Paul George takes charge as Pacers stretch streak to three with rout of road-weary Rockets
Indiana forward Paul George tries to get past Houston guard Eric Gordon. AP

THE Indiana Pacers made it three straight wins, downing the Houston Rockets, 120-101, on Sunday in Indianapolis (Monday, Manila time).

Paul George scored 33 points and was a rebound short of a double-double as the Pacers notched their  25th win in 47 outings.

Myles Turner scored 18 on 6 of 13 shooting, while Jeff Teague went 5 for 10 and wound up with17 points.

The Rockets could not get a win run going after defeating the Philadelphia 76ers.

Ryan Anderson came up with 27 points on 9 of 16 shooting for the Rockets, who absorbed their 16th loss in 51 games.

James Harden had a measly 15 points, making three of 17 field goal attempts including two of 10 shots from beyond the arc.

The Rockets won twice in the five-game road trip and have lost six of the last 10 games.

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