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NBA roundup: Chris Paul lifts Rockets to 11th straight victory

NBA roundup: Chris Paul lifts Rockets to 11th straight victory

With the way Mike D’Antoni has handled Houston’s rotation lately, there are times Chris Paul is left to run the Rockets’ offense against second-team defenses.

That combination proved the difference on Wednesday night when Paul led the host Rockets to a huge run in the first half that helped them extend their winning streak to 11 games with a 108-96 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

Paul scored a season-high 31 points and James Harden added 21 to help Houston to its 17th win in 18 games and improve to 22-4.

“We got stops and Chris got hot,” Harden said of Paul. “He was extremely aggressive. We just kind of rode that wave throughout the entire...

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