to 116-107 with less than two minutes left, and the Rockets hung on.

It was the 16th triple-double this season for Harden and his 31st game with at least 30 points. James had 30 points for the Cavaliers, who lost for the fourth time in five games.

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