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James Harden scores career-best 50 as Rockets beat Nuggets, 118-108
James Harden scores career-best 50 as Rockets beat Nuggets, 118-108

James Harden scored a career-high 50 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 home win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Harden eclipsed his previous career-best of 46, set in 2013, on a free throw with about a minute remaining. On Houston's next possession, Trevor Ariza found him in the corner and he swished a three-pointer under heavy pressure, to make it 50. Six straight points by the Nuggets cut the lead to eight with about five minutes left when the Rockets made the next five points, capped by a step-back jump shot from Harden, to make it 104-91. Harden scored seven points after that to secure the victory. It was the 29th game with at least 30...

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