Harden’s Triple-double Helps Houston to 8th Straight Win
HOUSTON (AP) —James Harden had a triple-double — 15 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds — in just three quarters to lead the Houston Rockets to their eighth straight win, 132-98 over the short-handed Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Houston's winning streak is the longest current one in the NBA and the team's longest since 2014.
It was Harden's fifth triple-double this season and the 14th of his career, which ties him with Hakeem Olajuwon for most in franchise history.
Houston led by 15 points in the third quarter before using a 10-4 run to push it to 76-53 with about 7 minutes left in the quarter. The Rockets began to pour it on after that, outscoring the Kings 18-5 over the next 3 1/2 minutes to make it 94-58. Trevor Ariza scored the first five points in that span and capped it with a 3-pointer.