Basketball – NBA – NBA: Houston hits the mark thanks to the Harden-Westbrook duo

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In the shock of the second night of recovery, the Rockets defeated Dallas after overtime. We were waiting for the Harden-Doncic duel, we had the Harden-Westbrook duo. Between them, James Harden and Russell Westbrook have scored more than half of the points for Houston, winner of Dallas on Friday (153-149 after extra time). We could regret the defensive deficiencies of the two teams, causing this abundant score and this 70% success for Harden near the circle. But the rear, with 49 points scored against Dallas, has especially cemented its status as the best scorer in the League this season (34.6 points per game).

read also Calendar / Results Especially since the Mavericks have long stood up to the Rockets, which they followed Western Conference ranking (7th, Houston from 6th to 5th place after the game). Leading to the start of the last quarter (119-108), Dallas gave in physically, despite the performance of the interior Kristaps Porzingis (39 pts, 16 rebounds). The Mavericks could not rest either on Luka Doncic, both author of a triple double (29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists), and 8 loss of balls.

Beyond Westbrook (31 points, 11 rebounds) and Harden, the knockout finally came from winger Robert Covington, whose last achievement in the racket allowed Houston to snatch overtime, and the only basket three points to take the final ascendant (150-146 to 1’22 from the end). Next challenge for Houston against the Bucks a Giannis Antetokounmpo in great shape Sunday, while Dallas takes on Phoenix.

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