Harden scores 29 to lead Rockets past Grizzlies 105-83

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 19, 2017 11:59 AM
Harden scores 29 to lead Rockets past Grizzlies 105-83
FILE - CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 9: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on February 9, 2017 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - James Harden scored 29 points, Clint Capela had 17 points and 13 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).

Houston guard Chris Paul added 17 points and six assists in his second game since returning from a left knee injury. Paul and Harden combined for 10-of-19 shooting from beyond the arc, and the Rockets were 18-for-43 from three-point range overall.

Memphis dropped its fourth consecutive game. Chandler Parsons led the Grizzlies with 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting, and Marc Gasol and JaMychal Green each scored 15 points.

Houston was in control the entire game. Memphis led only once, by one point in the first quarter.

The Rockets used their normal three-point shooting prowess to build an 18-point lead in the first half. Houston went 11-of-24 from long range in the half.

Memphis pulled within two late in the second quarter, but Houston led 59-50 at the break.

TIP-INS

Rockets: Eric Gordon converted a four-point play late in the first half. ... Houston has won five straight on the road. ... Houston is 11-1 when leading after the third quarter. ... Capela recorded his 11th double-double of the season. ... Houston made its first 11 free throws before Nene missed one in the third quarter.

Grizzlies: It was Parsons' first start of the season. ... PG Mike Conley missed his second game with left Achilles tenderness. Conley was in a walking boot. ... F Brandan Wright left in the second quarter with a right groin injury.

UP NEXT

Rockets: Host Denver on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time).

Grizzlies: Host Portland on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).

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