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    Harden posts another triple-double as Rockets stretch streak to eight and deal Raptors second loss in a row

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    Jan 9, 2017
    Houston's James Harden has 40 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and 10 turnovers. AP

    JAMES Harden had 40 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists as he recorded his 10th triple-double of the season, leading the Houston Rockets to a 129-122 victory over the Raptors on Sunday in Toronto (Monday, Manila time).

    The reserves also came up big as the Rockets scored their eighth win in a row.

    Montrezl Harrell made his first 11 shots and 12 of 13 overall for a 28-point performance. Eric Gordon added 19 markers off the bench.

    The Raptors led by 13 in the third quarter when the Rockets started its run, capped off by a 3-pointer from Harden at the buzzer to cut the lead to 99-95.

    Houston opened the fourth quarter with a 15-1 run and never relinquished the lead.  

    Harden, who is behind Russell Westbrook who has 17 triple-doubles, also had 10 of the Rockets' 15 turnovers. 

    Houston notched its 30th win of the season.

    Demar Derozan led Toronto with 36 points, six rebounds a five assists. DeMarre Carroll added 26 points as the team absorbed its second straight loss. 

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    Houston's James Harden has 40 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and 10 turnovers. AP
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