Harden scores 25 to lead Rockets past Grizzlies, 107-91
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – James Harden scored 25 points, Dwight Howard added 17 points and 14 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 107-91 on Tuesday night.
Terrence Jones finished with 20 points for Houston, 10 in the fourth quarter when the Rockets pulled away to win their fourth straight.
The Rockets broke open an 83-all game to eventually lead by 18 down the stretch as Memphis managed only eight points after the teams were deadlocked.
Marcus Thornton had 16 points, and Trevor Ariza finished with 10.
Marc Gasol led Memphis with 20 points, while Tony Allen added 17. Courtney Lee finished with 16 and Mario Chalmers, Zach Randolph and Vince Carter all scored 10.
The Rockets connected on 18 of 35 from outside the arc compared to only 7 of 18 for Memphis.