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Rockets overcome Mavericks, 153-149, in overtime shootout

Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook, right, celebrates with James Harden (13) after defeating the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)
Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook, right, celebrates with James Harden (13) after defeating the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP) (2020 Getty Images)

HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets win their first game of the NBA restart in the Orlando bubble.

The Rockets pushed pass the Mavericks, 153-149, in an overtime shootout.

James Harden had 49 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Russell Westbrook finished with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists.

The Rockets will face the Milwaukee Bucks next on Sunday.


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