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Harden-less Rockets edge out Spurs

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Houston Rockets showed no signs of impact as they defeated the San Antonio Spurs, just a few hours after trading James Harden to Brooklyn Nets.

In the absence of Harden, Christian Wood and Sterling Brown stepped up to net 50 points in their 109- 105 win over Spurs. Wood’s 27 points was only bettered by Keldon Jonhson’s 29 points while Brown scored 23 points in the 37 minutes he spent on the court.

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Rockets were the dominant side as they won all but one of the 4 quarters of the game. They won the first 30-27; drew the second 18-18 and won the third 34-26.

The victory comes days after James Harden, who has now left the franchise, criticized his teammates, indicating that the team are not good enough for a championship challenge. 

They are currently 14th in the league and will hope to put together a good run in the absence of the departed James Harden.

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January 14, Final Scores/Leaders:

Other results from yesterday’s match ups.

Heat – 108 Sixers – 125

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Robinson: 22 Pts. Vincent: 8 Asts. Achiuwa: 11 Rebs./Milton: 31 Pts. Simmons: 12 Asts. Simmons: 10 Rebs.

Hornets – 108 Raptors – 111

Rozier: 22 Pts. Ball: 11 Asts. Washington: 11 Rebs./Boucher: 25 Pts. Lowry: 12 Asts. Boucher: 10 Rebs.

Rockets – 109 Spurs – 105

Wood: 27 Pts. Tate: 10 Asts. Wood: 15 Rebs./Johnson: 29 Pts. DeRozan: 7 Asts. Murray: 8 Rebs.

Warriors – 104 Nuggets – 114

Curry: 35 Pts. Green: 7 Asts. Curry: 11 Rebs./Jokic: 23 Pts. Jokic: 10 Asts. Jokic: 14 Rebs.

Pacers – 111 Blazers – 87

Brogdon: 25 Pts. McConnell: 8 Asts. Sabonis: 15 Rebs./Lillard: 22 Pts. Lillard: 4 Asts. Kanter: 9 Rebs.

 

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