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.