James Harden scored 31 points and recorded 7 rebounds, while Chandler Parsons added 25 points and 5 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a close victory over the San Antonio Spurs, 112-106. Houston (13-5) is now on a 5-game winning streak.
Harden went 10-19 (3-5 from three-point range) in a quality performance offensively. Other key performers for Houston were Dwight Howard with 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Patrick Beverley with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Tony Parker had another strong performance for San Antonio in the loss, scoring 27 points on 13-27 shooting. He also registered 8 assists and 6 rebounds. Tim Duncan contributed 20 points and 8 rebounds.
San Antonio (14-3) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating Orlando on Friday.
Coming up next, the Rockets square off with the Utah Jazz, who are 3-15 on the year. The Spurs meet the Atlanta Hawks, currently 9-9 this season. The Rockets have a 1-0 record against Utah this season.