DENVER (AP) — James Harden scored 20 points and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish in beating the Denver Nuggets 128-110 on Friday night. Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson had 18 points each and Sam Dekkar added 17 points for Houston, which completed an impressive road back-to-back sweep that began with its 132-127 win over Golden State in double overtime on Thursday. Wilson Chandler had 24 points to lead the Nuggets, who saw their three-game winning streak against the Rockets come to an end. The Nuggets have lost four of their last five and fell to 3-7 this season at home, the high-altitude venue they once routinely dominated. Up by 10 points at halftime, the Rockets took a 99-84 lead
Gordon Hayward tries to beat the buzzer. While the eyes of the basketball-watching world were trained on Cleveland and Oakland, the Miami Heat and Utah Jazz locked horns in a surprisingly high-scoring and exciting back-and-forth battle that came down to the final second and the very last play of the game … and, perhaps, the ticks and possession that immediately preceded them. With 13.2 seconds remaining on the game clock and eight seconds left on the shot clock following a timeout, the Heat had the ball and a one-point lead, and sought one last score to put the game away.
Chris Paul throws his deuces in the sky just for the shutterbugs. Commitment to craft, taking the time to get it right, and putting in the extra effort to make sure he gets the assist: that’s CP3 in a nutshell.