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Houston Rockets (16-8)


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vs. Sac
L 118-119
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@ Cle
W 116-110
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@ Orl
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Harden leads Houston into Orlando, looking dominant as ever

The regularity with which Rockets guard James Harden executes the extraordinary should not render his feats mundane, but in truth they do. That, sometimes, is the burden of greatness.

When Houston, short-handed in the backcourt with Eric Gordon (knee) and Austin Rivers (illness) unavailable, needed Harden to shoulder a disproportionate load against the spry Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena, he answered the call. Again.

Harden produced his fourth 50-point game of the season, torching the Cavaliers for 55 points plus eight assists to carry the Rockets to a 116-110 victory in the opener of a two-game road trip that will conclude on Friday against the Orlando Magic.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden38.7
Rebounds: Clint Capela14.7
Assists: James Harden7.5
FG%: Clint Capela65.1%
Steals: James Harden2.00
Blocks: Clint Capela1.90
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.9 (24)
Rebounds: 46.0 (21)
Assists: 26.3 (29)
FG%: 45.7% (17)
FT%: 74.7% (6)
3P%: 35.8% (15)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 120.3 (2)
Rebounds: 48.0 (3)
Assists: 21.9 (25)
FG%: 44.9% (19)
FT%: 79.5% (8)
3P%: 34.3% (25)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Dallas 17 7 .708 --
Houston 16 8 .667 1.0
San Antonio 9 15 .375 8.0
Memphis 8 16 .333 9.0
New Orleans 6 19 .240 11.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/18/2019 Ryan Anderson Waived
10/20/2019 Matur Maker Waived
10/20/2019 Shamorie Ponds Waived
10/20/2019 Ray Spalding Waived
10/20/2019 Michael Frazier Signed as Free Agent Two-way contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
11/13/2019 Eric Gordon Right knee surgery
10/21/2019 Nene Sore adductor
10/14/2019 Gerald Green Broken leg
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