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Rockets lean on Harden vs. Jazz

HOUSTON -- For as much as the Houston Rockets try to avoid dumping everything at the feet of All-NBA guard James Harden, there are times when that weight does not seem too great for him to bear.

With Harden recording a second consecutive triple-double, the Rockets (14-14) claimed their third successive victory and again evened their record with a 105-97 victory in Memphis on Saturday. The peril of asking Harden to shoulder too much of a burden has played out in postseasons past, with Harden succumbing to fatigue at inopportune times.

Still, when Harden is at his best like he was in producing his fourth career 50-point triple-double last Thursday against the Los Angeles Lakers, it is easy to wonder what inspires such stunning bursts of productivity. When asked precisely that, Harden does not mind boasting.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden30.9
Rebounds: Clint Capela11.6
Assists: James Harden8.3
FG%: Clint Capela64.8%
Steals: Chris Paul2.09
Blocks: Clint Capela2.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 109.1 (12)
Rebounds: 42.3 (4)
Assists: 21.5 (1)
FG%: 47.8% (28)
FT%: 77.2% (22)
3P%: 34.9% (12)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 108.9 (20)
Rebounds: 40.9 (27)
Assists: 21.3 (27)
FG%: 45.1% (20)
FT%: 75.9% (17)
3P%: 34.0% (24)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Memphis 16 13 .552 --
Dallas 15 13 .536 0.5
San Antonio 15 15 .500 1.5
Houston 14 14 .500 1.5
New Orleans 15 16 .484 2.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/26/2018 Danuel House Jr. Signed as Free Agent
10/26/2018 Chris Paul Reinstate/Suspension
10/21/2018 Chris Paul League Suspension Two games for fighting with Rajon Rondo
10/13/2018 Bruno Caboclo Waived
10/13/2018 Tim Bond Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/11/2018 Marquese Chriss Left ankle sprain
12/11/2018 Zhou Qi Left ankle sprain
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