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James Harden's triple-double leads Rockets to rout of Trail Blazers

James Harden's triple-double leads Rockets to rout of Trail Blazers
Guard James Harden is pressured by Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner (1) while bringing the ball up court for the Rockets in the second half Thursday. (Bob Levey / Associated Press)

James Harden had 26 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds for his third triple-double of the season to help the Houston Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 126-109, on Thursday night in Houston. 

Harden completed the triple-double in the third quarter. The Rockets rebounded a night after scoring just three points in the final six minutes in a 105-103 loss in Oklahoma City.

C.J. McCollum led Portland with 26 points and Maurice Harkless had 19 while Damian Lillard was his second-lowest output of the season with 18. 

Rockets starting point guard Patrick Beverley made his season debut after missing the first 11 games following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Limited to 25 minutes, Beverley had 11 points, three assists and three blocks.

at Miami 96, Milwaukee 73: Dion Waiters scored 23 points and the Heat ended a six-game losing streak. Josh Richardson added 18 points, and Hassan Whiteside had 12 points, 17 rebounds, and eight blocks. The losing streak was the Heat's longest since 2008. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tony Snell each had 14 points for the the Bucks, who have lost four of five. 

at Washington 119, New York 112: John Wall had 23 points and 11 assists to lead the Wizards to their third victory in 11 games this season. Otto Porter added 21 points for Washington. Derrick Rose led New York with 27, Carmelo Anthony had 16, and Kristaps Porzingis 16. 

at Minnesota 110, Philadelphia 86: Andrew Wiggins had 35 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to help the Timberwolves had the 76ers their 21st loss in a row on the road. Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 25 points and 10 rebounds while Gorgui Dieng had 12 points and 10 boards. Joel Embiid had 10 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes after sitting out the front end of Philadelphia's back-to-back games.

Chicago 85, at Utah 77: Jimmy Butler scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bulls, who have won four in a row overall and three in a row on the road. Dwyane Wade scored 18 points for the Bulls while center Robin Lopez posted his second double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Center Rudy Gobert finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks while forward Gordon Hayward contributed eight points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz, who have lost two straight at home after going 4-1 during the preceding road trip. 

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