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James Harden leads Rockets to 110-100 win over Pacers with 44 points

James Harden leads Rockets to 110-100 win over Pacers with 44 points

James Harden scored 19 of his 44 points in the fourth quarter and Josh Smith added 18 to help the Houston Rockets beat Indiana, 110-100, on Monday night in Indianapolis, handing the Pacers their sixth straight loss. The Rockets (47-23) have won four of five. Indiana's sinking playoff hopes took another big hit despite 23 points from C.J. Watson. George Hill had 20 points for the Pacers (30-40). It looked as though Houston would run away after jumping to an early double-digit lead and extending the margin to 41-20 early in the second quarter. Indiana finally rallied in the third, using a 16-4 spurt to get as close as 68-66 in the final two minutes. But the Rockets closed...

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