NBA roundup: Harden’s 41 leads streaking Rockets

MIAMI (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Miami Heat, 109-101, on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory and 10th in 11 games.

Chris Paul added 24 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds for the Rockets.

Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson each had 30 points for Miami. The Heat have a five-game losing streak, their longest slide of the season.


DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond had 17 points and 27 rebounds, and Detroit beat Brooklyn for its fifth straight victory.

Blake Griffin scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for the Pistons, who have not lost since acquiring him in a trade last week. Griffin will face his old team Friday night when the Los Angeles Clippers are in town.

Cavaliers 140, Timberwolves 138 (OT)

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James hit a jumper over Jimmy Butler at the buzzer in overtime, giving Cleveland a win over Minnesota.

Moments after James blocked Butler’s potential game-winning shot with 1.3 seconds left, he caught a long pass from Jeff Green, created some space from Butler near the foul line and sank his fade-away shot.

Jazz 92, Grizzlies 88

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ricky Rubio had 29 points and eight rebounds, Rodney Hood scored 18 and Utah beat Memphis for its seventh straight victory. During the streak, the Jazz had averaged almost 118 points and 52 percent shooting. They made only 42 percent of their shots against Memphis.

Pacers-Pelicans postponed over concerns about roof leak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans was postponed after nearly two-hour delay because of a roof leak.