James Harden registered a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a blowout victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 120-98. The Rockets shot 44-90 (48.9%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 17 boards. This is the fifth victory in a row for Houston (49-22).
Harden went 9-17 from the field (3-8 on 3-point attempts) in what was an efficient performance. Houston also got solid performances from Terrence Jones with 20 points and 7 rebounds, Dwight Howard with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Chandler Parsons with 16 points and 7 assists. James Anderson had a quality performance for Philadelphia despite the loss, putting up 30 points on 11-18 shooting, including 6-11 from behind the arc. Thaddeus Young chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds.
Philadelphia (15-57) has now lost 26 straight games.
Coming up next, the Rockets take on the Los Angeles Clippers, who are 50-22 on the year. The 76ers match up with the Detroit Pistons, currently 26-45 this season. The Rockets came up short against Los Angeles each of the last three times they've met. The 76ers have lost their last three meetings with Detroit.